One of the things I enjoy most as a blogger is discovering new brands and championing small businesses. Of course, working with established brands always feels so amazing. But sometimes it’s the smaller, independent designers and makers who you can really build valuable relationships with. I’m delighted to introduce Wearth London who have kindly sent me some gifts AND are offering an Instagram giveaway!
If you haven’t heard of Wearth, let me give you the lowdown: they’re essentially an online department store. So what makes them different? That EVERYTHING they have curated is kind to the planet in one way or another. Founded by Ed and Imogen who both wanted to shop more ethically, Wearth offers a platform for both shopper and brand. It’s a great place for consumers to shop consciously whilst also offering an opportunity for smaller brands to collaborate. Around 80% of the products available on the website are made in the UK. ALL the products are vegan and have never been tested on animals.
My favourite part of their website is the search function which allows you to filter by value, from plastic-free to made in the UK to organic and more. And don’t think your choice is limited. They stock everything from jewellery to kitchenware, lighting to skincare. There really is something for everyone, especially if you’re looking for a gift that’s a little bit different.
And what did I receive from the lovely team? Well, some of you may know that I typically follow a vegan food lifestyle. I can’t honestly say that I’m ethical and sustainable across the board, far from it but I’m a big believer that if everyone makes a couple of small changes, it’s much better than one person being holier than thou. I always want to encourage people to try something different rather than criticise for not being perfect.
Firstly I chose the Bamboo Silk Sleep Mask from La Aquarelle. I’m a notoriously light sleeper and need total darkness and total quiet to sleep properly. Aside from making a very recent resolution to try and keep our bedroom neat and tidy (I’m a messy sod) so it’s more tranquil, I’m also keen to try anything which helps part of the relaxing sleep process.
“La Aquarelle specialise in natural & organic sleep accessories including masks, eye pillows & herbal sachets. They make all of their products by hand in the UK and use the technique of plant dyeing to create natural and calming colours. All of La Aquarelle’s products are 100% toxin and chemical free, which means that unlike chemical dyes, unwanted chemicals are not absorbed into the skin.”
Next, the Sensitive Skin Gift Set by Soap Daze. I’m very conscious these days that I’m not getting any younger (less than 18 months until I turn 40!) but at the same time I can’t stop my love affair with London and all the pollution and skin/health damage that entails. Everything in the gift set is handcrafted in small batches from a studio in Devon – pretty much the opposite of London life! Included in the box (which really would make the perfect gift) is a Large Oatmylk Soap, Organic Rosehip Facial Oil, Cleansing Grains to be used either as an exfoliator or a mask and a handknitted face cloth made from recycled cotton. I grew up thinking that once you found your best products, you stuck with them like glue but to be honest, I think I’m still looking for what works best with my skin and if I can avoid chemicals that would be ideal.
There are so many more products available online I’d love to try including the Zero Waste Cutlery Set and how beautiful is this Wine Crate Ottoman? Luckily for YOU, you can do a little bit of shopping over at Wearth London and find some beautiful sustainable products of your own:
Wearth London have kindly offered one lucky Instagrammer a £50 voucher to spend online. To enter, head to my feed and look for the image of the products I’ve received with a little giveaway label. Make sure you’re following both myself (@booandmaddie) and @wearthlondon and like and tag a friend in the comments. The more tags, the more entries. Good luck!
The competition is open to UK entrants only. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Sunday 23rd September at 10pm on Instagram stories. Please note this giveaway is not associated with or endorsed by Instagram.
Disclaimer: Wearth London have kindly gifted me items and a competition prize. As always, I only ever accept product from a brand I either already do use or would love to be associated with.