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Five Reasons Why It's Better FOR YOU To Buy Ethical Clothes

Jo Salter | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Style
Jo Salter

People like me often talk (bang on and on) about ethical clothes and the benefits for those people creating them and for our planet too. That's all very well but, let's face it, however selfless we are feeling, most of us want to know what's in it for us. Well here are five good reasons why it is better to buy ethical clothes, and not an altruistic one among them!

These Beauty Brands May Be Making 'Misleading Organic Claims', Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style

Thousands of beauty products sold in the UK may be making misleading ‘organic’ claims on their packaging, according to a new report. As part of t...

Four Simple Ways To Live More Ethically

Besma Whayeb | Posted 17.04.2017 | 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.

Style And Substance : Five Tips For A More Sustainable Wardrobe

Alicia Taylor | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Style
Alicia Taylor

Wears per buy is a good way to think of it. Are you really getting value for money? Build a capsule wardrobe full of pieces that can be mixed and matched and made from quality materials that will stand the test of time. A perfectly cut organic cotton shirt or a pure virgin wool coat that will be a pleasure to wear and that you will treasure is worth so much more than five cheap tops that you'll wear once and forget about.

Princess Anne Backs GM Crops Despite Prince Charles Championing Organic Farming

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

Princess Anne has spoken in favour of the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, arguing the technology has real benefits. The Princess Royal concede...

What Do Egg Labels Mean? Everything You Need To Know About Egg Production, From Free Range To Organic

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Free range eggs across the UK have temporarily lost their free-range status and will now appear with a sticker to warn consumers. Free range farmers ...

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

The Importance Of Sustainable Fashion

Tom Hoskin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hoskin

Many people do not realise that fashion is the second most pollutant industry in the world behind none other than the oil industry. From over farming ...

Organic Beauty Week: Everything You Need To Know About Finding Skincare Products

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style

For years we’ve felt guilty for not eating organic food. But while the world is mildly concerned with what we put into our bodies, awareness about w...

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

The London Coffee Festival 2016

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

On arrival at the East London destination of the Truman Brewery, I was met with the sweet smell of coffee, which practically guided me in from street level. The festival spreads across two floors and multiple rooms, with pumping beats from live DJs and the whizzing sounds of coffee theatrics in progress.

Inside My Natural Makeup Bag: A Better Kind of Beautiful

Xochi Balfour | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Xochi Balfour

To me, being beautiful is letting your inner light shine through undaunted, treading lightly on mother earth, trying to live as harmoniously as possible with her and the life she sustains, learning to love ourselves and each other unconditionally and without judgment, and giving our magical bodies the best fuel and ingredients we can.

Why I Am Putting My Name Out in the Jewellery World to Back Fairtrade Gold

Liz Earle | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Style
Liz Earle

If we can achieve an ethical and fair provenance for goods as transient as a T-shirt, surely we can also work towards creating a fairer and more transparent journey for the gold that we wear as jewellery - something also worn next to our skin and so often given as a symbol of eternal love. Fairtrade gold gives us that opportunity.

How to Go Organic This Organic September Without Breaking the Bank

Hayley Coristine | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Coristine

Often, people don't realise that organic is free range by nature, and farmers provide their animals with the highest quality of life possible and support our environment by providing natural habitats for wildlife. So the decisions you make when it comes to food are a simple but really powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference!

Reasons to Go Organic This September

Seena Seka | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Food and lifestyle choices can take their toll on our appearance and vitality, leaving the skin looking fatigued and dull. Therefore, how we fuel our bodies inside and out is an important factor when it comes to healthy looking skin.

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

How to Say Goodbye to Winter Broken Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Spring is finally here! Well, it technically started in March, but the weather still seemed like winter back then. However, it doesn't mean that the havoc that winter brought upon our skin is over. To get that healthy glow on our skin back, we ought to re-evaluate our skin care routines and lifestyle choices to fit the season.

Tipi Valley- Surf, Yoga,....Ecology

Kismet Johnson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kismet Johnson

For some, there is something about ecotourism that screams fad-for-the-rich. You go to a remote location, dine on local insects, and revel in the fact your toilet is a hole in the ground. Then you go home, tell all your friends, and have your back patted for being so environmentally conscious.

Seven Top Tips for Working With Your Mother

Abi Weeds | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Weeds

Unless you agree on absolutely everything - does that ever exist between a mum and daughter? - make sure you're establishing a business where your skills complement rather than compete with each other.

Romy Fraser, Founder Of Neal's Yard Remedies And Owner Of Trill Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy Fraser opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London's Covent...

The EU and GM - Will It 'Let GM Crops Flourish' or Stop GM Being Used 'Under Any Pretext'?

Peter Melchett | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Melchett

It is worth noting that research into the health risks of GM crops and of both Roundup and glyphosate continues, and the GM industry still faces the possibility of a fatal blow from new scientific evidence, confirming what many studies have already suggested, namely that GM food poses significant risks to human health.

A Tale of Two Oxfords...

Peter Melchett | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

Given that Lord Krebs could hardly maintain his 'it's a waste of money' position in the face of this overwhelming scientific evidence, he has changed tack, claiming at Oxford that organic farming is bad for climate change, because it yields less than non-organic.

Brogan Driscoll

'Many Brands Claim To Be Organic, But They're Not': Sarah Brown, Founder Of Pai Skincare

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When most 20-somethings have a breakout or bad skin reaction they cancel all social engagements and plunge under the duvet feeling miserable. But ...

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of freezing temperatures and central heating can leave you with dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin if you let go. With that in mind, here are a couple of simple to follow tips to get your skin looking healthy this season.