• wanderingmeg sustainable loose leaf tea
    Intentional Living,  Sustainability

    Am I Sustainable Enough?

    I’m going all out and asking the big question today. Am I sustainable enough? With everything that’s going on in the world it seems like there is an overwhelming pressure to do more to be green, but is it ever enough? The issue seems to be that there are too many issues to tackle at once. If i’m not worrying about plastic pollution, i’m worrying about fast fashion, if it’s not that, it’s food waste etc. etc. It goes on and on, and the more your eyes are opened to these issues the more overwhelming it becomes. So for my own piece of mind, and maybe to inspire some of…

  • T2 Flask
    Blogmas,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

    I won’t lie, at this point I’m starting to resent this blog post, because having written it all, it then decided to delete itself…twice! However I think it’s an important point so I am persevering to bring you a sustainable Christmas Gift Guide. So you might have noticed all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals which have been floating around recently *read- bombarding your inbox*. These sales have essentially been trying to make us buy more and more stuff we don’t need. Consuming all this extra stuff is very unsustainable and often leads you to buy things you don’t need. Granted you’ll be wanting to buy people Christmas presents…

  • The good life Co jacket
    fashion,  Intentional Living,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Can a Haul Be Sustainable?

    Today I want to talk about fashion again and I have a bit of a bone to pick. Is there such a thing as an sustainable haul? If you’re a long-time reader you probably know I operate a capsule wardrobe, I try not to buy too many clothes and try to choose ethical and sustainable brands- like this gorg jacket from The Good Life Co*. I also love to talk about the environment, so I needed to get this off my chest. Fashions’s Dirty Secrets Recently a documentary aired on the BBC, Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets. I was so pleased that a programme like this was getting air…

  • fashion,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Sustainable Fashion

    Many moons ago I wrote a blog post called Ethical Shopping. Today I thought I would revisit the topic of sustainable fashion because it is still very important. Fast fashion is what we have grown accustomed to, the high street churns out new styles and designs season after season at a low cost. However these items are often poor quality, get thrown away after only a few wears and they also have a damaging impact to many people’s lives that we don’t see. Many large chains use sweat shops in less economically developed countries. Factory employees, work long hours for low pay and often in poor conditions. Low labour costs and…

  • Green People Starter Pack
    beauty,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Organic- What does it all mean?

    You might hear the words Cruelty-free, vegan and organic thrown around a lot these days but what do they actually mean? They now adorn plenty of packaging, but do we as consumers really understand the labels? Today I thought I’d unpick what it all means and how to start being more environmentally conscious when buying beauty products.  What does it all mean?  So let’s start with Cruelty-Free. This means a product has not been tested on animals during it’s production. These products are often marked with a leaping bunny symbol meaning they are accredited as 100% cruelty-free.  Next, Vegan. This means a product does not contain any animal products such…