I’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars trying to get good skin. But here’s what I’ve learnt, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive products, and a good nights sleep will do your complexion wonders. A few years ago I got rid of my chemical ridden cleansers and moisturisers and instead used products I would only ever be comfortable eating. So here’s what I found.
It’s been almost a month since Christmas and the indulgences of the festive season may seem like a distant memory. But some unwished-for legacies of Christmas linger long after the last slice of leftover ham is finally gone from the fridge. So here’s how to deal with those items you can’t find a place for in your life.
If you’re passionate about wearing beautiful fashion that’s kind to animals and the planet, why should you compromise when it’s time to visit the hairdresser? Every day we use bathroom cabinets’ worth of personal care products, but we don’t always know what we’re rubbing into our scalps.
Like most eager resolution-makers, I rarely succeed in keeping any of my lofty goals past January. I did not manage to “Write a Novel” or “Refresh my German Skills” last year, and I still haven’t set foot inside a gym since 2012 despite my vow to “Exercise Three Times a Week.”
Instead of continuing this embarrassingly futile tradition, I’ve decided to change the way I approach resolutions. I want my goals for 2017 to be attainable and sustainable for the environment – and my wallet.
The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax with a good book. To help you create a shortlist, we’ve asked three amazing women to review ground-breaking books which delve deep into the world of fashion.
This is an opinion piece by Megan Brosterman, co-founder of Victoria Road, a brand which discovers and supports designers and artisans in emerging markets who are creating modern, sophisticated fashion inspired by their vibrant cultures. Originally posted on Ecocult. You can read the whole article here.
Thousands of tonnes of garments wind up in landfills each year, many of them never worn.
And it’s not only the fast fashion mega-brands that are the culprits. The way today’s market works, there’s actually no way out of the cycle of waste if a brand wants to sell enough clothes to stay in business. Right?
Get smarter on the couch. These documentaries are a great place to start: enlightening, shocking and inspiring all at once.
The holiday season is a time when people tend to reflect on the things that truly matter to them. Some of our team members have decided to share what the holidays mean to them and which sustainable goodies are on their Christmas lists this year.
Summer has finally arrived. Our days are getting longer, nights warmer, and the sun is shining stronger. Many of us are probably looking forward to holidays, catching up with family, lazing at the beach and backyard BBQs. So it’s easy to forget how quickly those harsh rays can turn a tan to a painful burn and leave lasting damage to our skin. But a love-hate relationship with the summer sunshine doesn’t have to end in the legionnaires’ caps and bright pink zinc of your childhood.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this poignant message from Anna Lappé today. I wanted to share it with you because it’s Black Friday, the biggest consumer day of the year. I’m already tired of all the marketing messages pushing me to buy more stuff I don’t need. Continue Reading
Winter is gone and the days are getting longer – it’s time to get moving again, stretch those legs or get that heart pumping! Whether you prefer solo exercise or team sports, being active can give you a great sense of freedom. So it would suck to think that feeling came at the expense of people, animals or the planet.
It was almost 18 months ago that I left home with a 50-litre backpack weighing me down. It was overflowing with all the things I thought I’d need for a trip around the world. As an inexperienced traveller, my packing skills were questionable at best. Life on the road is a great teacher, however, and I learned how to strike that happy balance between necessity and luxury. Now I’m a pro at packing a suitcase that’s sustainable, stylish and light!