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6 stunning eco resorts for your bucket list

You are wearing the sustainable T-shirt, using organic beauty products, and you send single use plastic evil eyes, but what about your travelling habits, are they sustainable? Part of what spurred me on to start my own business was actually seeing how we, as tourists, impact local environments. In recent months I have come across several articles about beautiful places across the globe that have been ruined due to over-tourism. A great example is the Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands (Thailand), which is currently closed to tourists to give the coral reef a bit of breathing space. When open, the small bay is visited by 5000 people a day – and has been for years. It is just one...

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10 ethical bag brands that don't compromise on style!

The strap on my beloved shoulder bag recently broke. A bag that I had used day in and day out for two years – and had planned to enjoy for many more. It had originally taken me hours to find it – the one ‘with my name on it’ - and it was with part sadness that I deposited it in a cupboard after two failed attempts to repair It. The remaining part of me, I must admit, was quite excited about having to go bag shopping, and exploring what is out there on the sustainable bag market! Below is my shortlist of my favourite bag brands for your inspiration – all of which don’t compromise on style (either). ELVIS...

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Apples, seaweed and wine - nature's own materials are driving fabric innovation!

How often do you think about what you are wearing? Not how you have styled yourself…I am sure you look fabulous!... I am talking about what the clothes are made of. Imagine a skirt made from apples and a handbag made from wine. Yep, wine! As strange as it may sound, this will soon be reality. This week the 7th Future Fabrics Fair took place in London. Organised by the Sustainable Angle organisation, it showcased sustainable fabrics from mills all over the world to representatives from established and start-up fashion brands alike. In contrast to a more traditional fabric fair two week’s previously with very low footfall, it was amazing to walk into a packed room, buzzing with energy; and...

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Why changing to a sustainable pair of jeans can really make a difference

My grandmothers lived in a different time and never owned a pair of jeans. Apart from that, I am pretty sure that everyone in my circle of family, friends and acquaintances have at least 1 pair of jeans in their wardrobe. Personally, I have 6 - in line with the average of 6-7 per person as stated in the statistics from Statistic Brain Research Institute. No wonder that denim has the biggest market share in the fashion industry and that the annual number of jeans produced on a global scale is 1,240,000,000. Our love of denim jeans equals big business! Traditionally denim jeans are made from cotton, making them comfortable, breathable and durable. Each pair can last for years depending on style,...

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How to succeed with your New Year's resolutions

Do you have a list of New Year's resolutions? I do. It started 8 years ago as a mood board of things that I would like to achieve in my lifetime, when I realised that if I became crystal clear about my goals, I was much more likely to achieve them. Soon after, I started to break the end-goals (e.g. 'start my own business') down to smaller annual goals. As an example, 'start my own business' was broken down to part goals such as 'schedule sessions with a life coach' and 'complete a Master’s in Business Administration'. Each year at the end of December, I enjoy pulling my list out and marking off the goals that I have achieved in...

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