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Card Giving the Minimalist Way - Paperless Post

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When it comes to birthdays and Christmas, don't you always feel a bit guilty throwing away cards that people have sent you? I know I do and often end up with a stash of cards that I'm keeping for 'sentimental' reasons but in reality, I just have a box of cards that I'm never going to look at. Over the past 6 months I have been warming to the idea of minimalism. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, getting rid of physical items that don't bring value to your life. Part of this is the idea of going paperless. You can do this for greetings cards too with Paperless Post who create online customizable stationary to send to your loved ones, catering to all occasions including birthdays, christmas, Ramadan, Diwali and invites for weddings and parties. They have collaborated with lots of different desginers including Kate Spade and Rifle Paper Co. so you can be sure they have a wide range of beautiful options to choose from.  Siamese (Yelena Bryk

Not Buying New Clothes For 1 Year? - #XR52 What You Need To Know

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I have been banging on about how I want to adopt a more sustainable wardrobe for a little while now. I am sure many of you have heard of the Extinction Rebellion who are an organisation who are trying to make our governments take the climate crisis seriously. I recently came across their proposition of #XR52. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries. It produces 1.2 billion tonnes of green house gasses per year which is more than all international flights and maritime shipping. Almost half a million tonnes of microfibres and microplastics from clothing during washing which contributes massively to ocean pollution ( source ). The XR have been challenging the fashion industry to change their ways as have those involved in Fashion Revolution Week but not much seems to be changing. So what can we do about it? It’s high time to face up to this industry that is trashing our planet for the sake of money. And if money is their motive, then it’s time to take