• Flamingos,16x24 inches, on elephant dung paper by Sarah Elder The art of eco: environmentally-friendly art and artists

    Do you find yourself wondering 'but is it eco?' when you look at pieces of art? If so, you'll be glad to know plenty of artists are striving to create work that is as environmentally-friendly as it is aesthetically-pleasing

  • Seashells for gift decoration Beautiful gift-wrapping the eco way with Arona Khan

    Don't spend a fortune on gift-wrap. Gift-wrapping expert Arona Khan says we can all learn to wrap beautifully using paper off-cuts and bits-n-bobs we have lying around

  • Vitra design kids' furniture Cool for the gang - eco-friendly children's furniture

    There's no doubt kids like furniture that's child-sized. But while it's generally not worth going overboard and buying munchkin-sized everything..you'll have a large and lumpen teen before you know it.. some pieces are worth investing in

  • Scented candle from the Little Karma Co Affordable luxuries: eco-friendly candles

    Sales of candles, particularly fragranced ones, continue to grow. And we're seeing more small artisan manufacturers bring delicious, quirky, new fragrances to the market while striving to make their products environmentally friendly

     

Accessories

hand folded paper baubles Kate Colin Design

Lovely for Christmas but perfect for year-round use, these Kate Colin Design baubles are made from hand-folded paper

Collective Stories ethical homewares

Collective-Stories is a socially conscious brand that combines contemporary design with traditional techniques and craftsmanship

Features

Make Gingerbread Men as a simple gift for neighbours

This isn't going to be a normal Christmas - corona virus has put paid to that. And with strain on many household budgets, it's a great opportunity for us all to appreciate that less is more when it comes to gifts. So get out the brown paper and the biodegradable glitter, don't buy more food than Bruce Bogtrotter could eat, and remember to compost ALL your peelings

Oak Furnitureland's oak credenza from Boston range

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

Leather's natural so it's good, right? No, it's not. It's a dirty business and many industry players still have a very long way to go in terms of cleaning up their act.