Ethical Shopping

Five Reasons Why Ethical Consumerism Is Booming

Besma Whayeb | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

The time has finally come: ethical consumerism is going mainstream! It's exciting to have seen the ethical mindset become a more widely-recognised and accepted concept, and in ways that are natural and low-effort too.

How Easy Is It To Be An Ethical Consumer?

Sian Conway | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Conway

As consumers, our purchases have a significant impact on the world around us - but it's not always positive. One of the biggest ways we can influence change is by "voting with our wallets" and making more ethical decisions about what we buy. Being an ethical consumer means choosing products and services that don't harm people, animals or the environment, but how easy is it to do?

Four Simple Ways To Live More Ethically

Besma Whayeb | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

So, you're interested in living more ethically. In a world full of media distrust, political scandals and alternative facts, it's no surprise really. I'm feeling the same - I want to know where my food comes from, who made my clothes, and treat people - and the planet - in a respectful way.

Is Ethical Clothing Expensive?

Wendy Graham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Wendy Graham

Something I hear a lot from people is that they would love to shop more ethically, but ethical clothing is just too expensive. And I do get that. When money is tight it's only natural to want that budget to spread as far as possible.

The Road To House Of Khadi Continued...

Rima Sams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

Here in India, the money crisis has passed and the daily allowance from ATMs is back to normal. It was humbling to witness how very patiently the locals coped throughout the crisis, with a calm and unruffled attitude, whilst I struggled to constrain my inherent urban angst.

Black Friday: Who Is Really Paying The Price?

Raquel Wallace | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Raquel Wallace

So consumed are we by bagging a bargain we have detached ourselves from the reality that someone, somewhere is making and sacrificing their lives for ...

The Invisible Women Who Stitch Our Shoes

Ilana Winterstein | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Ilana Winterstein

As shoe consumption continues to rise, it is vital that we stop the exploitation and poverty trap that women homeworkers find themselves in. The answer is not the knee-jerk reaction that some brands may advocate of banning homeworking from their supply chains.

Responsible Fashion: Top Five Topics of 2015

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

In an attempt to refine the information overload, I have picked the articles that I think are most engaging; voices that will both inspire and anger; brands worthy of attention; and concepts that will encourage reflection on this industry and how we interact with it. Here are the five topics that dominated the discussion:

Five Ways to Make Your Holiday Season More Meaningful

Payal Dalal | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Payal Dalal

This year, the holiday season is particular important. For much of the world, 2014 was trying a year. Words like "racism", "starvation", "radicalisation", "Ebola", "terrorism", "poverty", "rape", "unemployment" dominated global headlines. We witnessed a lot of pain, and many confronted unfathomable devastation. There was and is so much sadness.

How to Save Money And Shop Ethically

Wendy Graham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

The notion of ethical fashion has been gaining more and more ground recently, particularly since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh last year. Yet Primark hit the news again yesterday with claims that a cry for help was stitched into the label of a £10 dress. The dressmaker claimed they were forced to work exhausting hours to keep up with our demand for cheap fashion...

Buying the Book the Old-Fashioned Way

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Orlagh McCarron

It's a case of first world problems at their finest. Individually, paying the extra amount for an item that is locally crafted and sold as oppose to opting for the cheaper, mass-produced variety makes little difference but changes are wrought when carried out collectively; local businesses thrive and that personal sense of locality and camaraderie can live on alongside our virtual communities.

Fabric Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many clothes companies have been associated with the Dhaka factory tragedy, low-cost, fast fashion provider Primark has taken the culpability cr...

Is Your Music Organic?

Fiona Brice | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fiona Brice

Up and down the country, well-heeled consumers are scrutinising labels in shop aisles, or selecting individual vegetables at farmers' markets, ethical latte in hand. But what about your mental nutrition? What are you feeding your brain and where is it coming from? What about the music that you listen to?

Ethical Food Shopping: A Pact With the Devil

Nic Compton | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Compton

Having been married and had a family, then been single, then been married and had a family again, I can say conclusively it's easier to be green when you're single. In fact, I'm pretty sure there must be a rule somewhere which states that your ability to be green is inversely proportional to the number of people in your household.