Hello hello! I missed writing Ten Things last week – I took a trip west to visit my family and escape the building site that is our house right now (still…). I spent the time soaking up the sun in my parent’s sun trap of a garden, and it’s got me excited for summer. So much so, that yesterday we upgraded our old tent, that we had when it was just two of us, and purchased a family sized tent (with two bedrooms!).
We’ve been saving for this family sized beauty for a little while, so it good to hit the purchase button. Now we can start planning all our summertime adventures, of which I hope we have many! School holidays are just four weeks away so hit me up with all your favourite campsites in Scotland or the north of England – my girls don’t cope with more than two hours in the car!
This week’s links:
1. Well, this is exciting – food shopping might just get that little bit easier!
2. In more worrying news, scientists suspect that someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer.
3. Will shoppers ever really care about sustainability? An interesting read from Alden Wicker:
“If your marketing plan is to place your product in front of the customer and list all the ways it’s sustainable, you’ll fail. We’ve found that the more data you give, the more you alienate and overwhelm“.
4. Are you crafty? If so, this reusable kitchen roll project might be up your street.
5. How baby wipes became a moral conundrum. Another top read from Sali Hughes, about poverty and the upcoming baby wipe ban.
“There is no justifiable reason why biodegradable wipes are made almost exclusively by niche brands and sold in specialist health stores and websites, usually at a much higher price point, when the technology – allowing wipes to be made from 100 per cent renewable, compostable, chlorine-free, plant-based material – is already established and available to any big brand that cares to place ethics higher in its priorities than greedy shareholders“.
6. Livia Firth says it’s not realistic to think we’re going to be in a world without leather or wool.
7. I loved this read from Ashlee Piper – “You are ‘wishcycling’ and you need to stop right now“.
9. In more off-beat news, could psychedelic drugs encourage people to look after the environment? I have a lot of love for Michael Pollan but this one has left me scratching my head a little.
10. Finally, if you an aspiring eco-blogger or maybe you have just started out, then Leah from the must-read ethical fashion blog Style Wise has put together this amazing ebook*, which will give you all the advice you will ever need.
Have a lovely Sunday!