Yearly Archives: 2010

Give an Ol’ Sideboard a Break!

Are you trying to furnish and redecorate your home in a sustainable way but worry about the effect of buying so much new stuff? As an eco interior designer I often try to incorporate older vintage pieces into a room …

More Sunlight & lower Carbon Emissions! What a plan!

The latest brainwave by Environmentalist Group 10:10 could save the UK 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year and it is so very simple! In our country, we move the clocks around and in so doing waste valuable daylight in …

Retrofit lightbulbs to solve your lighting problems!

Now that the incandescent lightbulb has been removed from the shop shelves we are all adjusting to the shape and light of the low energy lightbulb. But how many of us are put off by the size and odd shapes …

The Facts behind Green Dry Cleaning

As a supplier of many different sustainably produced and organic textiles, I am concerned that we are often advising our customers to care for their textiles using ‘Green Dry Cleaning’. I wanted to know the facts behind green dry cleaning. …

WWF Earth Hour 2010 is a huge success!

Earth Hour 2010 took place at 8.30pm last Saturday across the globe. WWF reports that over 4,000 cities in 126 countries took part in turning off their lights for one hour to show support for the campaign against climate change. …

Open Day at UK Super Homes March 28th 2010

50 UK Homes are opening their doors this Sunday to show us all how to reftrofit our existing homes with energy saving insulation, boilers, solar panels and a whole host of other ideas. They have each achieved a minimum of …

Can you recyle an old carpet?

A shocking statistic – 500,000 tonnes of carpet are buried in landfill in the UK every year! There has to be another solution. So, can you recycle an old carpet? One new company is leading the way, building their own …

Natural Paints smell great but are they User-friendly?

I recently took the opportunity to test out natural paints in my son’s bedroom. It was time for a makeover and he has terrible eczema, so the decision was easy. We needed a large wardrobe/storage unit built, as this was …