• Planted is a new outdoor design event focusing on zero waste Planted: new zero-waste design show

    Planted is a new outdoor event showcasing sustainable design. Part of the London Design Festival 2021, it's taking place at the regenerated Kings Cross site in London this September. 

  • Eco weddings deserve eco gifts Eco-friendly wedding presents for green-at-heart couples

    You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up..assuming you're one of the 15 guests allowed to attend in person. The happy couples have eschewed a list at John Lewis, Harrods or Selfridges, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill.

  •  Westex Penultima Carpet Choose an eco-friendly carpet

    New carpet is a delight. But it can be an environmental horror when its time comes to die. So are there eco-friendly carpets on the market? And what can you do with a dead one? Kay Hill investigates

  • 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


Great to see more companies offering stylish homewares made from recycled materials. Runners and rugs are a quick and easy way to smarten up a hallway, landing or living room and Flooring Superstore has some modern, inexpensive pieces made from recycled T-shirts

Alonsa LED from Dar Lighting

Dår Lighting's Alonsa pendant is lovely to look at at any time of day but when it's on, it's magical

Insideout Garden Art

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!


Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company

The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk. 

abby trow with Lupe Pure cordless

It's very expensive, it's got unusual looks and it doesn't take up much space. So is it any good and is it worth the money? 

Milam Mattress is made from coir and natural latex

A good mattress and bed frame is a major investment, so choose one made from quality natural materials that are sustainable, long-lasting, won't off-gas and can be recycled. And watch out for noxious fire retardant chemicals in mattresses