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Farewell 2016! Thanks for the good times!

Despite the challenges of 2016 we can’t forget to stop and take note about some of the great things which happened.  These are some of our favourites…. (Green) Power to the People Hooray to Portugal which ran for four days straight using only solar, wind and hydro power!  And for Germany, which almost covered all of its energy needs with renewable energy on 15 May, with power prices sliding into the negative several times during the day. The panda took a stand(a) The giant panda stopped chewing bamboo for a moment and climbed up the ladder from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  Other endangered species which improved their numbers include the Amur tiger, the...

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Spring has sprung! It's time for a good night sleep!

Spring cleaning?  Maybe it’s the perfect time to up the feng shui in your bedroom for a better night sleep! Feng shui practice aims to create harmonious environments through the spatial layout and orientation of rooms, in order to enhance the well-being and good fortune of its occupants.  Feng means wind and shui means water, and as with everything in life, it’s all about good balance! 5 easy tips to improve the feng shui design of your bedroom design are: Make it a tech-free room!  We’ve all heard it.  The bedroom should be a TV/ computer free space.  Not only does it help prevent the ‘just one more episode of Game of Thrones’ syndrome, but studies are also telling us...

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Why chose organic cotton?

There are three simple reasons why organic cotton is better than conventional cotton:  it’s better for the planet; it’s better for you; and, it’s better for the workers who grow the cotton, produce the fabric and manufacture the garments. 100% certified organic cotton is grown using sustainable farming practices which do not use toxic pesticides and fertilisers.  Why is this important?  According to studies, conventional cotton farming covers just 2.5% of cultivated land but is responsible for 25% of the world’s insecticide use and more than 16% of the world’s pesticide use. The World Health Organisation has classified 8 out of the top 10 pesticides used in conventional cotton farming in the US as being moderately to highly hazardous. One example...

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