Soapnuts – the verdict

We used soapnuts to wash our clothes for about a year and at first I was a total convert; loving the idea of washing our clothes with something that was 100% natural. Overtime we found that our clothes didn’t smell the freshest, particularly on overcast days – which we have a lot of in Ireland,Continue reading “Soapnuts – the verdict”

What to recycle / donate where

Your local recycling centre will take a lot of items for recycling and charity shops are great for general items in good condition but for those tricky items here are a list of other places to try. Remember though, it’s always better to repair or reuse your own goods than to recycle it if possible.

Biodegradable / Compostable Clothing

Recently I learned the difference between biodegradable and compostable. When something is biodegradable, it means it is degradable, but it also means that it can be broken down by the metabolism by micro-organisms. When something is compostable, it means that it biodegrades, but it also means something more: that it will degrade within a certainContinue reading “Biodegradable / Compostable Clothing”