The Following is a list of curated websites, products and services that fall into the categories of minimalism, sustainability or mindfulness. I've bought, used or read each of them, and I wouldn't recommend anything without thorough prior consideration. I've also written essays about many of these, so please check through the archive for more information.
This list will continue to grow and change as time goes on. You might like to bookmark it and check back once in a while!
Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living – This book helped to rekindle my passion for minimalism when I was living through a dark chapter in my life. It helped to make me who I am today by helping me see through the material world which I had slowly crept back into over time.
Practical Self Sufficiency: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living – Many of the sustainable practices I employ in my everyday life stem from what I read in this DK book by Dick and James Strawbridge. It's a great guide, and it is up-to-date with information that some older self-sufficiency books lack, such as solar/wind power generation and alternatives to chemical pesticides.
Elho – A Dutch gardening company that specialises in making modern recycled plastic garden accessories (mostly pots) in their factory that runs on wind power. Fun fact: They also keep bees.
Yoga Matters – In the UK it can be difficult to find clothes for yoga that work with the different poses and don't quickly wear out. Yoga Matters sells a wide variety of yoga clothing, mats and other things of which most are easily recycled or made from recycled materials.
The Minimalists – A website written by two of the most well-known minimalists out there, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I refer to their website regularly in my posts and heartily recommend their essays as a good introduction to minimalism.
Apps and Services
Blinkist – A good way to fit reading into your life by distilling the essence of a book into a few short snippets called 'blinks'. Great for a morning commute or to fill a spare moment with learning something positive to enrich your life.
Ethical Superstore – A good shop with the facility to search for products based upon your preferences and ethics.