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Wasting less and living more

Wasting less and living more

One of the most common myths about reusables is that they are hard work and that they are will take up precious hours of the already time poor pare...

A plea from a retailer: Please, will you stop buying so much?

A plea from a retailer: Please, will you stop buying so much?

I know, I’m a retailer. We’re meant to get you to buy MORE.  But this isn’t about sales figures, or profit margins, or market share. This is about looking my children in the eye and being able to say that I did everything I could to prevent a catastrophic environmental breakdown that will affect every aspect of their adult lives.

A zero waste disposable nappy? I'll stick with my reusables, thanks.

A zero waste disposable nappy? I'll stick with my reusables, thanks.

Imagine if someone invented a ‘zero waste’ disposable nappy - and it's as cheap as a reusable nappy. All us cloth bum parents would switch to the zero waste disposables, right? Well...no.

Please stop calling me good

Please stop calling me good

"No, I am not ‘good’. I am not a martyr who toils under the weight of a dreadful chore simply so I can ‘do my bit’ to save the planet. I am a really busy parent who has used reusable and single-use nappies; and who knows that, without doubt, reusable nappies are the easier, cheaper option."

The gift of cloth nappies

The gift of cloth nappies

Using just one cloth nappy a day saves 900 single use nappies going to landfill - and is so much kinder to parents’ pockets. Surely that’s a gift worth giving?

The toys children really need for playing outside

The toys children really need for playing outside

We all want to encourage our children to play outdoors - especially if it means they’re not glued to a screen. But visit any toy shop right now and you’d be forgiven for thinking that every family needs a back garden the size of a park to fit all the outdoor toys and activities that your child ‘needs’.

How Not To Grow A Business

How Not To Grow A Business

We live in a culture of more. Earn more money, to buy a bigger house, to have that bigger car and so and so on. Usually, happiness is portrayed as ...

Meaningful gifts for a memorable Mother’s Day

Meaningful gifts for a memorable Mother’s Day

This blog is inspired by our minimalist founder Eve, who is a huge advocate for living with less. This year her children's gift to their theatre lo...

Love Bombing

Love Bombing

I read an article a couple of weekends ago in The Sunday Times that really resonated with me. It was all about a concept of parenting called Love B...