Sustainable & Ethical Fashion

Recently I’ve read 2 books which have led me to really consider what I buy.  I picked up Wardrobe Crisis  by Clare Press (in April) as I thought it might help me know which shops where ethical to shop at from a human rights point of view.  This book opened my eyes up to how big the issue is and that it is about more than factory workers getting a fair wage & being treated correctly.  Environmental, sustainability & animal rights factors are also big issues.

 

After reading Wardrobe Crisis I was really struggling with where were good places to buy clothes without costing the earth (literally & figuratively).  I then started to research on-line, particularly for places in Australia. I also found 2 Australian magazines (Peppermint & Slow) at the local library which were focused on this issue as well.  One of these led me to reading Magnifeco by Kate Black (in July) which really helped me to think about what I want to value & spend my money on.  Although this book was American it had lots of useful links & I have found out a lot more. Continue reading

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4 Years On!

Today is the 4th Anniversary of starting my blog!

My family has certainly grown & changed since then & so has the blog.  I originally started it to blog about the challenge of feeding my family with multiple food intolerances.  More recently I have blogged not only about physically feeding my family but also about feeding their mind, heart & soul as well.  As I almost have 2 adult children I am finding that I’m blogging less about them & more about me.  While recipes are still important to me and I certainly have lots more I could share, I’m finding I’m blogging about other things more.

My son has outgrown his food intolerances to some extent.  Though nose bleeds & headaches are still a sign of him having too much of the wrong foods.  As he gets older he will need to make his own decisions as regards to food & health.  My husband will be continuing to avoid certain foods for life.  My diet has also changed but I still think some foods are affecting me.  I’m still working out whether I’ll have the same test they’ve had or try a GAPS diet or similar.  As I write this I’m feeling quite achy.  I have had some dairy in the form of ice-cream & cream in the last few days & am wondering if that or too much of another food is the cause or if I’m fighting off/coming down with something.  I do know that in the past I often gotten achy if I’ve gone away & not worried about what I’ve been eating.  We certainly have learnt a lot about how food affects our bodies since being on this journey.

My top 5 viewed posts since the blog began (not counting the About page) have been:

  1. Walking My Way to Fitness (mainly because it was shared on a WordPress round-up post about this topic)
  2. Corn Thins Pizza
  3. Pasta with Leftover Roast Meat
  4. GF, DF, egg free Chocolate Cake (this is probably the recipe I would share most on facebook food groups, especially if someone is looking for an allergy friendly cake).
  5. Letting Go

As you can see 3 of my top 5 posts contain recipes but other topics also made the top 5.

As I was finishing off this post my daughter suddenly asked when dinner was, as she was going out in less than half an hour.  Fortunately I had rice cooked & with some help was very quickly able to make fried rice, also using up some leftover meatballs.

My blog will probably continue to have a variety of posts on different issues.

Is there anything you would like me to blog about?  I’d love to hear from you.