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

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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 jute that is biodegradable and less harmful to your health and that of the planet. Continue reading “What is an “eco” yoga mat and where can I get one?”

Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty

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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 created a 31-day fitness programme for anyone to download for free, just click here. Continue reading “Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty”

Wool week: the benefits of wool

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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 we use comes from sheep reared for meat which has ethical implications, but there are also many sustainability-related benefits of the natural fibre which are worth exploring. Continue reading “Wool week: the benefits of wool”

How to look stylish and be sustainable this wedding season

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The key to a stylish and sustainable wardrobe is careful and considered investment. Follow Livia Firth’s #30wears rule; if you won’t wear it 30 times, don’t get it! Now for wedding outfits, 30 wears may seem like a lot. Say you went to 3 weddings a year, that’s 10 years of weddings. So am I telling you to make sure you stay the same dress size for 10 years and wear the same outfit to every wedding you go to? No, of course not! I’m saying you should try to find items you can wear for multiple occasions. Can you wear any of the pieces to work, for a night out, or on holiday? Here are a few tips to help you find items this wedding season that you’ll wear over and over again… Continue reading “How to look stylish and be sustainable this wedding season”

Green Reviews: NobleCrowd Giveaway

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I was lucky enough to win a giveaway of great eco-friendly and ethical products by signing up for a NobleCrowd account. NobleCrowd is the first crowd-buying platform dedicated to green and moral brands, helping them to reach more people and to grow. The company also wants to help you to buy better and to drive change towards more conscious consumption. They have sustainable standards that vet the companies they support. Continue reading “Green Reviews: NobleCrowd Giveaway”

10 Eco Essentials for a Classic Capsule Wardrobe

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The key to a stylish and sustainable wardrobe is having a selection of carefully chosen, mindfully-made essentials. A classic capsule wardrobe allows you to mix and match timeless pieces that never go out of fashion. Spend a bit of more on durable items that fit well and will last you a life time, choosing quality over quantity every time. Here are my top ten closet classics, with examples from ethical and environmentally conscious brands: Continue reading “10 Eco Essentials for a Classic Capsule Wardrobe”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for an Eco Girl

vday girl 4.pngValentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how much they mean to you and treat them to something special. There a variety of different gifts you could go for, so remember to be careful and only select something your girl actually needs. Get her a gift that gives back this year; something that has been made in a sustainable manner, from natural materials, or one that gives to a good cause. Not sure on what you could go for? Here’s my Valentine’s Day gift guide for an eco girl:
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