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A Greener Year Ahead

12 January 2024

Simple ways to start as you mean to go on…

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As we usher in a new year, there's no better time to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. Our commitment to eco-conscious living inspires us to make everyday choices, and designs, that benefit both our homes and the planet. Read on to explore simple yet impactful sustainable living tips to make our homes eco-friendlier…

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Investment Pieces

Making sustainable choices when shopping is a powerful way to reduce your environmental footprint. We will always advocate for mindful purchases, encouraging individuals to support companies that prioritise ethical and sustainable practices. When shopping for everyday items, consider the following:

  • Choose products with minimal packaging or those packaged in plastic-free or eco-friendly, planet friendly materials.
  • Opt for locally sourced and produced goods to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
  • Invest in high-quality, durable items that have a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
merther planter
Timeless, sustainable, design can still create a beautiful impact in your space. 
hanter wall light
The exposed bulb of the Hanter Wall Light is well suited for illuminating any room in your home with a boundless glow. 

Sustainability starts at home

Sustainable living should extend beyond our daily habits and into our homes. Here are some natural and simple ways to make your home more eco-friendly:

Indoor plants: Introduce house plants to improve air quality and create a healthier living environment. Plants act as natural air purifiers, absorbing pollutants and emitting oxygen.

Embrace natural lighting: Maximise the use of natural light by strategically placing mirrors and choosing light-coloured curtains or blinds. This reduces the need for artificial lighting, saving energy and lowering your electricity bills.

Homegrown touch: Growing windowside herbs and other tasty delights is a great way to reduce your supermarket costs, carbon footprint and food waste – a triple threat! Only growing what you know you will enjoy not only provides a tasty abundance but provides a planet-friendly hobby.

Rainwater harvesting: Water is a precious resource, and rainwater harvesting is a simple yet effective way to make a positive impact on the environment. Rain water is amazing for helping your houseplants thrive, with helpful nitrates and a higher oxygen level than tap water.           

Mindful Morning Rituals

Begin and end your day with a sustainable mindset. Embracing a sustainable lifestyle is a continuous effort that involves small, intentional changes in our daily routines. Here are just a few small changes you can make to your morning that will seamlessly integrate sustainable living into your everyday life.

tom raffield origin coffee
Take a moment with yourself to enjoy a home brew to reflect on what exciting plans you have for the day. 

It all begins with coffee. If you're on the go, opt for a reusable coffee cup for your morning brew, saying goodbye to unnecessary disposable coffee cups. To further embrace a feel good cup of coffee, if you are unable to make coffee at home, support a small coffee shop that uses ethically sourced beans.

Revamp your lunch. Save money by making lunches at home, utilising what tasty leftovers you have. Whether you often walk, or drive, to the shop to purchase a lunch, making your own will have a lighter impact on the planet, and your bank account. Beeswax wraps and stainless steel containers are fantastic options for reusable lunch storage.

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The new year is the perfect time to find joy within cooking at home. Exploring new recipes that can be used as delicious dinners and handy lunches will transform your routines. 
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Cosy up under a warm blanket and the gentle illumination of the Enka Pendant. 

Eco-reflection. Before winding down for the night, take a moment to reflect on your sustainable choices throughout the day. Evaluate how you can make your next day even more planet friendly. Sustainability is a journey, and each conscious decision adds up to a significant positive impact over time.


Posted: 12.01.24
Updated: 02.04.24

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