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Cut up your Loyalty Cards!

31 January 2019

How many loyalty cards do you have? Imagine how many you'd have if you had one for every shop you'd bought something from. You'd need a card wallet that reaches the floor! 

We've all been there. You buy something in a shop and the cashier offers you a loyalty card and you accept it because it sounds like it'll be worth having. But once you sign up, you'll receive unwanted emails, you'll have to carry it around everywhere and it takes up extra space in your purse/wallet...

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It's Time to Quit Fast Fashion

28 December 2018

Have you noticed there’s a new trend or season every time you go into a fast fashion store? We ‘need' to have the latest item to be happy or a new item for the next season. New stock appears at an alarming rate.

And then what happens? When the trend or season is over, we decide we don’t want the item any more and ‘get rid of it’. Charity shops are drowning in unwanted clothing...

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A Beginner's Guide to Zero Waste

20 December 2018

Did you know that of the 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, 79% has ended up in landfills or the environment, 12% has been burned and only 9% has been recycled? I started my zero waste journey after realising the importance of refusing plastic over ‘recycling’ it.

Let’s start with a topic that’s often not talked about - periods. The first change I made was investing in a reusable menstrual cup to save a lot of waste from disposable sanitary products...

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Our Vegan Wedding

20 November 2018

Could you imagine having a vegan wedding? I was lucky enough to be invited to one a couple of years ago. Although I wasn’t vegan at the time, I was interested in the lifestyle.

After learning about the benefits of veganism, I decided to cut out animal products before my own wedding. One question kept popping up during our wedding prep: should we keep the wedding mostly or fully vegan? Most of our guests weren’t vegan, but it didn’t feel right to contribute to the meat, dairy and egg industries...

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Can Minimalists Enjoy Christmas?

15 November 2018

Are presents the best part of Christmas? When I was little, I remember waking up on Christmas Day and being excited to open my stocking and pile of presents. It was a magical time of year!

But surely there are other ways of showing you care about family and friends than through buying things? Minimalism has opened up my eyes to the unnecessary consumption at Christmas and a society that keeps wanting more...

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The 20 Hanger Wardrobe

25 October 2018

Have you ever counted the number of hangers in your wardrobe? I never had until a couple of years ago. Before that, I stored as many hangers as I could in the space I had. I remember those days of going shopping and accepting the cashier’s offer to take the hanger home with me in case there wasn’t a spare one at home. I remember those days of wrestling with garments to put my clothes away.

A second problem was I had a wardrobe with a door on it and a chest of drawers which made it harder to see at a glance what clothes I had...

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