SGO: Sustainable Interior Buying Made Easy

Want to start buying more sustainably but don’t know where to start? We’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve found a tonne of sustainable interior websites, selling items just as awesome as – if not more than – those available on the high street. So next time you decide to splash out on something new for your bedroom, perhaps spending birthday or Christmas money, or as a treat on payday, you can feel good knowing the items you have bought are fairly made and organic- at an even better quality than the average high street brand!

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CANDLES

Candles are a perfect way to add décor, lighting and a beautiful scent to your room. Before lighting candles, get permission from your landlord- some landlords ban lit flames in case of fire hazard.

This gorgeous candle from the Greenshop is rose scented. It costs £11.5, but burns for over 30 hours- definitely worth the price!

The Ginger and Walnut candle from Little House in Town is made 100% from organic plant-based materials. The pot is made from recycled glass. Perfect for a cosy night of watching movies and upcycling your chest of drawers!

Looking for something a little different? For just £15.85, try Natural Collection’s ecover Lemontree Reed Diffuser. Not only is it completely safe to use- with minimal risk of catch on fire, unlike candles- the essential oils in it will positively impact on your physical and mental health. Made from renewable sources and no animal testing!

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CUSHIONS

Cosy up your home with these soft, organic bundles of joy.

This cosy cushion is made from recycled wool. The price is £20 – cheap for something so eco-friendly!

Sustainable doesn’t have to be boring. This cat cushion from Natural Collection costs £24.45 (down from £34.95- bargain!). It is Fairtrade, made in India using traditional Indian appliquéd techniques.

Tell someone you love them in style. This gorgeous ‘love’ cushion was produced under fair-trade conditions in South Africa. It is made from 100% natural cotten and linen. And it can be yours for just £9.99- £20 off the original RRP.

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OTHER BITS & BOBS

Candles and cushions haven’t quenched your interiors thirst? Here are some other décor items sure to spice up any room:

These stunning photo frames are hand crafted in India, Fairtrade and made from aluminium. They are designed in a variety of colours and cost £12.

These delightful under-the-sea tumblers from Green Glass are made from the bottom half of a green wine bottle! £8.50 for two tumblers.

Everyone needs a waste paper bin. And this essential bin from Green Tulip can be purchased for just £12.Comes in blue/ gold, pink/ gold and white/ gold. Ensure you recycle the paper in the bin when it is full.

by student blogger, Megan Cork

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