Products with credentials
Watson & Wolfe Wallet
Luxury accessories have historically meant shopping for real leather, but the quality of non-leather textiles has improved beyond recognition in recent times. Introducing Watson & Wolfe and its range of wallets and purses, handbags and travel accessories which are handmade with low impact, sustainable materials in an ethical supply chain. Watson & Wolfe’s focus on being a responsible brand runs far deeper than the materials it uses. The company limits the amount of waste it generates and is developing its supply chain to reduce the brands carbon footprint. Plus, for every order they plant a tree!
Evolution Yoga Mat
Join the eco evolution with Yoga-Mad
The Evolution Eco Yoga Mat is one of Yoga-Mad’s top ecofriendly mats. Made from TPE material, this mat is recyclable and degradable, perfect if you are looking for a mat that is kinder to the environment. Combined with being eco-friendly, it also provides excellent grip, is soft to touch, and with 4mm cushioning it has everything you need for your practice. With a carry strap included, carry your new mat to your next yoga class or store away nicely at home! Choose from three colours: Aubergine, Dark Blue, and Purple on Yoga-Mad.
BAM Seamless Lighter-Weight 360º Stretch Leggings
Sustainable bamboo yoga leggings for comfort and performance
BAM is a pioneer in all-things bamboo. It makes a whole range of cool yoga kit, for both guys and girls, that feels great on the skin and is kind to the planet. Firstly, the fabric: a natural alternative to synthetic materials, bamboo viscose is not only super soft and supportive, but it is also naturally breathable. BAM’s new Balance range of seamless yoga wear should tick the box if you prefer a lighter-weight but still body-responsive legging. The bamboo fabric’s 360º stretch provides total freedom of movement, offering just the right amount of comfort and support for even the most demanding pose. The leggings have a cleverly designed double layer of ribbing at the waistband and on the ankle for an excellent fit, with no digging in. Available in a warm Fig or classic Black with flattering contrast panels, and a range of co-ordinating Balance tops. Bamboo has great eco credentials too and, because of the super-absorbent fibre structure of the material, moisture doesn’t sit on the surface of the fabric, so air cannot get to the odourcausing bacteria — this means you can wear the leggings for longer between washing. Save the planet and save washing time! For the full range of yoga wear visit the BAM website.
Kulae Elite Hybrid Super Yoga Mat
The perfect choice for performance and planet.
The Kulae Elite Hybrid 5mm yoga mat is high functioning and super absorbent. The bottom is made from supportive and highlycushioned PER with a bamboo charcoal and microfibre top. The top bamboo layer is designed to be super absorbent and gains friction the more you sweat! Luckily, bamboo charcoal is also a natural deodoriser! The soft touch top and cushioned bottom makes all types of workouts more comfortable, which make this mat an all- around performer and great for those sweaty workouts. In addition to its performance credentials, the mat is one of the most eco-friendly mats around. The Kulae Elite Hybrid is certified Oeko-Tex (baby safe standard, no ingredients harmful to human health) and US Standard ASTMD6400 certified biodegradable. Safe from toxins, so does not remain a burden on our planet when you are done with use. The perfect choice for performance and planet. It is also machine washable.
Jade Voyager Mat
A tree planted for every yoga mat sold!
The Jade Voyager mat is extra thin (1/16", 1.6mm) and extra light (1.5 pounds, 680g) and folds up to about the size of a yoga block to fit into your suitcase or backpack. Great for yogis on the go and for those who like closer contact with the ground. Don't look for the Voyager for cushion, but it is the best choice if you have a limited amount of storage space or will be using it over another mat. Just like you would expect creases in your clothes when you travel, creases are a natural consequence of folding the Voyager mat; effects will be minimised by keeping your mat rolled when not traveling. Jade is everything you want in a yoga mat – cool colours, incredible grip, great comfort and eco-friendly. The mats are made in a sustainable manner with natural rubber tapped from rubber trees, a renewable resource. Unlike many other mats, Jade mats contain no PVC, EVA or other synthetic rubber, and are made in the USA in compliance with all US environmental, labour and consumer protection laws. And, through a partnership with Trees for the Future, the company plants a tree for every mat sold – with over two million trees planted so far!
The Amethyst Quartz Cream Moisturiser
A luxurious night cream for earth-conscious sleepers
The Amethyst Quartz Cream from Zoe Bee Beauty. Combines luxurious ingredients that work harmoniously with charged Amethyst Quartz crystals to create the perfect night cream for those who love their beauty sleep. The pure and natural Shea butter is hydrating and nourishing, lovingly whipped with carefully selected ingredients to achieve the goal of helping you wake up after a peaceful night's sleep, with beautiful flawless skin that is dewy, soft and fresh. It has blackcurrant and açai extract which are packed full of antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, which keep the skin hydrated, firm, and younger-looking. The Amethyst Quartz also has healing powers to help with physical ailments, energy healing and chakra balancing. Apply just before bed. Perfect for adults and babies. Cruelty-free and kind to the planet (one purchase = one tree planted). Sales also support an animal charity.
One Village Neem Soap
Discover the benefits of neem oil
Neem oil (from the seeds of the neem tree) is known in the tropics for its amazing benefits for skin. Many report how it attends to dry skin and serious skin discomforts and blemishes. One Village Neem soap contains almost 50% neem oil, with no artificial chemicals and no animal fats. It’s an excellent soap for everyone and comes wrapped in hand-made paper. For washing the hair, this soap is better than liquid shampoo and avoids plastic bottles and anticoagulants. One Village was founded in 1979 to support small-scale community enterprises in economically stretched places in Asia and Africa. Sales directly benefit communities that are making a difference, producing products with low carbon impact. Check the firm’s website for functional products for the home including duvet covers, fabrics, cushions, lampshades, rugs.
£16 for 4 bars, including UK p&p
Bio D All Purpose Sanitiser
A powerful sanitiser from a green cleaning company From the kitchen to the bedroom, the Bio D All Purpose Sanitiser spray can be used in all areas of the home and is perfect for everyday cleaning. Available in a 500ml spray and refills, it contains orange oil for natural degreasing properties and uses lactic acid to neutralise 99.9% of harmful bacteria, whilst still being gentle on skin. It’s a fantastic non-toxic, non-irritant all-round product to be used in all areas of the home. Bio D is an independently-owned ethical manufacturing company, creating cleaning products that don’t cost the earth. It uses plant-based and naturally derived ingredients, leaving out unsustainable ingredients that can potentially harm the environment. It also has 100% traceability on all of ingredients, so you always know exactly what is going into the products.
Lady Days Organic Cotton Black Period Pants
Eco-friendly alternatives for periods Handmade in the UK, to reduce carbon footprint compared to imported options, Lady Days Organic Cotton Black Period Pants are reusable and super kind to the planet. Did you know that one cloth pad can replace 250 disposable pads? That means a great reduction in landfill waste as well as a happier planet breathing a big sigh of relief! They also last a long time. Lady Days Organic Cotton Black Period Pants last up to 3 years and the pads themselves can last up to 10 years and beyond! They’re also more comfortable than disposables. The company was founded in 2012 by Helen Ward. All Lady Days pads are handmade by Helen herself in her dedicated studio in rural Yorkshire (the workshop is powered by 100% renewable energy). She has also spent many years building relationships with fabric manufacturers which allows the company to produce an excellent product made using only the highest quality of fabrics. All products are designed to give customers many years of reliable use. Lady Days has a pad for everyone, all in eco-friendly packaging. If you are just starting your cloth journey, it also has starter sets to help you transition to cloth. There’s even a made-to-order service, so if what you are looking for isn’t available to ship straight away, the company is more than happy to make your dream pad.
£18 (Lady Days Organic Cotton Black Period Pants)
£35 (Lady Days Cloth Pad Starter Set)
Yoga Pieces Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
One mat sold = one tree planted
Yoga mats made from sustainably extracted tree rubber, topped with an eco-polyurethane layer to provide the best grip possible for your practice. Free from PVC, phthalates and other nasty harmful chemicals, all mats are safe and non-toxic. The biodegradable mats come in four unique colours, all with a dotted central alignment line for guiding during your practice. Inclusive size of 183x68cm and an optimal thickness of 4mm to provide enough cushioning for your joints, but not too much to throw you off balance. At Yoga Pieces, they pay close attention to the impact they have on the world. From its packaging to the mats themselves, the firm aims to make responsible choices each step of the way. Mats are made from sustainably extracted natural rubber, which not only boasts benefits for your practice, but is kind to the planet too. One mat sold = one tree planted. Since launching just five months ago, the company has helped plant almost 400 trees in Madagascar, Tanzania, Nicaragua, India and Nepal. And, when the time comes for you and your mat to part ways, simply dispose of it along with general waste, as it will biodegrade in landfill conditions in 2-5 years. This may seem like a long time but comparing that to the almost 1,000 years it takes for PVC mats to biodegrade, it's quite impressive.
£69 (incl. free shipping)
Enhanced Collagen Booster and Lava Lip Gloss
Look good, feel good skincare from YNNY
This age-defying serum is from Yours Naturally Naturally Yours (YNNY), a UK company specialising in handmade natural and organic skincare products formulated from botanically based or naturally derived ingredients. This serum is packed with ingredients that stimulate collagen production, so it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars, blemishes, cellulite, hyper-pigmentation and dark circles. Also, lightens skin and evens out skin tone. The Lava lip gloss is packed with nourishing and highly moisturising natural oils that gives great coverage but most of all it leaves your lips shiny. YNNY only uses IFRA - International Fragrance Association-approved natural fragrances and essential oils and only sources ingredients from suppliers who adopt ethical working practices. It also aims to source ingredients locally to reduce overall environmental footprint. All products are handmade using artisanal methods in-house and in small batches to ensure the products are fresh. It does not use water or thickeners purely to expand, cheapen, or dilute any formulas.
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