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Featured eco-friendly business: Free Ramblin’ Kids

Free Ramblin’ Kids is a very eco-friendly kids slippers and accessories business, run by Katie Cavacco. Katie visits charity shops to buy post-consumer wooly jumpers, which she then turns into felt to make her products out of.

Soles are made of reclaimed leather. Reduce, reuse, recycle – tick, tick, tick!

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Instant decor tiles

I’ve started making these eco-friendly cork and felt stick-on wall tiles. They’re instant wall art, insulating, and reduce noise – and with different colours to chose from you can form your own patterns.


I started thinking of these when I lived in an apartment with quite thin walls last year. You could hear the buzz of the neighbour’s TV from their lounge on the other side and murmurs of their conversation. Usually I had music on or didn’t notice but there are some days when you just want a lie-in or an early night.
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‘Rooms from Remnants’

Looking forward to my copy of ‘Rooms from remnants: Fifty Low-cost Projects to Transform Your Home‘ by Janette Swift, bought second-hand of course. 

I think the 50 home decor projects she shares, which include picture and mirror frames, lamps and mosaics, all made from recycled materials, will be as useful and relevant today as in 1994.

Janette was ahead of the curve on what’s thankfully become a growing movement. Just look at this lovely recent drawer upcycle by thebudgetdecorator.com

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Small apartment living

Recently I’ve moved into a smaller place, 21.4m² / 230ft², and have been figuring out how best to use the space. I’m also trying to make sure everything I put in it is eco-friendly.

The bed vs sofa dilemma

First I looked at L-shaped sofabeds…then Unfurl sofabed by Innovationclick clack sofabeds…then pulldown beds…then sofabeds again… You see, it’s got to have a comfy enough filling to be a bed, yet be easy to transform on a daily basis. And if possible look stylish.

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‘Tis the season to be eco? Christmas shopping in a nutshell

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Make mine a fox!

November is with us and thoughts may legitimately turn to Christmas shopping. 

When buying presents for family and friends, do you ever think of getting something green?

Well, there’s a first time for everything. Here’s how to get started, from wrapping paper to Secret Santa.

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Meet Window Socket, the eco plug!

The future is clearly here with this Japanese solar-socket innovation! Imagine being able to recharge your phone or other device anywhere, simply by sticking your charger onto a window…

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Plug into the sun!
The beautifully simple design by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh sticks to a window and lets the sun do the rest, drawing solar power into its internal battery. You can plug in small devices straightaway, or store up power for use later.

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Bamboo is all the rage

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So hot right now – and in future

Using renewable materials can make a difference in the planet. And that goes for your home decor too.

Recently bamboo has been making headlines for sustainable style, primarily because it grows so fast – but it’s also very strong.

Cali Bamboo has been making interior decor products for ten years and have some good answers as to why bamboo is such a good choice of green material: Continue reading “Bamboo is all the rage”

Bring your own lunch, in style

Multiple compartments, good idea!
Multiple compartments, good idea!

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to make your own lunch, instead of regularly buying from that expensive place opposite the office?

Well, hot on the heels of the Australian-made KeepCup, I’d like to praise the New Zealand-born Sistema lunchboxes.

Colourful, and recyclable to boot, these handy containers keep food airtight and reduce packaging as they can be re-used again and again. Continue reading “Bring your own lunch, in style”

Award winning recycled wrapping paper

gorgeous wrapping paper
gorgeous wrapping paper

Christmas may be over but for lovely, environmentally-friendly wrapping paper all year round just visit Re-wrapped.co.uk, who’ve won the 2013 Green Apple Award for their 100% recycled wrapping paper.

These wrapping paper sheets would make ideal drawer-liners too. A nice surprise when your undies are running low! Continue reading “Award winning recycled wrapping paper”

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