Ethical Consumerism

Mission Playground for ethical clothing

With a tag line “The earth is our playground. Our mission is to preserve it” how could I resist shining the spotlight on this ethical fashion company? The beautifully named Mission Playground is a conscious lifestyle clothing company that uses apparel as a vehicle for change. They began in 2003 with a graphics-driven range of…

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Natural Collection and Ethical Superstore merge

Today, two of the largest online ethical companies announced that they are to merge. This will create a single business to offer the UK consumer the best in eco-friendly, organic and fair trade products. Natural Collection, who have always had a place in my heart, and Ethical Superstore will continue trading under both names utilising…

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Free delivery and 10% off Easter eggs at Natural Collection

There’s a tripple celebration taking place at one of my favourite online stores this Easter! Natural collection are offering free standard delivery on all orders over ¬£30 AND you can claim 10% off delicious Easter treats. Not only that, but all orders placed this month come with a free bag of fairtrade chocolate mini eggs…

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Celebrate mother’s day with WWF

WWF have a great range of products to delight mothers everywhere, this mother’s Day. Their ‘ladies gifts’ include jewellery made from vegetable ivory, books and organic toiletries. Each of their items have passed their exacting environmental standards so that you can buy with your conscience intact. If Mum prefers something practical rather than pampering, then…

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People tree launch their spring collection

Fairtrade clothing pioneers, People Tree have launched their fabulous¬† spring collection of fairtrade and organic cotton clothing for men, women and children. As well as their usual beautifully made clothes for women, People Tree are spoiling the men and keeping them in mind this season! They have launched their largest men’s collection yet of 100%…

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Free gift wrapping from ochre and ochre

Just in time for Mother’s day; you can take the stress out of the day for yourself, by getting free gift wrapping from Ochre and ochre. Their wrapping paper is printed on 75% recycled silk paper and uses vegetable inks and the gift tags made from FSC certified board have recycled string ties. Fiona and…

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Free bag for life with Rapanui – ethical clothing company

According to green clothing company, Rapanui, around 750 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide every year. The Marine Conservation Society state that 50% of beach litter is plastic and 5% of this is disposable plastic carrier bags. These bags are a particular bugbear of mine and it was reading a story about the devastating effects…

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Zaytoun launches fair trade olive oil in the UK

Zaytoun, an ethical business established to support marginalized farming communities in Palestine, has launched the first ever Fairtrade Certified product from Palestine. A member of IFAT (now the World Fairtrade Organisation), Zaytoun are a non-profit company. Their primary objective is the welfare of the producing communities.

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6 ways to go organic!

Not many of us need convincing any longer about the health and environmental benefits from an organic lifestyle. If you’re concerned about the amount of toxic pesticides you eat, don’t want to wear chemicals against your skin, care about animal welfare or the quality of the air your breathe, then choosing organic products can help…

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