On Thursday 8th March it is International Women's Day (IWD) and tomorrow is the March 4 Women in London. As I can no longer make the March (cheers Beast from the East...) I've decided to pay homage through a series of blog posts. VOLUME 1 Last year on IWD I made a #beboldforchange pledge to buy from … Continue reading IWD – volume 1
Firstly, I apologise that it has nearly been a whole month since my last post. I've been very preoccupied with work, party planning (I got engaged!!!) and travel research, but I've now got my head around it and I'm back in the blogging game. Before Christmas I invested in a new pair of walking boots … Continue reading Walking free: Vivobarefoot
Turtle Doves is a British brand that buys woollen items from charity shops and turns them into new products. This is great for so many reasons and their story of success is inspiring. Turtle Doves started very small but now employs over 20 people, including ex-Laura Ashley seamstresses whose jobs disappeared when production was moved to … Continue reading Turtle Doves: recycled cashmere
I suddenly realised earlier this month, when it started to get cold, that I didn't actually own a winter coat. And so... the hunt began. All I wanted was a plain, black, warm coat. Not much to ask you'd of thought?! What I found was a great selection of ethically made coats, but they were … Continue reading Winter Coats
Plastic is a problem and a lot of the time we think of bottles, bags, packaging. But synthetic clothes (think sports gear, polyester shirts, nylon tights) also cause environmental problems. Every time you wash a piece of synthetic clothing plastic microfibres get into the water stream heading into our rivers and oceans. The Story of … Continue reading Guppyfriend – Microfibres Solution
Fashion these days is fast, we are buying and chucking away clothes more than ever. Most clothes that are bought are made unethically, using unsustainable materials, tonnes of water and energy and producing lots of waste. They are cheap and disposable. I started an ethical transition with my wardrobe last December, and this autumn I'm having … Continue reading Autumn clean & a challenge
Dear Readers, It's been a full week since my last post, and it will be even longer till my next... I am taking a break from blogging. I do love blogging, I really do. But at the moment I'm struggling to get the right balance. And in all honesty it's been messing with my head! … Continue reading Taking a break. Getting a balance.