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Sustainable habits to embrace for the year ahead

While New Year’s resolutions can be a bit of a bind, they don’t have to be a big commitment or a declaration of a total change. For those who want to focus on being greener for the year ahead, it’s much better to look at simple changes that will be easier to stick to – … Read more

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Christmas – Five fun festivities without overspending

(While cutting waste). The run-up to Christmas can be a joyful time. But it can also be weeks of feeling left out if we’re not attending Christmas events, making Christmas Eve boxes or planning parties. Yet these activities can lead us to spend money we don’t have, and buy things we don’t need. So at … Read more

Founder to Founder Chat – SuperLooper

Jo Spolton, CEO and Founder of Rumage, chats to Jenny Barrett, Founder of SuperLooper. SuperLooper is a service for parents to keep hardly worn, outgrown baby clothes in the loop by donating them to their library and/or renting them to keep them in use for as long as possible.  Super Looper are a self-funded, not-for-profit, … Read more

A Good Thing

Do something wonderful with the things you don’t need! Guest Blog from Cathy at A Good Thing CIC. It’s time to think differently about the ‘things’ in our lives. It’s no longer enough to simply recycle, and of course there are plenty of things that are just too complicated to recycle, in any case. Things … Read more

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Planning ahead for a greener (and leaner) Christmas

There’s no doubt Christmas can be a lovely time full of fun and festivities. Yet it can also be a time for excess and some wastage, which is a shame. With some planning ahead, you can take simple steps to eliminate some of this wastage and save money in the process. Here are our top … Read more

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Is it okay to give second hand Christmas gifts?

The drive for sustainability can often be pushed to one side at Christmas, when consumerism peaks. Even the greenest of us still love to give presents at Christmas and buying second hand Christmas gifts is one way to keep to our morals. But is it okay to give pre-loved Christmas gifts? Photo by Lucie Liz … Read more

Party On Using a Pre-Loved Party Shop

Guest blog by Tammy Ryan from Icecream and Jelly I absolutely love a party and I have to confess, I am totally extra when it comes to planning my daughter’s parties.  From the party invitations, to the decorations and the cake, I like to get right into the details.  However, I am also very aware … Read more

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The Rise of the Anti-Black Friday and Cyber Monday Movement

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become annual shopping extravaganzas. Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving in the US and has a history dating back to the early 20th century. Cyber Monday was born in 2005 to promote online shopping – now the two merge into a month of ‘deals’. However, in recent … Read more

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The Real Facts Behind Fast Delivery

Online shopping saw a boom during lockdown. Then there is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas just around the corner. With low-cost speedy delivery making it easier than ever to send and receive packages, what’s the environmental impact of getting those online shopping deals from the warehouse to our front doors? UK Deliveries are up! … Read more

15 ways to say no to black friday

Responsible consumerism? Is it even possible? Rumage is about responsible consumerism, ethical practice, and realising we all have a choice – and that’s a powerful lever of change. Companies, Banks, all need us to buy their products. So long as we keep buying new, there’s no incentive for change. No incentive to clean up their … Read more