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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Maya Angelou

Born on April 4th, 1928, Maya Angelou was an African American woman who suffered a difficult childhood and early adulthood. Her experiences of discrimination, violence and extreme poverty in life would later inspire her to begin a series of autobiographies, the first of which (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings) she published at age 41.  The book, which covered Maya’s life up to age 17, tackled many traumatic events including sexual abuse and racism, but also featured moments of hope, joy, achievement and celebration. This first of several autobiographies, the book was a bestseller gaining her international acclaim. In fact, it has never been out of print.

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Sustainable You Tubers Worth Watching

 Living Big In A Tiny House  The tiny house movement has grown in popularity in the last decade, with more and more people taking an interest in downsizing their homes. It’s not simply just about living in a smaller space though, the movement is about discovering a more sustainable way of life. Essentially, it’s a way of living with less but benefiting from more.   We love the YouTube channel Living Big In A Tiny House, as it features an array of fascinating tiny-house dwellers with inspiring stories to tell. Many of the people interviewed have given up their cosmopolitan lives in favour of a simpler, more eco-friendly existence – something we believe we should all be striving for.  Many people...

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Buying Pre-loved, Planet Friendly Fashion

 If you’re a regular reader of our blog posts and familiar with our brand, you’ll be well aware of our love for sustainable fashion in its many forms. This month we wanted to shine a spotlight on how second-hand clothing can be a pocket-friendly and guilt free way to update your wardrobe.  Why shop second hand?  In the United States alone, over 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year! But research has shown that of all used clothing, almost half can be re-used as apparel! So why aren’t we buying more of our clothes second hand? Re-using unwanted clothing not only reduces landfill waste, carbon emissions and water usage, but it can also save us money....

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Lessons We Learned in 2020

At the start of 2020, we were not only celebrating the new year, but also the start of a new decade. Many of us had high hopes, big dreams and aspirations for the months ahead. The last thing anyone expected was for a global pandemic to bring the world to a halt.  Covid-19 not only threatened our health and the health of our loved ones, but also sent economies crashing to the ground, bringing about job losses, business closures and financial difficulties. The need to isolate from our friends and family began to take its toll on our mental health too. For these reasons, 2020 has been a year that most of us would probably like to forget, but with...

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