Never Underestimate the Value of a Conversation

I can be reluctant to talk about sustainable fashion outside of the blogging sphere. I think part of this reluctance stems from me not wanting evangelise to people who aren’t keen to hear what I have to say. For some reason I’ve always felt differently about writing online. When I write online, it is generally found by those who want to hear it, or those that don’t want to hear

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Searching for ethical brands? DoneGood is the app for that!

The following article is a sponsored collaboration between DoneGood (the app that let’s you easily find ethical products) and the Ethical Writers and Creatives Coalition (where I am a member). I have been paid to write and publish this article here. I only feature brands that strongly align with the ethos of this blog, and that I think you would benefit from hearing about.  Have you ever wished you could easily search

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How Eco-friendly Home Renovations Can Save You Money

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How Eco-Friendly Home Renovations Save You Money Renovating our house can be an exciting but daunting task. We want our home to be more beautiful or look more modern. Sometimes the insides of the house need an update—the plumbing, electrical, or the

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The Ethical Activist Book Group: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and Unbowed by Wangari Maathai. Read along and join in the conversation with us at any time.  In these dark times, how do we hold onto hope? As the prospect of irreversible climate change bears down upon us and even many of the most progressive governments dither, continuing to

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The Art of Ethical Travel

For the last ten days I have been steeped in the beautiful culture and landscape of Ubud, where I am doing my best to observe the art of ethical travel. I have long avoided Bali, for the reputation of rowdy Australian tourists drinking vast amounts of beer, and generally paying little attention to cultural etiquette and respect. Of course, Aussie tourists are not the only ones that do this, but

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A hotel booking to fund charity? Let’s Wander

The following post is a part of a sponsored collaboration between Wander (wander.io) and the Ethical Writers & Creatives coalition that I am a member of. I received payment in exchange for this review. This helps to support my activism and the costs of running this blog. I only partner with organisations uphold the values and ethos of this blog and that I think you would appreciate hearing about. My

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Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products

Today we have a guest post written by Lindsey Pasikea, who works for Consumer Safety, the peak non-profit organisation in the US that is advocating to ensure the the products available in the US market are safe for consumers to use. I am sure you will find her article interesting and informative.  Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products We all try to be careful about what goes

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How to know if your furniture is eco-friendly

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How to Know if Your Furniture Is Eco-Friendly If you want to have an eco-friendly home, you have to put some thought into which products you bring into it. If you find the right furniture options, your couches, tables, chairs, beds

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Ethical Activist Book Group: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. Read along with and join the conversation at any time.  What can one person’s story tell us about the problems in the global economy? Actually quite a lot. Especially when that one person has a story like Wangari Maathai. Wangari Maathai was born in the early 20th Century in the

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Finding hope in the dark

My deepest thanks goes to my readers who showed their support to me in this difficult time of burn out that I have been going through. This recent pause to my work here at tortoise & lady grey was such a necessary exercise. It gave me the time distance to reflect on what it is that I do here, and why I am driven to write and create for my

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