Self careStyle

The world’s first reusable cotton bud (Q-tip)

In the UK we use around 1.8 billion plastic cotton buds each year. It is estimated that 10% of those cotton buds are flushed down the toilet, eventually finding their way into the sea. The other 80% will either be incinerated or will remain in landfill for years and years.…
didi
May 4, 2020
ActivismStyle

Visible mending- The art of fixing your clothes

We find ourselves in a time of reflection globally. The pandemic has taken our routines and shaken them, which for some of us has resulted in more time at home. Time to take a step back and look at our lives, our homes and our possession’s through a new lens.…
didi
April 24, 2020
News

What is Fashion Revolution Week?

You may or may not have heard about Fashion Revolution Week, either way I am here to tell you all about it and how you can get involved! On 24th April 2013 the Rana Plaza garment factory located in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed killing 1138 garment workers and civilians, and injuring…
didi
April 20, 2020
At HomeFoodNews

Foraging for Wild Garlic

On one of our daily exercise breaks last week, my partner and I wandered down a country lane that we had previously left undiscovered and we came across a bounty of Wild Garlic. I am by no means a plant expert but i am learning quickly and I had already…
didi
April 13, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Guppy Friend- A better way to wash your clothes

I have already talked about the eco friendly products that I use instead of regular washing powder or detergent. Now I present to you another item that I use to improve the environmental impact of washing clothes. Please welcome the Guppy Friend. The Guppy Friend is an innovative product that…
didi
April 8, 2020
Activism

Rainbows as a message of hope during Covid-19

Amongst the utter chaos that the Coronavirus has bought to the global economy and our everyday lives, there are little glimmers of hope. Little visions of a better way of life. One of the positive outcomes of this nasty virus is the strengthening of communities. Neighbours are looking out for…
didi
April 2, 2020
At HomeGardening

Coronavirus- A revival in growing your own produce

In the developed world many of us have become accustomed to popping to the shops to satisfy our every whim or desire. On arriving at the supermarket or corner shop we are used to seeing selves brimming with fresh produce and all manner of packaged edible delights. The global Covid-19…
didi
March 30, 2020
At Home

Coronavirus- Finding a new routine

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged us all into strange and unprecedented times. I have found the developments over the last few weeks all-consuming and deeply concerning. There have been so many unknowns and it has made focusing on living a sustainable life quite challenging. This morning, like many others, I…
didi
March 25, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Plant based cleaning- Alternative to washing powder

I stopped using washing powder and fabric conditioner about three years ago. There were several reasons that I made this somewhat bold move. Initially I became curious about the chemical contents of common washing powders and detergents and their origins. Also, around this time, I became more and more aware…
didi
March 3, 2020
Style

Sustainable product: Ksana Watches

My beloved Casio watch died shortly before Christmas 2019 after a long and happy life of around eight years. After several new batteries and repairs it really had come to the end of its usability. When my partner asked me what I would like for Christmas, I set him the…
didi
January 25, 2020