All posts filed under: The Mindful Consumer

Vegan Christmas Treats

Christmas is just around the corner. Supermarkets will be stacked to the rafters with plastic tubs brimming with chocolate at what seems to be a total bargain. Is it too good to be true, or is someone, somewhere paying the price? Firstly, in the name of transparency, I am not a vegan. I became vegetarian at the beginning of this year as a result of my concerns around the impact of intensive farming on the environment. Since making that decision, day by day, week by week I become increasingly aware of the food products I choose to bring into my home. I am not perfect by any stretch, I will never claim to be but I am learning a little bit each day. What’s the alternative? With supermarkets abundant in over packaged chocolate that has questionable ethics, I decided to go on the search for a better option. I decided to bring to you a small selection of the most amazing treats I could find.  I have hand selected each and every product for either …

Indie Project Store: Mindful Consumerism

Have you heard about the Indie Project Store? When I linked up with Shilpi on Instagram we hit it off immediately. The Indie Project aims to ‘bring unusual choices of products to thoughtful consumers’. So, what does that mean? Basically it’s a small idea with a massive conscience. They work with small businesses, independent artisans, work to reduce plastic consumption, promote fair trade and sustainability whilst creating a greener footprint. They give opportunity where perhaps otherwise it may not be possible. They believe that by being more mindful about how we ‘consume’ can impact on our surroundings, community and ecosystem which is something I have been giving a lot of thought to lately. If you connect with Shilpi and The Indie Project via Facebook or Instagram you will immediately recognise what a huge contribution she makes. Her posts are incredibly positive and inspiring. So when you engage with this project, you not only make steps toward the ‘mindful consumerism’ they refer to, but it will make your day feel a bit more positive. I love seeing her posts and …