• So You Want to Keep Chickens? Here's What You Need to Know

    So You Want to Keep Chickens? Here’s What You Need to Know

    The world is going through an eco-revolution. Many people are becoming sick of city life and craving the kind of country living you see in magazines, with crops of apples, rustic wooden furniture, dogs and kids running wild… and chickens! There are many benefits to keeping chickens, aside from experiencing a rural side of life. To start with, they can produce eggs for you, meaning you’ll never be without a fresh, organic supply of one of the best sources of protein out there. However, there are lots of considerations you’ll need to make before committing to the project, including materials to buy, caring needs to be aware of, and what it really means to keep chickens in your backyard! (more…)

  • Living Off-The-Grid- Is It Really Possible?

    Living Off-The-Grid: Is It Really Possible?

    There might come a time in your life where you’ve had enough. You’ve been living in busy city areas for too long, and it’s just too much. The noise is getting to you, the number of people walking everywhere annoys you – and let’s not get started on the traffic!

    So, you decide to put your house on the market and buy a home out in the sticks. It’s far from busy cities, meaning you’re living off-the-grid. This way of living seems attractive for a lot of reasons. However, there’s a lingering question that puts some people off. Is it actually possible to live off-the-grid? Can you do it, or will you need to constantly travel between your home and the city?

    Well…it is possible – but only under certain conditions. Below, you’ll find a few ways to make living off-the-grid possible for you and your family: (more…)

  • Making Your Home And Personal Habits More Eco-Friendly

    Making Your Home And Personal Habits More Eco-Friendly

    There is so much more focus on greener living and being eco-friendly when it comes to the decisions you make and your home, that it is difficult to avoid it. You can make a big impact, just by changing a few habits with how you live and what you do in your home. Going through what we have all just been through with the global pandemic, it may have highlighted to you that you can make some changes to your home to help you be more eco-friendly. Small changes can have a big impact, and you may find that implementing these changes of habits can help you go on to bigger investments to help your home become more environmentally friendly. Whether you make personal changes to how you do things, invest in your home, or change your buying habits here are some of the best tips to help you get started.  (more…)

  • What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    Have you ever wondered how cute clothes from some brands can be so cheap? Many companies focus on providing fast fashion to consumers, and chances are, you have plenty of it in your wardrobe right now. 

    Fast fashion implies the streamlining of production to get the cheapest clothes to racks at the quickest rates. People keep returning to these fast fashion stores to follow fashion trends, and this means that the clothing they buy often ends up being thrown on landfills because they just keep on buying it. New and trendy pieces end up in stores each week, but this isn’t a good thing.

    Fast fashion is actually terrible for the environment due to the sheer amount that ends up on landfills. Plus, clothes are hurriedly made in large volumes, resulting in the terrible quality – so you end up needing to buy more often. 

    There are many other reasons for not buying into fast fashion too, such as:

    • The pay and conditions that some workers must put up with – fast fashion exploits workers 
    • It can cost you more in the long run as you need to replace pieces that fall apart
    • The more you buy into fast fashion, the more you think differently about clothes -you don’t invest much in it monetarily or emotionally, it’s just to fill a gap

    When you avoid fast fashion, you can fill your wardrobe with high-quality items that last, and actually, love what you wear. 

    What Can You Do About Fast Fashion?

    There are a number of things you can do to combat fast fashion. This includes:

    Buying From Handmade/Smaller Companies

    Look into smaller and even handmade clothing companies you can buy from, and know which companies to avoid. You want to shop from high quality brands that are transparent about their manufacturing process and labor standards. You can also buy second hand on sites like Depop! 

    Avoid Buying Fakes 

    Don’t buy fake designer items. Counterfeit handbags and similar items actually have a darker background than you probably realize. 

    Look After Your Clothes 

    When you buy clothes, look after them. Don’t treat them like they are disposable. 

    Buy Clothes You Know You Can Mix And Match

    You should be wearing these pieces more than once, which means you need to be able to mix and match them with different pieces. Weigh up the cost per wear (estimating how often you’ll wear it or how long you’ll keep it) and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Figure out your personal style, too – this will mean avoiding clothing that you won’t wear. 

    Sell Your Clothes On When You’re Done With Them

    Don’t throw clothes away. Sell them on using sites like Depop or Poshmark, or give them to somebody you know will give it a good home. Social media can even be a good selling site these days. 

    Create A Capsule Wardrobe So You Don’t Feel The Need To Keep Buying 

    Put together a simplified ‘capsule’ wardrobe so you no longer feel the need to buy! 

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