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The Ideas Factory
We're restlessly determined to make products that leave the planet better than we found it. We do things differently – and love sharing our ideas for making things better. Each week we add to our blog, posting everything from DIY beauty recipes, waste-fighting tips, UpCircle guides and interviews with people and brands who inspire us.
Welcome to the UpCircle blog, we hope you enjoy reading…
Here's our straightforward guide to practicing mindfulness in your daily skincare routine. With five simple tips you can easily try out using any skincare products.
Using too much, or too little, of a product can be a reason for not seeing the results that you’re hoping for. So, when it comes to skincare you have to act like a bit of a Goldilocks to get it ‘just right’. To help you on your merry way we’ve made a handy guide.
We’ve put together a list of thoughtful vegan gift ideas for her and for him in our sustainable Valentine’s Day gift guide – suitable for all budgets.
As you know, we are alllll about upcycling, and we want to help provide inspiration for you to transform your trash to treasures in as many ways as we can. In this post we learn how transform that old dressing table stool in to a beautiful new one fit for a queen.
Upcycling, the process of making something better from things that already exist. We do it in every single UpCircle product, but upcycling can be applied to much more than just ingredients.
If you made the vegan chilli recipe that we posted last week you will have been left with a few empty tins. Read on to see how you can give them a another life in a new form!
It's that time, you've used every last drop of serum, scrubbed on every last grain of coffee, there is no evidence your balm jar ever even had balm in it.
But what now...? What should you do with the packaging? In this blog we go through each individual bit of our packaging so you're clear exactly what to do.
You'll be pleasantly surprised how simple it is.
Becoming vegan, even temporarily, can be a daunting prospect. So we’ve written a handy guide with key information, easy swaps and things to consider for Veganuary!
Let's not beat around the bush, being "green" is pretty trendy right now, meaning lots of brands are jumping on the bandwagon, making marketing U turns in a bid to be the most eco of them all.
How can you spot unsubstantiated or misleading claims? Who is genuine? Who is just riding the wave?
These cookies are delicious: gluten free, vegan and very low in sugar. They are a perfect Veganuary snack!
In our opinion the cookies are sweet enough with the dates, chocolate and banana but feel free to add in a little coconut sugar if you like your cookies on the sweeter side!
It's often been said that only two things in life are certain; death and taxes. However there is one more one thing that's for sure - the fact that no-one likes to see waste.
Keep that chin up though, there are plenty of ways in which everyone can minimise the amount of waste they produce. So delve into our handy guide and help yourself to help everyone. It’d be wasteful not to.
To chill out, relax and take a load off your mind, there's nowhere better than a day at the spa. Aromatherapy, massages, body scrubs - being seriously pampered is always a great way to spend your time.
In this article, the UpCircle team are here to guide you through the spa-going process, to take you to a seriously chilled out world.
We’re not one for hyperbole, but we don’t believe we’re exaggerating when we say coffee is quite literally the greatest thing ever.
As such we feel like it’s our duty to help unmuddle the most impenetrable of subject areas - the coffee shop menu.
In the early days people used a fair bit of meat. Cavemen would sit around a fire after the sun had set, boasting about how many gazelles they’d brought home that night.
However nowadays veganism isn't just accepted, it's become a mainstream movement. Come join us on a journey to find out what changed over all those years.