Turquoise seas around the island of Harris

The story of that most renowned of fabrics, Harris Tweed, has been captured in a collection of beautiful photographs of its Hebridean home by Ian Lawson, who has produced a book charting his journey through these islands

Fab Little Bag opens and closes with one hand and becomes a sealed unit

Tampons and of course sanitary towels should not be flushed down the loo; though many women do flush the former. Easy disposal - and sparing our beaches - is what Martha Silcott's Fab Little Bag is all about

Ecora supplied this oiled Oak Tennyson for a London terraced house

For larger rooms, the wider the planks, the more striking the floor can look. And wood from sustainable forests, or reclaimed wood, are good choices for the eco-minded home-owner.

Features

Austrian made Team7 sideboard, available in the UK at Wharfside

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

we need to push for greener businesses

We consumers can do our bit for the planet but it's equally crucial that businesses are green through and through. And the good news is that more are becoming so

Family room at the Wilton Street house by Residence One

Come on, we all like a bit of vicarious luxury, since most of us don't live in it ourselves! And if you want to know whether eco issues do arise when designing for the super rich, interior designer Emily Carlisle at Laura Hammett Interiors says yes, they do

People

Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

FORMcard is made in the UK and it's biodegradable

Forgotten how to make do and mend? Get yourself a pack of bioplastic FORMcard, which less than a year after its launch is proving a remarkable global success.

Accessories

Keep your desk tidy with Mad Lab storage boxes and pen holders

Mad Lab likes to think small. Choose from Useful or Soul objects, all hand-made from sustainable woods

It's In The Water by Bianca Green

The art world has often seemed very polarised between original art, good, posters and prints, naff. But Monde Mosaic says it's time we all just buy what we like and liberate ourselves from art snobbery

Closca helmets are a bit of Spanish design

Not a decorative accessory for the mantelpiece but an award-winning Closca helmet is certainly a piece of safety attire that will turn heads as well as protect them

Interiors

The house is furnished simply and the tiles bringing out the Arab soul

Rock the Kasbah furniture designer Philippe Xerri has renovated a charming house in Tunis in a simple style using local materials

The master bedroom in Scargill Castle

Caroline Hardie-Hammond was given the deeds to the wreck that was Scargill Castle on her wedding day in 1999 by her husband Niall. Fifteen years on, it's fully restored to glory

The new Gtech is an excellent machine

The Gtech has undergone a major overhaul.. and if you're someone who struggles to find the motivation to vacuum, well, this lightweight and dare we say brilliant AirRam Mk2 device will turn you into a house-proud townmouse