Why Veganuary is the new Dry January – and veganism is set to become one of 2018’s biggest food trends

This month record numbers of people are giving up meat and dairy for Veganuary as well as alcohol for Dry January. Come February, most will be back on the booze but not pigging out on meat – and here’s why…

How to make the ultimate Espresso Martini

In collaboration with FAIR. Legend has it that the very first Espresso Martini was created in a Brasserie Soho in the 1980s when a famous model asked a famous mixologist for a drink that would “wake me up and f*ck me up”. Dick Bradsell served her the caffeinated concoction and thirty-or-so years later it’s now […]

Considered Christmas guide: chic and cheerful eco-friendly gift wrap

In the UK we throw away enough wrapping paper to circle the globe a staggering nine times (at least) every Christmas. Here’s more eco-friendly Christmas gift wrap options to consider… A first step would be to avoid shiny metallic wrapping paper and gift wrap with glitter, as it can’t be recycled. The same goes for […]

Considered Christmas guide: stylish decorations

Christmas spirit is in full swing. Shops are piled high with glittery plastic baubles and windows are shining brightly with Christmas lights. Here’s how to fill your home with festive spirit and stylish decorations in a more considered way… “Bringing the outdoors in at Christmas time is an effective way to decorate your home,” says Thomas Broom-Hughes, head […]

Considered Christmas Guide: The Christmas tree

How eco-friendly are real Christmas trees? And are artificial trees better? Here’s what you need to know… Christmas trees are essentially a crop to be harvested. A six-foot tree typically takes about nine years to grow, during which time they provide a habitat for wildlife, consume carbon dioxide and create oxygen – so they are […]

HERS: Stylish and ethical Christmas gifts for under £100

Words: Gabrielle Kynoch The best Christmas gifts are thoughtful and original. Each present on this list is unique, expertly crafted by hand or in small batches by up-and-coming or established designers that you won’t find on your average high street. Plus, the brands behind each product are committed to be being ethical and sustainable – paying […]

The ultimate Christmas food boxes, delivered up to Christmas Eve

Take the stress out of cooking Christmas dinner by pre-ordering your ingredients from a supplier who takes the food straight from their farm and delivers to your door. Order from now and receive your delivery right up until Christmas Eve.

Wild about sustainable British fish: a guide to sourcing the freshest seafood from around the UK coast

“The health of our oceans is under threat and they’re changing at a faster rate than ever before in human history,” said David Attenborough, setting the theme for the highly anticipated first episode of Blue Planet 2. But it’s not just global-warming that’s affecting sea life, industrial fishing is having a devastating impact. A mammoth […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Inside the Amazon with Sushi Samba’s executive head chef Cláudio Cardoso

There’s only one place in the whole of the UK you can sample coffee and chocolate from the Peruvian rainforest – London’s Sushi Samba. Executive head chef Cláudio Cardoso heads to the heart of the Amazon to meet the people behind the produce and find out more about how this unique relationship helps to protect the tribe and the rainforest…

Everything you need to know about International Coastal Cleanup Day this September

OK, so the the Great British Beach Clean sounds a lot less enthralling than The Great British Bake Off, but it’s not. And here’s why it’s actually pretty cool…

The Hunt: Veja’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: Veja The style at Veja is understated and cool. From classic plimsolls to high tops and even retro-looking roller skates, Veja trainers inject a hint of street wear flare into your outfit. Find out more about Veja TOP PICKS: ESPLAR LEATHER white 99€ […]

Somerset House exhibition: Havaianas reimagined by iconic designers for Women for Women International

This week Somerset House is home to an exhibition from an impressive line up of designers and fashionistas – Manolo Blahnik, Alice Temperley, Aquazzura, and Naomi Campbell to name a few. They have each redesigned the iconic Havaianas flip flop. The brief? To show ‘love, kindness, vision, support or hope’  and raise awareness for Women for Women International, a charity […]

The Hunt: P.i.C’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: P.i.C Each piece in the P.i.C collection has been beautifully tailored to create a smart/casual look. The items are intended to work together and most are designed to wear in multiple ways, giving you scope for freedom and individuality […]

The Hunt: five stylish, unique and ethically-made wedding outfits

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… Wedding season is in full swing and there’s only so many times an ethical fashionista can recycle her outfit! Love is in the air and the bar is (hopefully!) as open as your style choices. From flirty to sophisticated, here are my […]

The Hunt: Woron’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: WORON For me, great underwear is the thing that makes me feel confident and comfortable. If my pants are looking a bit worn or the wire from my bra is threatening to poke me in the boob; it’s time to […]

The Hunt: Cloe Cassandro’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: CLOE CASSANDRO Sexy and ethical is the perfect combination for light and breezy beach wear. But be warned, as the collections are only made in small batches in Bali it means they sell out fast. Find out more about Cloe Cassandro TOP […]

London Fashion Week Men’s 2017 highlight: ‘R’ you ready for Christopher RÆBURN’s collection?

Christopher Ræburn LFW Men's 2017

It’s been a week of brooding models and stunning collections of fabric and colour, but this year one collection at London Fashion Week Men’s made a louder statement: Remade, Reduced, Recycled. RÆBURN. Desert wear meets street wear The scene was set by the beautiful people occupying the front row. Fashion show master David Gandy was looking […]

The Hunt: ECOALF’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: ECOALF ECOALF specialises in waterproof outerwear, backpacks and trainers with the motto “because there’s no planet b”. Find out more about ECOALF TOP PICKS: USUAHIA down jacket light pink £155 This puffa jacket is incredibly trendy. The dusty pink hits […]

The Hunt: Beaumont Organic’s ethical style

Our style hunter, Gabrielle Kynoch, tracks down her top picks from our favourite ethical fashion brands… THE BRAND: Beaumont Organic The huge consideration Beaumont Organic take in pattern cutting and styling is clear from how well these wardrobe staples hang on the body. The light and loose clothing is perfect for a summer in the city… Find out […]

Three of the best zero-waste restaurants from Brighton to Bristol – via London

These restaurants are not just creating some of the tastiest food you can find when eating out, they’re also committing to being zero-waste. From London to Brighton and Bristol, top chefs are proving you don’t have to sacrifice quality for sustainability. Quite the opposite – working with nature inspires creativity and leads to innovative dishes plus constantly […]

Coffee, whisky and sugar are no longer just fuelling our bodies – they’re fuelling the world

When we need an instant boost we all know coffee, sugar and whisky (depending on the time of day, of course) are what the body orders. However, did you know they are also powerful biofuels, potent enough to fuel cars and potentially even planes!? Henry Ford did. His 1908 Model T Ford ran on ethanol, […]

From food waste to sustainable fashion: orange isn’t the new black, it’s the new silk

Can you imagine a world bags are made from discarded pineapple leaves, scarves are made from orange peel and yoga clothes are made from coffee waste? This is not a crazy vision of a utopian future. It’s the world we already live in. A staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food is thrown away across the world […]

National Vegetarian Week: five reasons to take part

Today marks the start of National Vegetarian Week (Monday 15 – 21 May 2017). If you’ve been thinking about cutting down on meat, now’s the time to embrace vegetarianism. Here’s five reasons to get you started… 1. It’s better for your health A lot of people already cut down on red meat after reports linking it […]

Love food hate waste? Snack on rubbish

A staggering third of all food produced goes to waste across the world, but innovative entrepreneurs are finding new ways of reaping the benefits of what we throw away. In the UK alone, up to 40 per cent of fruit and vegetables are rejected before they even make it to the supermarket – largely because […]

Everything you need to know about urban chicken keeping: Hen Corner’s Sara Ward gives us the lowdown

Imagine waking up to fresh eggs from the hens in your own garden, before commuting to the London office. Or to get home just in time to pluck the fresh asparagus that is springing up overnight at this time of year, straight from the garden before drizzling it with homemade hollandaise sauce (thanks again to you […]

Spring to summer wardrobe: the essential ethical fashion edit

To celebrate Fashion Revolution Week, and all that is brilliant about ethical fashion brands, we thought we would highlight some of our favourite clothes and accessories to take you from spring to summer. These are not on the high street but can easily be ordered online, and will be delivered straight to your door. Seven items we […]

The Fashion Transparency Index: an overview

Fashion Revolution have today released a review of 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers, from Topshop and Urban Outfitters to Michael Kors and Prada. The Fashion Transparency Index, compiled between January and March this year, ranks companies according to how much they reveal to the public about their social, environmental policies, practices […]

Fashion Revolution Week: what it is and why you need to know about it

Tomorrow, Monday 24 April, marks the four year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, in which 1,138 garment factory workers were killed and a further 2,500 people injured. It’s also the start of Fashion Revolution Week, a global movement that aims to create better conditions for workers by calling for more transparency […]

Why you should refuse plastic straws in your summer drinks

A hot summer’s day, an ice cold drink, a plastic straw… But why the plastic straw? Between us Brits and the US, we use 550 million plastic straws every single day. A single-use plastic straw takes 200 years to break down – into tiny toxic particles. And a lot end up in the ocean. No […]

Foraging in London: Walthamstow Marshes and Springfield Park

Foraging, Hedgerow Cookery, Blackberry picking – whatever you like to call it we’re in the midsts of a wild foods revolution. As spring slowly turns to summer there’s an abundance of greens to be had and deliciously sweet fruits will soon be ripe for the picking. Flavours don’t come much fresher than straight from the […]

Recycling in the City: the Square Mile coffee cup challenge

A morning coffee on your way to work is an essential ritual for many Londoners. But it comes at a much higher cost than the £2.40 we pay for our flat white. A staggering 2.5 billion disposable cups are used in the UK every year and – no matter how diligent you are at popping yours into the […]

Fairtrade fortnight 2017: the power of a good cup of tea

I couldn’t be more grateful for the warm cup of tea the stewardess brings round as I sit writing this in socks and flip flops on a cold plane sitting on the tarmac at Amsterdam that may or not take off because of fog – 24 hours into the journey to get back to London […]

The Fashion Revolution: would you buy this €2 Euro t-shirt?

Today marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution week, a response to the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and injured 2,500 more, on April 24 in 2013. Last year, for Fashion Revolution day, a pop-up vending machine selling white t-shirts for €2 was set up in Berlin. Unsuspecting shoppers inserted […]

A recycled bottle blend for jeans

Levi’s Waste<Less range weaves an average of eight recycled bottles into each pair of jeans. Jeans made from plastic bottles are set to be part of Levi’s 2013 collection, as big fashion labels continue their commitment to sustainable design. The 400,000 products in Levi’s Waste<Less collection use at least 20% recycled content per garment – […]

Six reasons why you should be drinking organic milk

Think the white stuff is good? Here’s why the organic stuff is even better Ever since we were weaned from the bottle and onto flat whites, our love of milk has gone hand in hand with our appreciation for its calcium-rich (good for the bones) and protein-filled (good for everything) qualities. That is until new diets, animal rights campaigners […]

Style and substance: how ethical brands are changing the way we think about fashion

This year’s London fashion week was notoriously edgy, mixing grit with glamour as the backstory of a city of contrasts proudly took centre stage. A new documentary, The True Cost, by film maker Andrew Morgan tells the story of our high-street fashion stores – but not as we know them. Morgan travels from Bangladesh to […]

Designers get closer to raw materials

Billions of pounds could be saved by connecting designers to materials early in the manufacturing process. You won’t find the words ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’ on the website for The Great Recovery. The project aims to create the kind of networks and partnerships that will drive a resource efficient economy, by advocating closed-loop design. Its creators […]