My Plastic-Free(ish) Bathroom

July 10 2020

My plastic free journey has a pattern, whilst the overall trajectory is in the right direction, it happens in fits and starts. So I wholeheartedly welcome things like plastic free July for giving me the focus to get my plastic free game on again. I decided for me it would be about the bathroom. A room rife with so many single-use plastic options but also an increasing number of new options...

Father’s Day gift ideas from Black Owned Businesses in London.

June 12 2020

From the big heavy hitting events of 2020 so far, it could feel as though we are heading towards some pretty bleak times, but then I’m reminded of the fact that we have just been asleep at the wheel of a life that seemed (to some) as pretty good. But it was at the sacrifice of other lives that have been far from good, marginalised or second class. These issues have been brought to our attention...

(Grand) Fathers Day — what dads really want for their day in the sun. Part 1.

June 10 2020

(Grand) Fathers Day — what dads really want for their day in the sun. Part 1.

We are thrilled to be included in some amazing fathers day gift guides this year, and all the products there are listed look terrific. But as I was looking through, I didn’t see many gifts listed that I thought the dads that I knew and loved would appreciate.

My dad turned 65 this year, and I couldn’t for the life of me...

Sally Emslie, founder of Manifesto Woman

June 8 2020

Hello & welcome to the tenth edition of What Goes Around, Comes Around. This is our love letter to people, ideas, and things contributing to the betterment of the world.

Today we are chatting with the founder of Manifesto Woman, Sally Emslie.

Quick Caveat — Manifesto Woman is my all-time fav online re-seller store. Without a doubt, it is always full of really wearable unique gems. She has access to...

Can O’ Dreams makes the shortlist of Fountains Of Hygiene Competition

Can O’ Dreams makes the shortlist of Fountains Of Hygiene Competition

April 16 2020

KANKAN’s collaboration with batch.works is born from a dream that hygiene of the future doesn’t need to cost the earth.

The volume of waste that has been generated by the COVID-19 crisis is not in the forefront of people’s minds, but for us here at KANKAN, a personal care brand devoted to fighting single-use plastics, it was one of the first things we considered. Whilst it’s critical to ensure that...

GQ lists KANKAN as one of the best vegan soap brands.

GQ lists KANKAN as one of the best vegan soap brands.

April 13 2020

Whilst the mission behind brand KANKAN is about reimagining a future that is plastic-free — making refill & reuse mainstream and inspiring change; the ethical values behind the brand goes further.

We are thrilled to be included in GQ’s round up of the best vegan soaps.The KANKAN packaging may be the first thing you notice, but inside the aluminium can is a 99% natural, plant-based liquid soap full...

Self Isolation Presents for Anyone. (previously - Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Self Isolated)

Self Isolation Presents for Anyone. (previously - Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Self Isolated)

March 17 2020

(And by far the weirdest title of a blog I’ve ever written)

We are living in truely unique times. Only last Friday we were living in virtual normalcy, and on the other side of the weekend, we’re in ‘topsy-turvy land’.

COVID-19 has totally turned everything on its head. The worrying thing for most of us is the risk for the elderly and the vulnerable. The UK government is currently saying that by this...

An evening with Zach Bush MD

An evening with Zach Bush MD

March 13 2020

A new perspective on the biome, soil, and human health.

 

I had the pleasure of listening to Zach Bush MD talk this week on the biome, and it felt a timely conversation. Whilst Cononavirus is a real and present danger - no doubt, there are bigger and greater issues at play and this rise in killer flu viruses may be pointing at a larger and deeper issue around the health of our planet (and us).

Antibacterial Vs. Normal Soap?

Antibacterial Vs. Normal Soap?

March 9 2020

What is the difference is between antibacterial soap and ‘normal’ naturally derived soap?

 

The need to keep our hands clean has never been more pressing.

When you shop, or when you are at the doctor’s, you may of noticed there is a special ‘antibacterial’ soap which on the initial read, seems to be better, or more efficient... 

In Residence with Kate Sessions

In Residence with Kate Sessions

March 6 2020

In business making modern interior classics & sentimental treasures.

 

Sessions & Co collaborate with the most exceptional artists, designers and makers in the UK to make heirlooms for the family home. Designed for both adults and children, their products are unique art objects for everyday enjoyment, inspired by British...

Mind and habit changing books for 2019 and ones for 2020

Mind and habit changing books for 2019 and ones for 2020

March 3 2020

My amazon history shows me that I have an unhealthy interest in cookery and climate change. We are living in a unique era and after decades of relative stability, things feel quite different now. I felt the need to read up.

What does circular mean to you?

What does circular mean to you?

January 8 2020

The concept of a circular economy, doughnut economics and designing end of life is starting to gain traction, but what does that mean in practice and who is doing it well?

 

A Circular Economist's Christmas Gift Guide 2019

A Circular Economist's Christmas Gift Guide 2019

December 30 2019

 Oh Christmas! You gorgeously excessive thing, you. This time of year can be such amazing jolly good times, but it can be hard to avoid the waste and excess that this time of year brings. Learn how...

 

Our Fangirl Top 12 Fav's Shaking Up The Bathroom

Our Fangirl Top 12 Fav's Shaking Up The Bathroom

December 30 2019

We don’t need a few people doing zero-waste perfectly, we need millions of us doing it imperfectly.

Why the can?

Why the can?

November 30 2019
And why we believe the future is with the circular economy.
Not all recycling is the same. With only 20% of all plastics are being recycled globally, and most plastics having a recycling cycle of 2x maximum before loss of use, we really need to review our addiction to plastic.