Fashion, Life & Style

Men’s Ethical Clothing for Autumn

men's ethical autumn clothing

mens ethical autumn clothing

I put together a post with my favourite ladies ethical clothes for autumn, and thought I’d follow up that post with some men’s ethical clothes for autumn too.  I’ve been hunting high and low to unearth some men’s ethical clothing labels/shops so there may be some on here that you haven’t heard of before.

These stylish pieces have been chosen to be timeless and last you for years and years to come:

mens ethical clothing for autumn

1.  Rapanui Hoodie (£49.95) – This hoodie by Rapanui is perfect for keeping any chills at bay, and layering over t-shirts.

2.  Komodo Jumper (£65) – Smart, practical and perfectly ethical.

3.  Rapanui Shark T-Shirt (£24.95) – as well as being ethical, 50% of the profits of this t-shirt will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society.

4.  Patagonia Shirt (£65) – It’s not autumn without a flannel shirt.  This one from Patagonia, the ethical trailblazers, looks cosy and comfortable, and a men’s ethical clothing staple.

gents ethical clothes

1.  Rapanui Cardigan (£29.95) – This cardigan is perfect for layering up, so you’re not caught out by Autumn’s fickle nature.

2.  Rapanui T-Shirt (£24.95) – I love the clever design of this “Drop seeds, not bombs” t-shirt.

3.  Hiut Jeans (£130) – Handmade in Wales by master crafters, these jeans look great and will last a lifetime.

4.  Braintree Top (£29.90) – Whisper it: it’s partly made of hemp, but if you can get past that then it’s looks great for lazy weekends when you just want to wear something comfortable.

5.  Howies Jacket (£279) – Pricey, yes, but an investment – Howies claim this jacket will last for at least 10 years – 20 if you’re a careful owner, making it the perfect men’s ethical jacket.  Perfect for when you’re out and about in bad weather, and for taking part in sports.  Howies also refreshingly say that if you buy the jacket and it goes on sale within 6 months, you’ll receive a voucher for the difference, so you don’t feel short changed.


Main image of the Howies Jacket c/o Howies.

Food & Drink, Food Waste Tips

How to Tell if Milk is Bad

how to tell if milk is bad

how to tell if milk is bad

I’ve talked before about expiration dates on eggs, and how to check to see if you can eat them past their date.  But what about milk?  If your milk has reached it’s expiry date and you’ve still got some left then how do you tell if  milk is bad, or if it is still safe to drink?  Do you sniff the carton to see how it smells?  If you do then what if I tell you then that you’ve been doing it all wrong?

It’s true, if you’ve been sniffing the carton/bottle then chances are, unless the milk is definitely off, then you will have been getting a false picture of how the milk actually smells.  Instead of the milk, you’ll actually have been getting a whiff of the horrible dried up bits of milk around the rim of the carton, perhaps causing you to bin the milk unnecessarily early.

My 91 year old grandad has scant regard for expiration dates on food (true story – a little while ago he found a tin of tomatoes 10 years out of date in the back of his cupboard.  A lesser person might have put the can in the bin, but no, my grandad used the tomatoes to make them into tomato soup and ate it regardless.  And you know what?  He was perfectly fine).  His rule for milk is if he puts it in his tea or coffee and it curdles then it’s off, otherwise it’s fine for consumption, regardless of the date on the carton.

I think my grandad’s method is a bit extreme (who wants to potentially waste a perfectly good cup of tea?!).  In actual fact the best way to tell if milk is off or not is to pour a little bit of milk into a clean glass, and then sniff that, giving you a better idea of if the milk is off or not.

It’s fail safe – you’ll never throw out perfectly good milk again!

Do you have any tips to reduce food waste?  Do share in the comments below!

Image from here.