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Lara Robertson

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Hair & Skincare on a Budget

By | Beauty, Lifestyle | 2 Comments

When we talk about cruelty-free products, what we’re really saying is we don’t want any living creature to suffer to make us look good.  What that means in practice is choosing products that are vegan – i.e. they don’t contain any animal products at all. That’s the first problem solved.  But what if you’re on a tight budget? Never fear, here’s your ultimate guide to cruelty-free beauty. Read More

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How Ethical Is Primark?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | No Comments

Irish fast fashion chain Primark are known and loved around the world for their range of on-trend clothing, footwear, accessories and homewares for men, women and children at astonishingly low prices.

But do their super cheap price tags belie larger costs to the environment, workers and animals? We deployed our ethical investigators to answer the question – how ethical is Primark?

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What’s The Problem With Faux Fur?

By | Material Guides | One Comment

After gracing catwalks and red carpets for a better part of a decade, fashion is falling out of love with real animal fur, and an increasing number of designers and brands going fur-free. In its place we have faux fur –  touted as the ethical alternative, it has the look of real fur while keeping animal lovers happy.  So what’s the problem?

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6 Sustainable Strappy Dresses For Spring

By | Fashion | No Comments

Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere, which means that it’s finally time to put away the winter woolies and break out the dresses! A strappy dress is the perfect piece for spring, as it has a relaxed fit, is lightweight and endlessly adaptable. You can dress it up with some heels and accessories for a night out or keep it casual with a t-shirt, some sandals and a denim jacket for a chic everyday look.

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How Ethical Is Free People?

By | Big Brands, Fashion, Featured | One Comment

American label Free People is known for its range of bohemian clothes and accessories it says conveys an image of ‘femininity, courage and spirit.’ Owned by retail giant URBN — which also owns Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters — Free People’s carefully curated aesthetic clearly resonates with its young female customer base, operating in a whopping 1,400 speciality stores around the world. But does its free-spirited image align with its ethics?

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