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Sustainability

Wool: What is it Good For? Not The Environment

Individuals interested in an ethical and sustainable lifestyle come from different perspectives. We all realise that our actions have an impact  on the environment, and based on this, abstain from consuming products that perpetuate climate change. Surprisingly, I have seen a number of progressive shops selling ‘sustainable’ wool. It has been pitched as a renewable product, which[...]

SLS – do you know what’s in your soap?

If you’re starting to take a keen interest in the ingredients in your most regular purchases, you might have noticed some cosmetics boldly proclaiming to be ‘SLS free’. But what is SLS? Should we be concerned about it?

SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and may also refer to Sodium Laureth Sulfate[...]

Environment: Cotton

Environment: Cotton

Article comparing conventional cotton and organic cotton impact on the environment.[...]

Palm Oil

Palm oil is one of those ingredients we hear about a lot, and is generally considered to be A Bad Thing. So, what’s the deal with palm oil?

What is palm oil?

In essence (and on lots of food labels) it’s vegetable oil. Specifically, vegetable oil derived primarily from the African oil palm tree.[...]

Veganuary

So, you’ve decided to take a punt and try veganism for the month of January. Maybe you feel like it’ll be a nice way to be healthier after the excesses of Christmas, or to kickstart a healthy 2016. Perhaps you’re vegetarian already and want to see if you could manage a transition to[...]

How our love of fast fashion is undermining the pursuit of an ethical lifestyle

Many of us follow fashion and like to seek out new items for our wardrobe as the new season breaks, or a new trend catches our eye. But our constant appetite for new trends and new clothing is driving a corporate machine that places a really low value on ethical and sustainable material[...]

Animal Testing – navigating the complexities of ‘cruelty free’

Animal testing - Prettygood is resolutely against it. We want to provide you with information specifically around testing on animals for cosmetic products. There is a great deal of 'green washing' and deceitfulness around the terminology some companies use. We will cover the laws in the EU and China. We will also cover partner[...]