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My Tips for Shopping Secondhand Online

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Photo by Thom Bradley on Unsplash   Spring is around the corner and you might be looking to pick up a few new additions to your wardrobe from Depop , Vinted or any other online secondhand shops . Some of these places can be a bit daunting as there's so much stuff to browse through and it's often hard to find the hidden gems.  I have managed to snap up some great secondhand pieces recently, particularly on Vinted including some brand new Weekday jeans and brand new sportswear. Here are my top tips for shopping secondhand online. 1. Have an Idea of What You're Looking For. Before you start aimlessly browsing make sure you have an idea of what you want. Make a pinterest board with outfit inspiration and make a note of any pieces that keep popping up. This will save you from endlessly scrolling and will prevent any spontaneous and wasteful purchases. For example, I really into white straight leg jeans at the moment. I then had a look on some fast fashion websites to find a

The Complete Guide to Finding Vegan Wine in UK Supermarkets

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Did you know that not all wine is vegan? I know what you're thinking - "how could you possibly need animal products to produce wine?".  Why isn't all Wine Suitable for Vegans? Wine isn't vegan because of step in the fermentation process called fining. This process is all about removing unwanted elements in the wine which may effect the appearance and taste of the final product. During this process, a product which usually consists of egg whites and milk casein is added to the wine. This then binds to the unwanted product, allowing it to be easily removed.  Winemakers producing vegan wine instead use plant based products during the fining process or don't do it at all which results in a wine that looks cloudy as the sediment hasn't been removed.  How to Find Vegan Wines You might think that vegan wines are only available from specialist wine shops or expensive organic independent brands but it is actually much more accessible than you think. Vegan wine i

How to Clean Your Glasses Sustainably - AD

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AD - PR Product - Frugal and Green When you start to try and reduce your plastic consumption you start to realise how much plastic consumes your life. This includes your glasses cleaner which always comes in a little plastic bottle, which usually somehow disappears into thin air (probably hiding with all my missing socks) or you end up throwing it away once you've used it all.  The team over at Frugal and Green have created a plastic free glasses cleaner for all of us spectacle wearing planet lovers. The bottle is made out durable glass and aluminum and as little plastic as possible. The solution itself is also eco-friendly as it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals.    How Does it Work? You simply fill the bottle with water and pop in one of the little blue tabs and watch it dissolve. Once it's fully absorbed into the water, simply use it like you would any other glasses cleaner.    I've been using it for a little while now and it really does the job. You know that fe

Finding Everyday Comfort with Sustainable Loungewear - AD

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  AD - PR Products from Boody and Affiliate Links Shaper Bra in Dark Olive Active Full Leggings  I don't know about you but I really can't bear wearing jeans around the house at the moment. Seeing as we are spending our lives in doors, comfy clothing is what I need. This means I've been spending a lot of time in leggings, particularly these ones from Boody, paired with their super comfy Shaper Bra because f*ck wearing wired bras am I right?   About Boody Boody aim to be a ethical and sustainable brand who strive to produce clothing that is "easy on the skin, hypoallergenic and highly breathable" . One thing I like about Boody as a brand is that their products aren't as expensive as other sustainable brands out there and are therefore more affordable with their shaper bra retailing at £16.95.   Using organic bamboo, Boody aims to have a minimal impact on the environment. Bamboo uses less water, less CO2 and minimises deforestation so is a preferable materia

How I Offset My Carbon Emissions for 1 Year with anothertee - AD

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{AD - Gifted Product} The Climate Crisis is currently one of the biggest threats faced by humanity and it's our job, particularly in the western world, to try and do something about it. Carbon offsetting is a popular way compensate and counteract for your carbon footprint. Usually, the best way to do this is to make some kind of investment in a project that will reduce emissions equivalent to those you create. What if I told you that you could do this buy purchasing a climate neutral t-shirt? London based creative company, 20something have recently launched another tee which offsets the carbon emissions of the average European individual. The idea behind another tee is to popularise offsetting our carbon emissions and make it more accessible to everyday person.   How do they do it? The average individual in the EU creates approximately 7000kg of carbon emissions per year. For every £39 t-shirt that's purchased, the company plants 24 mangroves. Mangroves 5 times more effectiv

The Best Places to Shop Secondhand Online

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Full outfit is from charity shops except Doc Martens We've just entered lockdown 2.0 and can no longer head to our favorite secondhand shops to find some new gems for our wardrobes but more importantly, our local charity shops won't be making much money since they have had to close. Did you know that you can shop secondhand from the comfort of you're own bed? Many charity shops and vintage stores now have online shops that you can buy from but not many people know about it. Here's my ultimate guide to online secondhand shops! Charity Shops Oxfam From secondhand clothes and accessories to ethical homeware and gifts, Oxfam's online shop has it all. They stock an amazing range of vintage clothes as well as a lovely range of Christmas gifts and decorations. Not everything on their site is secondhand but all new items are ethically sourced.  Sense Sense is a charity aiming to help those living with complex disabilities. They have an amazing Ebay shop which stocks clot

Eplanita Eco-Friendly Phone Case - An Honest Review

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I recently upgraded my phone to a second hand iPhone XR and, quite frankly, I am a very  clumsy person. Sometimes I seem to just throw my phone on the floor or it leaps out of my hands as if by magic so a new phone case was very important. Instead of buying another cute yet completely made of plastic phone case, I looked for one that was a bit more sustainable.  There's a huge range of biodegradable and sustainable phone cases out there. They are usually made from coffee grounds, cork or wheat  straw. I decided to opt for one made out of wheat straw and TPU that's fully biodegradable.  I purchased the Eplanita biodegradable XR phone case in Khaki . One major set back with this is not all of the Eplanita phone cases are available on their website but they are all available on Amazon. This kind of sucks since we all know that Amazon's ethics and morals are not exactly great so it's not ideal that a sustainable brand is selling their items on there, especially when they h