Category Sustainable Living

Reasons for not being a minimalist

[pinterest] After last weeks post on the benefits of a minimal wardrobe, I wanted to bring you another side to the minimalist story. If you are interested in minimalism you must be warned that there is a terrible amount of wasteful ‘minimalist’ advice out there. It is bound to happen when a concept is in vogue. But it is something that I find quite worrying. People advising you to go

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Tips to create your sustainable minimalist wardrobe

[pinterest] If you are interested in sustainability there is a good chance that you’ve come across the concept of minimalism. Sustainability requires that we learn to live with less. But it doesn’t necessarily require that you must automatically follow minimalism to live sustainably, especially if your personality doesn’t suit limiting yourself to just a few staple items. Still there is a benefit having a minimal wardrobe if it does suit

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Talking to your little ones about human trafficking

[pinterest] Following on from my post last week about the Parative Project, I thought you would be interested in this lovely little book about human trafficking. Conversations With My Daughter About Human Trafficking is written by Stephanie Hepburn, a journalist who has written extensively on the topic of human trafficking and who coauthored the book Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight*. She is also the founder of Good Cloth, the online

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Five Books that will Inspire You to Act

[pinterest] As human beings we seem supremely good at making excuses not to act. We are too busy, or too tired. We don’t have the skills or the confidence. We think we can’t make a difference. We think we don’t matter. Or we are too comfortable. How often have we decided not to do something that we care about due to one of these excuses? But if the world is

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Support Grassroots Entrepreneurs with Zidisha

[pinterest] Have you ever wished that you could use your privileged do something more to impact upon poverty? Do you donate to charity, but feel disconnected from the impact of your money at the grassroots? Would you like a better understanding of the power of small amounts of money to improve people’s lives? Let me introduce Zidisha, a micro-lending platform that lets you lend small amounts of money directly to

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Book Review: New Slow City by William Powers

[pinterest] Pause for a moment.                                                      Take a long slow breath. Stop.                                    Don’t do anything. Just breathe.   Consider this: What did you notice when you were on

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Repurpose Tutorial: Beeswax Cotton Food Wraps

[pinterest] Do you have some beautiful cotton that you want to use but aren’t sure how? Have you collected some beautifully patterned pieces from old skirts and dresses but don’t feel confident to sew with them? Today’s tutorial is a lovely way for your to reuse cotton from dresses and skirts that you don’t have the skills or perhaps time to mend or upcycle into another garment. Recently I tore

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