Fashion & Beauty

Whether you’re a full-blown follower of fashion or take a more less is best approach, we all love to look good. The environment isn’t normally top of the ‘what’s hot list’ for fashion and beauty, but it’s easier than you might think to make green the in thing

What can you do at home?

Overflowing wardrobes, the latest lippy discarded half used in a drawer, or jars of face creams and cleansers stacked in the bathroom cupboard because one is never enough. Or is it? What if you could save money, save the environment and save face?

  1. Reduce

  2. Reuse

  3. Repair

  4. Recycle

Icon of a t-shirt handing on a clothes hanger

In the UK alone we throw away 300,000 tonnes of textiles every year - that’s the combined weight of 1,500 blue whales.

What can you do?

  1. Swap bottled products for shampoo, conditioner and soap bars.

  2. Repair of upcycle old clothes to extend their useful life.

  3. Try making your own deodorant, face cream or hand soap.

DIY Deodorant

We’ve asked around to find a tried and tested recipe for DIY deodorant that will have you coming up smelling of roses. Or whichever essential oil you choose to use!

A selection of home made deodorant products
Three reusable bottles from Beauty Kitchen

Return, refill, repeat

Tune in to our podcast, Towards Zero, to hear how Glasgow-based Beauty Kitchen is helping to end the climate crisis with a pioneering reuse programme.