mixed box of misfit melts for £7

This family business is offering a box of its misfit melts at a discount

American White Oak kitchen by Sustainable Kitchens in Bristol

Whether you invest your life savings in a luxury one, or you do it on a shoestring, you can make sure your kitchen doesn't leave a giant-sized carbon footprint in its wake

Features

Stop Digging ground screws are great for small building projects

For small projects such as garden rooms, is it time to embrace the ground screw over concrete for the all important foundations?

Poor indoor air quality is in no small part down to humidity which leads to condensation, damp and mould. But you can do something about it.

Extendable table from Modish Living

Furniture made from reclaimed wood is warm, characterful and has a history behind it. And while it's associated with the rustic country look, reclaimed timber works well in contemporary interiors too because it can soften hard materials such as glass or stainless steel

Travel

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

Over ocean bungalows at MahaRaja resort in Indonesia

Scuba divers and snorkelers staying at the MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge can enjoy a more eco-friendly visit to the green deeps thanks to dive boats that fitted with electric outboards

Finisterre has swimwear ranges made from Econyl

We should all holiday close to home if we’re to save the planet... but that’s just not going to happen any time soon. So let’s all do our bit to lessen the impact of our wanderlust on the environment, says German sustainable travel experts Green Pearls

Accessories

This social enterprise is the answer to your frustration at what to buy for that difficult relative who disingenuously says they don't want anything for Christmas

Alphabet cushions cost £65

Lu Flux, known for her idiosyncratic clothing made from vintage fabrics and textile remnants, has moved into homewares. Products include her ever popular Alphabet cushions, which may be more A for Amber than A for Anthony..not that Deco believes there are boy cushions and girl cushions

garden trading

Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls? Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

Interiors

Eris silk, vegan-friendly and new to the UK

For those who love silk but don't want silkworms to die in the manufacturing process, Eris is a brand of eri, or peace silk, that's new to the UK. It offers a fabulous range of designs and plain colours for interior furnishings and accessories