In our last blog post, we wrote about 4 tips for a greener Christmas. One of our suggestions was to ‘collect memories, not things’ by requesting cash as an alternative to a gift that you might not want with ideas for things to do with the money if you didn’t have any burning plans for it. Today we’re […]
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It’s beginning to look a lot like….. The lights are starting to get switched on. The nights are getting longer, the weather colder, and hot chocolate suddenly sounds like a REALLY good idea. While you’re preparing for the holidays, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind to green up the holiday season. […]
A few weeks ago Jane from Blue Patch had the opportunity to chat to Jen Gale on her #MakingGood podcast! What a wonderful opportunity. They talked about The Power of Positive Shopping, sustainability, slow consumption and much more. If you’d like to have a listen, here is the link.
We all know someone who is mad about animals. Horses, dogs, cats, birds, bees, otters, sheep….. the list could go on! Here are a few ideas for animal themed christmas gifts, with even a few gifts for animals! Birds of a feather… 1. Green & Blue, Belle Feeder £26. Feed tits, sparrows, nuthatches and finches with fat balls, fruit and kitchen scraps! […]
The rise in animal-free diets and products is ever increasing, with consumers becoming more concerned about sustainability and clean eating. Small businesses across the British Isles are rising up to the demand and proving that veganism is not a fad. In fact, data released by Google News shows that there has been an increase of […]
Searching for gifts can be time consuming and complicated. We know all about it. Too hot, too cold. Too big, too little. Too hard, too soft. No wait, that’s Goldilocks and the three bears. Still, we know that you will spend hours looking for gifts to fit your budget, and so we’ve made it easy for you with […]
We’re holding our first business workshop this year and it’s all about selling by making your products look good! This is a hands-on workshop for makers who want to take better images for their websites or everyday instagram feed, without the need for special equipment or heavy post production. It is great for those wanting to learn basic photography […]
Our favourite kind of gifts are personal. The kind where you have to know what makes someone tick to get it spot on. The cream of the crop of these favourite gifts, we think, are “good gifts” – those that give back a little to the world, or are educational. All issues of sustainability, zero waste and […]
Surya Namaskars are best done with your feet planted solidly on a well-made yoga mat. Bonus points if it’s sustainably made. Seona is the founder of Eco Yoga. Eco Yoga makes yoga mats from natural plant based materials: 100% natural rubber and hessian. The rubber compound is environmentally neutral, so at the end of the mat’s life it can […]
Denby Pottery blogged about showing with us at London Design Fair this year. Their Studio Craft design range was featured on a cabinet by Afid Design and their Natural Canvas found a home on Studio Perki‘s table, designed for small spaces and places. Read more here.