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Entries from December 19th, 2008

Innocent Mistake

December 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · GSOH, Innocent

Here’s a little gem spotted on the innocent blog a couple of weeks ago. This is the main door of Fruit Towers. “Looks innocent enough” – you might think (sorry). But every night when Ted has to leave the office it he gets ‘the fear’. Click here to find out what on earth I’m on [...]

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Mac Design Team Aim For Amusing and Pleasurable

December 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Big Companies

“Rather than survey a bunch of users on every decision, the Mac team decided each issue among themselves, invariably going for the option that might amuse a user the most, that would give a user the most pleasure, and therefore imbue the Mac with personality.” Read more on TechRadar (via 37Signals).

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Lovely Company: Pants To Poverty

December 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ethics, GSOH, Small Companies, Sustainability

Our friends at Eco Fashion Junkies recently interviewed Ben from Pants To Poverty. Watch the pun-tastic interview below to find out more about this awesome new underwear brand: Ben discusses how they use a “golden supply chain” in which each link is as ethical as possible right from “grape to groin, from cotton to bottom”! [...]

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Credit Crunch? We Need Natalie Portman

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People

The global economy is in tatters. Companies – including those once considered ‘too big to fail’ – are going bust left, right and centre. Personal insolvencies have skyrocketed. The credit crunch is affecting everybody. But panic not dear reader! Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones have the solution to the world’s problems. No small claim, you [...]

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Lovely Person: Guy Kawasaki

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People

The legendary Guy Kawasaki has been around in Silicon Valley for many years now. In that time he has been a marketer, an author, an entrepreneur and an investor. He keeps a brilliant and often controversial blog called How to Change the World which is a must read. His latest book – Reality Check – [...]

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Lovely Company: MoreEco

December 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Affiliates, Climate Change, Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Another lovely company that got in touch with us recently is MoreEco. MoreEco is an eco shopping reward site… We search the internet for the best organic, green, environmental, and natural online retailers and negotiate with them a reward level which can be passed on to the moreeco registered users. For every 10 points a [...]

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Everyclick Raises The ‘Charity Christmas Cards’ Bar

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Environment, Fundraising

Rumour has it that sometimes when you buy charity Christmas cards, the charity can sometimes receive as little as 4% of the sale price. Earlier in the week we wrote about Touchnote who are running an offer that gives 100% of the proceeds from Christmas card sales to one of four charities. Yesterday, the folks [...]

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Lovely Company: Ecotopia

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies, Sustainability

The folks at Ecotopia – an online shop offering ‘feel good shopping’ – got in touch recently to tell us about their website… “At Ecotopia we wince when we see unnecessary packaging, we worry when a T-shirt costs just £2.50, and we cringe at all the plastic bags being used. Shopping shouldn’t be like that. [...]

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Advice For Lovely Car Industry CEOs

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Sustainability

“If they were very smart, the CEOs would drive unreleased, next-generation cars that get 100 MPG. They’d stop in a half-dozen towns along the way and invite a newspaper editorial board writer to ride shotgun for a dozen miles. They’d update their status on Twitter. They’d write a few posts for the company blog. They’d [...]

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Touchnote.com: 100% of Sales to Charity

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising, Small Companies, Sustainability

Touchnote.com is a digital printing company founded to help people become better friends. They make it easy to send cards, made from FSC certified card and featuring your own photos, to your friends and family. They got in touch with us recently to tell us about the charity offer they are promoting. If you buy [...]

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Innocent Jess, or should that be Lovely Jess?

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Ethics, Innocent, Lovely People, Sustainability

innocent’s sustainability manager, Jess Samson, has been chosen by Ethical Corporation as one of the “individuals who have done the most to advance the cause of responsible business over the year”. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a huge achievement, especially as her fellow nominees include such characters as Bill Gates and Barack Obama! [...]

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Johnny The Bagger

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness, Special Occasions

Here’s a heart-warming story about the value of great service. Great service comes from the heart…

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Are You Doing The Green Thing?

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Sustainability

I first came across The Green Thing when I realised that one of the co-founders of Zopa – James Alexander – was involved. (James appeared on LovelyCompanies.com a while ago here.) Here’s a video explaining the project in a little more detail: Meet Green Thing from Green Thing on Vimeo. Bonus video Here is Andy [...]

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Lovely Company: Method

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Allow me to introduce you to Method. These fine folks make eco-friendly cleaning products, free from all the usual nasty chemicals. The quiet lifestyles of founders, Eric and Adam, led them to the idea for the company… After their notorious house parties, they’d have to clean up, but the products they found made them cough [...]

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Festive Fruits and Spices

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Innocent

innocent have announced their December smoothie of the month and it’s called “Festive Fruits and Spices.” Less fattening than eggnog and minus the hangover of mulled wine excess… Plus it tastes smashing warmed up in a mug. Available in a shop near you. Have you tried it yet? Is it yummy?

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Business Experts On The Role Of Ethics In The Global Downturn

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Ethics, On Loveliness

Here’s an interesting and relevant video from The Independant:

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Unicef Auctions Ewan McGregor’s Motorbike

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising

“Hello, I’m Ewan McGregor, a UNICEF Ambassador, and I’m donating my Moto Guzzi motorcycle to UNICEF for auction on eBay. It’s the first of its kind in this colour and one of my favourite bikes. I collected this bike from the Moto Guzzi factory in Italy and rode it back to London. I’ve loved riding [...]

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