Ethical Fashion – A Few of Our Favourites


There are some beautiful fashion brands available, on the high street and online. Different styles and different price ranges. A huge range of ways to make you feel more you. We have become increasingly impressed by the range of ethical clothing brands. Brands that are highlighting the production process and materials used in what we wear. But it is not just about how ethical they are, they also have beautiful, fun, unique clothes. And many are made in small batches or are one-offs, so you wont see lots of people walking passed you in the same clothes.

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Ethical Insurance – Pay Your Insurance & Give to Charity

Let’s be honest, insurance probably isn’t the most interesting part of your life. But it is an important part of ‘adulting’ especially if you have a car, home or business. Evergreen Insurance Services is an Insurance firm with a difference. It gives back, with each purchase of insurance from EIS between 15% and 25% of their commission to one of their selected charities. Including our charity partner BBCT Bumblebee Conservation Trust (Charity No 1115634). Read more

Self Care Challenge & Why We Love It

We have been very lucky and had the chance to work with two lovely Mum bloggers. If you have read our previous post you will know why we set the challenge. But the basics is that we want to shine a light on how important it is to look after yourself and take time to yourself. And one group of people who seem to really need this are mums. This why we set the challenge… And these are a few of our favourite moments from the Self Care Challenge:

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Fair Trade Fortnight – Interview with Aura Que & Kaffe Fassett


Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair trade fortnight was started to spread the joy and knowledge of fair trade, and why it is important. And you can’t find anything much more joyful than the homeware and accessories produced by the collaboration of Aura Que and Kaffe Fassett. And made fair trade in Vietnam. We were lucky enough to be able to ask them a few questions about their collaboration, and why fair trade is important to them. Read more

Self-Care Challenge

Looking around me at the people I love recently I was struck by how much time they put into other people and forget ( or feel like they don’t have time) to give themselves the same energy they give to others.

There can be something self-indulgent sounding about the term Self-Care. A current hit word. But it isn’t about selfishness it is about self-preservation. Taking a moment to yourself and not worrying about the dishes, work, the school run, or anything or anyone else you are worrying about. It is about taking time – 5 minutes or a whole hour- to concentrate on yourself. No TV, no social media, just you in a moment.  Read more

How To Make Your Lunch Break More Sustainable

As a nation we are becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the world and how even our smallest decision can affect the world around us. This is why we choose ethically sourced, recyclable (and often recycled) gift wrap. And this is why we have added a few sustainable food storage and carrying items to Home of Juniper. Ways to use less plastic, and more reusable protection. Here are a five of our favourites:  Read more

In Conversation with an Illustrator – Deborah Panesar

For 2018 we are really excited to introduce some gorgeous new brands and some lovely new makers and designers. One of these talented people is Nottingham based Deborah Panesar (née Ballinger). We managed to catch up with Deborah and talk to her about her love of illustrating and the challenges of being a working artist. Read more

You and Health in 2018

2018 is all about positivity and looking after yourself and others. There are always excuses for not exercising or not eating as healthily as you maybe should. (Believe me, we have thought of them all!) But healthy eating and exercising can improve quality of life, so we have decided it may be worth a try. Here a few ideas on ways to improve your health- body and mind, in 2018.

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Holidays 2018 – Places to Stay in the UK

How are you going to holiday this year? January is when we like to start thinking about how to holiday.

UK holidays are increasing in popularity and they can be equally as relaxing, intrepid or fun-filled as travelling abroad. Here are a few ideas for different and unique breaks in the UK in 2018. Read more

Happy New Year!

You are beautiful hanging heart decoration with quote home of juniper

You are beautiful hanging heart decoration with quote – Home of Juniper

2018. New Year. Time to take stock. Remember to congratulate yourself for the good you did in 2017 (you did good, you know you did). And start considering what you want to achieve in the year to come. Whether it is a new job, a new hobby, a healthier diet or making sure you have more ‘me time’. There can be a lot of pressure this time of year. Most New Year’s Resolutions don’t make it to the end of January. So this year make sure your goals are something you look forward too, something achievable that will add something positive to your life. Something that you want to do, not just something you think you should do. And remember, if it scares and excites you in equal measure, it is probably worth looking into.

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