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How To Get Serious About A Zero Waste Lifestyle

If you think the 5p plastic bag charge was the worst thing that ever happened to Britain, this piece probably isn’t for you. If, however, you share my sentiments about the importance of living sustainably, read on. From shopping local, to opting for eco-friendly packaging and supporting unique cafes and restaurants, the benefits of a zero-waste life are myriad – as many bloggers, activists and sustainable lifestyle advocates will tell you. But what is ‘zero waste’ and who does it benefit? In essence, a zero waste lifestyle is about reducing your potentially harmful impact on the environment. This means considering…

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Six Green Beauty Travel Essentials I Never Go On A Trip Without

It’s easy to assume everything we use on our skin and hair is gentle, fairly sourced and more-or-less derived from natural sources, because the marketing material used to sell it usually suggests this is true. But if you’re the sort of person whose skin shrivels at the thought of using a luminous product loaded with parabens, synthetics, silicones, sulphates and phthalates, which of course, many modern cosmetics are, you might think twice about something being labelled ‘natural’ or ‘gentle’. A good way to scope out products without nasties and that aren’t tested on animals to use on your own skin is…

Brothers We Stand

INTERVIEW: Jonathan Mitchell of Brothers We Stand

I met up with a game-changing 25 year old from east London named Jonathan Mitchell to talk menswear, sustainability and the future of fashion… Jonathan is the founder of Brothers We Stand, a new menswear retailer unlike any other. Supported by brands, creatives, entrepreneurs, designers and taste-makers who believe in turning the fashion industry around, the platform aims to put an end to unethical fast-fashion, changing the way we think, shop and live. By curating a selection of ethical brands that champion seriously good-looking design and fair, responsible practices, Brothers We Stand presents an alternative to throw-away fashion and encourage us to think…

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INTERVIEW: The Creators of Cred Ethical Jewellery

Cred Jewellery is a big name, though not for the reasons you’d expect. A little-known organisation as far as glossy mags and fashion bloggers are concerned, Cred happen to be the UK’s original 100% fairtrade jewellery company. Cred have been doing things responsibly, creating beautiful ethical jewellery for years, doing things right, even when nobody’s watching. It’s a sad reality that most of the time, when we buy something sparkly, we give little or no thought to where it came from, who mined the materials to make it, and at what cost. Today’s jewellery industry is huge but Cred is challenging existing standards, encouraging…