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The Great British Fairness Debate

2 Posted by in Awareness, Fair trade on October 3rd 2014

great-british-fairness-debate-logoWe know that our customers – you – make a conscious effort to buy more ethical products, why else would you be here. We love that you do your bit to be more eco-friendly and by more Fairtrade products to support farmers and workers in developing countries. But as a nation are we really that fair? The Fairtrade Foundation has started the ‘Great British Fairness Debate’ and is challenging us all to take the test, asking if we are really as fair as we think.

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Buy British Day

0 Posted by in Awareness, Events on October 3rd 2014

3rd Oct MorningToday is the first ‘Buy British Day’, launched by Best of Britannia to encourage people to buy more British made products, whether that means more UK fashion, designer items or food made right here in Britain.

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Eco-Gadgets to keep you warm this winter

0 Posted by in Green Living on October 2nd 2014

The nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder, winter is fast approaching and it’s time to think about staying warm while keeping your home energy efficient. Luckily we have a range of eco-gadgets and home improvements and gadgets designed to boost the efficiency of your household and banish the cold this winter.

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It’s World Vegetarian Day

0 Posted by in Awareness on October 1st 2014

10363083_828846863815770_2093209855185073987_nOctober is Vegetarian awareness Month, kicking off with World Vegetarian Day on Wednesday 1st October (today!) and ending with World Vegan Day on Saturday 1st November. It is a day for us to celebrate vegetarianism and those who choose to go meat free for whatever reason they choose, because they really don’t get enough praise. If you don’t think vegetarianism is really anything special then read on to understand how it is healthier for you and amazing for our planet.

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The Soil Association

0 Posted by in Awareness, Environment, Organic on September 26th 2014

Soil_Association_LogoThe Soil association is a charity organisation founded in 1946 by a group of people who understood the connection between farming practices and the health of humans, animals and the environment. It is now the UK’s biggest charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. The Soil Association inspects organic farms and businesses and awards certification based on certain standards it has put in place.

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The People’s Climate March

0 Posted by in Climate Change, Environment on September 24th 2014

pcm-march-logo-badgeThe discussion around Climate change is really starting to get somewhere, not only did 125 Heads of State meet in New York at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday to talk about the issue, but also 400,000 people gathered n New York over the weekend to show support for a policy change. The People’s Climate March took place on Sunday the 21st of September to show world leaders how much we care about our planet and the need for change.

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Hi mum, we’re on television!

0 Posted by in Company News, Random on September 23rd 2014

Well this morning was an unusually early start for some of our dedicated warehouse staff – the lovely folk from ITV’s Good Morning Britain national morning show were on site with us to film a segment about the rise of online shopping! Those of you up early enough may have spotted our smiling faces on the TV. The television broadcast truck arrived at 5am!

Ethical Superstore and Spark Etail group staff with the TV crew from Good Morning Britain!

Small Changes, Big Difference

0 Posted by in Environment, Events on September 18th 2014

OrganicSeptemberIt’s Organic September, a month long celebration right here in the UK of all things organic. I’d like to take some time to talk about why going organic is better for you, and why it is great for our planet, and how the Soil Association is encouraging us this month to make small changes in our everyday lives that can make a huge difference in the long term.

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Vegan Cupcakes for National Cupcake Week

2 Posted by in Ethical Kitchen Recipes, Food & drink, Recipes on September 18th 2014

If you didn’t know already, it’s National Cupcake Week this week! But before you go running off to the kitchen to dig out the baking ingredients maybe have a think about where you’re ingredients come from and what kind of cakes you can make. Here’s a little recipe idea if you want a little change.

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A beginners guide to eco cleaning

0 Posted by in Green Living, Living The Green on September 16th 2014

Nowadays we associate household cleaning with chemical products and harsh disinfectants. Indeed, there is a prevalent belief among some that a thing hasn’t been properly cleaned until it has been bleached to within an inch of its life.

Eco CleaningHowever, this isn’t the case and for centuries people cleaned their homes and their clothes in a much more natural way.

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