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CONSCIOUS LIVING by DESIGN. Transform your house into a home with furniture, furnishings and accessories and find your loved ones the perfect gift. All products are at least one of the following: Organic | Ethical | Energy Efficient | Sustainable | Chemical free

Organic, ethical and sustainable living

Independent blogs by Sashi Smith. Her thoughts, stories and ideas for how you can make your home more stylish, ethical, sustainable and safer for you and your family


Green is the new black so say Elle Decoration and Chanel

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It's official, even the likes of Elle Decoration and Chanel agree! It's been such an exciting week seeing two iconic design brands championing consciously made products and inspiring people to take better care of themselves, society and the environment. Goes to show buying products that are made consciously doesn't mean you have you compromise on beauty or luxury. I truly believe we will start making real progress in this space when there are products that are as beautiful, as good quality, as easy to find and as affordable as mainstream alternatives. This was a main driver for why I set up Peridot Place and it's great to see progress being made across both interior design and fashion.

Chanel Eco Couture Paris 2016 

Chanel Eco Couture Paris 2016 

This week Chanel championed going green with it's first "eco-couture" show in Paris. "Ecology is something that's never been used in high luxury before. ... But I found these materials quite pretty if used in the right way.” said Karl Lagerfeld. All the jewellery, shoes and embroideries in the 75 Chanel looks were made from sustainable items such as wood shavings, paper and straw. The "house" stage set that was built for the show will also be recycled

Elle Decoration March issue 2016

Elle Decoration March issue 2016

The latest issue of Elle Decoration (March 2016)  is dedicated to the "The New Future - Green Living". Great to see they recognise it as the future and not a trend that will change next season. The issue has loads of great info including a jargon buster on eco-terms, what certifications exist to help you understand the credentials of products, a showcase of beautiful eco-homes and last but not least highlight furniture and homewares that do good and look good. Non other than Period Place is listed as one of their recommended "go green" retailers!