Features

Wearth co founders Imogen Minoli and Edward Davies

Imogen Minoli and Edward Davies are the duo behind Wearth London, the growing online lifestyle store for the eco-friendly, ethical, vegan-minded, sustainability-mad, plastic-avoiding and of course super stylish consumer. So that's you and me. 

Rush Matters makes rugs from rushes

Ok, what's hemp? what's vicuña? ...not sure?..well you need Kay Hill's guide to fibres and fabrics to help you make the most environmentally-friendly choices when buying floor coverings and textiles

flowers flowers and more flowers are essential at weddings

You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up. The happy couples have eschewed a list at a department store, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill

Emma mattresses

Foam mattress-in-a-box ads are everywhere. But mattresses at the end of their lives invariably get dumped in landfill, so what are manufacturers of this new breed doing to lessen their products' environmental impact?

A University of Surrey study suggests planting a combination of hedges and trees along roadsides can help reduce pollution more effectively than planting trees alone

Paint is a wonderful substance used by us all...but we buy too much of it and waste paint is a very big environmental problem that AkzoNobel and the British Coatings Federation are working to tackle

Garden Trading

Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls? Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

Edward Bulmer Natural Paints contain no plastic

Paints have a big impact on air quality, something that's becoming more of a concern to homeowners. So which manufacturers score highly on great colour, environmental friendliness and quality? 

Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

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