Ethical Organic Insect Repellent

When I was on tour last year I had my first outside-of-the-news encounter with the Zika virus. One of our stops with Singapore, where there had been cases of Zika, so incoming and outgoing planes were thoroughly sprayed with insect repellent on take off and landing. This repellent was so potent that we were advised to…

Baby Peppers: The Perfect Ethical Presents For Kids

With spring well under way in the UK one of my favourite things to take note of is new life. Flowers growing, baby lambs, the sun coming up early… I love that stuff. But this year, more than ever before, new life isn’t just reserved for the fields near my family home. That’s right guys,…

Sustainable Watches That Encourage Education

Watches are one of those necessity items that many of us will own over the years, but with watches often being made of materials like leather or plastic they’re not necessarily the most eco (or the most comfortable) option when it comes to staying on time. For this reason, I’ve not owned or worn a watch for quite a…

Easy DIY Nut Milk

Living in England usually means always having some form of milk to hand, if not for yourself then at least for the cups of tea that will inevitably be offered to house guests. I’ve not bought dairy milk for years, but I’m also not keen on buying non-dairy milks from shops either – I like to keep it…

Banana Trees Become Ethical Wallets

Today I’m super excited to share one of my favourite new ethical companies with you. Green Banana Paper is a new company from one of the most remote islands in the world, Kosrae, Micronesia. The company was founded by Matt Simpson, originally from New London, CT, who moved to Micronesia as a volunteer teacher in 2007 and never left….

How To Grow Food In An Apartment (No Garden Needed)

Over the last week I’ve been moving house and, though I’m now settled for the forseeable future (no touring for a while!), finding myself in a new home has prompted me to learn about how to move beyond buying produce zero waste and become more self sustaining. This starts with learning about growing food in…

How To Understand Fake News And Media Bias

Anyone else feeling confused these days? In recent months it feels like every time we turn on the news there’s another crazy, often infuriating, situation to hear about. And with phrases like ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ being thrown around so often, it’s hard to know which way is up, especially when you’re also trying…

Overcoming Creative Block

We all know that I love a lil mental health talk now and again on Ethical Unicorn. I believe our mental health, and ability to practice self care, is vital when it comes to trying to do this ethical living thing right without getting overwhelmed. So when I saw this post on one of my…

Sustainable Socks With URU

Have you ever had a sock go missing? Chances are you probably have, and as a contemporary dancer I go through more socks than most. I spend a large portion of my day to day life without shoes at all, so a pair of well made socks is basically an essential in my book. The average Brit…

The Truth Behind Natural Beauty Myths

Todays post comes from the ever lovely Leah of StyleWise Blog. I always love reading what Leah has to say; her writing is constantly insightful and useful. Her recent post on natural beauty, created with Kerrie Pierce, was just waaaay too helpful not to share. I hope you enjoy! Below are Leah’s words… Makeup developer and small…

How Ethical Are Tattoos?

Whilst I don’t have any tattoos myself, the question of ethical tattooing was posed to me recently and I found myself wondering. Tattoos are more popular than ever before, and I imagine that at least a few of my readers have or would like some form of inked adornment. So, after some serious research, here I am to…

Bag Me: The Ultimate Zero Waste Kit

Back at the beginning of the year I talked about fighting food packaging, with some lil tips for avoiding all that plastic when you do your next food shop. I talked about investing in some cloth bags for buying fruit, vegetables, bread or anything else you’re able to find loose and then a few weeks…