THE HEALING ELEMENTS RANGE
We can heal, heal ourselves and heal our planet. Healing is the new high.
This collection is a collaboration with bestselling author, Vex King, whose latest book, Healing is the New High, is a guide to overcoming emotional turmoil and finding freedom. Vex King is spectacular at providing simple yet highly effective exercises for inner healing and raising your vibration to achieve your goals.
We believe that through healing ourselves, we can in turn heal our world and find a more sustainable way of living. From this concept grew the
Healing Elements range; Solar, Arctic, Oceans and Soil.
Our oceans are dying
Our oceans maintain our planetary seasons, they modulate global tempera- ture, absorbing much of the heat of the sun. At present, about 30% of the CO2 emitted by humans is absorbed by the oceans. The increase in CO2 absorption over the last few decades has resulted in warmer ocean temperatures and “ocean acidification”, causing the bleaching of coral reefs, which kills off entire eco-sys- tems that support as much as a quarter of all marine life. The warmer the oceans get, the less efficient they become at absorbing CO2, making it more difficult to slow down global warming.
The oceans are drowning in man-made plastics. From poorly managed waste (around 8 million metric tons of plastic is dumped in the ocean each year) to mi- croplastic fibres from clothes. They cause countless marine animals and sea birds to die from ingestion and entanglement, not to mention having entered our own food chain and drinking water.
Steps we can take to maintain ocean health include reducing our carbon foot- print, stopping the use of single-use plastic, avoiding buying synthetic clothes such as polyester, avoiding beauty products that contain microbeads often disguised under ‘polypropylene’ and ‘polyethylene’, and donating to planting and preserving of sea grass, kelp and mangroves.
The ice is melting
The Arctic is warming at a worrying rate, twice the rate of the global average. Snow and ice reflect a high proportion of the sun’s energy into space. As the permafrost thaws, it has significant implications for global climate, not only from sea-level rise, but also the thawing process releases CO2 and methane to the atmosphere, which has the potential to cause even further warming.
If we do not significantly reduce carbon emissions the Arctic could be ice free in the summer by 2040. What happens to the ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice across the world impacts all of us, in the form of extreme weather patterns, flooding, drought, and threatens crop yields. The majority of the world’s major cities are coastal, and a 2°C increase in global average temperature could result in a 20-ft eventual sea-level rise, affecting more than 375 million people.
Actions we can take include reducing our carbon footprint by walking, cycling to places and voting for green policies that hold the biggest corporate polluters in the world responsible for their actions. Use less electricity by switching to a renewable energy provider, save water and eat locally sourced organic produce.
The soil is eroding
Soil health and climate change are intrinsically linked. Soil is the second largest carbon sink after our oceans, storing 3x more carbon than is found in the atmos- phere. Rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns lead to soil ero- sion and fertility loss. Just one inch of soil can take several hundred years to create.
Things we can do to prevent soil erosion include planting more trees, shrubs and plants and reducing the amount of water used to water your garden.
The sun’s energy is abundant
Solar energy is one of the best resources that we have available to fight climate change. Solar panels are not contaminating, their energy resource is renewable and inexhaustible, they can be recycled, and every kWh of energy coming from solar panels is a kWh of energy that is not generated in energy plants that expel greenhouse gases.
Investing in solar power in your home not only gives you a financial reward, but also is a great way of slowing down climate change.
It’s time for action.
Rajasthan, ‘the Land of Kings’ has long since captivated the world for its rich history, magnificent palaces and forts. It was ruled by several dynasties: Rajputs, Marathas, Chauhans, Mughals, Marathas, and British, all of which have left their mark and resulted in an amalgamation of cultures and stunning landmarks.
This range is inspired by Rajasthan’s architecture and native animals, but it also takes inspiration from the Queens (Ranis) of Rajasthan. Their power, resilience and sacrifices have been sewn into the tapestry of time. Each print from this collection has been named after the female leaders in our own lives. Those who challenge and inspire us everyday.
The vibrant and hand-painted lotuses, marigolds, orchids, elephants and chinkaras featured in this range, are a reflection of Rajasthan’s beauty. Each intricate detail created so that you can lounge like a true royal in our organic cotton and vegan silk pyjamas.
Our debut collection is inspired by the magnificent island of Borneo, known for its beaches and ancient biodiverse rainforests.
We wanted to encompass the botanical rainforests, parrots, butterflies and monkeys in our hand-painted designs. Each of our iconic prints display stunning artistic details in a range of shades to transport you to this beautiful island every time you wear a pair of L&N pyjamas.
Our prints feature the orangutan and clouded leopard, which are both on the endangered species list.
Our latest collection has been inspired by the ancient dynasties of China. Taking you back in time to days gone by, our prints pay homage to the great emperors and empresses that once ruled in China. From dancing cranes meeting at moonlight, tigers prowling in pretty florals to our take on the famous Ming Dynasty porcelain, each design has its own story to tell.
Beijing is a must visit on your bucket list. This city is steeped in culture and history. Visit the Summer Palace, surrounded by lakes and gardens it’s easy to imagine how the Royals once lived. Visit one of the Wonders of the World, The Great Wall for the most epic views. There are two ways to get up to The Wall itself; trek by foot (which isn’t for the faint-hearted) or like us, take the relaxed approach of using the cable cars. And to come back down, try a wild ride on a taboggan from the top of Mutianyu Great Wall.
Hire a bike and explore the traditional hutongs that are dotted around the city. Stop for some tea in one of the pretty courtyards and experience life as a local.
Try the vast array of local delicacies from Peking Duck, Zha Jiang Mian Noodles, and traditional dumplings.