One of my favourite thing about my blog is that I have this massive opportunity to make a difference. I use my blog to spread the word and make people aware of green and ethical issues. I find, that the best way is to do this by introducing other options, that are positive choices for people and planet. We don’t have to accept and buy the goods big labels and glossy adverts are trying to sell us. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With that in mind, the idea to create a new monthly review series called “My Ethical And Green Picks Of The Month” was born. The posts are to introduce all the small shops and indie brands who produces and sells ethically produced, eco-friendly, organic, natural, cruelty – free and fairly traded goods, that are alternatives to everyday items such as fast fashion, processed food, cosmetics and cleaners containing toxins and harmful chemicals. My aim is to inspire you to choose positive buying. To reverse reducing the power of local communities, to stop overconsumption, abusing animals and wasting our natural resources.
Radical political gifts, ethically made
I’ve received a few lovely gifts from Radical Tea Towel they are going to be my husband’s wedding anniversary presents, as I know he will just love them.
They make gifts for radical and progressive thinkers (like me, or at least this is what I’d like to think about myself anyway) for people who feel a little bit lost in the current political climate: climate activists, liberals, socialists and others who generally dislike this kind of rightwing populism that took over the global political stage a few years ago (definitely me).
Also, they use eco-friendly, water based inks and produce their products ethically.
Plastic free fruit juices
Bensons The Juicers is a family of fruit farmers from the heart of the Cotswolds on a mission to create healthy, natural products that help you live a healthier life. They make natural products from nature’s larder, ranging from award winning juices and juicy waters, to ices and fruit ciders.
theotherstraw was born from our devotion to the ocean and eagerness to address plastic pollution. With 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before.
Since launching in 2018, they’ve sold over 50,000 reusable bamboo straws and prevented over 4 million plastic straws from entering our landfills, natural environments and oceans.They’ve also educated over 12,000 businesses and individuals on the impacts of single-use plastics and supported over 45 beach cleanups.
Solid shampoo and conditioner bar
Morrocco Method is proud to introduce their latest and greatest all natural eco-friendly, plastic free, compostable, biodegradable hair products: natural foaming shampoo bar and citrus silk conditioner bar.
About the shampoo bar: Shea Butter moisturises the hair as olive oil conditions it. Coconut oil is the main cleanser, one that will not strip your hair of essential oils. French green clay detoxifies the scalp of impurities. Lavender extract and rosemary oil add a light fragrance and sheen. Castor oil stimulates the scalp, eases inflammation and dandruff, has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and promotes hair growth by increasing the circulation.
The Citrus Silk Conditioner Bar is the latest in innovation with orange peel extract and jojoba oil, this silky bar detangles the most unruly hair and adds luster and shine. They use cocoa butter to hydrate and nourish the hair shaft and Shea butter to heal and soften the scalp. Conditioning sea kelp help to add the extra moisture needed to create soft and luxurious hair, naturally.
Bee Good Gift Box
Bee Good is an independent British skincare company based in rural Hampshire. They harness the potent properties of honey bee ingredients and expertly blend them with naturally active botanicals to create a range of gentle yet effective skincare for women and men of all ages and all skin types.
Bamboo Paddle Hair Brush
I already featured the Net Zero Company on the blog – they have many zero waste and environmentally friendly products. This hair brush is made of bamboo. Bamboo is antibacterial, you can rest assured that this plastic-free brush won’t just keep our planet cleaner, but your hair as well!