Natural Home Cleaning Tips

Now more than ever we are aware of the importance of our cleanliness, both personal hygiene and around our home. Conventional household cleaners tend to use harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals that are abrasive and can irritate. However, there are much simpler natural cleaning alternatives you can use that are gentle yet effective.

We’ve put together a short list of tips and suggestions for cleaning your home naturally, which you can find below. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you try any, or if you have your own tips to share.

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How Mineral Sun Cream Protects your Skin

We all know that it’s important to get out in the sun as much as possible to get your recommended dose of Vitamin D and increase seratonin levels. It’s equally important to use sun protection every day to stop your skin absorbing harmful rays and to protect against burning whilst reducing the risk of skin disease or cancer.

You can protect your skin by covering up as much as possible while outside and seeking the shade. It’s also important to use sunscreen every day to limit the damage done by the sun. It’s a common myth that people with darker skin don’t need to use as much or any sun cream – this is absolutely not the case as sun cream is the only thing that can protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Mineral sun cream is a great way to protect your skin if you prefer products with fewer ingredients. Regular sun cream is made with ingredients that protect your skin by absorbing the suns rays, whereas mineral sun cream reflects them. Mineral sun creams are made with zinc oxide and titanium oxide, and offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays – which is something you definitely want from your sun protection.

Traditionally people didn’t like using mineral sun cream because it left white residue on their skin. This isn’t the case anymore, advances in technology have meant the mineral particles can be just as effective at a smaller size and are no longer visible.

If you want to give mineral sun cream a try, have a look at our ranges from natural beauty brand Green People, Alba Botanica, We Love the Planet and Shade for some zero waste options too.

World Environment Day

With World Environment Day approaching we thought this would be a great opportunity to look into the history of the day and what it means to us and our planet.

The UN General assembly designated 5th June as World Environment day back in 1972, which marked the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. It wasn’t until 1974 that World Environment day was celebrated for the first time with the slogan “Only One Earth”.

It is a day for environmental action, with the intention of prompting governments, businesses and citizens to focus on pressing environmental issues. Every year has a different theme and is hosted by a different country. This year the theme is ‘Time for Nature’ and it is hosted by Colombia in partnership with Germany.

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Christmas Gifts for Her

Christmas is only getting closer, and while most of us might have our gifts wrapped and ready to give, there are always those last minute decisions to make. If you’re looking for something to buy for the women in your life, take a look at our favourite picks, and don’t forget to order by the 19th to guarantee Christmas delivery. Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Her

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year

The new year is a time for new beginnings, a great time to start fresh. Over Christmas we all indulge – sometimes we overindulge – but as soon as January comes around it’s time to reset. Personally I have the same goals every new year – to eat healthier and exercise more, and they are the same goals because I’m terrible at sticking to them.

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Men’s Ethical Winter Fashion

Last week you may have seen our blog post featuring some of our favourite winter fashion pieces for women (if not you can take a look here!) This week we want to focus on our men’s fashion range because we think we have a really great selection this year, perfect for any ethical winter wardrobe.

You can take a look at all of our men’s clothing here, but for now take a look at some key pieces from Patagonia and Thought below.

Patagonia

Patagonia Dark Ash Isthmus Jacket – £169.95
Patagonia Carbon Green Better Sweater – £79.95
Patagonia Mojave Khaki Migration Plaid Fjord Flannel Shirt – £74.95

Patagonia Glass Blue ‘Can’t Eat Money’ Responsibili-Tee – £29.95
Patagonia Dark Ruby Live Simply Responsibili-Tee – £29.95
Patagonia Gravel Heath Eat Local Upstream Cotton T-Shirt – £29.95

Thought

Thought Devan Shirt – £49.90 (available in Rust & Sky Blue)
Thought Sky Blue Louis Grandpa Shirt – £49.90
Thought Domon Shirt – £49.90
Thought Thistle Shirt – £49.90

Thought Edvard Jumper – £69.90 (available in Rust & Navy)
Thought Ivan Jacket£109.95 £87.95
Thought Karl Stripe Tee – £49.90
Thought Charcoal Marcus Jeans – £59.90

 

Women’s Ethical Winter Fashion

Have you had the chance to browse our gorgeous winter fashion pieces yet? If not then surely you’ll have seen our collections in our new Christmas catalogue! No? Well here are some of our favourite pieces from the range (let’s be honest, the whole range is full of our favourite items, but here’s a select few.)

Whether you need a new winter coat, a Christmas party dress or some luxuriously cosy pyjamas, you’ll find what you need in our Women’s Fashion section.


Knitted Poncho – Moss – £62.95
Fitted Velvet Teardrop Coat – Pewter – £199.95
Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Top – Moss – £34.95
Popper Front Cord Pinafore – Pewter – £54.95

Embroidered Velvet Coat – Petrol – £249.95

Jeanette Top – Kingfisher – £49.90
Clement Slacks – £49.90
Hepworth Dress – £59.90
Matisse Dress – £69.90

People Tree Nightwear – £19.95 – £47.95

Our Fabrics – Hemp

Carrying on with our ‘Our Fashion’ series of blog posts, today I’m going to talk about Hemp. The word ‘hemp’ conjures up images of so called ‘hippies’ from the 60s and 70s, wearing mis-matched clothing, not focussing on the fashion aspect of clothing and rather the practical, earth-friendly elements. Of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with this outlook, but there are those of us who do care deeply about how stylish our clothes are as well as how environmentally friendly they are. Continue reading Our Fabrics – Hemp