• Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their plant a pencil and watch it grow...basil, tomatoes, parsley, micro greens, whatever takes your fancy

recycled polyester garden blanket from bluebellgray

Glasgow-based bluebellgray has a produced a gorgeous padded blanket for outdoor use made entirely from post-consumer recycled polyester

Arcana's lovely wraps and blankets are made from recycled cotton

A wrap or blanket is much appreciated on a chilly morning or evening. Arcana's Night Garden and forthcoming Spring Botanical designs have been hand drawn and and are woven in small batches from recycled cotton 

Coffee grinds lampshades are just some great eco inventions from Spain

Newgate clock

Frustrated that you can't keep track of time? the answer is to get a clock on the wall in more rooms in your dwelling. And the good news is there are some stylish models to make time pass very pleasingly indeed.

Skar candles are made from organic beeswax

 Skär Organics offers the first certified organic, UK-made candles, unfragranced and scented

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

Ellie Air jewellery is fair trade and ethical

The spotlight of scrutiny is turning on jewellery which for centuries has got away with being the face of cruelty and avarice. So if you're investing in a piece for yourself or a loved one, check its provenance. 

Malkia scented 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


Flowers for All by Susan McLeary

Flowers for All by Susan McLeary is a book for flower arrangers who want to be inspired to create more modern, unorthodox designs