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Laura Fitzpatrick

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Some of the shops on the high street that you might assume to be unethical are actually pretty surprising in their morality! Though many of them might not advertise themselves as ethical, and there might be room for improvement, sometimes it’s good that they’re just a little bit less bad! Every little counts when it comes to buying ethical fashion on the high street. Let’s take a look at the top ethical high street retailers…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – festival season! If, like me, you’ve grown up and are looking for a family festival with super Eco credentials then look no further than Just So Festival.

We travelled to Rode Hall last year with our two year old and experienced the most magical little world you could ever imagine. Super excited that this year’s festivities are less than three weeks away, we have been reminiscing through last year’s review. Fairy parties, tribal tournaments and a weekend of sensory overload ahoy. Bring on 2016!

Summer is all about fresh ingredients and recipes and the BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City, which took place at London’s ExCeL 20-22nd May, was a great place to find culinary inspiration, lunch ideas and healthy snacks and treats, as well as recipes and advice from some of the best in the foodie business.

We were fortunate enough to be able to give five of our lucky readers the opportunity to visit the show, which this year combined with the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show.

Whether you’re a mum to be looking for something a bit special to buy your new arrival, or you’re an eagerly awaiting friend or grandparent, take a look at our eco baby gift inspiration of 2013…

 

My First Years: personalised organic sleep suit

When it comes to your little person’s beauty sleep, you want to make sure they are tucked up lovely and cosy for the night ahead of them. What’s great about My First Years, is not only are their sleep suits 100% organic, you can personalise them for free. They arrive in the most adorable Tiffany style gift box, ready for any new arrival. Our mum-to-be fell in love with the softness of the sleep suit and was very excited to find out that there is a whole range of organic products on offer online!

Celebrating its milestone twentieth anniversary, Natural & Organic Products Europe returned to the ExCeL London on 17-18 April, for its 2016 edition.

Widely regarded as the flagship event for the UK and European natural and organic products industries, the show’s extensive three-theatre seminar and demo programme – spanning two days – plays host to a number of high-profile brands and top experts from across the natural and organic world. 

Tonight I decided to try something new. A homemade face mask.

It’s crazy to think I’ve never tried this before.  I usually indulge in LUSH face masks, but in the absence of a shop bought product and a face in need of some TLC, I located a receipe that called for some everyday household items; natural yoghurt and honey.

So, here’s how it goes.

A ground-breaking new study has found a clear nutritional differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat.

The study, published today, 16 February 2016, in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic.  In addition to organic milk and meat, the nutritional differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. The study is the largest systematic reviews of its kind and led by Newcastle University and an international team of experts.