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Gift Guide ; Thoughtful, ethical and sustainable gift guide

Thoughtful Gift Guide

Forget about the Black Friday madness and choose to slow down and make more conscious purchases this weekend. We are bombarded with messages encouraging us to buy more and more every day and this seems to get worse in the run-up to Christmas. But just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean that we can’t still buy with […] Read more…

Guide to shopping independently at online retailers this Christmas

Shop Independent This Christmas

Thinking of doing your shopping at small independent business this Christmas but don’t know where to start? I think we all know that Christmas is an important time of year for small independent businesses and your trade makes a huge difference to the families they support. Unlike shopping at large chains when you shop small […] Read more…

Meet the Maker: Created and Found

As you read this I’m currently sunning myself by the pool in Cape Verde. Whilst I’m away on vacation I have arranged for another week’s worth of meet the maker interviews. I love these interviews as they give you an insight into some great ethical brands. Today I’m talking to Jette from Created and Found […] Read more…

Read my thoughts on sponsored content and gifted items

Thoughts on Gifted Items

As someone who advocates conscious consumerism and minimalism the topic of gifted items and sponsored posts often plays on my mind. Blogging is an industry built around consumerism and marketing so there is a real conflict of interest when it comes to monetising a minimalist blog. Can you really promote conscious consumerism whilst dressed head […] Read more…

45 Easy To Implement Tips For a More Sustainable 2017

One of my main goals for this year is to start living more sustainably. I have real concerns about the impact of global warming and want to whatever I can. I’m taking part in the Ikea Live LAGOM project this year (more on that next week) which is all about making small changes to live more […] Read more…

The three Rs of dealing with unwanted Christmas gifts to avoid them cluttering up your home

How To Deal With Unwanted Gifts

Whether it’s an ugly Christmas jumper or bath products in a scent you hate, we all receive unwanted gifts at some point. With Christmas round the corner, a few of you may find yourself with gifts you really don’t want and will never use. I don’t like stuff cluttering up my home and unwanted gifts just […] Read more…

If you're spending the day at home this festive season make sure you do it in style with these ethical and luxury loungewear picks

Ethical Festive Outfits

Before I started my minimalist wardrobe journey Christmas always meant a new outfit. And although I have a festive capsule wardrobe and I’m happy to wear the same dress to every party (with some clever styling) I still miss the excitement of a new outfit. There is something special about putting on some new clothes […] Read more…

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