Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?

I’ve always wondered about these little babies. On the face of it they seem like a good thing, right? But in my experience looks can be deceiving and well intention initiatives can have unintended negative consequences. Is that the case here or am I just too cynical.  Well lets look at them in a bitContinue reading “Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?”

Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings

Since I’ve been writing this blog I’ve learned a lot about the difference between the theory of sustainable living and the reality. In our increasingly interconnected world nothing is straightforward and the distance between us and the nexus of events makes it so distinguish truth from spin. It’s a greenwashers dream!  This might be whyContinue reading “Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings”

Sustainable Shopping: An Oxymoron?

Okay, so I’m always harping on about the dangers of being swept away in the aesthetics of the Zero Waste ‘lifestyle’,  with its shiny stainless steel bottles and cotton produce bags in muted tones. After all buying ‘stuff’ is an anathema to sustainable living.  All of that still stands but sometimes investing in a fewContinue reading “Sustainable Shopping: An Oxymoron?”

Sustainable Ethical Fibres and Fabrics

The whole issue of sustainability and ethics in relation to fibres and fabrics is very very confusing and constantly changing. This post started as a paragraph in a post about ethical clothing but as I learned more and more about the area it was clear that it warranted it’s own post. I’ll keep updating thisContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Fibres and Fabrics”