Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider
Apr19

Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider

Living isn’t always easy. Life is full of challenges. Navigating a social landscape where sustainability and people/animal ethics doesn’t always get the first priority can be really difficult. Add on top of that the fact that the world seems a little more bonkers than usual (i.e. the prospects of war, missile testing, financial panic, and all the other scary stuff being thrown around the news of late) it can be a little...

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A Sustainable Wrap Up!
Apr10

A Sustainable Wrap Up!

The Mous Mag Wrap Up! This not-so-little wrap up on the Mous Mag panel discussion I participated in last week is a little bit late. The universe and my computer seem to be conspiring against me at the moment. I’ve had words with both and hopefully (with fingers and toes crossed) this post will actually find it’s way to the online blinking computery world we know, love, and/or worship.  To recap- last Wednesday I...

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Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses
Mar28

Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses

Hey Planet! I love you but nah. When it comes to being ‘eco’ we fashionistas (along with everyone else) are really good at making excuses why we can’t make more earth friendly changes. It really doesn’t matter how far along you are with your environmentally minded evolution, there are always ways to improve. It’s just the barrier or comfort zone pushing that can make the transition scary. Being the...

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Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?
Mar25

Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?

Mushroom Magic! After spending the afternoon hunting for forest fungi with my Mr. in tow I thought what better time than now to share with you some fungi photos and relate it back to fashion. While it can be difficult to see the links between a forest walk loaded with bright, beautiful (and some butt-ugly but still awesome) fungi to fashion, the relationship is more obvious than you might think! Fungi, mushrooms and bacteria are being...

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Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas
Mar20

Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas

Stylish Eco living doesn’t have to cost the Earth When it comes to the crunch, the dollar is often the deciding factor in whether or not we act according to our well-meaning eco values. We can be as eco-minded as they come, but realistically our purses are our limits (something you might remember me discussing in this post). Fortunately being eco-action-based doesn’t always have to be a drain on finances. The following...

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Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal
Mar15

Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal

We love airing out dirty laundry The one thing I’ve learned in my time as a blogger is that there is no topic that translates more universally than laundry. Like birth, death and taxes, laundry is one of the unavoidable truths of life. Which explains why it’s always a hot topic for discussion when I write about it. I might be one of the few people in the world that genuinely enjoys laundry day (hands up from others who are...

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The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist
Mar13

The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist

 Sometimes life gets in the way of eco-ness When times get tough sometimes the eco aren’t as savvy as they would like to be. This sweeping generalisation is made on the basis of my own experience and with a little backing from academic literature. Busyness and money are preventative barriers to making eco-friendly choices. This academic paper (by one of my economics lecturers) shows that we are more likely to adopt positive...

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Happiness and Honesty is the New Black
Mar02

Happiness and Honesty is the New Black

A smile is the best accessory. This post came about as a bit of a reflection on a passing comment at work. A couple of day ago a co worker told me that they were a bit thrown when they initially met me because they thought ‘no one can be that happy all the time’. A simultaneously flattering and hilarious comment and one that I took as a positive rather than a questioning of my authenticity (or sanity). Quite frankly no-one...

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Washing Day Made Simple
Feb28

Washing Day Made Simple

Want to give your clothes the attention they deserve? These little washing tidbits should help you care for your clothing better. Remember that the following is just a guide and that the best info for wash and wear is the care label. I take no responsibility for any laundry mishaps that result from this info. However, if follow your intuition and the care label about how to wash mishaps are usually few and far between. Hand wash only...

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Making Sustainability Sustainable
Feb21

Making Sustainability Sustainable

Unsustainable Sustainability. You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet the last week or so. It’s because my ventures into sustainability have suddenly become -due to life’s surprises- unsustainable. To back track a little, Ged broke his dominant arm a week ago had to have surgery on his wrist. The same day the dog had to go in for a procedure on his ear. To top it off my car decided to go on strike (it’s...

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