My Green And Ethical Picks Of The Month: August
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 zero waste
We all got very used to both the terrible cling film and aluminium foil in the past decades but unfortunately they are both very bad for the environment. Luckily, there’s beeswax wrap available these days, a versatile, reusable, compostable and eco-friendly alternative. It’s made from organic-certified cotton cloth, beeswax and tree resin. It’s easy to clean, and it lasts for month.
I love using my Buzzcloth, they wrap around any shape perfectly and lets the food breathe. The only thing is, that it does not get on with anything hot, or raw meat.
The 100% natural
I have never tried herbal tea with the children, but the ones Small & Wild sent us to try out were pretty big success. Absolute yumminess, ask my children – or me, for that matter, because of course I’ve tried them all! They went down very well as a chilled drink, because my children don’t like hot drinks and it was in the middle of the heatwave too. These herbal teas are made specially for children. 100% natural, ethically sourced, naturally caffeine free, no added sugar or nasties and the tea bags are biodegradable. They tick all the boxes!
We’ve been using Eco by Naty nappies for more than 4 years now as I used them with Bobcat too, combined with cloth nappies. We now use the training pants as it’s easier to put them on and remove them at this age. I’m certain that using them helped Bobcat to clear his baby eczema – as opposed to the other big label disposable nappies – Naty nappies have a GM-free, corn-based film, they are based on natural and renewable material, free from chlorine, latex, TBT and fragrance.
The plastic free
With both children too, we have completely moved on to bamboo toothbrushes and natural toothpaste both supplied by Acala Online which is an online store offering an extensive range of natural, organic and vegan health and beauty products from leading brands. All responsibly packaged; refills, plastic free and zero waste packaging. They are an ethical company too: Acala donates 5% of all net profit to support the work of Friends of Earth.
We have tested the new Emily Sweet Potato Sticks and although Bobcat would not touch them because, you know, they are VEGETABLES – the rest of the family loved them. They are a great afternoon snack and they taste both sweet and salty – which I really liked about them. Bonus, that they count as 1 of your 5 a day, because they are completely natural.
Did you enjoy reading this? Why not check out the previous month: My Green And Ethical Picks Of The Month: July