Moral Fibres is One!

Moral Fibres turns one today, and what a year it has been!  The site has gone from about twenty visits a day (thanks friends and family!) in the early days to over 11,000 page views a month!

It’s not about the numbers though: it’s about the people.  thanks to Moral Fibres I’ve ‘met’ a whole host of wonderful people online – through the comments, emails, or through interactions on social media.  This has been what’s kept me coming back day in day out to Moral Fibres – it’s been so encouraging to know that there is a thirst for information and inspiration on sustainable living.  Over the next year I hope to keep continuing to grow the site with more and more content that you’ll all enjoy.  I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve for future features, so keep your eyes peeled!

As a thank you for supporting, encouraging and inspiring me I’ve got four great competitions lined up from some of my favourite ethical makers and companies!  The first one will be live on the site later today, and there will be three more over the coming week.  Whether you’re old or new to Moral Fibres; a daily reader or just someone who pops by occasionally; UK based or from further afield, then the competitions are open to you all!

 

Image from here – a great DIY tutorial on how to make your own animal candle holders!

Weekend Links

The last weekend links post went down really well with you lot so here I am again, rounding up some of the interesting things I’ve read, seen or heard this past fortnight:

Simon Reeve’s Tea Trail and Coffee Trail (both on BBC iPlayer) have been fascinating and compelling viewing, highlighting the industry behind our morning, afternoon and evening brews, and showing the importance of buying fairtrade tea and coffee.  Simon Reeve is a really great journalist – it could potentially be quite dry viewing but he keeps things at just the right level.

After buying margarine for as long as I can remember, we switched to using butter last year for the health benefits.  From this article in The Independent it seems like we’re not the only ones.

An ingenious DIY candle made from just mandarin skin and olive oil.

Cargo bikes, big on the continent, but could be big here with the introduction of electric cargo bikes.

Jai’s post on minimising the use of plastic in the bathroom is still an article that I go back to time and time again.

I’ve signed this Greenpeace petition against fracking in the UK.  If you’re against fracking too then do consider signing it and sharing with your friends.

An American shop and restauarant is set to sell out of date food – revolutionary!

Finally, what not to wear when you go down to the woods – I learned that wolves crave Chanel No. 5!  Who knew?!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Image from here.