I received and tested these products in exchange for my honest review.
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.
Zero waste bath time
Lamazuna is a French site stocking and selling zero waste, eco-friendly and ethically produced bath and self care products. They kindly sent me a konjac sponge for face, chocolate solid shampoo (smells divine!) and solid shea butter which is perfect to bring hydration and protection to your skin. These products are also cruelty-free, organic, sulfate-free and they also try to source ingredients locally.
Nyonya Recipe Shop is a little online shop selling vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free sweet treats based on Malaysian recipes of the owner/baker/maker Loretta. Cookie bags, dragon balls (my favourites!), and treats in gift boxes for special occasions, like the upcoming Mother’s Day. They are all home made. Not only that, but Loretta uses biodegradable packaging too. The treats are really delicious, I think we ate everything in a matter of two days.
I’ve already mentioned DAME products last time and now I’ve tried their tampons too – they are fab. Good for you, good for the environment. They are made of organic cotton, free from bleaches, plastics, synthetics, toxins, and dye. Available in Waitrose.
Plastic-free phone case
Soda Says is a fantastic online store for a lots of really clever gadgets and innovative tecchy stuff. The main idea behind the page is to curate tech products that make sense for the world we live in – not some Silicon bubble. I can oh-so-well relate to this! I love technology but I’m not a geek, still I want to understand and use the new tech innovations, and Soda Says brings them to me on a competitive price. It’s a little bit like a cool magazine with useful and practical gadgets which makes life easier, they are fun and more importantly: greener too. I received an iconic Pela case from them, in rose-quartz colour. Pela cases are made of plats purely, they are plastic free and offer perfect protection.