On Sunday 8 May, children young and young-at-heart living in Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada, will be celebrating Mother's Day. If you watch television, you've probably seen a multitude of ads promoting 'the perfect gift for your Mother'. I find these really annoying as - funnily enough - mothers are individuals just like … Continue reading Review: LUSH Limited Edition Mother’s Day Range
My Little Green Wedding
"I love thee - I love thee, 'Tis all that I can say It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day" ~Thomas Hood I wanted to share with you a few examples of the simple sustainable touches I incorporated into my own wedding ceremony and reception. These additions really helped, … Continue reading My Little Green Wedding
The Salty Surfer Eco Accessory *Giveaway*
I'm so excited to be giving away 5 of these ecochic handmade hemp bracelets from The Salty Surfer Co to celebrate the launch of the *new* Kindness by Design newsletter!According to the founder of this family-run ecolabel Mike Canavan, "Salty is all about simplicity, humility, loving and taking care of the earth, enjoying life and … Continue reading The Salty Surfer Eco Accessory *Giveaway*
Make Your Halloween Ethically Eerie
This is a special shout out to my northern hemisphere readers - why not be green this Halloween? When witches go riding,and black cats are seen,the moon laughs and whispers,‘tis near Halloween.~Author Unknown Spider Pendant by Rachel Entwistle - This spooky and stylish spider was handmade using 100% recycled silverHalloween Trick or Treat Basket by Prairie … Continue reading Make Your Halloween Ethically Eerie
Ethical Designer Spotlight: Error Guided Designs
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing" - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)Amanda Frenz is the founder of a new eco-couture company called Error Guided Designs, which provides a unique personalised ethical fashion service. It was my pleasure to interview Amanda and … Continue reading Ethical Designer Spotlight: Error Guided Designs
LerènieS – Paper is a Precious Gift
Maria Francesca Batzella is an incredibly unique artist with a poet's soul based in Italy. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, she is fascinated by the possibilities of paper while remaining mindful of the importance of recycling materials. Heavily influenced and inspired by the mysterious past of the island of Sardinia, … Continue reading LerènieS – Paper is a Precious Gift
Being Ecochic is the Bee’s Knees!
I've buzzed from flower to flower so that you can bask in the sweet honey-drip glow of these beeutiful cruelty-free items:"Camouflage" Tee designed by Jean-sebastien Deheeger - So quirky-sweet! I actually gave the men's tee to my partner for his birthday this year :DBee and Flower Pendant by Kylie Gartside - Simple yet stunning design … Continue reading Being Ecochic is the Bee’s Knees!
Recycled Market is Encouraging the World to Reduce, Reuse & Re-inspire!
In our increasingly consumerist world where items are purchased with rabid hunger only to be discarded as landfill in a blink of an eye - it's wonderful to meet people like Erica Louise, co-founder of Recycled Market. Q. What led you to feel concerned about modern society’s propensity for over-consumption and waste? We are constantly … Continue reading Recycled Market is Encouraging the World to Reduce, Reuse & Re-inspire!