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Think Global, Start Local – How To Support Environmental Movements Right Where You Are

Often when we think about taking action on the current environmental crisis we face on this planet, we only think big. We think of the large global movements; cleaning plastic from the oceans, lobbying our governments to follow international climate accords or persuading companies to switch to environmentally-friendly practices. In focusing on global action, we […]

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Think Global, Start Local - How To Support Environmental Movements Right Where You Are

Often when we think about taking action on the current environmental…

The Fine Art of Shopping with Intent

Shopping with intent is about actively choosing to buy from…

Nine Amazing Social Activists You Should Be Following

We love to support people who are making it their mission to…

If Throwing Money At Brazil Won’t Stop The Amazon Fires What Will?

You cannot have missed the news that the ‘lungs’ of the…

Small Steps Towards Uniting Our Divided Society

We live in a divided society where arbitrary divisions between…

Climate Apartheid - Do We Care Enough To Stop This?

In the coming year, more than 100 million people face the real…

Rights And Wrong - Standing Up For The Rights Of Women and Girls

The fundamental human rights we enjoy today have been won over…

In a World Where We Can Be Anything, Be Kind

At ILNI we firmly believe the saying ‘In a world where you…

Words of Gratitude For Mother’s Day

As Mother’s day approaches we at ILNI wanted to take some…

Seven Spring 2019 Fashion Trends We Love and One We Don’t

Spring is in the air and with it a delicious change of wardrobe.…

What We Are Reading This Month

You can tell a lot about people and what interests them by the…

Have Less, Do More – Could This Be The Secret to Lasting Happiness?

Sometimes it feels like life is one big advertisement, with…

#MyFreedomDay: Raising Awareness About Modern Day Slavery

March 14th is #MyFreedomDay, a daylong event organised internationally…

The Key to Everyday Kindness and How to Find It.

We all would like to think we are kind all of the time. But,…

Ten TED Talks To Keep You Motivated and Inspired Through Winter

Try Something New For 30 Days Matt Cutts challenges us to…

Begin the Year with Kindness

We hope that this year is the year that kindness and compassion…
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s…

8 Must-Read Blog Posts That Just Might Change Your Life

At ILNI we try to challenge, inspire and encourage with every…

25 Brilliant Kindness Quotes to Remind Us to Spread A Little More Kindness Today

At ILNI we believe in kindness, and we believe in spreading it…

What We Are Reading – Our Diverse List of Recommended Books

We are a diverse group of people behind the brand ILNI, with…

9 Fashion Trends We Love This Autumn

It’s officially autumn and, as always, we’ve been keeping…

11 Sustainable Living Blogs to Inspire You This Autumn

As the season changes and the weather gets cooler, it’s the…

Kindness is Contagious – 15 Ways You Can Spread Some Around Today

At ILNI we are big fans of kindness; kindness to others, kindness…

15 Ways to Green Your Morning Routine and Start Saving the Planet Before Lunchtime

By changing up just a few of our morning habits to environmentally…

Addressing Biases and Creating a Culture of Compassion

We all know the world needs more compassion and kindness. We…

12 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

In this fast-paced interconnected world, it is easy to get stuck…

Age of Outrage and the Decline of Tolerance

Being outraged is becoming the norm in our society today. It…

Give Truth A Chance – 27 Truth Quotes Worth Sharing

They say a lie travels faster than the truth, and these days…

Earth Day 2018 – Time to End Plastic Pollution

The 22nd April is Earth Day 2018 when an estimated one billion…

5 Ways Your Life Might Actually Improve Without Facebook

With daily headlines about the scandalous data mining that has…

Ten Thoughtful and Compassionate Lifestyle Bloggers We Are Enjoying This Month

Kindness has a ripple effect on the universe and we love reading…

Put a Spring in Your Step with Our 10 Favourite Spring Trends

Spring is one of our favourite times of the year. It is the time…

Press for Progress – International Women’s Day 2018

In 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) gained a lot of attention.…

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love and a Triangular Theory

Love has to be one of the most confusing and confounding emotions…

8 Reasons to Be Kind this Year and 3 Kind Acts You Can Do Immediately

As we begin a new year it has become increasingly clear how important…

New Year's Resolutions - Will we ever change?

Ok, so let’s be honest, who is still managing to stick to the…

The One Thing You Can Do in 2018 to Improve Your Health and the Health of the Planet

There is no way to sugar-coat this, the best thing you can do…

Review Your Year with Our Favourite List of Year-End Reflection Questions

As we rapidly approach the new year, full from over indulgencing…

Three Questions That Will Change the Way You Buy Clothes, Forever.

Too often we buy on a whim. When we buy clothes we rarely give…

The Online Hate Culture and How to Stay Out of It

An incredible amount of uncensored hate and negative emotions…

Spelling Out Why I Love Ethical Fashion

The Ethical fashion movement combines two of my favourite things,…

Our Fashion Blind Spot

When it comes to fashion we seem to have a large collective blind…

A Cinderella Story with No Happy Ending

It is not often that factory workers making shoes in China make…

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

In recent days there has been a lot of talk about the Paris Climate…

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Nine Fantastic Autumn Fashion Trends That Will Make You Look Forward To The Cold

Although Summer is all but over, we are actually starting to…

11 Old-School Etiquette Rules That Still Make The World a Nicer Place

We hope that good manners will never go out of fashion. These…

Seven Sanity-Saving Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Dealing with difficult people is something we all hope to avoid,…

We’re Dreaming of a Green Christmas- How To Go Green This Festive Season

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to share goodwill…

Everyday Should Be A World Hello Day

World Hello Day was established in 1973 as an international day…

How to Recover Gracefully from Common Social Etiquette Blunders

Social Etiquette blunders seem to be increasingly easy to…

Our Easy Reference Guide to Common Ethical Fashion Terms

At ILNI we believe in the values of ethical fashion and all that…

Our Cool and Classy Beach Etiquette Guide

As the summer heat rises our thoughts turn to sandy shores, palm…

Manners Maketh the Man or Woman – A Nostalgic Look at Silver Screen Manners

In our opinion, the stars of the Silver screen era embodied the…

Do’s and Don’ts on Valentine's Day - Our Guide to Modern Valentine's Day Etiquette

Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or hate.…

Surprising Ways You Didn’t Know You Were Being Rude – International Table Etiquette

I remember being horrified the first time I saw it, a grown man…

The Online Hate Culture and How to Stay Out of It

An incredible amount of uncensored hate and negative emotions…

Refresh Guide to Good Table Manners

We all like to think we know how to behave at the dinner table,…

The Fine and Forgotten Art of Applying a Morality Filter 

Remember when swearing was not allowed on TV or radio? Movies…

How to Travel in Style

In the golden age of travel, taking an international flight was…

The Top Three Often Overlooked Social Media Etiquettes

We live in a highly connected and instant world. Communication…

8 Star Tips for First Timers on a Business Trip to China

Having lived and worked in China for the last 8 years I want…

Seven Etiquette Rules That Will Never Go Out of Fashion

Being classy requires more than just being stylish and confident.…
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High-End Luxury in the World’s First Vegan Hotel Suite

One of the main drivers behind the creation of the ILNI brand…

Nine Unique Ways to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions in Style

We are right in the midst of that time of year when our New…

Our Top Travel Destinations for 2019

At ILNI we love to travel and are always eager to find the best…

Why We Love Amsterdam in Autumn

Anytime is a great time to visit Amsterdam, but we think autumn…

Our All-Time Favourite Autumn Recipes for Sharing

There is something innately comforting about cooking and sharing…

The Hague: A Grand Dame of A City With A Heart of Gold

If The Hague were a woman, she would be one of those irresistibly…

Five Essential Ingredients for Learning A Language As An Adult

We always hear that children have the advantage in learning a…

Our 8 Most Powerful Post-Holiday Blues Busters

It is that time of year when most of us are suffering from a…

Far from the Maddening Crowd – 10 Alternative Vacation Spots this Summer

We love summer holidays, and we think it is the perfect time…

36 Hours in Segovia – One of Spain’s Best-kept Secrets

The Telegraph recently published their 2018 travel destination…

7 Unusually Compelling Reasons to Visit Scotland

Scotland is too often overlooked as a travel destination in favour…

Disconnect in Paradise – Fiji

As summer approaches we can’t help but begin to think about…

24 Hours in Hong Kong - The Pearl of the Orient

Famously known as the Pearl of The Orient, Hong Kong is a heady…

A Weekend in One of the World’s Coolest Little Cities - Wellington

Wellington is the vibrant urban capital of New Zealand and well…

Verona, the City of Romance

In Fair Verona where we lay our scene.… Almost 500 years ago,…

A Conversation with Mirte van Wijngaarden

Freelance Fashion Designer with an innovative vision of fashion Mirte’s…
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A Conversation with Linda Zoon

Linda Zoon Graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for…

A Perfect Parisian Weekend

Paris is the perfect place to spend a lifetime, but for those…

5 Compelling Reasons to Visit Bruges

Bruges, one of the most incredibly well preserved medieval towns…

8 Elegant Experiences for an Unforgettable Stay in London

London is one of our favourite destinations at ILNI and so we…

The 5 Rules for Bargaining I Learned in a Chinese Market.

Having lived in Southern China for a number of years, I have…

48 Hours in Lisbon

As the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is the perfect place…

8 Star Tips for First Timers on a Business Trip to China

Having lived and worked in China for the last 8 years I want…

9 Reasons a Visit to New Zealand is Worth the Long Flight

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