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Five Holiday Hacks for a More Sustainable Festive Season

 It’s almost the season to be jolly and we’ve been thinking about how you can make it a more sustainable one too. Santa Claus may get around on a zero emissions sleigh, but the reality of Christmas is that it often comes with a huge amount of waste and excess. Here are five ways you could reduce your Christmas carbon footprint this year. Choosing a tree – real or fake? The real or fake tree debate comes up every year amongst people who wonder which is better for the environment. Despite what many people may think, real trees are generally far more environmentally friendly than fake trees. How so? Well, as the millions of trees produced for the Christmas market...

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Be Greener: Four Simple, Sustainable Switches You Can Make

 Do you love the idea of living a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle but don’t know where to start? Being greener doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming and you don’t need to do everything at once. Sure, in an ideal world we would all be eating organic, home grown produce, driving electric cars, wearing sustainable fashion 100% of the time and eradicating single-use plastic from our homes but for most people, being greener is an on-going journey involving small steps. If you haven’t started yours yet, let us help you out with some simple, sustainable switches that you can make with minimal effort:  Sustainable soap  Hand soap and shower gel is so often bought in single-use plastic bottles these days,...

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Gandhi’s Khadi movement – uniting people, fashion and freedom

This October 2nd marks the birthday of the wonderful Mahatma Gandhi. Born in 1869, Gandhi achieved many great things in his lifetime, famously freeing India from British rule through peaceful protests and inspirational movements that united the nation.  To people across the globe, Gandhi has become an icon of peace, inclusivity and sustainability, thanks to his revolutionary attitude that led India and its people to economic freedom and independence. To this day, Gandhi’s wisdom and perspective still resonates with those of us who choose to hear and act on the lessons he taught.  One of Gandhi’s most amazing achievements that resonates deeply with us at Vino Supraja is his Khadi movement. It is a movement that continues to live on...

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Design For Us Competition: Meet The Winners!

 Last month we were very excited to engage with many young and upcoming fashion designers when we launched our first-ever “Design For Us” competition. We invited fashion students from across the globe to submit a design for a scarf and the response was amazing! We received so many outstanding entries that choosing a winner was not an easy task. In fact, we struggled so much that we ended up choosing not one, but two winners!  Our artisans will now be bringing those designs to life and the scarves will be sustainably created and sold under the Vino Supraja label. All profits will go towards the welfare of the artisan community, making a difference in the lives of those behind the...

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Zero Waste Living with Hannah Husband - Via Vino

   This month as part of our Via Vino series, we talked with Hannah Husband, a blogger, and mother of two on an inspiring zero waste journey. What we learned from Hannah is that adopting a zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be intimidating. By making small changes, you can quickly and easily reduce waste within your life and home. Read on to find out more about what it means to be a “zero waster”.  About Hannah  Hannah lives in Wales in the UK and says that watching the BBC’s Blue Planet back in 2017 is what triggered her passion for zero waste. The series focusses on the marine environment and after seeing episodes featuring scenes of plastic-ridden seas and deforestation,...

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