Concerned about the effects of ‘fast fashion’ on the planet, Instagram influencer and Oxford University graduate Grace Beverley has created a fresh and funky line of sustainable activewear.
Grace’s label, Tala, holds eco-friendly values at its core, featuring high-performance pieces - ranging from tracksuits and hoodies to jumpers and seamless leggings - created from recycled plastic bottles and factory offcuts. Garments are produced and hand finished in Portugal, where steps have been taken to ensure each part of the process is as sustainable as possible.
With sizes ranging from XS to XL, Tala’s figure flattering range is aimed at all shapes and sizes, with an affordable price tag to boot. We likey.
Shop the range at wearetala.com
Healthy eating and regular exercise are vital for wellbeing, but so are mindful moments, good-quality sleep and opportunities to truly relax. If you struggle to log out from the demands of the day, these aromatherapy eye pillows – filled with flax seeds, dried herbs and flowers – can help clear your mind, relieve tension and achieve calm. Designed to shape around the contours of the eye, the organic linen pillows come in seven scents, including Eucalyptus & Peppermint (to awaken the senses in the morning); Cinnamon & Orange (to uplift and improve focus); and Lavender & Chamomile (to aid relaxation and peaceful sleep). We’d like the whole set please!
Sanda Aromatherapy Eye Pillows, £22 each, at sandafeelgood.com
GET WELL SOON
Many people live with chronic pain due to conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and MS, or recurring back and joint pain. But there can be alternative solutions to prescribed medication when treating these debilitating issues. Many of these options will be discussed by pioneering practitioners and therapists at Olympia London this month when it hosts the first ever Get Well Show.
Top experts on the roster include Dr Sarah Myhill, who specialises in the treatment of MS/chronic fatigue; Dr Mitchell Yass, the creator of the Yass method for diagnosing and treating chronic pain and Dr Nyjon Eccles, a pioneer of innovative and ground breaking natural healthcare. There’ll be different health zones to visit plus inspiring talks from therapists, experts and patients who have worked out their solutions.
Find out more about The Get Well Show, February 21-23, at getwell.solutions
DANCE LIKE DARCEY
Good news, groovers! If, like us, you’re no prima ballerina, but would love to dance like Dame Darcey Bussell, you’re in luck. The former Principal of The Royal Ballet has devised a new series of routines called Dance Diverse Mix (DDMIX) - inspired by different styles from around the globe – and Cambridge dance teacher Victoria Quirke will be teaching them.
Victoria hopes the fun classes will appeal to all ages and abilities, offering a full body workout. No previous experience is required, just energy, enthusiasm and a pair of trainers.
“The great thing about DDMIX is that anyone can do it and there’s such a range of dance styles that you will never get bored,” enthuses Victoria.
There’ll be a variety of classes running in Cambridge, both daytime and evening, including one for mums and toddlers and a Glow In The Dark session. Get those glowsticks poised.
For full details of Victoria’s DDMIX classes visit her website funkandflowdance.com or call 07967 220497
If your gym commitment is wavering, it may be time to invest in some new workout gear. Matalan’s Souluxe range features some seriously eye-catching leggings and vests, made from supportive technical fabrics. This trio will ensure you feel fabulous as you clock up the miles on the treadmill. . .
Tropical leggings, £14; Fearless vest, £9; navy neon speckle leggings; £14, all at Matalan
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