All posts tagged: green living

Introduction to Geggamoja, a Scandinavian Organic Clothing Brand for Children

Few weeks ago, I had the chance to discover a new brand of Organic clothing for children coming right from the North, right from the beautiful Scandinavian countries: a SWEDDISH brand named GEGGAMOJA. Geggamoja is a Stylish, practical and playful Brand for Kids! Geggamoja aims to represent an urban Scandinavian lifestyle with playful bright colours and a Swedish all time favorite: stripes! They create a wide-range of 100% organic products for premature babies to outdoor wear, bedding, toys, and accessories for children aged zero to 12 years old! What do I love about Geggamoja? Certainly this Nordic feeling with the very fashionable stripes and chevrons and the bright colours. I fell instantly in love with the designs that seem to be so comfortable. The new Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection is in line with the new trend. I love the unisex designs and colour schemes. Their OUTWEAR clothing Collection are in total harmony with our british lifestyle. I am just in love with their fleece coveralls: snuggle, warm and waterproof. I do appreciate also the difference with the actual UK Organic clothing trend to use bright colours and …

Making Bathtime fun and hygienic {Hevea Bath toys Review}

Let’s talk bath time today as it is Saturday and week-end means Spa Session with my daughters. As a bachelor, bath time meant for me : relaxation, bath salt, taking care of myself and when I had my first baby, my understanding of bathing literally changed and made a loop. Bath now was all about having fun, playing and enjoying precious moments with my baby. The bathroom was now a park -aka Bathplayroom –  which needed some toys. My partner and I had a clear idea of bath toys: I guess we have been a bit brain washed by TV adverts and movies, Yes, because believe it or not all we see enter our minds and influence our choices. We decided to buy a bundle of plastic bath toys with the very popular YELLOW DUCK! Where does this come? No idea. We wanted a yellow duck. We filled our bathroom with some of these toys and enjoyed a lot –relatively lot– of play. After few months, we started to notice some black sediment starting to …

Connecta Baby Carrier Review

When I was pregnant, I was unsure about using again my stretchy wrap but I knew that I will practice babywearing. With a toddler and a pre-schooler, it was obvious for me that if I wanted to do few things in my home, I would need to put baby somewhere in order to free my hands. And the best way to do it and to make baby comfortable, content and happy is babywearing. I liked my stretchy wrap with Baba1 five years ago but was not at ease for when I was outside so I wanted to anticipated this issue. I – as always– looked everywhere for advices, read reviews and it seemed that one of the best solution and easiest are Soft Structured {buckle} carriers. Babipur, one of the best ethical and eco Shop around –not to say THE Best -, stocks a large range of Buckle carriers but not only. You can find in their website a generous “Babywearing section“. I like how they bring to us some exclusivities and special offers which makes …

{Giveaway inside} Switching to Reusable menstrual products : Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads Review

This week was Reusable Menstrual Products Week and it was obvious that I should talk to you about Reusable Cloth Sanitary pads. Using Reusable menstrual products has been, in my women life, the ultimate green step. Green living or at least trying to reduce waste in my life demanded efforts beyond my imagination. When I look around me all the things we use and throw into our bins after only one use it is unbelievable. I have been using disposable sanitary pads during so many years and it was obvious for me and all girls around me that it was what we would be using. When I was younger we were used to travel to Morocco every year for our summer holidays and in the 80’s to early 90’s, women – those I knew and were living with–  were still using washable pads {and washable nappies for babies!}. In fact, there were no pads. They were using pieces of cotton fabric. I grew up knowing that and having acknowledged it. I mean I have seen them washing their pads and …

A magic wind blows through the Little Green Radicals Winter Collection

Between Magic, Stars and Fairy Sleepy Dust, the new Little Green Radicals Winter Collection is enchanting. Two weeks ago, I was waiting for the release of the Little Green Radicals Autumn Winter 2016 Collection. You know my love for this Organic Clothing brand! And if you don’t, you can always read my article and you will see how fond of them I am! Unfortunately when you have high expectations you expose yourself to disillusion. So when the new collection has been revealed,  I was first worried . “The new AW16 collection – dreams – invites into a dream world of magic moons & stars, flying rockets, hooting owls & candy lands… with beautiful new organic corduroy pieces in unisex colours & super soft organic sherpa blankets, hats & mitts of all made from gorgeous organic & Fairtrade cotton…” After few pictures out I can tell you that I have not been disappointed at all, quite the opposite. The first thing that caught my eyes in the new collection was the Moon and Stars print and the deep rich blue colour. This kind of midnight blue is so unusual in children clothing that I fell in love instantly, as …

From Babies with Love – New Range of Organic Soft Toys

Today I would like to introduce you a special company: From Babies with Love. From Babies with Love is special and unique, not similar to what you are used to see and that is why when From Babies With Love asked me to review one of  their New Organic Soft Toys I could not refuse! In fact, I jumped. Why? From Babies with Love create organic clothing with printed characters. Those characters are sumptuously original.The designs have been lovingly created using a montage of vintage postal ephemera, and the result is stunning! For example, the Rabbit character is designed using vintage postal materials and can be found on a number of baby essentials… From Babies with Love recently added to their beautiful products a new range of organic soft toys with their existing characters but not only: some new ones have come through! One of them is the Whale. We love whales in our home therefore it was evident that we needed one to cuddle baby. We received the lovely whale in a beautiful pouch with “From Babies with Love” logo on it – really realistic and suits perfectly the spirit of …

EcoSnack Wrap for Lunch Boxes and Sunny days!

Sunny days are still here and we all love a bit of a day out, to the park, beach or zoo or anywhere else you fancy ! September is also coming fast and it is already {unfortunately} time to think again Lunch boxes for work or four little Bambinos. Back to school very soon, we love green alternatives. So instead of wrapping our  -or our children- sandwiches in plastic bags or foil, why not try some more sustainable alternatives?   One of the alternatives available is Fabric wraps. I have seen a lot since a while and always wondered if it was really keeping food fresh. You can always use plastic box, but we try to avoid plastic: I am just saying we try 🙂 But sometimes, you just do not want to take a big plastic box and you are looking for something more flexible. We have tried Eco Snack Wrap that I have discovered through the website of LivingNaturally who stock them. “Ecosnackwrap is the sole UK distributor of http://www.4myearth.com.au range of Sandwich …

All about soapnuts featuring Living Naturally

Tired of using Laundry powders full of chemicals that irritate your skin or your children skin? Exhausted of using this green liquid soap for the washing up? Are you looking for a greener alternative for your laundry? Why not try a laundry-cleaning product that does not come in a plastic jug, that does not leave a soap residue n  clothing or in washer, and that cleans clothes efficiently? But what is this miracle product? It is Soapnuts. Have you ever heard about them? I have not until recently and since I have discovered about them I was really eager to try and see by myself how they perform. What Are Soap Nuts? Soapnuts are found in both the eastern and western hemispheres, but are native to India and Nepal. They have recently become a popular environmentally friendly alternative to chemical detergent, and are a gentle option for those with allergies to chemicals in regular detergents. They have traditionally been used as an expectorant, and in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis. Soap nuts …

Grimm’s Rainbows : Little Earth Farm Shop Review

As mentioned in my previous post about raising a bilingual child and Waldorf education, we were looking for fabulous toys to help us in our daughter preparation to Reception 1 this summer. We have chosen Grimm’s wooden Toys for their special features and quality. We then had to decide from who to buy. A lot of shops sell them but our ethos is always to buy from independent sellers and help them build their eco-friendly business and to be honest, I absolutely love encouraging family or work at home mums businesses! We could have bought them from our usual shop but as I said, what we are looking for, is help everyone develop. Big retailers, small retailers as soon as they encounter our Lifestyle. The shop we have chosen to HIGHLIGHT today is: Who are they? They are a family business run by Anna and Stuart. They love handmade, quality, unique pieces, lovingly crafted by talented artisans. They deeply believe in making a difference and striving for a better World. They have opened their little shop one year …

Green Beauty: Bye bye shower gels, Friendly Soap now takes care of all my tribe!

It is a long time I have not shared with you a bit of green beauty tips. Did I stop? Absolutely not. I have been just very busy testing a lot of fabulous products for my family and I. As a good tester, I take my time to gather a maximum of informations and share with you an in-depth experience. Because beauty is a bit complicated and beauty products have a tendency to be very good when you start with them and after few weeks of use, you can get very confused and change your mind. Are you a shower gel addict/user? This simple question can elevate a lot of opinions. Most of people love them and swear just by them. Did you know that: “Gels first appeared in British bathrooms in the Seventies. Today (2011) some 200 million bottles are sold in Britain every year”* There was a time, I loved them and used them a lot. My favorite ones were those of well know french fragrance designers. I enjoyed the fact that they always leave …