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Links To Ethical and Environmentally Friendly Companies


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Hi Guys,

Hope you're all well. I've been delayed putting this on due to the lurgy but back in full force. The ideas board liked the idea of a thread for ethical companies so thought I'd better get my butt in gear and start it off with a couple of recommendations.

I came across Ethical Superstore recently but haven't got round to ordering from them yet but they seem to have good reviews and a great range of products.

https://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/

https://www.hairygrowler.co.uk/ No it isn't a dodgy porn site, put your dirty minds away folks!! This guy is an amazing jeweller based in Cambridge. he uses old coins, silver spoons and has even started using old and used marbles in his work. I've had a couple of pieces bought for me of his and they are really something special.

It would be awesome for folks to share companies, websites, crafters, stores near them and products that have good ethical and environemental standards.

Have a top week peeps
Nanny O

Have a great week peeps.

NannyO

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Good on you @NannyOgg :)
This website Goodonyou.eco might give people some ideas!
(BTW I've moved this thread to the All About Renewables section 🆙)
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Haven't dug out my old database so in the meantime here's another one I came across recently.

https://superfood-market.com
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Here are some links in relation to mobile phones.

If you are after a phone with really high ethical standards then check out https://www.fairphone.com/en/ although I'm sure you will all have come across them at some point. If you didn't want to buy the phone outright, you can get one on a contract through the co-op https://www.thephone.coop/personal/phones/

If refurbished iPhones is your thing then take a look at https://www.theioutlet.com/ My current phone is from them and I've had no issues.
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Thanks NannyOgg,

I like your tech alternative purchasing options and will be having a thorough look.

This is where I mainly get my coffee, hope it meets the ethical criteria.
https://www.pactcoffee.com
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Thanks @Strutt G, will check that out.
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Recently we've been looking at our meat intake in terms of reducing it and also being a lot more conscientious in where we buy our meat from. I came across quite a few online ethical and organic suppliers but this one seems to stand out. Yes it's expensive but I would rather pay a bit more and know that the animal has been treated with respect and not pumped full of drugs and anti biotics.

http://swillingtonorganicfarm.co.uk/

These guys also do organic veg as well as meat https://www.riverford.co
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Woohoo, I'm Back.

I just ordered some eco cleaning products from these guys https://uk.koh.com

It isn't cheap but if it as good as they say then you will be able to throw away pretty much most of your other toxic cleaning products. It hasn't arrived yet but I'll let you know how I got on.

Hope the sun is shining where you are
Have a great week-end
Nanny O
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I just ordered some eco cleaning products from these guys https://uk.koh.com

It hasn't arrived yet but I'll let you know how I got on.


Would love to hear your thoughts on these once you've had a chance to use them - what have you ordered?

Have you looked much into sustainable/ eco-friendly clothing? For example - https://www.peopletree.co.uk/about-us

Fast fashion is so easy to buy but can have such a huge impact on the environment (often negative) so it's nice to see clothing brands starting to think about their footprint and how to be more eco-friendly. PeopleTree☝ is mainly focused on Fair Trade, but is still a good start ;-)))

The more companies like this there are then hopefully the more affordable ethically sourced clothing will be:foldedhands:



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Hi @Nataly.

Yes it came, very promptly and I love it. We had some rather unsightly black marks on the carpet which whould take a lot of elbow grease and, usually, the typical chemicals. I sprayed this on, left it for abotu 2 minutes and it came straight off when I rubbed with the damp cloth.

One of the things I really like about it is that no extra water is required, it's fab. There is absolutely no odour to it at all and has been approved by Allergy UK so if you have Asthma or any skin allergies, this is perfect for you. I paid £38 for the starter pack and a tile brush. I think if you are on Facebook you can get really good deals via them.

Thanks for the People Tree plug. It is on my list but I haven't got to that one yet. I've a list somewhere of some other great eco fashion companies, I just have to find it!!
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Just a wee point. I've started to dye faded clothes rather than purchase the same style plus I take some old styled stuff like summer shorts to get the fit altered rather than chuck. I spent too much money on Demin over the years and no longer like the cut so I'm borrowing my friends latest purchase and getting one of my stock pile altered. Guess I need to get organic dye.
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That is a great idea @Strutt G. Just had a quick look and these websites popped up first. Could be worth a look at.

http://www.wildcolours.co.uk/

https://www.thehempshop.co.uk/dylon-eco-reactive-dye-packs.html
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Yes it came, very promptly and I love it. We had some rather unsightly black marks on the carpet which whould take a lot of elbow grease and, usually, the typical chemicals. I sprayed this on, left it for abotu 2 minutes and it came straight off when I rubbed with the damp cloth.


Thanks for the review:raisinghands:

So interesting to hear it worked so well, carpet stains are always a tough one and my *lovely* brother has a tendency of spilling red wine on cream carpets;)) will absolutely have a look at that, love that it's good for allergies too.

Nice idea @Strutt G! Great way of giving new life to old clothes🆙
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A pigeon thru into my open balcony yesterday when I popped to 📮, no lie! Came back, feathers in lounge and two huge 💩💩on carpet 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀👎. Scrubbed with Vanish. One 💩totally removed, but other stained. Try again later 🙄
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Not sure if it would be as amazing on red wine @Nataly. I think you can post questions and there are quite a lot of videos too you can refer to.
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Hi folks.

Did everyone have a lovely Easter? Have literally just this second come across this website whilst looking for something else. It's very comitted to plastic free living.

https://www.boobalou.co.uk
@NannyOgg nice find 🆙 I'm sold just on the name (couldn't resist saying it out-loud a few times 😂)

Cool variety of products and looks like quite a good price point for them all. It's always good to see eco-friendly products becoming cheaper and the 'norm' instead of expensive and 'special'!
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Yes I agree. I always find it is such a shame that organic, eco friendly and what not have a tendency to be so expensive so it is good to see much more cost effective products. I am quite impressed by the 'feminine' products range too. Definitely eying up the charcoal water blocks.
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Hi everyone.

Thank goodness the weather has settled down up here, hope the deluge and wind has blown over for everyone else too. We're going camping this year to a place called Top Of The Woods in Penrally, Pembrokeshire and wanted to share the website.

https://www.topofthewoods.co.uk/

It is part of the greener camping club, (https://www.greenercamping.org/), and is a very eco minded campsite. You have to take a membership to be able to book onto any of the greener camping club sites but it is only £10 for the year. It is highly recommended and they have fabulous reviews. Well worth checking it out. Soo and John are just lovely and so helpful. If you do happen to make enquiries or book with them at any time, tell them Nanny Ogg sent you. I don't get anything out of it, it's just helpful for them to know how people have heard about them.

Enjoy your evening guys
Nanny O
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Great websites NannyOgg - Cheers!
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My pleasure entirely, glad you like them.
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Good Morning folks,

It's a beaut day up here on Merseyside so we're taking the kids to the beach for a spot of fun and some litter picking. Anyway, I was looking around for various washing supplies and stumbled upon a washing up liquid ethical rankings report. I was rather suprised to see Ecover rather low down on the list.

https://thegoodshoppingguide.com/ethical-rankings-washing-up-liquid

I will be using this site more often to check out other products too.
https://thegoodshoppingguide.com/


Have a great week-end peeps

Nanny O
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These guys are not cheap but their products look amazing.

https://www.soapnuts.co.uk/
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On closer reading for the laundry soapnuts and the laundry starter packs, you will probably save a fair bit of money in the long term. They seem to last a long while and they can be used for hair washing and dish washing too. I'm sorely tempted.
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Thanks for all your posts NannyOgg a lot stuff for consideration including Ecover.
​Have a great day even when litter picking
We've had a 'Zero-Waste' shop open in Carmarthen today if anyone else is local and interested:

http://www.thegreenscoop.com

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