Claire Miles - December 23, 2019

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

Would you believe it if someone were to tell you that a designer luxury brand began using by-products of food production to create the next it bag? Well, Mulberry has done just that. The brand has launched a new handbag, the Portobello Tote, which they claim is 100% sustainable. Now that sounds like a fashion statement!

The bag retails at £795 and was produced in the luxury fashion label’s carbon-neutral factories in Somerset.All of Mulberry’s UK factories, offices and retail stores became carbon neutral in 2019. They even have plans to expand this measure on a global scale by 2025. Talk about innovation!

The leather used to manufacture the bag is a by-product of food production and comes from a gold-rated tannery. The tannery’s gold rating was awarded by the Leather Working Group, so you know its for real.

They say its all in the details and Mulberry certainly has thought of every detail down to the stitch. The stitching is used with Epic EcoVerde thread, which is made from recycled polyester fibre.

What’s even better? All profits from the sale of the bag will be donated to the World Land Trust, a non-profit environmental organization that was established in the UK 30 years ago.