Clean, Green Living
Spring/Summer 17 is fresh, clean and green. The trend is for less clutter, a simpler and healthier lifestyle. Run your own home audit. If you have cupboards full of stuff - turf them out and be prepared to be ruthless. If you're not using something then maybe someone else would. Leave e-baying to students; I recommend a trip to your local charity shop and be done.
With all this talk of paring back, you may curse me for suggesting some great seasonal buys - but that's the way life goes - what you have isn't necessarily what you need. An appropriate purchase can inject a new note of joy into your home. Whatever you buy, use it, enjoy it. The things you have around you should say who you are and what you're about.
The things we have bought in for you to consider have all been chosen against our 'clean, green living' check-list. Eco, fair-trade, recycled ... and beautiful design. Bamboo, wool, organic cottons, furniture made with refashioned timbers. Fresh greens throughout, soft taupe and lichen saffron. And tonal greys with oceanic blues.
One of our favourite products is our reusable honey wrap - an eco alternative to cling film, with honey's natural antibacterial properties keeping germs out of your fridge. The Canadian company behind this innovation is passionate about detoxing homes - we're convinced!
New This Season ~
Bambu make handcrafted products for the home including boards, utensils and kitchen textiles. Their products come from nature and their ideas are inspired by the materials they work with and crafted in a way that supports sustainable business practices.
Abeego is the original, all natural, beeswax food wrap. Their unique design extends the life of fresh food, preserves natural flavours and creates less food waste. An affordable and earth-friendly replacement for disposable plastic wraps and bags.
ReSpiin is a homeware brand that has been created to showcase stylish recycled and renewable textiles. They work directly with pioneering producers and with materials that have a story to tell - whether that is about the way it grows or the journey it has been on.
In the late 1900s century a small brush manufacturing started out in Stockholm. It was so successful that it remains today. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand to an exclusive design, made mostly from natural materials.
Lapuan Kankurit value sustainable development and pure natural materials. Their philosophy is as good as it gets : - responsible, environmentally friendly processes; continuous research and development; fantastic design. These products featured are made from Tencel and cotton. Tencel is a sustainable fabric, regenerated from wood cellulose, and is naturally anti-bacterial. Reduce the pong factor!
For over 110 years, and through four family generations, Marius Fabre products have been made to the same philosophy : no to animal fats (or animal testing), no to artificial colourings or parabens ; yes to biodegradable, yes to recyclable packaging. Marius Fabre keep true to traditional methods of soap-making, mixing and stirring their soapy broth in huge cauldrons. In France, they have iconic status, deservedly. With cosmetic and household soaps in their range, you can plan your Marius Fabre Spring Clean.