In an effort to broaden my ecological horizons I have taken to surfing the internet. I found that the Guardian website has a lovely green directory. It is completely worth a browse. I haven’t been hugely impressed by the clothing ranges in general because I still think that designated green fashion leaves a lot to be desired but there were one or two sites that get my seal of approval and from which I intend to purchase items when I am next in need of clothing.
Most “green” underwear I looked at online was boring or too expensive. Green knickers are fabulous! I am totally in favour of this kind of fashion design. They are fun, sexy, made from lovely material and not any more expensive than that I would see in an ordinary high-street lingerie store.
This site is reasonably priced and has clothes I would actually wear and includes jersey basics that are really useful. I’ll have to try it out to see if they last longer than a high-street basic jersey top but I suspect they will. Plus they have an endorsement from Emma Watson who seems to be a principled young celebrity and quite stylish too.
In terms of an online eco-department store I found one excellent site as recommended by the Guardian.
It has so many different types of products from all sorts of environmentally friendly producers. They have groceries and alcohols, toiletries, gadgets, clothes, toys. A few things I think I will try out are the bulk buy toilet paper with forty rolls for just under £17. They have lots of Ecover cleaning products. I have already tried the all-purpose cleaner I bought in a local shop and I found it works well so I may just try some of their other products. They also have a range of stationery and lots of other interesting things! I could actually see this becoming my main shopping stop with the extra added bonus of having it delivered to my door. For Irish deliveries they charge £3.95 for up to 500g and £8.95 for up to 20kg.