For me, summer has always been synonymous with getting a whole new wardrobe. I don’t know whether it’s the warm weather and higher levels of serotonin going to my head, or its the “new season, new you” pressure from just about every ad campaign ever, but I historically welcomed summer in with a big ol’ […]

Aug 28, 2018

The 5 charity shop finds I’ve worn to death this summer

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Slow Fashion

Sometimes I feel like writing about my ethical journey online is a promise of perfection. Like every time I talk about how I’m trying to to be a better human, I’m signing a contract that says I will never use or do anything that causes any level of harm to the planet, animals or other […]

Jul 29, 2018

7 ways that I’m not an ethical shopper

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When you first dip your toe into the online world of zero waste living, it can feel like you’ll need to remortgage a house you don’t even have to be able to buy all of its so called “essentials”. It’s all stainless steel straws, basket bags and a tonne of matching mason jars pictured against […]

Jul 27, 2018

Plastic Free July: My truly essential “essentials”

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When I started Plastic Free July, I felt pretty prepared. I had my bamboo toothbrush, stainless steel razor and, most importantly, a shit load of mason jars at the ready. I researched where my nearest farm shops and bakeries were so that I could buy fruits, veggies and bread that wasn’t wrapped in plastic. And, […]

Jul 16, 2018

Plastic Free July Update: 10 mistakes I’ve made

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When I decided to take part in plastic free July, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. However, I didn’t expect to get to the end of day one and already have slipped up. As someone who has been trying to reduce my plastic waste for over a year now, I thought […]

Jul 8, 2018

Plastic Free July Round Up: Week One

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Despite the fact that I tentatively call Curly and Wordy an “ethical lifestyle blog”, I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m not perfect. I don’t live in a mason jar-filled loft, ride a bike everywhere, shop solely from slow fashion retailers, have a completely vegan diet and only buy my produce from independent, local […]

Jul 3, 2018

I’m doing Plastic Free July! Here’s how to stay updated

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