Meredith is a qualified Meditation teacher, and holds regular Chocolate Meditations. And only this month, launched the incredible hot chocolate brand that is Calm Cocoa. Encouraging us all to take our Calm Cocoa moment. And when it comes in the form of hand-grated, British-made dark chocolate, recycled glass jars [or home-compostable bags], it is what we want to be drinking this, and every winter.
Upcircle have been at the forefront of the upcycling beauty revolution. They epitomise authenticity, and really, their products speak for them selves. To see how far they have come, so quickly - they even appeared on Dragon's Den last year - is hugely inspiring. Whether you are an aspiring/existing entrepreneur, customer of theirs, passionate about skin care, avid sustainability advocate, or never even heard of them (have you been living under a rock), UpCircle are the ones to watch.
So, if your heart is set on buying a gift for a certain someone and you've not found what you're looking for in our Gift Guide, then we'd highly recommend the following: 10 Christmas Markets in London you don't want to miss this festive season. Nothing typically commercial or mainstream about these, and all mission-ed to support local and small businesses.
I find, that a 'Zero Waste' or 'Sustainable' christmas means a reductionist way of thinking; and that perhaps it can come across repeatedly negative, and off putting for many. No this, and don't do that. And while it is true, it is encouraging minimising our consumption, of everything from energy, to christmas presents [though let's be real, did we really need all that stuff to begin with..]. But perhaps by having a more positive language, we might inspire more people to try?