Since living in London I've really struggled with the hard tap water. I want to drink more (and less squash), but the taste I just can't quite cope with.
So, after reading a post by Eco Boost, I thought I'd give bamboo charcoal a try.
I've been working and living in central London for 2 years now, and I've only just started going on holidays... well long weekend getaways really... and one of the things that I've been looking for is sustainable swimwear.
For this instalment of Food Friday, I'll be talking about buying produce from your local food market.
For me, my local market is based at Kew Village on the first Sunday of every month, but I also have a few other markets nearby which are open every weekend, which makes food shopping a little easier for fresh items.
After speaking to a few amazing people over the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be good to start a monthly "spotlight" feature.
For this, I'll be interviewing individuals from all different backgrounds, from farmers to designers, to really get to grips with ethical standards in different industries.
So, for the first ever "In the Spotlight' feature, I asked Hannah Price, founder of Willowknd some questions!
I always try to buy my meat direct from the farmers, or at worst, my local butcher, but to get everyday essentials I do a weekly shop at a "normal" supermarket.
Every Friday in May I'll be reviewing different food suppliers and/or supermarkets, starting with Pipers Farm.
I do eat meat, which I know is a controversial choice for a lot of people. I am very strict on the provenance of where it comes from, and I research numerous suppliers before I commit to purchase.
Although Jasper Highet isn't taking part in any Fashion Revolution Week events, I do think it's a company that needs to be known!
I've had one of their belts for over a year now and wear it every time I wear a pair of jeans... which is pretty much every day! However, to begin to understand the unique qualities of this belt, I better start at the beginning.
"Thought (formerly Braintree Clothing) is a contemporary sustainable clothing brand. Drawing inspiration from nature, vintage and the world around us; their collections are diverse, inspiring and unique. Having crafted thoughtfully designed clothing for over twenty years, they are now one of the UK’s leading sustainable fashion brands. Their commitment to the environment is woven into every garment and their fabrics include organic cotton, bamboo, rayon, Tencel, responsibly sourced wool and recycled polyester.
They work with some of the same factories they did when they first started and believe in growing business together. People and partners are important to them – they have a Code of Conduct and other policies that put them first. Everyone employed by Thought is treated with respect, paid a fair wage and free from any kind of discrimination – it really is a brand with a conscience."
For some reason, Thought has never been a brand I've ever considered; it's always just been overlooked. I was excited to see some brilliant pieces on their website recently, so I thought now is as good a time as any to give it a try.
I placed my first order online and it came the very next day, before noon - checkbox ticked for fast delivery!
It arrived in paper packaging - another checkbox ticked! With an added little beauty sample, that has me intrigued as I've not had chance to try that brand yet; Nourish London.