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7 of the Cosiest Jumpers to See You Through Winter

Winter is coming…and so you definitely need at least one extremely cosy jumper to throw on when the temperature really starts to drop. Here are 7 of the cosiest jumpers available now. [top left to right] Gap Crewneck Pullover Sweater in Cashmere, £119.95. Available here (in lots of colours!). H&M Conscious* Fine-knit Jumper in Burgundy, £17.99. Available here (also in beige & black). M&S Animal Print Round Neck Jumper, £35. Available here. Reformation* Cashmere Crew, £115. Available here. Next Neutral Pearl Sequin Sweater, £35. Available here. New Look Cream Button Shoulder Jumper, £24.99. Available here. Weekday Roll Neck Jumper in Yellow, £45. Available here. *these brands use sustainable methods/materials for producing clothing, yippee!

Beauty Basics: UV-Proof Skincare

We’ve all heard the scary stories and seen the shocking images of the damage that UV rays do to your skin, but have they shocked us enough? Hands up if you don’t really take sun and UV protection into consideration when buying skincare and makeup? Well, even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a sunshine state, the British Association of Dermatologists say that we should be using sunscreen with a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 every day. This is because even when it’s overcast and rainy, the sun’s two types of UV rays – A (longwave) and B (shortwave) – can cause serious damage to our skin (as well as causing skin cancers). Briefly, UVA is the more prevalent of the two and, because it penetrates skin more deeply than UVB, it is the one that causes the most skin damage in terms of wrinkles and ageing. UVB, on the other hand, is the radiation that is the main cause of sunburn. Both types can damage your skin all year round. And if …

The Edit

Welcome to The Edit, where we round up our favourite fashion picks of the month. All of the clothes featured in The Edit are from brands who have committed to sustainable, ethical and charitable fashion. That’s why you’ll see pieces from H&M Conscious, Mango Committed and ASOS Made in Kenya, along with other lesser known brands that are dedicated to making clothes to make a difference, both to the environment and to women. This month we feature pieces from Ninety Percent, a London based label that distributes 90% of its profits to charitable causes and makes most of its products from sustainable materials; H&M Conscious, a capsule collection made from organic and recycled materials; Mata Traders, a fair trade clothing company whose products are made by artisanal women in India and Nepal; Mayamiko, an ethical and sustainable brand whose clothes are made by women and girls in Malawi; the ASOS Made in Kenya collection, a partnership with the Kenyan social enterprise SOKO; and Sézane’s DEMAIN collection, a capsule collection whose profits go towards improving access …

The Edit – Home

Welcome to The Edit – Home, where we round up our favourite homeware picks of the month. All of the items featured are from brands who have committed to sourcing sustainable, ethical and charitable products. This month features products from Le Souque, a curated lifestyle brand that brings together ethically made products from around the world and donates a portion of their profits to the Malala Fund to support the education of girls worldwide; The Little Market, a nonprofit online fair trade shop that features products made by female artisans from across the globe; H&M Conscious, the capsule collection from H&M that uses organic and recycled materials; and Trades of Hope, an online marketplace that works with female artisans and organisations. Top left to right: H&M Conscious Leaf Print Duvet Set £39.99 (Editor’s note – I have this, it is so soft!) Le Souque Stripe Turkish Fouta Towel $34 The Little Market Ceramic Trinket Tray $26 Bottom left to right: The Little Market Striped Sisal Basket $26 Le Souque Glacier Handpainted Bowl $48 Trades of …