The most potent vote a consumer has is to choose carefully where to spend their money. Only then will the world change for the better.

The 3 Best UK Ethical Cleaning Brands

Go shopping in major supermarkets and the environmentally friendly household products can be thin on the ground. Pick anything off the shelf and it is unlikely to be made here in the UK. Ecover & Method is a very familiar sight on supermarket shelves and disappointingly has been shipped here from other countries. Ecover &…

Closing the recycle loop – 4 Recycled Homewares that make sense

I am really pleased to see the influx of product made with recycled materials! It may be companies jumping on the bandwagon in some respects, but some products make so much sense coming from recycled materials and thus closing the recycling loop. Frying pans made from recycled aluminium, rugs made from old cotton t-shirts, curtains…

Closing the Loop using 5 recycled materials

For recycling to work its end product has to have a commercial worth. We need to be able to make the recycled materials into new products. As consumers, we need to be looking at what we buy and considering whether the item is available in recycled materials. Last year at our local Tidy Tip, it…

Stripe & Stare

Katie & Nicola from Stripe & Stare are on a mission to make the best knickers in the world! Stripe & Stare knickers are often described as the world’s most comfortable knickers. Made from Austrain Lenzing MicroModal, which is sustainably sourced from Beechwood Trees - a naturally soft fibre that starts with the tree and…

The Best Ethical Socks UK

The perfect ethical sock is a sock that is made from a fabric that lets your feet breathe, does not wrinkle up in your shoe and uses resources that minimally impact the earth and its workers. Socks are usually worn by one person and not part of the secondhand market, therefore socks must be biodegradable…

Ethical Womens Underwear

It is always important to buy clothing from sustainable fabrics and from a reputable source. It is doubly important when the clothing is underwear. Underwear tends to be a product that is only worn by one person and then discarded to landfill. It does not tend to be part of the second-hand clothing market and…

Sileu Menstrual Cup Review

As a long time user of Menstrual Cups I was asked to try a Sileu Menstrual Cup. To be honest I was not sure I want wanted to try another cup as surely they are all the same? After doing some research on the Sileu Cup website page, it turned out that the Sileu brand…

What to do with an old duvet.

Duvets used to be a luxury item. Made from feathers and natural fillers. You invested, you looked after it and probably had it for decades. Now duvets can be picked up with your weekly shopping and are the price of a night down the pub. When it is stained, it is easier and cheaper to…

Back to School – Ethical Shopping

You can do your best to be an ethical shopper all year round and then it comes to the the Back to School shopping and then it is easy for it to all go out the window. Back to school shopping can be full of cheap clothing, made from non-natural fabrics coated in chemicals to…

Which Menstrual Cup?

I have used menstrual cups for years and they were honestly life-changing for me. Less hassle, less money and weirdly less period pain. How do you know which one to choose? Menstrual cups are made from one of 3 materials- Silicone, Natural Rubber or TPE, which is a thermoplastic rubber (usually a plastic/rubber combination) What…

Plastic-free Biodegradable Plasters – Patch Strips

I am ashamed to say I have never really thought about how environmentally friendly plasters are before. It has always been quite common to see plasters discarded on the beach and in pools, but honestly, it never occurred to me that a lot of them are made with plastic and would not degrade. It is…

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