A Dylan Moran Joke:
"You know it's a sad day when your child looks at you and asks 'Daddy, are these organic?'"
"Organic? I grew up on Angel Delight. We didn't have anything in the house if it wasn't neon!"
Start with a joke, that's what they always say.
We do organic quite a lot at Arthur & Henry. We get it, we live it, we agree with it. When you're farming stuff, try not to mess the ecosystem about, hurt animals, or indeed hurt people (ie the farmers).
To be honest though it's not exactly exciting is it? It's just there like eating your five a day, exercising three times a week, paying taxes and insuring your car.
It's the right thing to do.
So do it.
"September 13th is Social Saturday, a day to celebrate and buy from social enterprises - businesses that put people and planet first.
Every purchase we make has an impact on the world we live in. Social enterprises trade to tackle some of the greatest challenges we face, like unemployment and food waste.
Support them* on Social Saturday."
*Ahem, that would be us then.
There comes a time when even the manliest of manly men needs a little bit of TLC.
Whether it's a balm to soothe razor sore skin
a purifying wash
or just good old soap
The mother and daughter team (and we do like a family business) behind Odylique by Essential-Care have been making award winning organic skincare for 30 years. In the glorious county of Suffolk*. As they say "organic products don't mean compromising on performance as long as they are formulated well".
Good for people. Good for the plant. Good for you. Rather like your Arthur & Henry organic cotton shirt.
To celebrate Organic September they are offering Arthur & Henry customers and readers a whopping 20% off any of their products with code ORGBE14. Suitable for men, women and children.
*We're such big fans of Suffolk that Mark just moved there.
OK, so the Soil Association calls this week, part of the Organic September celebrations, organic beauty week. But we're men, and surely men do grooming not beauty.
Mind you, as Arthur was born in the 1860s and Henry in the 1910s they probably did carbolic soap, a tin bath once a week in front of the fire and a rough towel.
But in the 21st century, metrosexual or not, a spot of a shampoo and a dab of moisturiser does come in handy every once in a while. Not to mention shower gel, soap and deodorant. Scent free. Hurrah. (We never were convinced by the [insert brand with big ad budget here] effect.)
So how lucky that there are some great organic brands meaning you can look good without destroying the planet.
A driving force behind getting actual standards for organic beauty products, Green People have brilliant products, high in organic ingredients, no synthetic ingredients, which will leave your hair squeaky clean and your skin super soft. Check out their full collection for men here.
And they've offered Arthur & Henry customers and readers a brilliant 20% off until 19th September with code GPHOMME. Valid on any products not just the mens range. So buy for yourself or for the women in your life.
The great Eddie Cochran...
Beat your summertime blues with special prices on Arthur & Henry blue shirts.
Turns out that Neil Young, yes *that* Neil Young is a big fan of organic cotton.
In his last tour he gave the audience free organic t-shirts. With a catch:
"I'm hoping that when you wear your PROTECT / EARTH t-shirt, you will vow to PROTECT EARTH & to take a stand for EARTH in the ways that you can.
Today, I have taken the steps to remove sales of non-organic t-shirts and other products that damage the Earth from my concerts and my web stores.
I vow to speak up & to do what I can to PROTECT EARTH."
He went on to talk about the issues with non-organic cotton including: high pesticide use, high use of chemicals in processing, high water consumption "2,700 liters of water is used to grow the cotton for just 1 t-shirt!!! (& that doesn't even account for the processing dying etc....)"
We applaud you Neil. Here's to the day when Everybody's Rockin' organic cotton... [Groan. Sorry.]
Wear an organic cotton shirt and feel like a rock star.
There are two traits that separate an Englishman*'s shirt wardrobe from his American cousins. Firstly none of his shirts will have any pockets (unless they have short sleeves). Secondly there will be at least one pink shirt.
There are honourable exceptions of course but should you ever be abducted by aliens and then repatriated sometime later to earth and you want to know which continent you are on this is a helpful, practical even, piece of knowledge to hold onto.
Pink shirts at special prices this week at Arthur & Henry.
*We *think* it's just an English thing. But if any Scots or Welshmen out there would beg to differ we'll concede it may be a British thing.
Arthur & Henry Betteshanger shirt in organic cotton. Single cuff. Slim fit. Limited edition.
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GOTS certified organic cotton from Arthur & Henry, £69