Deco's A to Z of natural fibres

ALPACA. It's wool taken from the South American llama-like alpaca. It is soft and warm, naturally water-repellent and fire-resistant and has no lanolin, making it suitable for those with allergies to sheep’s wool. There are two breeds, Suri and Huacaya which have slightly different wool. 

Eco-friendly wedding presents for green-at-heart couples

Eco friendy gifts are becoming a popular request from couples getting married or entering into civil partnerships. Choose from plants, trees, or beautiful items that will last such as glassware or ceramics.

Beds for blissful nights - organic, natural, eco-friendly

Unless you have small children for decades on end, the odds are that you will spend around a third of your life in bed. Which means it is well worth thinking about the healthiness and eco-friendliness of something you'll be spending so much time on and in.

When around eight hours of your day is spent in bodily contact with a surface, you want to know that surface isn't awash with chemicals that may well off-gas for some considerable period and cause skin irritations.

Upcycled, recycled: Madeleine Boulesteix chandeliers

Madeleine Boulesteix teacup chandeliers are made from old and secondhand kitchenware..glasses, teacups. She's been upcycling all her life and applies her artistic talent to making beautiful lighting from waste material.

Top 4 solutions to make your home more green 

For most of us, it's a mixture of self-interest and altruism that's driving us to make eco-friendly choices in how we live. Perhaps we want to upgrade our homes to reduce our monthly utility bills, or eat less red meat to be healthier... whatever the reason it's hard to conclude that carrying on as if climate change isn't happening is a good move. But you don't have to be an eco warrior to be eco friendly, just start with a few small steps, includin these four top solutions: 

1. Insulate to reduce heat loss

Is your home well insulated?

poorly insulated houses lose heat and cost you money. They're also bad for the environment because they generate emissions

Sustainability: switch to more eco friendly household products

I would like to vouch for certain products that I've switched to in a bid to being more eco friendly.

Low energy homes - top tips from Charlie Luxton

For most people, the driving reason behind building a low energy home is about saving energy and therefore money. Undoubtedly the whole abstract idea of saving the planet comes into it but the reality is that it comes down to low bills. I have no issue with this whatsoever...well almost….

Keep warm and save energy this winter

Turning up the central heating is a very expensive and un-eco-friendly way to keep your house warm. With the focus on energy saving measures to cut bills and the nation's CO2 emissions, there are plenty of things we can do to allow us to turn down the thermostat a good couple of degrees even in the depths of winter.
Wrap up and keep out the draughts

Papertale: scan before you buy

A technology is generally a solution, so what is Papertale a solution for?

PaperTale offers a solution to both customers who need to know all the facts when making a buying decision, and to brands which are genuinely carrying out ethical and sustainable practices, but can’t distinguish themselves in the a market full of fake claims.  

What is our technology?