Consciously curating your collection of activewear

When we think about a capsule wardrobe, we wouldn't usually include our activewear. It makes sense, I mean you wouldn't pair a neon yellow sports bra with your black tailored work trousers (or maybe you would? I guess it depends on your personal style...). But this means we often neglect to consider the sustainability of… Continue reading Consciously curating your collection of activewear

What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

As I've had a particularly good week of sustainability and wellbeing events, I thought I'd share a little summary with you. I can't guarantee this will be the first of a new series of posts as my average weeks aren't quite so eventful, and quite frankly because I'm not sure anyone wants to know what I've… Continue reading What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Photo source: Manchester evening news  On a trip up to Derbyshire for my Granny's 90th, Ollie and I spent half a day mooching around Manchester city centre. After searching online for independent shops, we found there is a great vintage scene with lots of shops on Oldham Street. Our favourite was We are Cow, who… Continue reading Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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

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