Since we posted our original article talking about the 30 wears challenge last year we have been ecstatic with the positive response it received. It was lovely to see people really engaging with the positive idea of loving our clothes.
Many of our friends and colleges said in passing comments, “I have definitely worn this more than 30 times” it made me so happy. This is what Into The Eco is all about, talking about everyday issues and making it feel approachable and engaging. What is more engaging than our content, creating conversations in the real world? I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read.
In the spirit of inspiring the 30 wears movement further, we are keeping the conversation flowing. Do you ever feel that some fashion bloggers and retailers make us think that buying new clothes is necessary to feel at our best? They might even make us feel we need to look a certain way to feel good about ourselves? If you have ever felt that way we are here to offer a fresh perspective.
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.
Hey me again, here to tell you about the humdrum subject of what the best things to do with our old unwanted clothes. Until earlier this year I was not sure what the best advice to give was on the topic. I always wondered what happened to our old clothes after we put them in the recycling bins. Did anyone even come and collect them? Call me sad but I genuinely did think to myself, who empties these bins, where does it go, and what happens then?
Well in April this year I had the pleasure of attending a swap & style event held by Love Not Landfill. I had such a nice afternoon at LMB Textile Recyclers in East London, and all of my above questions conveniently got answered. I thought it deserved writing up because sharing is caring.
Starting off super simple – Let’s all say no to plastic bags.
That was a short article, right?
Please, humour me and allow me to expand.
Reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill every year is as easy as replacing the uncouth plastic bag of the past with a fancy tote bag. Do you have one yet? They are hard to avoid, I have about 10, even one bearing the emblem of Feltham Young Offenders Institute, courtesy of Josh. Not from a stint in there may I add, he finds himself in prison a lot with his work. I have collected some from all over the place and they come in super handy. We all have a favourite though, right? I have two.
A week ago I had the pleasure of attending a great Guardian Live event, tackling climate change, an evening with Christiana Figueres. A friend of mine Evie, owner of Atlas and Ortus couldn’t make it and kindly gave me her ticket, so I thought it is only fair to write up what was discussed for Evie and whoever else is interested to read. Let’s dive in.
The talk was with the UN’s top climate change diplomat Christiana Figueres, who helped to deliver us the groundbreaking Paris climate change deal. Now she is dedicated to getting the world on track to beat global warming before the crucial date of 2020. The challenge remains enormous, but if anyone can make the impossible feel possible, it is Christiana.