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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

Pendant rose eco space dividers made from EchoPanel

Woven Image's EchoPanel is a brilliant lightweight material with myriad uses. It comes in stunning colours and patterns, it's eco-friendly - and it's got great acoustic properties too. Time to get creative!

cob houses date back thousands of years

Need a garden office or a place for your teenagers to hang out? Build your own using the ancient cob technique..it's apparently not that hard to do!

Madeleine Boulesteix

Madeleine Boulesteix can take a box of unwanted glasses, teacups and jelly moulds and turn them into chandelier that will captivate and delight you for years to come. She talks to Abby Trow about her work

install solar panels

Keen to start playing a more active part in protecting our planet? We have a few easy tips to get you immersed in eco living

Houses need to be well insulated

Temperature wise, winter 2020/21 has on the whole been fairly mild - but next year's might see us plunged into a polar vortex. So if you've not checked up on how your building is insulated, now's a good time to do so

Japser Morrison cork stools for Vitra

Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

Richlite is made from recycled paper

There's no need to sacrifice good looks and wonderful colour options when choosing environmentally-friendly worktops

ventilate for indoor health

Poor indoor air quality is in no small part down to humidity which leads to condensation, damp and mould. But you can do something about it without spending a fortune...

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