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Wardrobe Wellbeing

I’m excited to see my feature in print in Planet Mindful magazine about how our clothing choices can lift our mood and help protect the environment. I share my experience of meeting with Camilla Cheung, the founder of Manchester-based business Wardrobe Wellbeing, for a sustainable styling session. The feature explores how small changes in our everyday actions can make a real difference to the way we feel and have a positive impact on the planet. You can get hold of a copy in high street retailers or online here.

The role of natural dyes in sustainable fashion

Find out what rhubarb, daffodils and pomegranates have in common in my blog post for the Manchester Fashion Movement.  I catch up with Natalie Linney, founder of Talie Linseed and the only person I know with a rust collection, to find out more about the role of natural dyes in sustainable fashion. You can read it here. Photo by Talie Linseed – a print made with an old rusted spring mattress, turmeric and elderberries. 

Season’s Eatings

As the chill sets in, indulging in wintry feasts can bring great comfort and joy. Embracing slow-cooked, warming, seasonal foods can allow us to feel happier and more in balance with the season.  You can discover more about the wellbeing benefits of eating seasonally and why Nigella Lawson is inspiring me to make my own pickles in my article which has been published on Psychreg.

In search of a green cure

As the bravest of the snowdrops begin to emerge, I am reminded of the sense of hope for the future that nature can bring.  I am excited to share with you an article I’ve written for Psychreg. It explores why many of us are turning to gardening during the pandemic and how this can enhance our wellbeing. You can read it here: https://www.psychreg.org/gardening-healing-space/