Monday 24 March 2008

Bokashi composter review in Wiggly Wigglers 2008 catalogue

Bokashi composter review
Bokashi composter review in Wiggly Wigglers 2008 catalogue

Wiggly Wigglers new catalogue was launched on 14th March 2008.
It was built using contributions from customers and friends from around the world using social media. The new catalogue is presented in a scrap book style, packed full of clippings, quotes, family snaps as well as professional photography and product descriptions. It is a radical format for a mail order company and it looks more like a book than a conventional catalogue.

You can find my Bokashi composter review on page 19 of the catalogue.

To read my original review online, please click the link below

Bokashi review blog post, November 2007

To order your own Wiggly Wigglers catalogue, please visit their website:

Wiggly Wigglers

Recycled denim bags

Recycled denim bags
I've recently joined the 'mosaic monday' flickr group, so every monday I will create a new mosaic and post to our blog! Mosaics are a great way to collate items that have attracted your attention.
Find out about making your own at:

Thursday 20 March 2008

A Keeper's Jackpot: Going Green

Recycled distressed denim tote bag

Our recycled distressed denim tote bag is featured on the A Keeper’s Jackpot blog
A Keeper's Jackpot: Going Green

Sunday 16 March 2008

Eco Etsy St. Patrick's Day Team Scavenger Hunt


Team Eco Etsy is hosting an online Scavenger Hunt for St. Patrick's Day and Pouch have donated a prize to the hunt.

This is your opportunity to win some really great eco-friendly prizes.

Playing is easy, and you can find all of the rules on the Team's Blog.

St. Patrick's Day Team Scavenger Hunt

Friday 14 March 2008

Launch of a new shape reversible tote in our etsy store

Reversible purple daisy market tote bag

Perfect for taking to the shops to stock up on provisions
Wide straps make this bag comfortable to carry
Also makes a great knitting bag, book bag, gym bag, you can cram virtually anything into this handy tote
The vintage fabric features flowers in shades of indigo, purple, lilac and plum
Fully lined with recycled purple denim fabric and it features 2 pockets made in matching vintage fabric
This tote has no visible seams, so it is reversible – making this two bags in one
Nice and roomy
Fun and stylish, perfect for year round use

12 inches (30.5cm) wide, 18 inches (46cm) tall (including the handles) and 3.5 inches (7.5cm) deep

Reversible purple daisy market tote bag

the artwork you can see in the background is by the very talented

Monday 10 March 2008

A living wage for the people who make your clothes


The campaign group Labour Behind the Label are lobbying large corporations in the UK to pay garment workers a living wage:

"We all know that fashion executives and supermodels live in excess on seven-figure salaries, while garment workers remain - systematically, across the world - mired in a poverty trap. This winter, LBL is calling on the fashion industry - and four companies in particular - to finally live up to its promise to pay workers a living wage."
"Even adjusting for the lower cost of living in developing countries, most earn just a half of what they need to get by. Workers producing the clothes we wear can be earning as little as 22p per hour in Mauritius, £1.13 per day in India, £16 per month in Sri Lanka, £145 per year in Bangladesh."

If you'd like to take direct action and support the LBL campaign, please visit their website for further details:
Labour Behind the Label: Take Action





Thursday 6 March 2008

Featured on Autonomous Artisans blog


Our Reclaimed caramel corduroy dilly bag is featured on the latest entry of the Autonomous Artisans blog, read all about it here:
So who in the UK sells Re-cycled goods?

Saturday 1 March 2008

Pouch listed in the Bristol & Bath Green Pages

Bristol and Bath Green Pages
We are really excited about being included in the 2008 edition of the Bristol & Bath Green Pages.
It is a directory of ethical businesses operating in the Bristol & Bath area. Categories range from gardening, shopping and health, through to ethical money advice and green home improvement.
Pouch is listed in the shopping section under 'Design and Craft Products'.
The ethos behind the B&B Green Pages is this:
"We believe that the way we buy our goods and services can have a real impact on the world today and in the future. However, these choices are not always easy or obvious, so by bringing all these different aspects of green living together in one directory, Green Pages aims to make it a bit easier! Green Pages is part of a diverse and growing community of businesses, all of whom have strong ethical values at their core.
We believe that we have a responsibility to operate our business as ethically and sustainably as possible, for everybody’s future. We therefore aim to act ethically, avoid damaging the environment and people, and believe our business offers an ethically preferential choice. We aim to be sustainable, to offer quality products and services and to always look at how we can improve our practice.”

Find out more and where you can buy the directory by visiting their website:
Bristol & Bath Green Pages


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