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

    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. * For transparency- I recently won a competition to receive a Good Life Co jacket. However I would buy one myself they are bloody cool and they are…

  • fashion,  Style,  Sustainability

    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

    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…

  • Green People Suncream Wanderingmeg
    beauty,  Sustainability,  travel

    Green People Suncare

    We all know it’s important to stay protected from the sun and that we should wear SPF but how many of us actually do it when we aren’t on holiday? I can honestly hold my hand up and say I’ve never been one to apply an SPF as part of the skin care routine whilst in the UK, unless it’s already incorporated into my moisturiser. My other struggle is that I have found it difficult in the past, to find a cruelty-free sun care range which works for my skin. Enter Green People. When Green People got in touch I was super keen to work with them to help promote…

  • Zanna Van Dijk Chilly's Bottle Wanderingmeg
    Sustainability

    How To Have a Plastic Free Summer

    Plastic is everywhere these days. It packages our food and beauty products and it’s used to make everyday items like straws and carrier bags. However it is also in our oceans. Plastic is destroying marine life and the problem is only getting worse, and it’s been estimated that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish. So it’s time to take action to save our oceans before it’s too late, this can involve small changes like the ones below, but if we all make them it will make a difference! WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) are pushing to make changes to save our oceans, why…