Friday Feature #8

Anyone who has started up a new business will understand how difficult it is to get things going on a budget. Sadly, this can often mean cutting corners in terms of both quality and ethics.  That’s why I was honoured to be asked to feature a brand new company who only use eco-friendly, pure and natural ingredients.  If you use scented candles or oil burners or are looking for something for mother’s day (like me!) then this is for you.  Tarts With a Heart make handmade, eco friendly soy wax melts. You use them like oils in an oil burner, placing…

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Friday Feature #7

Today’s Friday Feature spotlight is on a fabulous Social Enterprise that gives ALL of its profits to charity.  I make no secret of the fact that I’m not a huge fan of fashion. Unfortunately for them, this extends to my children. I can’t remember the last time I bought baby clothes. Lia has pretty much had to put up with Libby’s second hand clothes. Many of these were already second hand by the time Libby got them.  This isn’t because I’m a terrible parent who neglects my children (I am). But because I object to spending extortionate amounts of money…

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Friday Feature #6

This week’s Friday feature is all about a company called Aduna, who are aiming to use the health and beauty market to benefit the communities that produce their products.  The word “superfood” has integrated itself into our vocabulary recently enough to mean that the spell check on my computer doesn’t recognise it.  And yet, it now an everyday term. Most of us eat superfoods as part of a balanced diet, making the most of their superior qualities to enhance our health and wellbeing.  But do we stop and think about where they come from? I’ve never really put that much thought into…

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Friday Feature #5

This week, I have discovered the most fabulous fashion brand. As you may be aware, I’m not the most fashion conscious person in the world. I only buy fashion from either companies whose ethics I genuinely support and believe in (no sweat shops and definitely no animal cruelty) or from charity shops.  I don’t buy from charity shops for financial reasons but for moral reasons. I believe in reusing, recycling, upcycling and giving money to worthy causes.  When I do buy clothes, I love the surfing style. It suits me, there’s no pressure to look perfectly groomed and immaculate and…

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Friday Feature #4

My Friday Feature each week aims to raise awareness of an ethical business and a charity. This week, I have reviewed an online paediatric first aid course from Spearhead Compliance Training Ltd. Not only is this course essential if you haven’t had any first aid training, but it costs just £20, a small price to pay for saving a child’s life. Of this, £10 goes to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. If you’ve got children then, like me, you may be wondering whether you should do a paediatric first aid course. So before you read on, just have a quick look at…

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