What’s this? Another Haul video? There’s a good reason for this one – it was requested by one of my subscribers when she heard I had found a Karen Millen garment at a gently-worn sale. I purchased a couple of clothing items, some lush goodies from Lush and some vegan foods from Food for Thought. Even a few things from Poundland made it into the video. Watch it then read on below.
Colour Me Beautiful Sale
The Karen Millen tunic and Phase Eight shrug came from Amanda & Sharon. Sharon Whittock is an image consultant and very helpful about style, makeup, colours and so on. Twice a year, she and Amanda hold a Nearly New clothes sale of high quality garments on consignment from her clients. Shopping at this sale is lovely because Sharon is there with styling advice, the clothing is all good quality and there is no hurry or crowd. I usually sell a few things and buy a few things and am very happy that the items are being reused.
Guildford Cathedral is used as a venue for many functions, including the graduation ceremonies of University of Surrey where I work. Yesterday it hosted Vintage Guildford which delivered up these two gems for my friend, a gorgeous coat and scarf.
So nice that something that was made decades ago is still going strong because of the care and good materials that went into its construction.
Who Made My Clothes?
Please read about this fashion revolution that is rejecting “fast clothes” and striving for fair working conditions for all garment workers around the world.
Haul from Lush
Lush has an online presence that explains what’s in the products, what the packaging is made from, how to use them and also reviews from customers. Visit lush.com and select your country. I”m a big fan of Lush because they are an ethical cruelty-free company. There is minimal packaging and full information about ingredients.
Haul from Food for Thought
This is a health food shop in Guildford that’s been there for about 30 years. They stock a wide range of products which are not available in supermarkets. Today I was looking for some vegan food. The seaweed rice cakes I bought are truly scrummy and vegan. Nectaloe by New Horizon claims to protect the digestive tract lining. I’m afraid this does idly squat for me. I need prescription drugs and industrial strength Gaviscon that I can only get in the UK to deal with my acid. Hopefully this will be sorted soon and I can give up the medication. Food for Thought runs special evenings with guest chefs and many promotions. Their web site is foodforthoughtuk.com.
Haul from Poundland
Even though I’m all about quality, I am not averse to saving money where possible. And since I can’t buy the treats my elderly dog can manage with her few remaining teeth in my local shop, I go to the pound shop for them. It’s surprising to me that they have things there for £1 that are much more in other shops. You just need to be careful to check the quality of some of their products, but the brand name items are great. Visit their Pets and Animals section for a look.
Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? Do you know where your clothing is made? What’s your opinion about vegan dogs?