Cushions of the week: Indigo pillows by Clover

When founder of Clover, Samantha Petrie, got in touch the other day, let’s just say I was a teensy weensy bit excited. I know Clover’s brand well: whilst they’re US based, they stock a range of gorgeous products for the home, made by artisans around the world. In a nutshell, by supporting their artisans’ crafts and communities, Clover strives to…

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Think ethical = boring? Five kick-ass brands to prove you wrong

Some days I just want to scream. I was reading an article the other day about business branding (because, you know, I know how to party..!). Anyway, the point the author made was that it is unhelpful for a business to include the word ‘ethical’ in its branding because people associate it with being boring. Ugh. Maaaaaaaan how frustrating! Years ago, it…

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Why is ethical fashion more important than ethical interiors?

I don’t know how much international traction it has received, but today in New Zealand, Tearfund published its Ethical Fashion Guide 2017. It’s great. It rates New Zealand fashion retailers on the ethical practices in their supply chains to give consumers a chance to vote with their wallets and support brands that take things like human rights seriously over those that…

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Cushion of the Week: Mustard Mudcloth from YONDER.Living

I’ve finally taken photos of my latest purchase from one of my favourite UK online interior stores, YONDER.Living. Brimming with colourful products from around the world, YONDER.Living never fails to inspire me. I couldn’t resist their latest collection and was really taken with this mustard mudcloth cushion from Mali.  And yes, I may have bought some other things too, but let’s…

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Cushion of the week: the OTO cushion by ANIZA

There is sometimes a perception that ethical or socially responsible products are boring, overly bohemian, or just lacking in style. I know, I know, it’s nonsense, right? Well, today’s cushion of the week – the OTO cushion by ANIZA – totally puts that silliness to bed. This cushion is all of the above good things, and none of the above bad things. It’s all…

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