My Ethical And Green Picks Of The Month: November 2021

reusable sandwich bags

Some gifted items.

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 ethical and green issues. I find that the best way is to do this by introducing other eco-friendly 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 which produce 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.

Children’s Shared Wardrobe

Clothes rental or shared wardrobes are a great way to help reduce the environmental impact of clothes by increasing their garments’ life cycle. With 122 Frugi styles available at The Little Loop, parents can sign up for a subscription to rent a bundle of clothes that fit their children during that time. Then, once outgrown or longer wanted, they can be returned and swapped for new styles. By swapping clothes instead of buying a massive £900 per child can be saved every year!

You can 

  • have beautiful, sustainably and ethically produced garments for your children, mostly made of organic cotton
  • save lots of money
  • help the environment
  • fight fast fashion
  • never worry about where and how to source new sizes on time

Carbon emissions from clothing must be halved if we’re to limit global warming to 1.5’C. This can’t be done if we don’t vastly increase the life cycle of every garment and renting does just that, significantly reducing its environmental impact.

Reader’s discount: 15% off any subscription using referral code BOBCAT 

The Little Loop

Reusable Sanitary Pads – That Give Back!

These reusable period pads are made from high-quality super-soft bamboo charcoal and recycled plastic. Includes: two light pads, two medium pads, two heavy pads, one waterproof wet bag.

Save money. Reduce waste. Help others.

For every pack of reusable pads you buy from Trade To Aid, they donate a pack to a refugee in need of period products. 

Period poverty is a global issue that we need to tackle, not tomorrow, but now. Trade To Aid is dedicated to helping women and girls in need. For every pack of pads you buy, we will donate one to women and girls in need. 

reusable period pads

reusable period pads

reusable period pads

British Countryside Inspired Skin and Body Care

Green & Spring is a collection of skin and body care products inspired by the British countryside. Each product is created by hand from plants and flowers native to the British Isles, and produced here in Britain. 

As a company, they do use plastic in some of their packaging but it’s 100% PCR recycled plastic (that’s been saved from rivers, seas and not going into landfill) and they’re one of the first beauty companies to use this material as often it’s only 20-50% recycled plastic.

The candle and diffuser vessels have hand-painted flowing ink work, making each one unique. They use 100% natural ingredients, which are blended by hand with a generous concentration of organic essential oils.

Their nest boxes are recyclable paper, and all adhesives are vegan, ensuring that no animal products have been used in their manufacture.

Green & Spring products

Green & Spring products

Green & Spring products

Reusable Silicone Containers

Zip Top was founded with the goal to bring an innovative, easy to use containers that would disrupt the dated use of harmful plastic waste. Simply put, Zip Top is on a mission to be better for you and better for the planet.

Zip Top containers are like nothing else in the world as they stand up, stay open and zip shut! Made with 100% platinum silicone, they won’t leach harmful chemicals like plastics can. Zip Top containers are completely free of BPA, lead, PVC, and phthalates.

Zip Top container’s patented design is made with a one-piece construction that makes it extremely durable – microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Taking food storage to the next level, Zip Top containers are helping make the move to reusable a no-brainer.

Found them in Fenwick or A Little Find.

Book For Children Who Worry

A beautifully illustrated picture book about overcoming anxiety for young children to share with a parent, teacher or mental health professional. A lovely, gentle story about conquering worries that any child will love, but particularly those who are in need a little bit of reassurance.

Author Katie O’Donoghue wrote and illustrated The Little Squirrel Who Worried while working for the Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service NHS last year during Covid 19. The book was created specifically to address cases of anxiety that she was seeing among young people every day.

A gorgeous gift for children who love to be read to and who love animals.

The Little Squirrel Who Worried The Little Squirrel Who Worried

Educational Cooking Kits For Kids

Monthly cooking kits for kids centred around fresh, seasonal produce by Diddy Diners.

There are two different kits: Fresh Kits – include dried & fresh ingredients – perfect for maximum convenience and Dried Kits – include dried ingredients only – perfect for maximum flexibility.

Either way your kit will include one of our infamous cook-along videos, a child friendly, illustrated recipe booklet, educational activity pages & a reward sticker.

All recipes are free from refined sugar and omit nuts & eggs from their ingredient list. Gluten & dairy alternatives are available.

Once you order, the kit will be lovingly packaged (without plastic) so that once delivered, you can open the box and start cooking with your Diddy. No more faffing around trying to find an appropriate recipe, then sourcing the ingredients. Just calm, quality time to bond with your child(ren) while learning about the importance of what we put into our bodies & having fun.

Kits are delivered on the 2nd Thursday/Friday of each month. Free nationwide delivery is included.

cooking kits for kids cooking kits for kids

Reusable Sandwich Bag

Ditch the cling film, tin foil and plastic sandwich bags with this washable, reusable and more stylish alternative which you can use again and again. Simply wrap around your sandwich and secure with the velcro fastening. When it’s time to eat, your open wrap doubles as a handy, hygienic plate.

Made from cotton fabric, with a food safe, waterproof lining and a velcro fastening, this sandwich wrap is great for lunches, picnics and days out, or just storing food in the fridge. Easy for children to use. Great as a vegan alternative to beeswax wraps.

reusable sandwich bags

There you go, that’s what I have for you this month. I hope this edition of My Ethical and Green picks of the month inspire you to make some changes.

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