All things green for the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Green things to do: January 15 to 21
A T-shirt you can transform
When it comes to T-shirts you can never have too many – until you run out of room in your wardrobe, that is. These Lotty Dotty organic T-shirts not only help save the planet, but also help save a lot of shelf space. With interchangeable 3D outfits for the character, it’s like wearing a new top every day. They’re made of 100 per cent organic cotton and use recycled material whenever possible for the rest of the shirt. Available from February.
Dh600 (three outfits), S*uce, Marina Mall, 02 681 8650; Village Mall, 04 344 7270; Dubai Mall, 04 344 7270
A whiff of delight
We loved the combined smell of white tea, fresh freesia and citrus bergamot in this fragrance by the eco-friendly brand Korres. Without harsh, non-biodegradable chemicals to damage your skin or cause any allergic reactions, this scent will make you smell great.
Dh195, Korres, Dubai Mall, 04 339 8315
The bag of bags
You can be a green goddess with this quirky handbag, and make plastic shopping bags a thing of the past. Like a Russian doll containing all its miniatures, this handbag comes with 20 brightly coloured smaller bags suitable to carry all your supermarket items. Made of super-light but strong nylon, these eco-bags can fit on your shoulder and fold neatly back into the original handbag.
Trolley-Dolly bags, Dh235, ZPM London. Available at Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, 04 324 0225
Too good to be true
There’s nothing we like better than guilty pleasures that are good for us. “Coffee and chocolate,” we hear you cry? But wait. Vivani Feine Bitter Chocolate contains 85 per cent cocoa – which we all know has health benefits – and is 100 per cent organic. It melts in your mouth and is lip-smackingly delicious. Wash it down with a cup of organic coffee for good measure.
Vivani Feine Bitter Chocolate, Dh11, and Cia Organica Espresso Coffee, Dh143, both available at Organic Foods and Café, www.organicfoodsandcafe.com
Fashion ComPassion’s unique collection of clothing and accessories proves ethical fashion is just as glam as anything you’ll find on the catwalk. We love this recycled glass necklace with agate beads from West Africa. The company’s slogan is “Empowerment through trade” and it sells brands and products made by skilled and creative women from marginalised communities around the globe. But the best thing about buying an item on this site is that a percentage of sales goes directly back to the artisan who made it.
Asra necklace, Dh250, www.fashioncompassion.co.uk
Start making your home an eco-zone with these fragrant candles. Mixing sophistication with minimalist design, this richly infused botanical wax Chandel candle features unique EcoWood wicks that crackle soothingly when lit.
Dh399, The One, Zayed The First Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 6500; Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 345 6687, and elsewhere