What is Zero Waste Week?
Zero Waste Week has just come to an end. It is a grassroots campaign that takes place every year on the first week of September, raising awareness all over the world about the environmental impact of waste. Empowering us to reduce our own waste and changing old daily habits hopefully all year round.
The campaign lasts for one week and has been surprisingly easy for us. We were really prepared, ready for our trip away. That is all it takes to start, a little prep and forward planning. Long term, the campaign asks us all to consider if we can do better. Challenging people all over the world to dramatically reduce their waste, for good.
Can you do better? The answer is normally yes. In a world literally drowning in plastic, there are so many small easy swaps, that make a difference.
About a month ago at the hight of the British heat wave, we made our way to south London to meet Sophie Dunster, the brains behind the ethical brand, Gung Ho. Today, we are sharing the video while there. Sophie was kind enough to show us her beautiful container studio, and her quirky home on a houseboat.
Sophie’s designs are vibrant and interesting much like herself. Her colourful personality and passion comes through in all of her designs. Having been raised living a low carbon lifestyle, it’s no surprise that Sophie has made it her mission to push the boundaries of sustainable fashion.
We are on a mission to prove that fashion can help bring about positive change. Gung Ho helps people to make an impact in their daily lives, which is something we really love and talk about, like, all the time.
Today, I’m talking about tackling our to-do lists in style. You will see throughout this post we have had a bit of fun with this topic. I’ve put together some cute weekly planners. They’ve helped me out a lot over the last two months. Keeping us on top of our day to day and pushing us to achieve our goals. They are un-dated print outs meaning we can to start getting organised at any time. We want you to have them for free!
Personally, I am lost without my diary. I’ve always been a bit old school in this respect. Like many creatives, I’m a very visual person, so a paper planner is essential. Most of us have some form of electronic calendar on our phones or computers, but I still heavily rely on writing things down. Putting pen to paper keeps me sane by releasing the thoughts from my head and just generally remembering the important stuff.
Do you spend all your time making to-do lists, bouching from task to task and never feeling like you’ve accomplished your big goals? Running your own life, blog or business can feel overwhelming. It is time to take productivity into our own hands.
Writing by hand forces us to slow down and become more mindful, and research suggests that writing things by hand helps us to retain information. This is definitely true for me. I’ve never been a naturally organised person, like most things I have to work at it.
Festival Season is upon us. Are you heading to one this summer? Festivals are the best, a time to be carefree, dance the day away and surround yourself with great friends, making memories to last a lifetime. It was also really important for me to be environmentally aware while having fun, and the challenge was fun. So here is my ultimate eco festival guide for you.
I finally went to my first ever full weekend festival. The opportunity never really came my way in my younger years. I had a lot of commitments, working, dancing, and to be honest sometimes I found the idea a little intimidating. I look back now and think that that is a shame, but I was happy enough with that at the time and as a result, I have really appreciated all of the experiences I’ve had in my adult life.
Ready to talk about the perks of owning houseplants? We hope this article makes you feel pumped about your next trip to the garden centre.
Living in London or any busy city can have its challenges and making a rented house or flat a home can be difficult. I have lived in all sorts of places over the last 6 years, and trust me that conversation could go on for hours, but instead of talking about the giant rat fiasco of 2015, I will talk about the much pleasanter subject of houseplants.
We have loved owing beautiful plants over the last 2 and a half years. Moving in with Josh marked the grown-up first step of moving in together, and waving goodbye to the life of London house shares. This was an awesome step, being able to put together the flat how we wanted and for the first time invest in some nice homewares. Swapping the often unpleasantries of “housemates” with plants thus becoming our cool new flatmates, that brought us so much joy.
Since posting about our travels around California last year, we have received a lot of questions. Asking how we got around and travel tips we can share. I love writing about our American adventure, so I’m more than happy to talk about our time spent on the road. I hope it helps answer any questions people may have, and inspires you to take a trip of your own.
While Josh and I were on our travels we stopped at some great places (read about Yosemite and San Francisco) but most of our time was generally spent on the road, seeing what some might say the real America. Travelling with destinations in mind and stopping off where ever took our fancy along the way. This might be some peoples idea of hell, but we enjoyed the freedom and the challenge of going back to basics for a while.