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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 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.
So let’s get started and see what are my favourites this month!
The eco-friendly one
We received two little outfits from Treasure House which is an online community of parents swapping quality children’s clothes. I have many reasons to love this idea of environmentally friendly, ethical way of shopping: they take your clothes, you’ll get credit for them and you can buy the next size clothes for your children. Sadly, 300,000 tonnes of clothes are wasted every year in the UK alone and it takes 19,000 litres of water to produce only 1 kg of those! Treasure House DOES NOT take fast fashion items (Primark and likes) because they are not up to the quality standards and normally unethically produced. Clothes of all seasons are available. This is not only to save these beautiful little clothes thus being environmentally friendly but to save money too. Treasure House is offering a free Welcome Pack to every new member of our community. This includes a free £15 item of their choice (plus 99p shipping fee).
The totally green one
Let me introduce to this fantastic invention called Seedbom by Kabloom
Filled with an explosive mix of organic peat-free compost and wildflower or herb. Weapons of choice for Guerrilla Gardeners.
How does it work? Easy! (So it’s great for lazy gardeners too!) Shake it, soak it, throw it, grow it! Seedboms split open upon impact with the ground and grow where they land. Seedboms help to sustain bee, butterfly and other important insect populations by growing nectar rich wildflowers. Designed for interaction, inspired by our relationship with nature in the urban environment. Wether you’re into guerilla gardening or just like a garden with a more natural look Seedbom is for you – or for someone else as a gift.
What are they made of?
Made with a starch and natural fibre based PaperFoam shell, organic peat-free compost, non-GMO seeds & 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard packaging. Seedboms biodegrade into the environment leaving only plants behind.
The handcrafted and no nasties one
We have just recently discovered Gnaw Chocolate and their small bars. These are handcrafted in Norfolk with 35% healthy ingredients and no added nasties; seeds, fruits, nuts and British granola – grown in the finest Norfolk fields. As such, they are great source of fibre too; up to 14% of the bar. So, you see, they are a little cheat but they taste absolutely delicious! They are handcrafted using locally-sourced ingredients and natural flavours. Perfect size for a little treat for the children. Or for me.