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Simple / Green Cleaning 101 with Susan of Fresh Green Clean

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Simple / Green Cleaning 101 with Susan of Fresh Green Clean

Simple living and a greener lifestyle means different things to all of us. It can mean switching from long-term shop-bought favourites to more ethical brands with simple ingredients. Or it might mean stocking up on basic ingredients and making your own products. While zero waste is a noble aim, it's important to start where you are and use the resources you have. Every single consumer change made with the earth in mind is a positive shift towards us all treading more lightly on the planet. None of us can do everything but we can all do something. Our Eco collection...


Mental Health / in it for the long run

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Mental Health / in it for the long run

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year's focus is on Kindness. When we redesigned the bricks & mortar store at the start of this year, well-being was at the forefront of the change. I wanted to make a place that felt warm, welcoming and safe for all customers regular and new... and I also needed the space to be those things for me and my family, too.     I speak openly on social media about how my son's autism has led us down the path towards a slower pace of life. It's reflected in the products on the...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

Sustainable living is at the heart of how we source products. It's part of my commitment to keep the climate crisis and our planet in mind as I go about my daily life. Since Century General Store is such a huge part of how I spend my days, any conscious decisions I make here add up to a pretty big percentage of my waking hours. That commitment extends to home, too. Once I began a few years ago to look more closely at my consumer habits, especially the amount of plastic that came into our home, the bathroom seemed a...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

Lockdown has made many of us more resourceful than usual. Without the convenience of immediate consumer gratification, it's really forced me to hone my slow living habits. I've become more attached to the stories behind the household items we use everyday: the old green teapot that signals a work break; the well-loved coffee pot that fuels me in the morning; the vases that can house a simple stem found on a daily walk. Ceramicist Jay Frazer makes the kind of objects you'll want to cherish every day, that'll weave their way into the fabric of your daily life.  One of...


PAGES THESE DAYS / 5 Books to Keep Us Creating

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PAGES THESE DAYS / 5 Books to Keep Us Creating

Anyone who's ever worked in hospitality knows that feeling of a hushed cafe space suddenly broken by the outburst of a conversation getting a little heated. You look over, check all is well and smile. It's just ideas, bouncing back and forth across the table over a cup of coffee. Disagreements. Artistic differences. I love that so many of our regulars use our space to meet friends, to catch up about films / books / life they want to share, to hold meetings about creative collaboration and begin that process of figuring out the intersections, overlap and straight dead ends between what you...

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