Buy Nothing Day – A shopping detox

Buy Nothing Day is growing in prominence each year, especially as more of us push back against consumerism and the constant sales tactics of less-than-scrupulous retailers. An international event, the day spans countries and continents, particularly those where Black Friday has driven poor buying decisions and unnecessary spending. As well as ensuring you don’t buy … Read more

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Getting eco-aware this September

While it can feel like there are a lot of eco-aware days to keep track of. They play an important role in continually raising awareness of the need to be greener. The month of September has two key eco-aware dates – Zero Emissions Day on the 21st September, and Car Free Day on 22nd September. … Read more

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The side hustle of selling second hand

Second hand is no longer seen as second best. Everyone knows how much you can save when you buy nearly new  instead of  brand-new. What people often forget is that if you are savvy you can make money in the circular economy as well. Give selling second hand a go! Everyone has things they no … Read more

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Second Hand September. How will you celebrate?

Because at we love second hand, we are so excited that it is Second Hand September. This fantastic campaign encourages all of us to only buy pre-loved items for the 30 days of September. Started by Oxfam in 2019, this month shouts about the benefits of second hand; reducing the negative impact of fast … Read more

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Eco friendly ideas for back to school this summer

It’s back to school in matter of weeks! The start of the new school year can be an expensive time. It’s also easy to fall into habits that aren’t great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips that, with a little bit of planning, will keep your eco-creds high. They should save … Read more

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National Allotment Week easy ideas to grow edibles

National Allotment Week. Allotments have boomed in popularity over recent years, and given their benefits, this is no surprise. As well as being a healthy way to spend time in the fresh air, growing your own food ensures you no there are no nasties used in its production. For more than 20 years, The National … Read more

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Back to School in September this September with Rumage

Summer always goes by in a rush. Suddenly, when you realise your monsters have grown a foot, the annual scramble begins to find a uniform which fits. It’s back to school time! If your child is moving up to senior school there will be new things they need like a bigger backpack to carry books … Read more

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Great ways to support World Rainforest Day

World Rainforest Day is a global awareness event marked on the 22nd June each year. Its aim is to raise awareness of rainforests, and celebrate the biodiversity that these habitats bring to the planet. The day also promotes joint efforts to protect and preserve these vital parts of nature for years to come! Fighting against … Read more

Second hand finds to get the garden into shape

When spring finally arrives, the garden suddenly blooms back into life after months of little activity. Before we know it, the lawn needs cutting, the borders need weeding, and everything would benefit from a good tidy up. If you don’t have the right equipment, it can be hard to get on top of things in … Read more

Star Wars Day is the 4th May

Star Wars Day is on May 4th and celebrates everything about Star Wars! The first film was released in 1977, and since then its influence can be seen worldwide. Whether you want to celebrate it by cuddling up on a sofa to watch your favourite episode, or by re-enacting the Battle of Endor in your back … Read more