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Celebrating independent retail

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Celebrating independent retail

Why I plan to stick with small businesses, PLUS meet three of my treasured stockists What a rollercoaster the last 3 years has been for, well, virtually everyone and every industry… But in a time when shop rental is so high and material and energy costs have been rocketing, it’s harder than ever for our independent shops to thrive. It was hard before the pandemic, but now it’s even harder. They need our support.  REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL Can you imagine if we didn’t have any independent shops in our towns and villages? They do such a necessary job of...

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A super quick round-up of COP27's key take-outs

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A super quick round-up of COP27's key take-outs

I've been catching up on COP27 news this week, belatedly. Here are three main takeaways in case you didn't manage to follow it:
1. Nations have agreed to keep a rise of 1.5 degrees as their primary target (rather than relaxing it to 2 degrees, which some were concerned may happen, despite IPCC warnings).

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1 Discount Code, 8 Ethical Brands

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1 Discount Code, 8 Ethical Brands

I've teamed up with some excellent small businesses to help you get your Christmas shopping started with a conscience (and a nice discount)!

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We Are Nature: What it all means

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We Are Nature: What it all means

Call me semantically inclined, but I believe the often sub-conscious impact of words to be game-changing. I’m hoping my new set of artwork will help to (in its own, very small way) nudge the current cultural attitude of ‘we must look after nature’ to the much more relevant ‘we must reinstate our symbiotic relationship with nature’. 

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For the love of a good tea towel

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For the love of a good tea towel

The tea towels I make are useful, made to last, printed and sewn in the UK, and organic. All big tick boxes and keep the carbon footprint right down. However, if truth be told, the idea came to me initially because I’ve always had a big thing for tea towels. A really Big Thing.

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