Ethical Bedroom Inspiration

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Whilst we’re impatiently patiently waiting on our local council to approve our building works I’m been imagining what our bedroom might look like when all the work is done and dusted.  I may have said this a hundred times before, but currently our bedroom sports a large hole in the wall, a cupboard door is off it’s hinges, and there’s a dingy blue threadbare carpet.  Needless to say it’s not my favourite room in the house, so I can’t wait until we can put our mark on the place.

Here’s what ethical bedroom furnishings have caught my eye:

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This flannel bedding from Urbanara* – because if there is anything more comfortable to sleep on than flannel then I haven’t found it.  These ones are made in Portugal to Oekotex standards.

An Ercol bed – I’m after a secondhand one of these, Gumtree gods be kind, you hear!

I found some lovely baskets for storage from The Future Kept – because can you ever have enough storage?  These ones are ethically made and available via the ever lovely Future Kept.

This wool blanket from Urbanara* – because even though it’s the end of April it snowed the other day, and we’ve had our fire lit the last few evenings. Also, again, can you ever have enough blankets?  I think not!  This 100% pure wool one is made in the EU with wool sourced from Norway and the Faroe Islands.

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I’m also thinking about some blackout energy saving blinds, like these here from Velux, to help save energy and block light out, and plants, lots of plants!  This plant hanger from Aerende would fit the bill nicely.  And I have my eye on this beautiful Octopus print from Ross and Brown.

If you’re after mattresses, duvets, etc I put a post together a little while ago about ethical bedding that you might find useful.  As an update to that post, we finally bought a new mattress at the start of this year, and said adios to my ancient mattress.  We didn’t buy the one in the post in the end – one of my friends emigrated to Australia so we bought the mattress from her guest room off of her.  Whilst we were really sad to see our friend leave for the other side of the world, we now have a rather lovely pillow top mattress and we have never slept on anything so luxurious in our lives.  Swings and roundabouts indeed.

Ten Things

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Hello!  How have you been?  I had a lovely week off last week, spending time with family on the west coast, celebrating my grandad’s 95th birthday, and walking along wind swept beaches.  It was certainly hard going settling back in to work this week!  I did find that a cup of tea in this cosy Edinburgh spot definitely helped though!

Here are some interesting things I’ve read over the last two weeks:

In truly momentous news, Friday was the first day ever since the dawn of the industrial revolution that Britain ran without coal power.  Hopefully this can the first of many small steps away from fossil fuel dependency.

Could a tax on meat help us save the planet?

Never underestimate the power of your own individual actions.  Here’s how one woman changed a whole country’s food waste problem.

Related: women, your vote matters and makes a difference.  If you’re not registered, make sure you register by 22nd May to vote in the General Election.

Poverty, compounded.

Whoa!  I’d love to see this.

Who knew that the humble spinach leaf could hold so much beauty and potential?  My mind is officially blown.

One of the most interesting articles I’ve read on GM crops.

How to teach ethical fashion to kids.

All hail the case for doing less laundry.


And three things from the Moral Fibres archives that you might have missed:

If money is a bit tight, here’s what food you should buy organic if you can and what you don’t need to buy.

How to tell if milk is off or not (spoiler: you might have been doing it wrong).

Ethical underwear.

Have a good weekend!