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Category Archives: Guest Blog Posts

Based in Telford in Shropshire, I started stocking CSP and Period Pants from Crafty MrsB back in February 2021. I have had such wonderful feedback on the products, I thought it was time to find out a little bit more about the woman behind the business! “Tell me about yourself and your role at the company?” “Hi! My name is Amy, and I am the owner of Crafty MrsB. I am a Mum of 2, and live in Shropshire. Sewing has been a passion of mine since a very early age and is something I’ve always wanted to make a living from.” “How many people does the company employ?” “Just myself in my garden workshop, although I have been known to rope my husband in on the snap presses occasionally!” “What are your best sellers?” “LunaDrawers are definitely my most sought after product.” “What is your favourite product that you…

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I have recently started stocking 2 wonderful books from BumbleGreen Books – The Not So Green Queen and The Carbon Monster. The story books are aimed at teaching children the importance of being eco in a fun, friendly and engaging way. I wanted to find out more from author Katherine Wheatley….take a read of what she has to say about her books. “Tell me about yourself and your role at the company?” “Hello, my name is Katherine Wheatley and I’m an educator, author and illustrator of books and resources with special messages linked to the environment. I work with schools and offer workshops, resources and training and I’m also involved with the development of a project linked to Woodland Trails, which is being launched in June. In addition, I’m working with a colleague on a series of stories to support well-being in school as part of a PSHE programme for…

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Join me as I chat to Nikki from The Natural Crayon Company as we talk about eco craft products for kids and all the things Nikki has learnt on her business journey. You can find The Natural Crayon Company on Facebook or shop via their Etsy page.

Join me as I chat with Lei Hang from The Thrifty Island Girl about her own eco journey. What she has enjoyed, found difficult and her advice to others starting their own eco journey. You can connect with Lei on Instagram or Facebook. If you would like to watch other episodes of my Monday night Eco Chat, please join my Facebook Group – Eco Living Community

Join me as I chat with Laura from Trendy Thrift Shop for Kids and find out how decluttering and shopping second hand can save you money and have a positive impact on the environment! You can catch the next Eco Chat Episode Live on my Eco Living Community Group. You can find Trendy Thrift Shop for Kids here: Facebook Group Facebook Page Instagram Website

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Thank you to my guest blogger, OVO Energy for this great, post Black Friday blog. Black Friday – now one of the busiest shopping days in the UK – is responsible for generating huge carbon emissions, thanks to billions of emails sent and thousands of deliveries being made up and down the country, causing a negative impact on the environment. Online sales from Black Friday in 2020 is predicted to generate 429,000 tonnes of carbon with this figure rising year on year – the equivalent of 435 return flights between London and New York*. At OVO Energy we believe that together we can help combat the climate crisis by making small, everyday changes at home to reduce carbon and our impact on the environment. To support this effort, this Black Friday we set out to encourage more people to connect with nature and the environment, offering new members a £50 gift card to spend…

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Thank you to Nikki from Best For Bubba (bestforbubba.co.uk) for sharing this fantastic review on eco laundry detergent. We all hate it, but we all have to do it…. Laundry! I thought it is all about cleaning and being gentle on your delicates, but that is so far from the truth!!!! I just discovered how ‘Dirty’ it really is.  In addition to the drastic impact on the environment did you know that leading brands of laundry detergent often contain harmful chemicals?The chemicals from the detergent are rubbing on your skin and being absorbed when you sweat. Most non bio detergents are more gentle, but still often contain chemicals.The chemicals that are hazards to both the environment and humans can also be found in many beauty and cleaning products. The chemicals you should look out for are:Parabens – used as a preservative. For cleaning they help to ward off bacterial and mould growth.…

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Eco Home, style

Take a read of this fabulous Guest Blog Post from Nick Acaster at Rugs Direct. In this article, Nick Acaster from Rugs Direct shares some easy eco-friendly material swaps you can make to create a sustainable interior. Do you live an eco-friendly lifestyle? If you’re already sipping from a reusable water bottle, bringing your own bags when shopping, and walking or cycling for short trips, then you may just be looking for more ways to do your bit for the environment. If this is the case, it might be time to think about the eco-friendly choices you can make to ensure your interior décor is also sustainable. Many common materials used for interiors have eco-friendly swaps that you can easily make, so it really is worth thinking about next time you decide to update your home. To help you out, I’ve listed five of these materials, as well as the…

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Learning life with Grandpa

Thank you so much to my life long friend and fellow Eco Warrior, Lizzie Garthwaite, for this wonderful insight in to her eco journey. *********************************************************************************** Hi, my name is Lizzie and I’m happy to declare I’m pretty loopy about the environment! For me this way of thinking has always been a part of how my family have lived to some degree. I grew up with my granny routinely cutting open her tubes of toothpaste to get that final bit out, and saving every jam jar and yoghurt pot ‘just in case’. My grandfather was the first Conservation Officer in the Forestry Commission, and I remember the piles of scrap paper he would save from all the post. They also lived through the war and spent part of that time in Burma, where it was a very different lifestyle. This influenced how they raised my mum and therefore me. (Photo – Lizzie…

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Take a look at another fabulous Guest Blog Post from @Nicolekeefiex. Thank you so much Nicole – such a fantastic read full of useful info. My Cloth Nappy Journey I have always wanted to do my bit in saving the planet by using more eco-friendly products and doing little things that allow me to use less plastic day by day. Some changes that I have made towards this include, buying clothes secondhand, whether from charity shops or the app depop, so that I am not contributing towards fast fashion, as well as using eco-friendly water bottles for the kids and I, our favourite being Klean Kanteen. To even using a loofah instead of a sponge to wash dishes (which by the way are amazing and wish I had used them sooner) and a coconut brush, instead of the normal plastic ones. Anyway, getting off track here… I think one of…

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