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.
Acala is the alternative sustainable beauty online store we have been waiting for. Freshly launched this month, Acala has arrived, providing us with the natural health and beauty products we desire, all in one place. The items sold at the online boutique have been strategically selected and vetted by the founder herself so we can buy with ease and confidence. Ranging from organic soaps, sturdy safety razors, biodegradable glitter, zero waste makeup, Acala has covered all bases.
Hanna first found fame in the sustainable community by creating the popular online platform Flor & Cesta, a conscious lifestyle blog. Originally Hanna started this journey to inspire the convenience obsessed city dweller to think about the sustainable options available, instead of reaching for the quickest, often unsustainable option. Launching Acala is the next step in Hanna’s journey, continuing her influence in this field. Helping us to try new products that carry a dramatically smaller environmental footprint.
How to begin introducing someone whose’s work I admire so much? Over the last three years, I’ve become a big fan of Carol’s work. She has single-handedly brought us a brand with timeless style and quality. Quality, in the final products and also in the lives of the makers.
It is my great pleasure to Introduce Seek Collective, sometimes referred to as “Seek” for short, a name which inspires searching for better, looking and learning about better practices, and doing it together.
Seek Collective as a brand has become very close to my heart and so has the strong woman behind it. I met Carol through a serious of fortunate friendships, so I know not only does she make some serious fashion waves but she is also a really great woman to hang out with.