What is an “eco” yoga mat and where can I get one?

Ever wondered what the difference between a normal yoga mat and one with an "eco"label is? Well, yoga mats are typically made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which has been found to be bad for both your body and the environment. "Eco" yoga mats, on the other hand, are usually made from a natural rubber or… Continue reading What is an “eco” yoga mat and where can I get one?

Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty

Photo source: Rosh etc When thinking about sustainable brands, Sweaty Betty may not immediately spring to mind, but they are really great when it comes to social sustainability. They provide quick, easy and free access to top trainers and class instructors through their collection of online fitness videos and in-store classes. And, this January they've… Continue reading Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty

Maximising your outfit choices whilst minimising your wardrobe

During the sales more than ever it's important to focus on sustainable shopping practices. There may be many 'bargains' on offer, but more unnecessary clutter not only fills your home with things you don't need, but your mind too. It takes women an average of 17 minutes every day to decide what they're going to… Continue reading Maximising your outfit choices whilst minimising your wardrobe

Give a gift that gives back this Christmas

With so much on offer, how do you choose a worthy gift for a valued friend or family member? And what can you get that you know they'll love and that aligns with your ethical and environmental values? There are plenty of sustainability-conscious brands stocking great gifts that give back; be that the profits donated… Continue reading Give a gift that gives back this Christmas

Top tips for more sustainable shopping practices

1. Less is always more Photo source: Round Two We all have far too much stuff. UCLA have named contemporary society the most materially rich society in global history (BBC). Even in the smallest house they studied (980 sq ft), they found 2,260 items in just the 2 bedrooms and living room – and this… Continue reading Top tips for more sustainable shopping practices

Wool week: the benefits of wool

Photo source: Pinterest  Through my writing for the ethical fashion brand BIBICO's blog, I've discovered many benefits of wool I hadn't previously known; and what better time to share these with you than national wool week?! Now of course there are some issues surrounding the raising of sheep for wool, and much of the wool… Continue reading Wool week: the benefits of wool

Why experiences are the best gifts

 Next time you're thinking about what to get a friend for their birthday or a partner for Christmas, go for an experience the two of you can enjoy together. Research shows that experiences make us happier than material goods, and let's face it, who needs any more "stuff" in there life?! So unless there's something… Continue reading Why experiences are the best gifts