Sunday Reads III

Hanging Plants - Line Drawing

I’m really starting to enjoy compiling these reading lists each week. I give myself a little time on a Saturday to draw, and throughout the week I’m more engaged with news stories. I hope you’re enjoying reading these on a Sunday too!

The truth about soya

This article in Get The Gloss got me thinking about soya, and the amount I consume on a daily basis. While I’m not reliant on the stuff, it does replace milk in my diet and I consume a lot more of it than I did just two years ago. A dietician and a nutritional therapist talk pro’s and con’s here, but when it comes to organic soya milk please remember it’s not fortified with other vitamins and minerals.

Three tell tale tests of faux fur

With the news that illegal cat fur has been sold as faux breaking at the start of the month, it’s no wonder that we’re having to wise-up to what’s faux or not. This piece on Vilda Magazine gives a good, quick guide to discerning whether your faux fur really is faux or a faux pas…

Microplastics: Which beauty brands are safe to use?

While we’re still waiting on blanket legislation to come into play, you can follow this guide by The Guardian to avoid microbeads, a beauty ingredient I personally hate. Why would you need to make a plastic alternative to ground nut kernels? It’s another example of profit > planet, and beauty powerhouses like Johnson & Johnson still continue to manufacture and sell in these products despite saying they’re “trying” not to.

It’s not easy being green

The Frugality’s Alexandra Stedman gives a run-down of her favourite eco fashion brands with a candid introduction that really spoke to me. While I’d love to be Livia Firth or Emma Watson, I’m often re-wearing clothes, buying less, and buying second-hand pieces rather than wearing new custom-made green outfits…

Four simple ways to live more ethically

And finally, I dock myself a few modesty points by linking to my latest piece on The Huffington Post on a few easy ways you can live a little greener and happier. I’ve taken a macro approach to how to live ethically, and summed up the four areas that I recommend focusing on.