We have a new blog site!

We have decided to put all of our news, press releases and blog posts on our main website at Celtic Sustainables. So from now on you will be able to keep all up to date with everything that is going on over at http://www.celticsustainables.co.uk/news. Do not fear! We are not closing down this site so all of the how to guides and other useful information … Continue reading We have a new blog site!

English Ivy. Image copyright linuxlibrarian (Flickr)

Scented candles, Formaldehyde, Paint and Plants

A informative article recently on the BBC’s “Trust me I’m a Doctor” investigated air quality in six similar modern homes in the UK. They were particularly interested in what happens to the fragrances we use to in our homes, to freshen or clean rooms, when they are released into the air inside our homes. According to the programme, although the ingredients in scented candles, plug … Continue reading Scented candles, Formaldehyde, Paint and Plants

After Christmas the pallet Christmas Tree rejoined the rest of the pallets in the yard.

Pallet Christmas Tree Tutorial

How to make a Christmas tree from a wooden pallet. Find a pallet. If it’s been in the rain, let it dry out. Mark out your Christmas tree design with masking tape or pencil (optional). Paint. We used some white Eco-pro midsheen emulsion from Earthborn that we had left over from another project. Decorate. We used: borrowed fairy lights, star decorations made out of out … Continue reading Pallet Christmas Tree Tutorial

EcoFan: the Ideal gift for the Environmentalist in your Life

This Christmas calls for practicality, and what’s more practical than lower energy consumption? The EcoFan is a brilliant piece of kit. Just place the fan on top of your gas or wood-burning stove, and as it heats up it’ll begin to spin. You’ll notice there aren’t cables hanging around, and that’s because the fan uses no more energy than it takes from the stove’s heat. … Continue reading EcoFan: the Ideal gift for the Environmentalist in your Life

How Natural Insulation benefits the Environment

Homeowners today are regularly told to enhance their homes using common insulating materials. However, these materials can work against us and our homes despite the benefits they offer in certain situations. Aside from the health risks related to these products, they also pose all sorts of issues especially where older buildings are concerned. Houses built earlier than 1919 were more often than not constructed with … Continue reading How Natural Insulation benefits the Environment

Competition to win the farrow & Ball book Decorating with Colour

Competition: Win F&B Inspirational Book

The inspiration for painting a room can take many different forms. Often customers visit our shop with a picture frame, curtain material or other object that they want to find a paint to match a colour within the item or contrast to. For our Sharon, a painting that reminded her of her cat sitting on her kitchen table next to a bottle of wine, inspired … Continue reading Competition: Win F&B Inspirational Book

Eco-chic furniture painting kit includes paint, wax, a brush and an inspiring furniture painting guide.

Our top 5 eco gift ideas

We all know someone that it’s almost impossible to buy for at Christmas whether it’s because they have EVERYTHING already or they like to avoid the materialism that was not part of the traditional Yule celebrations. Yet you want to give something that is functional, Earth friendly and special. It would be a brave person that gave their partner a gift of a roll of … Continue reading Our top 5 eco gift ideas

Bottlenose Dolphins in Cardigan Bay spotted by Sarah Perry of CBMWC.

It’s a great time for Wildlife Trust members to cosy up for Winter!

To celebrate Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) winning the Radio Ceredigion Local Hero Green Award (sponsored by us, Celtic Sustainables) from now until the end of the calendar year (December 2015), for each product purchased by Wildlife Trust members from our shop on Parc Teifi, Cardigan or via the telephone we will donate 5% of sale value to CBMWC. Since the 1st April 2015 … Continue reading It’s a great time for Wildlife Trust members to cosy up for Winter!

Radio Ceredigion Green Award at Cardigan Bay!

Local Hero Green Award winners 2015

We are very proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever Local Hero Awards organised by Radio Ceredigion. We sponsored the Green Award as it fits totally with our ethos of sustainability and wanting the very best for people and all creatures on this beautiful planet that we share. The award ceremony took place at Aberystwyth Royal Pier on Thursday 24 September … Continue reading Local Hero Green Award winners 2015

Choose Natural Insulation, for Sustainability’s sake

Recently, we’ve seen a bit of an increase in the appreciation of everything natural, local, sustainable, and good quality. Things like wool, which the UK – and Wales in particular – has for a long time been known for. For a while, big brands using poorer quality ingredients have dominated, but now it seems that goodness, rather than cheapness, is what we truly care about. … Continue reading Choose Natural Insulation, for Sustainability’s sake