Just a quick post to say hello and to update you on everything that’s been going on here over the last week. We’ve got a brand new website and a lovely glossy new edition of the magazine has just hit doormats and shop shelves all around the country. It’s our ethical fashion special so there’s lots of gorgeous clothes in there plus articles on Slow Fashion (not an oxymoron!) and eco textiles such as nettle fibre.
We so enjoyed putting this issue together and it’s always exciting to receive the print edition when its published. For this edition we launched a reader panel of lovely readers who tested out chocolates, natural shampoo and green laundry products. They did an excellent and extremely thorough job and you can read their opinions in this latest edition. A big thank you to Kate, Claire, Naomi, Lisa and Rachel.
Other features include how to go Zero Waste and an article on celebrating Candlemas with children. We also have an article on how to support our sons’ emotional wellbeing, which is full of hand-on advice and tips that you can use at home. Another feature takes a nose through an attachment parent’s bookshelf and recommends the best reads for conscious parents. Oh, and there’s lots more inside!
Our new website has taken off and just flown – so many visitors in this first weekend – it’s astounding! And very rewarding. The guys at Erskine, who designed it for us have been absolutely brilliant and have completely above and beyond the call of duty; logging into our forums and answering questions all weekend and just generally being all round stars, as well as superb web designers. So a massive and heartfelt thank you to Simon, Glen, Greg and everyone else at Erskine for our gorgeous new baby.
I tried to take the weekend off and managed to abstain from computer usage until this evening. It’s all just so exciting – have so many articles and reviews, news stories and posts that I want to include on the site. So just watch this space and if you have any ideas or things that you would like to read about – post a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.
Today’s pic by the way shows some of the gorgeous childrenswear at Frugi – and they’ve currently got a sale on too!
Happy Sunday evening!
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