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Archive for January, 2010

I just bought these (in the sale at Schuh!):

And boy are they comfy! They are squishy inside so it’s like walking on rubber, which you are actually – it’s latex,  a natural rubber.  In fact everything about these trainers is great, from the comfort factor to the ribbon laces to the fact that they are completely ethically produced.

Here’s what the inside of the box tells me about the ingredients of my new shoes:

Latex (as  mentioned just now)

Recycled car tyres – ‘we collect used and landfill-bound car tires, cut them up and use them as outsoles.

Bamboo – bamboo is an endless resource because it is so plentiful. It’s super soft too!

Organic cotton – Our cotton is 100% organic – that means no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or additives.

Water based glue –  we use all water based glues. Better for the shoe makers and better for you.

Crepe – crepe is another natural rubber. It’s tapped from the hevea tree in the same way maple syrup is tapped from the maple tree.

Recycled inner tubes  – we reuse the rubber from landfill bound car tire inner tubes on many of our shoes.

Hemp – not only is hemp soft but it is one of the wtrongest vegetable fibres available and it grows like a weed!

They call their brand ‘shoes for a happy planet’.  Happy me, too.

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We are now stocking these gorgeous wee hearts which come in pairs and are filled with lavender.

Two hanging hearts handstamped with the words ‘LOVE’ and ‘KISS’ , and make a lovely accessory that will keep your clothes smelling delicious and moth free, or just look pretty on a doorhandle!

A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

Red ticking fabric with linen message label.

More messages coming soon. Please ask about personalising too.

Approx 16 x 9cm

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Free Rice.com

I’ve just spent quite an embarrassingly long but at least worthwhile period of time on the Free Rice website. I’m quite a word geek so taking a few minutes to test my knowledge of word meanings pleases me anyway, but in this case, for each correct answer you get, 10 grains of rice are donated to help feed the world’s hungry.  I managed 1000 grains, which probably isn’t as much as it sounds, but every little helps right?

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