Piñatex: Pineapple leaf fibres providing a sustainable alternative to leather

Leather-like material, Piñatex, made from pineapple leaf fibres, is providing the fashion world with a sustainable alternative to leather. The new textile, created by Carmen Hijosa, is the by-product of the pineapple harvest, therefore no extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce Piñatex. A strong and sustainable textile, Piñatex is being used by fashion brands including vegan shoe brand, Bourgeois Boheme, as an alternative to leather. Bourgeois … Continue reading Piñatex: Pineapple leaf fibres providing a sustainable alternative to leather

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 March 2017: 6 of Wands

Win, win, win! That’s what the 6 of Wands card is about. Today you will have victory. You are the winner in whatever you do. It is not about being competitive or winning over someone else, this is about your personal victory. You got it! Tarot Image: © The Yoga Tarot Rosalind Medea is a […] via Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 March 2017: 6 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 March 2017: 6 of Wands

Arthur Potts Dawson: The “original Green chef” helping to change the dynamics of the food industry

Arthur Potts Dawson, the “original Green chef” as Jamie Oliver once penned him, has long championed sustainable practices within the food and catering industry from his creation of “sustainably aware urban restaurants”, being an advocate for “wonky fruit and veg”, making use of everything in the kitchen long before it became coined “zero waste”, through to founding a supermarket “for the people, by the people”. … Continue reading Arthur Potts Dawson: The “original Green chef” helping to change the dynamics of the food industry

DC Comics’ 15 Most Powerful Women

It is the age of the all-powerful female superhero, anti-hero and even villain. DC has always had the most popular lady hero of all time with Wonder Woman, who was always depicted as an equal to Batman and Superman in the holy Trinity. Even in the current landscape of new and improved superheroines, DC’s long-time […] via THE 15 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN DC COMICS — Continue reading DC Comics’ 15 Most Powerful Women

Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 March 2017: Page of Pentacles

The Pages indicate messages and with the sighting of the Page of Pentacles today, there may be news around money – it may be pay day or you may even negotiate a new contract. For some, that message may come as an awareness to view your finances under a new light – one where you […] via Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 March 2017: Page of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 March 2017: Page of Pentacles

Stitched Up: Wearing 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry

Women from a Manchester-based co-operative, Stitched Up, have reached the half-way marker in a 40-day challenge of limiting their clothing choices to just six items, in a bid to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry. Stitched Up, a non-profit which runs garment-making and upcycling workshops in the Chorlton area of Manchester, are raising funds for Labour Behind the Label Trust, which works … Continue reading Stitched Up: Wearing 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry

E-Waste and what we can do about it

The electronic waste is getting out of our hands. Every 18 months we change mobile phones and our computers every 2 years. Are we aware of what are they made of and where do they end up? And most importantly: What can we, as individuals, do to reduce it? On this post you’ll find an infographic with some numbers and solutions we can contribute to … Continue reading E-Waste and what we can do about it

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 21 March 2017: Ace of Wands

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Positive times are right here, right now. An opportunity or idea may surface that you will embrace. Begin this journey knowing that the outcome is going to create something positive in your life. You do not need to know how it’s going to look or come out even, what is important is that you are open to it and act… Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 21 March 2017: Ace of Wands

Sustainable Stays: Little White Alice, West Cornwall

Holidays within eco-friendly and eco-conscious environments are great ways to experience a greener lifestyle and get ideas on how one can incorporate sustainable living into one’s everyday existence. At West Cornwall’s Little White Alice, couple Simon and Rosie have opened up their dwellings to share their green lifestyle with holidaymakers. Set within a 28-acre smallholding in Carnmenellis, Little White Alice is where you can stay in a … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Little White Alice, West Cornwall

Wooden wicks used to create eco-friendly candles

Sustainable wood wicks is the latest move by candle-making manufacturers towards an eco-friendly product. In an effort to create eco-friendly candles, some manufacturers are using sustainable wooden wicks, which not just look good but also burn slower than traditional cotton wicks, meaning more flame time, and have a distinct gentle crackle whilst burning which adds to the atmosphere that the candles evoke. Wooden wicks produce … Continue reading Wooden wicks used to create eco-friendly candles