Switching out every day products for eco-friendly reccos

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O'Donoghue

We love working with environmentally conscious brands, particularly having read books like A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate and Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole - in fact, we have a podcast episode giving book reccos for books about our planet called Destroy the Patriarchy Not the Planet which you can listen to here:

So for anyone else looking to make small changes to their daily lives and shopping habits, we're sharing our reccos for sustainable brands we adore. Each of these brands is a genuine recco (as always) and we have used their products both before and after working with them.

Accessorise with Monica Vinader

We all know jewellery can elevate an outfit, but not all brands make conscious to be sustainable - which is why we are so chuffed to be Monica Vinader affiliates.

Monica Vinader jewellery
Use code MVINSIDER19-A359 for 20% off

Their jewellery is impeccably classy and made exclusively from recycled gold vermeil, sterling silver and sustainably sourced natural gemstones, diamonds & pearls - oh, and all of their packaging is recyclable! We love to see it 👏🏻  

We love their Deia range, the rings and earrings are so simple statement pieces, and their pearl jewellery is stunning, as well as being sustainably farmed.

Use code MVINSIDER19-A359 for 20% off at https://family.monicavinader.com/s/bookreccos [Aff link, where we make a bit of commission so please use this link if making a purchase!]

Make Your Skin Glow with UpCircle

UpCircle repurpose would-be waste ingredients to create award-winning skincare & beauty products. They're natural, vegan and cruelty free and because all their products are made from food waste, they all smell delicious!

Upcircle cleansing face balm
Use code BOOKRECCOS for 15% off

Each product has a core repurposed ingredient – their coffee scrubs are made with top quality arabica coffee grounds, rescued from London cafes - and to date they’ve rescued over 350 tonnes of coffee!

Other ingredients rescued by UpCircle include olive stones from the olive oil industry (found in their face mask), and chai spices repurposed from the production of tea (found in their soaps).

Their Cleansing Face Balm is the best make up remover, leaving your skin feeling oily and rejuvenated rather than rubbed raw. Their Moisturiser is also the perfect finisher for your morning routine, to give you that glow for the whole day. Use code BOOKRECCOS for 15% off at upcirclebeauty.com

Smell Fresh with Wild

Wild is the new, sustainable Natural Deodorant delivered straight to your door, which is aluminium free with compostable, plastic free refills and a 100% effective formula.

Wild natural deodorant
Use code BOOKS for 15% off

First, you select your refillable case, they have a range of colours and patterns and you can even get them personalised!

Next, pick your refills from a wide selection of scents, our favourites have been the rhubarb, peach bellini and mint & eucalyptus.

Finally, decide how frequently you want your refills sent to you - or you can buy as a one off. It’s really easy to navigate, and a very flexible subscription service.

They even do travel sized deodorants that are so handy for just having in your handbag when you need to freshen up and are the size of a chapstick. Grace Beverly is an investor and she’s a big champion of sustainable brands, so you know they must be doing something right! Use code BOOKS for 15% off at wearewild.com

Make Your Home Smell Divine with Perfect Chaos

Perfect Chaos are a small business founded by two fabulous women, Penny and Lisa, who just like us are lifelong friends! They produce affordable, hand-poured luxury candles (that’s right, they aren’t mass produced in a factory) which are made with natural essential oils, meaning they're free from harmful chemicals. All their packaging is made from recycled materials and we can confirm that their products feel incredibly luxurious and smell heavenly!

Perfect Chaos Candle and Dolly Alderton Ghosts
Use code BOOKRECCOS15 for 15% off 

Our favourite Perfect Chaos scents are from their collaboration with Mirabeau (ofc, we love their wine), And Enjoy' which is lime, basil and mandarin, and And Buzz Off which is an outdoor citronella and thyme candle. Each candle's wax is poured into gorgeous silver and rose gold pots, which can be refilled and used again! Just clean them out and purchase the correct size refill on their website, meaning, zero waste!

They’ve really thought of everything, so if you’re looking to buy a special gift or just fancy treating yourself, then use code BOOKRECCOS15 for 15% off at perfect-chaos.co.uk

Dress the Part with Nobody’s Child

When Nobody’s Child reached out to work with us, it was a big bloody deal as we’ve been wearing their sustainable clothes for years. For those that don’t know, they're an independent London based brand who create responsible and affordable fashion for kind and spirited women.

Nobody's Child dresses

90% of their collection is made from responsible fabrics (they’re working towards 100%). For example, their exercise leggings are made from 60 recycled plastic bottles and their jeans are made from 50% organic cotton and 50% BCI cotton.

Their clothing also FITS! The dresses come in a range of different styles (and patterns of course), their loungewear is super soft and cosy and their knitwear feels incredibly luxurious for reasonable prices.

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