They say, Christmas is the time for giving. It’s also the time to reflect & enjoy the little things. It’s the one time of year, you can try to truly relax, put your feet up and enjoy your loved ones (for 5 minutes, at least!)
I’m Chloe, a Mama, a lover of food, a keen yogi and traveller, and a natural skincare maker.
This is me at my very first market!
Moksa (prounounced moksha).
Mokṣa is a Sanskrit word meaning liberation, bliss and inner peace. I was inspired bu the name whilst spending time in an Ashram in beautiful India.
There was a Panorama documentary on the BBC this week about air flight and it really got us thinking even more about how most businesses seem to choose profit over the planet in so many cases. It’s evident that a lot of companies are capitalising on climate change without actually putting their money where their mouth is!
In the programme, it was uncovered that British Airways (as an example) emits around 18,000 tonnes of additional carbon dioxide each year by indulging in a practice designed to save money. For operational gains and to save time, it is common practice across the airline industry to carry additional fuel on some flights.
British Airways is one airline. They all have their part to play.
The world has declared a climate emergency! At least, we know that everyone has recognised that there’s a problem, right?
On some level, I do believe that everyone is aware of this. Whether you choose to believe in the science, support campaigners like Greta Thunberg, or have been unfortunate enough to have witnessed it or been a part of it
Everyone has seen the recent events in the media.
My name is Jade. I have two beautiful little girls & a wonderful husband. We all live on a Farm up in Yorkshire, where, we have three dogs, two pigs, six goats and a poultry unit full of free-range chickens! My Passion is my business & creating the perfect life for my family but most importantly making sure we all giggle lots (not taking things too seriously!)
It’s come to our realisation on social media & when talking to our lovely customers that there is a lot of confusion around what it means to be eco-friendly.
Everyone will have a view and everyone is entitled to make their own assumptions and choices, however, we have laid out the hard facts for you here to digest and take an objective view.
Now, don’t get us wrong, no one is cringing more than us with what we’re about to say & we’re certainly not suggesting that we head back to the ‘dark ages’, but we have come to the conclusion that some of the ways in which we were taught to do things growing up, may just be helpful in the future.
Technology has come a long way over the last 100 years and its helped us develop phenomenally. However, we don’t seem to have grasped that it’s also made us slightly lazier and introvert at the same time.
At Appletree and Avalon we’re always looking at ways to help simplify your choices but also give you inspiration or ideas on how to cut out plastic.
Whether you’re brave enough to make things yourself, need support with the vital ingredients or simply just trying to figure it all out, we hope to be able to assist!
I’m a Berkshire-based mum of 1 (soon to be 2). I love spending time with my little family, we make a good team! I’ve always had a burning desire to start my own business & move away from the corporate grind. I’m not one of these creative types that can turn their hand to making anything so didn’t expect to build a business making, but here I am!
Appletree and Avalon is the only UK exclusive environmentally conscious independent Home & Gift store. At the beginning of our journey, not only were we concerned about the global impact of climate change, but we felt consumed by the ever demanding consumerism faced on British soil & the increasing waste that society is creating with that demand.