A sustainable check-in...
If you've picked up the latest copy of Irish Tatler, you'll be aware that our focus this month is sustainability - and more importantly; how #onesmallchange can lead us to live more consciously and help save our planet.
We're not here to scaremonger, nor to place blame. We understand it's a huge topic that can seem very overwhelming, so we've broken the topic into bite-size chunks ranging from fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle edits that we hope you'll connect with.
Much like the magazine, we at irishtatler.com are hoping that the content we share online over the next few weeks will prove to be educational, but also functional and instructional. Easy, applicable ways to charge up your sustainability efforts when it all feels a little too much.
From quitting fast fashion to becoming vegan and breaking up with plastic, we at Irish Tatler are proving that we practise what we preach by committing to the #IT30DAYCHALLENGE.
Here's how the Irish Tatler team got on this week...
Amy Heffernan, Editor, Irish Tatler.com
This week as if I manifested it, I got the chance to meet the founders of a new bioscience-led beauty company that will, without doubt, set the standard in organic luxury skincare. I'm serious, this is a guaranteed greenwashing-free zone.
Codex Beauty's brand new Bia skincare blends ancient Irish herbal knowledge with modern science.
Founded by Cork-based herbal scientist Tracey Ryan, Bia is powered with bio-actives sourced from native, hardy Irish plants— wild harvested from local, organic growers and developed with biotechnology and green chemistry. Unique to Bia is the patent-pending BiaComplex™, a nourishing blend of oil infusions that are used as the base for products - the infusions themselves boasting so many benefits.
In addition to the pure, efficacious and affordable products in the range, Bia employs only green polyurethane packaging, made with plant-based biofuels and their goals are to have zero carbon footprint, zero contribution of plastic into the ocean, and support the preservation of the arctic wilderness.
One of the Bia products even has a negative carbon footprint - as in, its production gives more goodness back to the environment, than it takes.
See? I told you! Next level eco beauty.
Shop Codex Beauty's Bia skincare in Meadows & Bryne stores and online here.
Sarah Macken, Editor, Irish Tatler Magazine
Ellie Balfe, Editorial Director
Stacey Malaniff, Social Media
Emma Blanchfield, Content Creator
When I first decided to give up my diet which consisted of meat, cheese and bread for one consisting of vegetables, tofu and Quorn, I was sat with my daily planner ready to mark each day off as a countdown. "Only 29 sleeps 'til I get to eat meat again..." kind of thing.
Today, as I opened up my planner, there were no red crosses marking out each day - just meeting reminders and to-do lists for each day. It was only until on my to-do list today was to write this very article that I realised I only have one week left until the #it30daychallenge is over and I'm allowed go back to my once beloved burgers and steaks.
But will I? I'm not sure. Today at lunchtime I took a stroll to Angelina's for what I was hoping would be a veggie pizza slice binge. But alas, there must have been some hungry vegetarians that beat me to it as the only pizza slices left were strictly for carnivores. If you had asked me three weeks ago would I ever had said no to a pepperoni pizza slice in favour of a halloumi and falafel roll, I'd have laughed in your face. Yet, here I am, three weeks later eating a vegetarian roll instead of pizza.
This week, my goal is to face my fears of tofu.
Check in this time next week to see how the Irish Tatler sustainable challenge held up for week two. And don't forget to join in on the good 'clean' fun and use our hashtag #IT30DAYCHALLENGE, so we can follow to see what small changes you are making.
READ: Week One Done: Team Irish Tatler On Their #30DayChallenge
LISTEN: Irish Tatler's Latest Podcast: The Sustainable Guide to Living, Part 1