World Earth Day – How to celebrate as a family

World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on the 22nd April, to raise awareness of the environment and celebrate the achievements of the eco-movement. As well as being an international event, it is a great opportunity to celebrate closer to home and as a family, marking your achievements and looking at other ways to … Read more

National DIY Day

On April 2nd it’s all about getting the job done yourself. It’s National DIY Day! “Do it yourself,” or D.I.Y., is the act of creatively handling tasks you would usually hire someone to do. There are so many tasks you can turn your hand to. And, it’s great to feel that sense of accomplishment when … Read more

International Women’s Day

5 female eco-champions to celebrate this IWD International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. It is also a day to be vocal about the need to accelerate women’s equality. At Rumage, not only do we champion equal-rights, we also love to share in other’s successes, … Read more

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Fashion – Reasons to buy more second hand 

As champions of the pre-loved, Rumage celebrates second hand fashion. We are trying to reduce some of the stigma that sadly still exists about used items. There are now so many places to look for second hand items that it’s often overwhelming. Where to go when you want to save both money and the planet … Read more

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Setting a good eco-example to children

Many of us will find that as we move towards a greener life and more sustainable practices, we become champions for the environment. We want to share our good eco habits and experiences with others, in the hope of motivating them to join us on a planet-friendly journey. One group that it is very important … Read more

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How to beat the winter blues by having fun outdoors

It can be tempting to stay inside for days on end when it is cold and a bit dull outside. But even when the sun isn’t shining beat the winter blues by being out in the fresh air and daylight. It’s good for our health. It can also promote better sleep as it aids our … Read more

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Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Unwanted Christmas gifts can be passed on. We don’t list items to sell on but we do connect to over 20 marketplaces where people sell items. This means that our twenty thousand monthly visitors get lists from all the sites we are linked to in one go meaning that we can put seller and … Read more

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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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How to plan a sustainable Christmas dinner

Christmas is a time for enjoyment, eating drinking, relaxing and having fun. Of course, Christmas dinner is a highlight for many. And for those of us who like to think green, there are some simple changes we can make to our buying and cooking habits to keep us on the sustainable track. Here’s how to … Read more

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Eco friendly wrapping! How to better wrap presents

If you’re keen to keep your eco-credentials high this festive season, it’s not just what you gift that can help. Once you’ve chosen your sustainable present, there are ways to wrap it that are kinder to the planet. Eco friendly wrapping is easier than you think. Here are our ideas on wrapping gifts so they … Read more