weekend links

weekend links

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link roundup blog

Hello!  Nice to see you today!  Did you catch Friday’s post?  Moral Fibres is a whole five years old!  This was the first ever post if you’re curious – I like to think we’ve come a long way since then!  To celebrate the five-year milestone I’m running a fantastic giveaway with Green People and People Tree, so do head over and enter!

This week’s links:

1. Patagonia has launched a “dating tool” to set you up with activism.  It only has a limited UK focus at the moment, but I hope it will grow.

2.  Second life – a lovely look at the joy of secondhand and buying from estate sales.  Estate sales aren’t a thing in the UK and truth be told, I used to think they sounded a bit creepy, but I have just changed my mind thanks to the writer’s words.  “I walk out of each home reminded that our time to cook, to write, to live is limited. I’ll always think about the people whose things are bringing me joy and pray that they’re at peace, wherever that may be“.

3.   How amazing does this Swedish shopping centre dedicated to repaired and recycled goods sound?

4.  I downloaded this water bottle refill app this week and it’s pretty useful.  I haven’t had many, if any, problems filling up my water bottle, to be honest, but it’s always helpful to know if somewhere water bottle friendly is nearby.

5.  How to eat homemade lunch every day at work (and only cook once).  I’d love to set up a work lunch club!

6.  Huge respect to Riverford.

7.  I really related to this account of a week of living plastic-free.

8.   Inside Aberporth, the first plastic-free community, whilst the Shetland Islands vow to be plastic free by the end of this year!

9.  This insect ‘art’ is stunning.

10.  Finally, some non-consumerist Valentine’s Day ideas if you want to ditch the roses and do something a little less commercial this year.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  One of my kids has been under the weather, so we’ve been holed up indoors so far.  I have my fingers crossed we can get out for some restorative fresh air today!


weekend links

Ten Things

moral fibres ten things

moral fibres ten things

Hello hello!  Good week?  Fresh Clean Home came out on Thursday and I have been overwhelmed by the support and kind words from all of you lovely lot.  A million thank-yous from the bottom of my heart!  To celebrate its launch I am giving away a copy over on Instagram – the competition closes on Thursday.  I have to say it has felt very un-real seeing it pop up in other people’s homes – I don’t know if the novelty will ever wear off!

This week’s links!

1.  “To change the world you have to throw a better party than the people destroying it“.  I love love love this quote (and truth be told I am intrigued by the beer too!).  Are you up for the challenge?  Yes?  Let’s get partying then! ;)

2. “The Blue Planet effect is sweeping across Westminster and it’s time for the fashion industry to take a grip of this movement” – you know things have gone mainstream when even Vogue magazine is talking about why microfibres are the new microbeads and why the fashion industry needs to take action.

3.  My mind is constantly boggled by the amazing things people can do.  Take this case in point – scientists in India have been able to transform polluted air into ink for artists.

4.  This made for an interesting read – why people conveniently ‘forget’ that child labour made their jeans.

5.  In unsurprising news, it was reported that in just four days, top fashion CEOs earn a garment worker’s lifetime pay.

6.  A zero waste kit that costs zero dollars – sometimes the zero waste movement feels a little elitist – this proves it doesn’t have to be.

7.  I love this list of 5 simple things you can do to be more ethical in 2018.

8. On both my wishlist and my daughter’s wishlist*.

9.  Food for thought this Sunday – why aren’t organic carrots just called carrots?

10.  Finally, if you know (or are) a secondary school aged Young Green Briton then head this way.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  I took my daughter to see Coco yesterday and it was just perfect, even if I did have something in my eye through some of it…!