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What is greenwashing, and how can I avoid it?

What is greenwashing, and how can I avoid it?

What is greenwashing?  Greenwashing occurs when a company makes false environmental claims in order to sell more products. The term was first coine...
Gift ideas from our favourite ethical brands

Gift ideas from our favourite ethical brands

With the holidays fast approaching, we thought we’d put together our top picks for an ethical Christmas. Here is a selection of some great brands t...
How to have an eco-friendly Halloween

How to have an eco-friendly Halloween

According to The Fairyland Trust, “the scariest thing about Halloween is now plastic”. Ready-made Halloween costumes contain high levels of oil-bas...
Celebrating ‘Make A Difference Day’ with undies that change the world!

Celebrating ‘Make A Difference Day’ with undies that change the world!

This Saturday 24th October, we’re getting ready to celebrate Make A Difference Day, a fantastic opportunity to focus on the small things we can all...
Organic fibres – which ones are important?

Organic fibres – which ones are important?

You may or may not have heard of ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce – the 12 foods that are the worst offenders when it comes to non-organic growing practices a...
What does it mean to be Zero Waste?

What does it mean to be Zero Waste?

Zero Waste Week is coming up (7th-11th September 2020), five days dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of reducing our environment...
Can sustainable fashion be affordable?

Can sustainable fashion be affordable?

It can sometimes feel like a struggle to shop sustainably on a budget. Clothing that’s made responsibly tends to be more expensive and is often mad...
How often should you buy new bras?

How often should you buy new bras?

Replacing your bra regularly is one way to avoid the dangers of an ill-fitting bra, which can include anything from headaches to back pain from poo...
How to prevent and manage period leaks (guest post)

How to prevent and manage period leaks (guest post)

We each experience our periods differently – they’re unique to our bodies and hormones. But there are a few feelings and shared experiences most pe...
Top tips for buying second-hand clothes

Top tips for buying second-hand clothes

Buying second-hand is fast becoming the norm, as more people try to shop in a way that’s not only more sustainable, but affordable too.   According...
Invisible Fibres - Plastics in Clothing

Invisible Fibres - Plastics in Clothing

Plastic has been an important component of our clothing ever since the chemical company DuPont introduced polyester into men’s suits in the 1950s. ...
Plastic Free July: how to reduce single-use plastic

Plastic Free July: how to reduce single-use plastic

For plastic-free July, we thought we’d share our thoughts and tips around a very topical issue – single-use plastic. Did you know?  40% of plastic...