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Style and Sustainability

Author: Emma Feloy

The ultimate stuff-free Christmas gift list

The ultimate stuff-free Christmas gift list

Trying to have an ethical Christmas while maintaining well-loved traditions can be a bit of a minefield. It’s not just me, right? Add sustainability into the mix when you’re grappling with the difficulties of selecting a present that your younger sibling’s new girlfriend will actually […]

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 […]

Ethical swimwear companies we love

Ethical swimwear companies we love

Whether you’re a toe-dipper or a dive-right-in kind of person, hot summer days are made for swimming. With the rise of Econyl, a swimsuit material made from recycled fishing nets, a growing number of companies offer stylish ethical swimwear options. And the choice is vast. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Five essentials for sustainable festival-goers

Five essentials for sustainable festival-goers

Summer in the UK doesn’t seem complete without at least one music festival. Whether it’s a day-long local celebration or the five-day marathon of Glastonbury, the choice is varied and guarantees something for everyone. But festivals aren’t just about drinking warm cider and listening to […]

11 Tips for Beginner Surfers

11 Tips for Beginner Surfers

Surfing is the ultimate summer activity. Picture your bikini-clad self slowly cruising into the sunny beach on a clean, glassy wave. In the UK, the reality is often more prosaic: grey skies, cold water and a lack of coordination that defies any attempt at grace. […]