6 ways to shop second hand this party season

Like clockwork, the shops are filling up with glitter, faux fur and sequins – which can mean only one thing; Christmas party season is just around the corner!

But this is 2019, and the environmentally damaging effects of fast fashion more widely understood than ever. Many people are shunning the high street and choosing sustainable shopping options instead. If you’re hoping to do the same, here are some of the best places to start…

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2019’s most wasteful wedding trends, and how to avoid them

As soon as you start planning a wedding celebration, you realise how absolutely bat-shit it all is. From the average cost (an eye-watering £30k), to the estimated 400-600 lbs. of waste that’s generated by a guest list of roughly 100-120 people, it’s all a bit much really, isn’t it?

Whilst a certain amount of impact is going to be unavoidable on any wedding day, I’ve noticed that there are some recent trends which are only adding to the problem. Here I’ve rounded up some of the worst culprits, along with eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable wedding day.  

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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 four years ago, and thanks to their continued success, they recently moved to a bigger premises a couple of doors down. Yay for ethical small business successes!

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We’re Facing An Insect Apocalypse: Here’s How You Can Help The Bugs

Intensive agriculture and heavy pesticide use are a major cause of plummeting insect populations – but there are a number of ways we can help reduce this impact, from the food that we choose to eat, to the way we use our gardens. 

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