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How We Live Now / Denise

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How We Live Now / Denise

When Future Us look back over this period, I think we'll remember a few things clearly: the surreal, Black Mirror-esque nature of the pandemic's sudden impact on our lives; the way it's opened up space for seismic shifts in behaviour and perspective; and home... so many, many days at home.  A while back, we asked our followers on Instagram if they'd like to take part in a new series exploring how our idea of "home" has changed during lockdown, and how we've all adapted our living spaces to meet new demands. It's been a while since we posted on here. As...


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...