5 simple steps to make your garden wildlife-friendly

The UK lockdown brought numerous stories of wildlife venturing out into empty towns, and thriving while humans remained indoors. However, society is slowly returning to normality, and BBC News have recently made the shocking announcement that a quarter of British mammals are now at risk of extinction. (1) With this increasing urgency, I started to question my personal impact on British wildlife. What can I do to help protect these beloved British beings?

Why You Should Use Natural Anti-Pollution Skincare

Increasing air pollution is not only a threat to our beautiful planet, it is also damaging our delicate skin. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the largest environmental health risk factor we face, and 91% of the world’s population live in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits. With lockdown finally easing, and pollution levels set to rise as we venture into cities again, it is important to protect your skin from these dangers.

6 Vegan Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Since the tragic death of George Floyd, people across the globe have been waking up to the realities of systemic racism, vowing to become actively anti-racist and support the Black community. One important way you can support this underrepresented community is to purchase products from Black-owned businesses. We’ve compiled a list of six vegan and cruelty-free Black-owned beauty brands to put your money in the right places and empower Black female entrepreneurs.

Vegan deli Hank's to open a fully vegan supermarket in Ipswich

Huge success for Hank’s Deli as they collect the keys for their next venture: a fully vegan supermarket in Ipswich. After that, a vegan fast food joint is on the cards... Located in Ipswich, Suffolk, Hank’s already operates two fully vegan businesses: a deli and café, and a vegan pub. Unfortunately, in accordance with the government’s lockdown both these ventures had to close their doors until further notice, after the latter was only in operation for a few months. However, owner Geoffrey Bligh had a new idea – to pull in more stock to the deli and set it up as a mini-warehouse to deliver vegan products around the Ipswich area.

Conscious Candy Co is launching the UK’s first ever vegan fried egg sweets

There is an egg-citing new treat coming to independent vegan sweet company Conscious Candy Co… As featured in our ‘6 Independent Vegan Businesses to Support During Lockdown’ article, Conscious Candy Company deliver over 80 varieties of 100% vegan sweets to your door – a saviour during lockdown. But from the 8th May they will be offering something never seen before in the UK: vegan fried eggs!

‘Green shoots’ optimism: How veganism could grow out of coronavirus

When the coronavirus first descended upon the UK the public reaction was panic and hysteria. Shocking images of NHS staff and other key workers facing empty shelves of daily essentials such as bread, milk and eggs exploded across social media. However, this sudden scarcity has opened people’s minds to alternative food options and an unexpected consequence has arisen – the opportunity for more people to try a vegan diet.

How to prepare for vegan travel

It’s 2019 and being vegan is easier than ever. London is now being hailed as the vegan capital of the world and UK supermarkets have new products flooding in left right and centre. However, it can be difficult to find this level of accessibility abroad, especially when going further afield than Europe. Therefore, I have compiled a list of top tips to help you prepare for travelling as a vegan, after being in South-East Asia for a month.