Where to Shop for preloved & pre-worn clothes in Cardiff

If you are just dipping your toe into the world of pre-loved and pre-owned fashion, #SecondhandSeptember is a great time to get started. The campaign, which was originally started by Oxfam to promote donating, reusing, rewearing and restyling clothes during the month of September, now inspires events all over the UK. Here’s how you can get involved in Cardiff.

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Review: The Escape Spa Package at The Park Plaza, Cardiff

On a blustery day in the middle of a particularly hectic December, I took the Park Plaza Cardiff up on an offer to review their ever-popular Escape Package; jumping at the chance to laze by the pool, indulge in 80 minutes of spa treatments, and hit the restaurant to enjoy a two-course solo dinner (and exude some big main-character-energy).

Recently, the hotel has been working on improving its sustainability measures too, so I was keen to find out what’s changed – and what’s to come in 2023.

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The Body Shop now offers refills for shower gels, soaps & shampoos

You can now buy zero waste refills of body wash, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner at The Body Shop in Cardiff city centre. The iconic beauty brand is now rolling out refill stations across the UK, and plans to have more than 500 in stores by the end of 2022.

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Review: Amaryllis Eco Friendly Hair Salon, Cardiff

Nestled at the bottom Cowbridge Road East, and conveniently located at the edge of ‘town’, Canton, Riverside and Pontcanna, is Amaryllis salon. Two friends, Tiffany and Rebecca set up the salon, and they believe passionately that sustainability is a way of life; since opening they have strived to set the precedent in Wales and show how easily sustainability can be embedded into the industry.

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