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Fashioned from Nature – inspiration, exploitation and innovation at the V&A

Fashioned from Nature – inspiration, exploitation and innovation at the V&A

Finally, the Hale team made it to the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition. The displays explore the complex, disturbing and often beautiful relationship between fashion and nature. Covering clothing from the 1600s to the present day, there’s a wealth of stunning and thought-provoking items to […]

Natracare – Leading the Way in Sustainable Personal Care

Natracare – Leading the Way in Sustainable Personal Care

We caught up with Susie Hewson who gave us some insight into running a long-standing, award-winning sustainable business. Susie founded Natracare in 1989, when feminine hygiene brands were giving little thought to using plastic and harmful chemicals. Natracare produced the world’s first certified organic cotton […]

Made With Respect – a platform for sustainable brands

Made With Respect – a platform for sustainable brands

Sustainable consumption means many things. It means (among others) a fair wage for workers, a focus on longevity, and making conscious material choices. But it can also mean a lot of research and time if you’re looking for a new item. Susan Stevens founded Made […]

Ethical Cosmetics: What Do Organic and Cruelty Free Labels Really Mean?

Ethical Cosmetics: What Do Organic and Cruelty Free Labels Really Mean?

Are you striving for ethical bathroom products but concerned by all the different claims on the packaging? We’ve taken a closer look at UK standards to find out which symbols indicate truly organic and cruelty free cosmetics. Organic The most widely recognised organic symbol in […]

BeeBee Wraps – a beautiful, plastic-free solution to food waste

BeeBee Wraps – a beautiful, plastic-free solution to food waste

We are always on the look out for quick easy swaps to reduce our plastic use. So we were delighted to discover BeeBee Wraps. Made from certified organic cotton and beeswax, these colourful wraps are a great alternative to clingfilm. And with an ever-changing selection […]

Ethical upcycled handbags from The Berry Berry

Ethical upcycled handbags from The Berry Berry

We love it when brands combine individual style with sound ethical principles. That’s just what The Berry Berry does – their unique upcycled handbags are made from materials which would otherwise have gone to landfill. As they come to the end of a crowdfunding campaign […]

Microfibres: Do You Know About This Type of Plastic Pollution?

Microfibres: Do You Know About This Type of Plastic Pollution?

Momentum behind the plastic free movement is making waves in communities across the globe, with millions changing their lifestyles with the aim of consuming less plastic. But it’s not just large plastic items, like water bottles and plastic straws, that have a devastating impact on […]

Sustainable wooden jewellery and homewares – meet Priormade

Sustainable wooden jewellery and homewares – meet Priormade

Beck Prior is Creative Director of Priormade. Using recycled materials and sustainable sourcing, she creates contemporary jewellery and homewares in bold colours and geometric shapes. She believes in responsible design that doesn’t compromise quality. We were lucky enough to chat to her about her sustainable […]

Sea kayaking – a peaceful adventure

Sea kayaking – a peaceful adventure

Sea kayaking feels adventurous but is also very relaxing. In a small boat, under your own steam, you can explore the UK’s beautiful coastline with unusual independence. We spent a day on the water this summer and fell in love with the sense of freedom. […]

Eat Seasonal: Top Tomatoes

Eat Seasonal: Top Tomatoes

What do green zebra, beefsteak, and Tiny Tim all have in common? Answers on the back of a postcard please. Here’s a clue – it’s peak tomato season. Hooray, do the flamenco! There are more than 15,000 varieties of tomato, 3,000 of which are considered heirloom. The French […]