Ethics can be hard to hang on to when you’re shopping, and once you start looking closely at your purchases you will find few brands that are (...)

A decorated garden gnome designed by Elton John is seen  at the Chelsea Flower Show. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Inside the pages of the British garden historian Brent Elliott’s fascinating new book, RHS Chelsea Flowe(...)

Fair brews: Coffee generally has a good fairtrade reputation, but what of our other daily household foodstuffs? Photograph: getty images
Ethical shopping on the cheap

If you throw a bunch of Fairtrade bananas in your shopping trolley, can you save the world? Sadly, being a truly ethical shopper – concerned fo(...)