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Once Upon A Plastic-Free Christmas...

December is upon us again. The month when we should spread love, happiness and warmth.  When we should be grateful for what we have in life. When we should cherish our nearest and dearest. When we should pay extra consideration to the environment.  The environment – yes that’s right. It’s probably the last thing on your mind at Christmas, but this is where the issue starts. Not enough of us are treating it as the major priority it should be. Having a plastic-free Christmas is a lot easier than you’d imagine. 1. The good old Christmas tree. Yes, the thing that gets retrieved from the dusty loft each year. Now we say, “live a greener lifestyle”, but that doesn’t mean...

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Why organic cotton?

Cotton is often thought of as a pure and natural fabric but conventional cotton is considered the world's dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of pesticides and is one of the top four GMO crops produced in the world. You might be surprised to know that conventional cotton accounts for nearly 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used throughout the world, although is it grown on only 3% of the total cultivated area. Around 8% of poisonous fertilisers end up in the atmosphere, producing large amounts of nitrous oxide which creates a huge health risk to the ecosystem and to us. So many chemicals are used on the plants. These chemicals are bad for the health of the...

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