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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This is a pretty exciting one for us, our first as an online store. Christmas can be a tricky time for the conscious consumer. You want to show your friends and family that you care, and everyone likes a gift under the tree, but you don’t want[...]
Walking around London, you’d be easily convinced that there are only a handful of backpack brands (precisely which five would depend on which part of London…). I’m sure it’s the same all over the world. Thing is, I wanted a backpack that didn’t have lots of extra plastic fixings, and certainly didn’t have any[...]
I have read varying views on the effectiveness of soap nuts ability to clean. Given the uncertainty surrounding them I thought best to try them once and for all. Sapindus, commonly referred to as soap nuts, are a native shrub to India. It is a natural surfactant which can be used to clean ones hair, skin, laundry and as[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]