Eco Products at Irelands Pregnancy and Baby Fair

Today I went along to Ireland’s Pregnancy and Baby Fair at the RDS.

I love this show and I think that Claire and Jen have done an amazing job to bring this standard of event to Ireland. It was lovely to see all the babies and bumps there, enjoying the day and even finding some bargains. What was also lovely to see was the wide range of Eco Baby products at the event.  I saw Earth Mother and Eco Baby both with stands there.

I saw stands selling: Burts Bees Baby Range, Weleda Baby Range, Trilogy for Mama, Ecover and all other manner of Eco Products at the event. I was also delighted to spot Irish made Bia Beauty there too. This Cork based company makes creates handmade beauty products from scratch and is 100% Irish. I was tempted by almost everything on show – from the beautiful exfoliators to body creams but I couldnt resist a cute little tin of lip balm – chai latte flavoured! Yum!

Congrats to the girls who organise the fair, who launched the Huggy Bloom brand at the fair too – with a fabulous range of childrens furniture (cot and daybed). 100% Irish and Solid wood too. Looking forward to next year already.

 

H&M Conscious Collection Spring 2013

In the search to be a Chic, Modern and Fashion Forward Peachy Green lady, Im always keeping an eye out for sustainable fashion brands. I was pleasantly surprised when, in need of some new work clothes, I stumbled into H&M last week and pride of place at the entrance of the shop was a very large range from their Conscious Collection.

They say:
CONSCIOUS:-
OUR VISION IS THAT ALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS SHALL BE RUN IN A WAY THAT IS ECONOMICALLY, SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

I like this as it adheres to all three values in the Triple Bottom Line principle. Also they are not just focussing on one aspect of bringing their consciousness into their brand, but in the overall impact the manufacture and distribution of their clothes has.

  1. Water: 450 Million Litres of water saved in their denim production
  2. Charity: 3.2 million garments donated to charity
  3. The number 1 user of organic cotton worldwide
  4. Garment collection and reuse in store
  5. Partners – teaming up with Unicef and WWFOn my wishlist
Sounds great, but if the clothes are not usable, poor quality, badly designed or constructed, nobody is actually going to use it. Well I was impressed. In that one night I bought 2 tops, a beautiful shirt, a pair of trousers
and have my eye on a fabulous dress from the collection.Happy, guilt free shopping. We like 🙂