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A 2010 study, published in the scientific journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, used linguistic analysis software to measure the way 60 individuals discussed their homes. Women who described their living spaces as ‘cluttered’ or full of ‘unfinished projects’ were more likely to be depressed and fatigued than the women who described their homes as ‘restful’ and ‘restorative’. The researchers also found that women with cluttered homes expressed higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
In aid of fashion revolution week this year I collaborated with wherenwear to promote some brands we both love!
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We can give you all the tips and tricks to join the sustainable world and do your bit – but which brand you trust and purchase from, now that’s going to take some research on your part too. But we make it easy for you, of course!
Spoilt for choice with an array of creative visionaries displaying their contribution to a sustainable planet, we’ve managed to pick out 5 favorites from the brands that have caught our eye till date.
We keep hearing it again and again – “Do something”, “Make a Change”, ”Be the change”, “Fashion Revolution “ ,but what if we desperately do want to make the change, but don’t have the bank balance to do it ! This list is especially put together with that in mind!
It’s time to embrace sustainable fashion – helping the environment, people and animals doesn’t mean you can’t have style, and on a budget too!!
Christmas is the time for giving, right? Completely disagree! Everyday should be a day for giving however in the spirit of Christmas, a festival I totally love – not only due to the carols, gifts and feasts at Xmas it’s always been a tradition in my house lay out gifts below our tree!
So this year I got gifts from all over the world which I will share just so we can get some ethical presents into our loved ones stockings all through the year!
Let’s take the example of any garment. It takes approximately 2,700 litres of water to make just one – that’s the amount of water an average person drinks over the course of 900 days!
Conscious consumer demand for sustainable and ethically sourced products isn’t showing any signs of slowing down – and for good reason too.
This was a really fun article for me to write as it opened my eyes, to what you can and cannot call sustainable home ware! I got to review a bunch of products and have listed down my favorites and the most sustainable ones.
Getting married is always an adventure, I have always been on the other side of it, making custom made wedding outfits for brides, but somehow for my own wedding things went the other way, and I found it really difficult to find elements to have a SUSTAINABLE and SLOW wedding! I decided to take a plunge into researching on how to have a sustainable wedding. There are so many things to take into consideration from non-toxic makeup and hair products to sustainable clothing! I blog about a lot of ethical brands and a couple of these just stood out for and are perfect for those sourcing for an ethical wedding for the bride, brides maid or even a wedding guest.
Approximately four years ago I was introduced to a practice called Nichiren Buddhism, wherein all the members pray for world peace. This practice works on the law of cause and effect –i.e. what you give, you get and what you sow, you reap! It included a lot of self-reflection and expressed that the only change one has to make, is to change you. Even though these changes were all very positive, it was difficult especially when I had to go out of my comfort zone.