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Minimising our packaging footprint...

Remember that special feeling of excitement when receiving a parcel from your favourite fashion brand and unwrapping your new purchases? While some retailers still keep it fairly simple with a transparent plastic bag, other retailers go to great lengths to delight their customers with beautiful bespoke packaging: gorgeous boxes inside boxes, luxurious perfume scented tissue paper, sleek paper bags, bespoke canvas bags and sometimes even small presents! The more we, as customers, get used to this, the more it takes to delight us. Before we know it, something that used to delight us has become the norm, and our favourite brands have to come up with something even more spectacular. It is a vicious circle. Every day we throw out huge amounts of...

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Do you have to compromise on style to be sustainable?

Have you ever thought about changing your fashion buying habits to buying sustainable (ethical and/or eco-friendly) fashion only?  I did. A holiday in Borneo some years ago touched me deeply and inspired me to change my shopping habits. Borneo is one of the most beautiful places on the planet: white sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters, rain forests with an abundance of wild life, mangroves and impressive mountains. But it also has a darker side: the palm oil industry constantly expanding, deforesting and ruining wild life habitats. However much I love Nutella, upon our return to the UK I decided to make some changes to my grocery shopping habits and stop buying products with palm oil. Apart from having to ditch the incredibly...

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