Monday, 24 September 2012

Not on the Highstreet

For those unfamiliar with this AMAZING website, Not on the High Street is your one stop shop for beautiful, original gifts, clothing and accessories. I went on it earlier this evening, to have a gift look for a gift for a family friend, and I've been on it for an hour looking up pretty things. Plus, if you have a specific criteria (e.g. Made in England, Organic) then just type it into the search box and hundreds of items will come up. Furthermore, because the designers and producers are 'not on the high street', when you look at their products you can read their info, and when you buy from them, you are supporting a small (or 'micro') British industry! I've just been lusting after this VERY sweet organic beanie hat...

What do you think?

Cute finds

I am going through a phase where I'm obsessed with owls. They are just so cute! I particularly am loving owl jewellery, and I've acquired quite a few cute pieces over the last couple of months. 
  Here are a few fair trade and eco-friendly owl pieces for you to enjoy!

Children's purses,

 Little owl lunch bag,

 Silver owl pendant,

 Tea light holder,
Owl Christmas ornaments from 


The Re-birth of the blog

Howdy all,

As anyone who followed this blog when I was writing on it regularly knows, I made the decision to put my time and effort into my other blog, Bexceptional.

However, I've decided that I'm going to try and keep this blog up and running, as despite me not writing on it since much earlier this year, it's page views are pretty high*. To me, this indicates that the blog is helpful to people, despite the pages being a bit old.

As I have undertaken a huge amount of projects recently, I'm not going to be able to post as regularly as I'd like on here, but I'm going to make a big effort to put up reviews and material as much as possible! Think, one or two posts a week.

Let me know what you think :)

* For the skeptical among you, I have checked to make sure that the traffic isn't coming through from a spam site/faulty link. 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Day 3....

Again..... a simple way of doing fair trade fortnight... 

Check out the following magazines and online publications for fun and interesting articles :) 

personally I love this article..... stops you getting rid of your winter jumper too :

 again particularly love this article... 

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fair Trade Fortnight - Day three....


Here's a few of my favourite items on the site, they're all well priced and fair trade! yay!

Scarf; £14

£9 for the 2 - so cute, perfect for children or for those days when we don't want to grow up. 

I love these. Absolute love. £7 for the two. Buy me them... please?

£90 for 12 bottles. That's about £7.50 a bottle, which is a really good deal, especially as it's fair trade.

Wall hanging £30 

Recycled paper heart box: £10 

Go hunt.....

Day Two

Today has been another mental day... but I thought I'd share some of my fair trade jewellery with you.
 It was either all under £10, or given as a present, but none of it (yes I've done a little present stalking) was over £15.

So... here you go.....

Nail Necklace

This was a Birthday present from my mum. It's fairly heavy, and made from polished metal. The little spade like things are loads of nails hammered and smelted into little paddles....

This one was another Christmas present, 

It's made from glass beads, recycled metals and string... Check out

There are a million different websites that sell fairtrade jewellery, and of course check out your local Oxfam, but here are a few of my favourites:

Monday, 27 February 2012

Fair Trade Fortnight - Day one!!

Hi again, 

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted - I've been pretty busy at uni with one thing and another. 
Anyhow ... today is the beginning of Fair trade Fortnight! So - I promise as part of my support, I will post something everyday that helps you support fair trade products, activists and campaigns. 

Day 1

Go to and add your own 'steps'. These are things you've done to support fairtrade, whether that's in the last week or ever. There's a huge collection of different steps people have taken. Have a browse through them and see if any inspire you. 

* Buy a fairtrade product. Whether this is a one off or a regular change, there are a wealth of products available at regular supermarkets, local shops and specialist stores. Oxfam stocks plenty of fairtrade chocolate, especially Divine. 

There is a brochure listing loads of great fairtrade brands available by clicking HERE

By making a change to your weekly shop - say buying Bananas, Coffee, Chocolate or Spices, just look for the logo below and you'll know you're helping make a positive difference to someone's life.