The Big California Clean Up

Our Oceans Are Drowning in Plastic Every day, we generate around 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste.  This is ten times the amount we produced a century ago.  On Saturday, September 15th, the largest one-day volunteer event in California takes place.  Volunteers will be getting together to take part in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day organized by […]

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I have a confession to make. I Love Skincare! Emme Diane – Brand Spotlight

Skincare Confession Skincare is important to me. I have adult acne and I’ve tried many different regimens, both “natural” and dermatologist-recommended. I used to get regular facials, microdermabrasion, and transdermal mesotherapy but they were expensive and not particularly effective. I also geek out on the chemistry and biology of the skin. Eating affects it. The […]

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Sisterhood

I’ve been taking a Women Studies class over the Summer and I’ve been loving it!  My professor is inspiring and doesn’t take any shit.  I’m finding that the world of ethical fashion overlaps a great deal with the spirit of feminism.  Before taking this class, I’d scrunch my nose up in response to someone identifying […]

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Water On My Mind – Brand Spotlight – FluidStance

The Physical Geography course I just completed taught me more about our world and the acute water pollution challenges that confront us. There is an island of rubbish twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean and 99% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs. The news isn’t all bad – plastic straw bans […]

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You Say Sneakers. I Say Trainers – Two Years In The US

It’s been over two years since I moved to the US and I wanted to share some of my latest comparisons between English and American ways (language, culture, architecture etc). It seems like every week, I notice new ones that amuse and confound. Language Differences When I think of the language differences between your ordinary […]

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Miik Clothing – Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.

I know that I highlight a lot of sustainable brands whilst simultaneously encouraging the idea that we should consume less. These ideas combined can come across as contradictory. With this in mind, I’m now trying to make sure that I only feature companies that create quality items that will last a long time. Introducing Miik […]

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