Downsize me/The Wardrobe diet. Step Three: Shoes

Onto shoes. I am no Imelda Marcos when it comes to shoes. I have struggled buying ethically made shoes in the past, and so apart from a few pairs, the rest of these guys were bought second hand. And I dont know - buying shoes second-hand just ain't as enticing somehow. Hence my modest collection of 34 … Continue reading Downsize me/The Wardrobe diet. Step Three: Shoes

Whats the carbon footprint of a load of laundry?

I just stumbled across this article  on the Guardian about the carbon cost of our laundry practices. Laundry, laundry, bore, bore - I know. But its important people! Essentially there is one message - those dryers are menaces! After reading it, I thought I should probably bookmark it and blog about it in the winter, when … Continue reading Whats the carbon footprint of a load of laundry?

The Story of Broke

Annie Leonard, the American proponent of sustainability behind the Story of Stuff, the Story of Cosmestics and a bunch of other stories is back again with the timely Story of Broke. "The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can … Continue reading The Story of Broke

The Uncollection from Unconsumption

Unconsumption is a blog that seeks to be ' Your daily source of inspiration for creative reuse and mindful consumption.' Great! And one part of this is through Uncollection, a concept that turns the branding of consumerism completely upside down. Whats the idea? Take that thing you are reusing, recycling, upcycling, making or crafting and 'brand' it … Continue reading The Uncollection from Unconsumption