Food Labels What they say and how to read them?

Food, one of the basic necessities of humankind, has long surpassed the necessity status and gone on to take a fancier role in our lives. From eating to satiate hunger and derive strength from the nutrients in the food, food itself has become more of a fashion statement. Leading this pageant is food in fancy packaging straight out of the factory! A factory is defined as a production plant where they manufacture items or operate …[Read more]

Less is more The why and how of embracing fashion minimalism

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This is a story I often hear from my mother, back in the day when she was young, she would only get two to three pairs of new clothes every year. Her (shared) cupboard mostly consisted of hand-me-downs from sisters, cousins and sometimes people whom she did not even know. There never was any embarrassment in wearing hand-me-downs. In fact, if anything, there was pride in growing up to fit into an older sister’s clothes …[Read more]

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Green Tips What commonly used eco terms really mean?

easy guide to eco environment friendly terms

Are upcycled and recycled products the same? What’s the difference between eco-friendly and sustainable? With climate action and environmental sustainability becoming increasingly relevant concepts, there are a plethora of terms related to the environment in people’s lexicon these days – many are loosely used, some incorrectly too. Overall there seems to be a fair bit of ambiguity. So we decided to take some key terms head on and explain what they stand for.  The ones listed …[Read more]

5 sustainable ways to wrap gifts this Xmas

The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the most jubilant times of the year. One activity that many of us look forward to during this period is giving, receiving and opening gifts. Ever thought of what happens to the gift wrapper once it has revealed  the underlying reward? When we were growing up, neatly folded and used wrapping material would show up in most unique places in the home – tucked under the bed mattress, …[Read more]