Spring into Shape

Bam Bamboo Sportswear Woman 2015

Longer days, warmer weather and bright sunshine . . .  Spring has definitely arrived. It is the perfect excuse to get back into shape after the long Winter. Luckily, we have the perfect range of bamboo sportswear and yogawear to help you look good and feel good!

Soft and breathable bamboo is the perfect material for sportswear. Mix and match styles and colours and choose from leggings, shorts with matching baselayers or tops.

The latest Bam Bamboo range is suitable for tennis, yoga, running, hiking etc… Personally, I absolutely love this Lustre Vest which I am using for yoga and running. Here are a few of my other favourites for this season:

 

Women's Bamboo Tempo Vest - Fluoro Pink
Tempo Vest + Skort

 

 

Spirit Vest
Spirit Vest

 

Running Top + Shorts
Running Top + Shorts

 

Lustre Vest + Yogi Pants
Lustre Vest + Yogi Pants

 

Crop Top + Brisk Shorts
Crop Top + Brisk Shorts

 

You can view the full range of sportswear and yogawear here.

 

Organic Cotton Summer Dresses School Uniforms

Eco Outfittter Summer Gingham Dresses
Just in time for the warmer weather, Eco Outfitters have added two new gingham Summer dresses to their organic cotton school uniform collection.

Available in blue or red, each dress is beautifully designed light and comfy gingham with two side pockets, gathered detail and a stylish bow feature. Garments are made in Turkey from GOTS certified organic cotton which guarantees that the whole supply chain from field to final product meets rigorous environmental and social standards.

Available for ages 3/4y up to 10/11y, these beautiful organic cotton Summer dresses are priced from £18.95 to £19.95 depending on size.

Kite Kids – Spring / Summer Collection

Kite Kids SS15

I am always excited to see the latest Kite Kids‘ collection and this season is no exception.

Fun, bright and colourful Kite Kids have once again created clothes that appeal to both children and adults. My children have several garments from the Dorset company. They love the colours and the super soft organic cotton. On the other hand I keen on them wearing clothes “with a conscience” made to the highest ethical and ecological standards.

Here are a few of my favourite outfits from the Spring / Summer collection:

Broderie Blouse + Potato Print Shorts + Pink Wrap It
BRODERIE BLOUSE + POTATO PRINT SHORTS + PINK WRAP IT

 

SUNFLOWER SASH DRESS + SUNFLOWER WRAP IT
SUNFLOWER SASH DRESS + SUNFLOWER WRAP IT

 

DAISY SUN TOP + BOW PEDAL PUSHER LEGGINGS + DAISY WRAPIT

 

EXPLORER CRAB TEE SHIRT + YACHTING SHORTS
CROCODILE TEE SHIRT + CARGO SHORTS

 

STRIPY SWEATSHIRT + OCEAN SHORTS

 

LIGHTWEIGHT GO COAT + CARGO SHORTS

 

9 Websites To Help You Shop For Local Food

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In spite of a strong farming heritage,  40% of Britain’s food is currently brought in from overseas which is both bad for the environment and the economy. Supporting local businesses and producers is one way we can make our money go further, boost local economies and build communities.

Here is a round-up of British websites that will help you source fresh, local, seasonal produce from local farmers’ markets, farm shops, producers and independents. You can use this list for your weekly shopping as well as when you are on holidays.

Local Foods  – nationwide web directory of Farmers’ Markets, Farm Shops, Pick Your Own.

At The Farm Gate – nationwide database linking UK farmers, small holders and related local producers with people who want to buy direct and support the British farming and countryside industry.

Big Barn – nationwide local food website including a  local food map for producers as well as a marketplace of over 500 vendors.

Food Assembly – launched in France, Food Assembly is now in the UK. Choose from a wide range of local products and collect your order from your local Assembly. Producers set their own prices and receive an income that is both fair for them and good for the local economy. Nationwide.

Hubbub – do your weekly shopping from local independents. You can place your orders from different local shops on Hubbub website. Hubbub then consolidates from all the different suppliers and makes one delivery to you. London only.

Hampshire Farmers Markets – not-for-profit, community interest organisation supporting producers of Hampshire.

London Farmers’ Markets – meet London’s farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers who all share a passion for home grown products.

Food Finder SW – supporting West Country’s produce this app (iphone only) lets you search for your favourite West Country food and drink and see how far you are from the nearest retailer.

Fresh N Local – also based in the West Country, this website helps you find local traders and farmer’s  market in the area.

This article was originally published by The Flexitarian

Organic Cotton Underwear – New Value Packs

We have some brand new value packs of organic cotton underwear by Living Crafts for men, women and kids. These everyday basics represent excellent value for money.

Our latest organic cotton underwear collection include:

MEN

Living Craft Men Underwear Twin Pack Spring 2015

WOMEN

Living Craft Women Underwear Twin Pack Spring 2015

KIDS

Living Craft Kids Underwear Twin Pack Spring 2015

Made to the highest ethical standard and free from chemicals Living Crafts  organic cotton underwear is great for sensitive skins.

5 Last Minute Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day

5 Last Minute Homemade Gifts for Mother's Day

Nothing beats a homemade gift on Mother’s Day. Here are five of my favourite ideas that do not require tons of materials and are easy enough for kids to do (with a little supervision from an adult of course). Happy Mother’s Day!

Rhubarb Muffin  from the Flexitarian
Vegan Rhubarb Muffin from the Flexitarian

Surprise mum on Sunday with a homemade breakfast. These vegan rhubarb muffins from The Flexitarian are delicious and seasonal.

Finger Print Dove
Finger Print Dove

Get paint and paper out! I love this Finger Print Dove by Busy Kids Happy Mom. A piece of art to keep for years to come. Ideal for all ages no matter how big or small your family is. Download this easy tutorial and frame it for Mother’s Day.

Natural Lavender & Rose Bath Salt
Natural Lavender & Rose Bath Salt

You can’t go wrong with pampering! This homemade Natural Lavender & Rose Bath Salt by Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen are very soothing and the perfect excuse for mum to take some time off, soak and relax!

Celtic Heart Knot Necklace
Celtic Heart Knot Necklace

Turn laces, rope or string in a beautiful Celtic Heart Knot Necklace. Full tutorial on Clones & Clowns blog in both French and English!

Mason Jar Sewing Kit
Mason Jar Sewing Kit

This is perfect for the disorganised mum (like me), always chasing after needles, scissors and thread to make all these tiny repairs or finally sew these scouts badges, missing buttons etc..  See how to make it on It All Started With Paint blog.