Percol’s most sustainable pop-up coffee shop

Coffee company Percol is opening a sustainable pop-up coffee shop to showcase all the ways people can make their caffeine habit more sustainable. The pop-up coffee shop, which will open in London’s Old Street Station in April, will raise awareness of how consumers can make small changes to their daily coffee routine to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. Coffee will be ethically sourced and served in reusable … Continue reading Percol’s most sustainable pop-up coffee shop

London pub rolls out fully vegan menu in commitment to sustainability

London pub, The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker, has decided to take their commitment to sustainable practices once step further by operating a fully vegan menu. The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker, which rolled out the vegan only menu on 5 January, made the move purely for sustainability reasons. In a statement, The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker said: “We have decided to make our menu fully vegan. “We are … Continue reading London pub rolls out fully vegan menu in commitment to sustainability

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

Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland

Have a mesmerising trip in the Scottish Highlands with a stay at Eagle Brae. Eagle Brae is a village of self-catering log cabins set among the wildest glens, highest mountains and largest locks of the northern Scottish highlands. Eagle Brae’s eco-chic log cabins – made from red cedar logs from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, Canada – are entirely powered by renewables. The open-plan … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland

Green Banana Paper: Turning waste into wealth for native islanders of Kosrae, Micronesia

Green Banana Paper are turning a sustainable resource of banana fibers into stylish wallets for men and women in efforts to create a sustainable and ethical alternative to leather, as well as jobs for the indigenous people of a remote island in the Western Pacific. The wallets, which are being developed by a small community on the island of Kosrae, Micronesia, utilise community-based resources and … Continue reading Green Banana Paper: Turning waste into wealth for native islanders of Kosrae, Micronesia

Bamboo Skateboards Earth Series’ earth-friendly decks

Bamboo Skateboards have created the Earth series, featuring prints of Mother Earth in all her glory, that are environmentally friendly decks at affordable prices. The Earth Series – which features images of a sunset, forest, mountain and nebula – is made from a sustainable wood hybrid of bamboo and maple. California-based brand, Bamboo Skateboards, ensure that all materials used in the manufacturing of their decks … Continue reading Bamboo Skateboards Earth Series’ earth-friendly decks

Bottletop: Bags of credibility

Making a difference in the world is not something that is largely synonymous with fashion. The darker side of fashion – including reports about sweatshop conditions, child labour and the environmental impact of dyeing processes – has often overshadowed its ability to be seen as laudable. That’s where luxury accessories brand, Bottletop, are changing that perception altogether and spearheading something that sits just as comfortably … Continue reading Bottletop: Bags of credibility

Whitepod: Eco-friendly igloos that switch colours during the seasons

If eco-glamping is of your persuasion and you fancy a stay in an igloo-style camp, then Switzerland’s Whitepod just may appeal to your inner eskimo. Switzerland’s eco-luxury hotel and alpine experience, Whitepod, is located in the stunning Valais region of Switzerland, and with its access to 7 km of ski slopes with private ski lifts during the winter, and 25 km of signposted hiking trails … Continue reading Whitepod: Eco-friendly igloos that switch colours during the seasons

WiDEYE: Health & beauty products at their sustainable best

WiDEYE is a health and beauty brand that puts ethical ingredients on top of the agenda. As anyone in the industry may be aware, sourcing ethical ingredients can be a challenge. But this is where WiDEYE comes up trumps in rising to the challenge, committing to sourcing and using ingredients that are natural and sustainable. The brand, which has a shop in the small town … Continue reading WiDEYE: Health & beauty products at their sustainable best

The LUSH Spring Prize 2017: £200,000 fund for organisations working to revive damaged social and natural environments

Are you or an organisation you’re involved with, trying to work in harmony with nature to revive damaged social and natural environments? Could your work benefit from some extra money or support? Do you want to share what you are doing with similar organisations around the world? If so, check out handmade beauty brand, LUSH Cosmetic’s new £200,000 prize fund, The LUSH Spring Fund, which aims … Continue reading The LUSH Spring Prize 2017: £200,000 fund for organisations working to revive damaged social and natural environments