Welcome to The Small Collective Small Collective, our magazine or collective hub is a place where we want to share and educate our readers on how to live a happier and simpler life and find value in what we have. We want to support small and local here in Australia providing a community of like-minded individuals who are paving the way to a more sustainable future. The Small collective magazine is aimed at women and men who are curious and mindful and looking for a new read that has all things arty, travel, craft, design, culture, nature, music, fashion, photography, eco-friendly, tips and tricks to a more sustainable way of life. So come along on this journey and get to know all the wonderful individuals, brands, and organizations that you may have never discovered without this lovely collective! The Small Collective is an independent digital and print publication, based in Australia. Our beautiful magazines are created with 100% recycled paper and are printed with vegetable based inks and green electricity. Itâ€™s as eco-friendly as it gets. Here at The Small Collective, we have chosen not to number the pages, as we want you to take the time and explore the joys of each of the beautiful features - here enabling you to be surprised by each page and look forward to the next. Though we understand that you may wish to return to a section to continue reading or to get your craft on. So if you flick to the last page you will find a bookmark to cut out and use. Enjoy! With Love, Liv & The Small Collective
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TINY HOMES SIMPLE TREASURES HEMP A WIDELY RESOURCEFUL CROP CHANGE YOUR FOOD SHOP AND YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD SUSTAINABLE LIVING MADE EASY BIRCHER MUSELI RECIPE BOOST YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE VIBES REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT BOOKMARK EACH MAGAZINE SUPPORTS WOMEN AND CHILDREN EDUCATION
K AR I N A J A M B R AK
Karina Jambrak lives and breathes her dream job right from the comfort of her beautiful studio based in Sydney, Australia. Karina’s colourful personality and kind heart is reflected through her illustration pieces, which are filled with rich beautiful colours. We had the pleasure of getting to know Karina a little better and learn about some of her recent projects. As many of us know our country was burning, in the fight for much needed support and donations, Karina took matters and paint into her own hands to show her support. Here auctioning off her first original painting on a 150cm by 90cm canvas.
I am a coffee fuelled, colour & pattern loving, plant and interior design obsessed artist based in Sydney, Australia.
Karina started this beautiful piece with no direction in mind, except the inspiration drawn from a poem ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackeller, here “A Landing Of Sweeping Plains” was created. With every single dollar of the winning bidder of $6200 going towards Treading Lightly Inc and Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. So who is Karina? I am a coffee fuelled, colour & pattern loving, plant and interior design obsessed artist based in Sydney, Australia. I have drawn for as long as I can remember. The first amount of money I ever earned was from selling artworks at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach markets back in 2001 when I was 17.
Fresh out of high school with no job, no qualifications and no money I painted a batch of canvases and sat at the markets week after week. In 2005 I graduated from the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Design. Since then I have pursued a design career combining my artistic ability with graphic skills and have been fortunate enough work with some iconic Australian brands such as Mambo, Tigerlily & Westpac. For me, there is nothing better than bringing happiness to people through art — so, after 13 years of working in design, I have decided to go back to my roots and embark on a new journey of selling my illustrations. What inspires your artwork? All of my drawings are inspired by the colours and patterns found in nature. My art is full of rich tones and intricate patterns.
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How did your passion for Illustration began and turned into a full-time job? I previously worked in fashion as a graphic designer. I was very content - growing my little fam and working in a company that I loved. However 2018 wasn’t overly kind to us. My husband had to go through open heart surgery and not long after that the company I was working for underwent a massive restructure and my position was made redundant. Having two young children who were 9 months and 4 years old at the time, and neither my husband or I able to work, we hit a pretty low place. I find myself always pulled back to art & illustrating, it’s a form of therapy for me I guess… so that was what I turned to. I created a few artworks and put them on Instagram and after a lot of encouragement from my family and friends I decided to start my illustration business. I nutted out a business plan and decided it was the only option for me – I needed my work to be flexible for my family
and also I wanted to be able to earn an income doing what I love. I started my online store in April 2019 and once I fully committed, my little business grew. I quit my part time job at the end of September 2019 and am currently working on my business full time. Tell us about your choice of Medium? My artworks are hand drawn with copic markers. Illustrations are then scanned and Giclee printed on 100% textured cotton rag, 310gsm museum grade fine art paper (OBA - FREE with no optical brighteners). They are printed in Australia using the highest quality materials and are made to order to prevent waste. I have more recently created an original painting that I auctioned off to raise money for the victims of the bushfires. I loved using acrylic on canvas so hoping to do more of those towards the end of the year. www.karinajambrak.com | @karina_jambrak
Tiny Homes are a sustainable and low-impact living style, that enables you to live a flexible life, without always the restrictions of a fixed dwelling. Compared to the average house, or apartment, a tiny home gives you less of everything: less space, less expense, less maintenance, and less energy use, here making you shop more mindfully and value quality over quantity. For example, having your home on wheels allows you, no matter the adventure to bring your home and stay as long as you like. We had the beautiful opportunity to catch up with Hayden and Ashleigh and hear where their home on wheels has taken them recently.
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EXPLORING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY 2020
KUNA THE BUS
Meet Hayden and Ashleigh Hayden is a carpenter and I worked in administration before we decided to quit our jobs and start travelling Australia. We both grew up on the Central Coast in NSW, with really close knit families which made the decision to leave and travel that little bit harder. We have always been interested in photography and our travels have given us the opportunity to explore our passion for taking photos.
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What was the turning point to make you pack everything into your beautiful home on wheels and start blogging? We knew that we were going to struggle to buy a home due to the property boom, so we decided that converting a bus into a tiny home of our own was the next best option. Being able to live, work and travel all around Australia also played a big part in our decision. What made you choose to visit the NT ? Visiting the NT had always been a dream of ours, it’s a combination of the dusty red dirt roads, tropical vibes, an abundance of hot springs, amazing natural wanders such as Stanley Chasm, Uluru and Kata Tjuta that make the NT a definite must see. Through exploring the NT what was the most surprising and memorable place? For us Uluru was definitely the most memorable place in the NT, I guess we weren’t too surprised as we had seen so many amazing photos and heard great things. However seeing Uluru up close and personal was a whole different story, it’s something that you just have to see for yourself to really appreciate just how amazing it is. Did you choose to climb Uluru? We chose not to climb out of respect for the Anangu people who are the traditional landowners. We walked around the base, watched the sunrise and sunset, it was absolutely magical and something that we will never forget.
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What have you found you canâ€™t travel without? We love taking photos so our camera and Drone are definitely something that we would struggle without. Also, our phones as they keep us in touch with our loved ones, especially our nieces and nephews who we would video call on a weekly basis. Do you have a 101 travelling tips you have learned along the way that you wish someone had told you when you first jetted off? We wish that we had explored the North West and NT at the start of the peak season, instead, we chose to avoid the crowds and go towards the end of the peak /start of the wet season and we really felt the heat. Unfortunately, we do not have aircon in Kunu which meant that it was quite uncomfortable at times. What place is now at the top of your bucket list? We still have the East Coast of Australia to explore and we would also love to spend some time travelling New Zealand.
How can we follow along with your up and coming journeys? Feel free to follow along @kunuthebus on Instagram for our upcoming adventures.
KIMO ESTATE FROM ILLEGITIMATE FRENCH ROYALTY TO LEGITIMATE AUSTRALIAN ROYALTY THE HISTORY OF KIMO IS A FASCINATING TALE David Ferguson / Owner
Kimo (Ky-mo) Estate is our family 7000 acre sheep and cattle farm. We started with the notion of reconnecting our city friends back to the land that produces their food, we felt like there was an ever widening gap and that not only harms our farming business but also doesnâ€™t help our city friends who are losing touch with an intrinsic part of human food history. The idea was born to bring people out of the city, to turn off their phones and devices and simply be in this beautiful Australian landscape. Hear the cockatoos nesting in the trees in the evening, smell the petrichor after a thunderstorm, hear the rain on a tin roof. All those lovely things that we take for granted. The huts were designed by Anthony Hunt Designs and Luke Stanley Architects and are designed to be completely off-grid but maintain a luxurious level of comfort. Built with sustainable timbers, itâ€™s designed to mirror the shapes of the 150-yearold farm buildings in shape and textures. The huts are designed to age and grey off and rust on purpose once again, mirroring the old buildings on the property that have stood the test of time. Over the coming years, we will be adding to the current (we have 2 cute little cottages and a set of shearers quarters) accommodation with the historic homestead to be turned into a boutique hotel which will act as a centrepiece of the whole estate. Guests will be able to use the pool and tennis court, have a cocktail on the lawn. We also have plans for a micro brewery, other commercials, workshop and even art spaces in the coming years. www.kimoestate.com | @kimoestate
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Kimo is an aboriginal name for “mountains” and makes reference to the large hills of the now Kimo Range.
Photographed by Alyssa Strohmann
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Tallow and Tide Eco Boutique
Tallow and Tide is one of our beautiful stocklisters who stocks an array of conscious products and brands. Who is Tallow and Tide? Tallow and Tide really is just an extension of myself. I love beautiful things that enhance my life, but I refuse to let my love of fashion and lifestyle hurt the world. I worked in fashion for 8 years before I opened my store and honestly by the end I was hurt to my core about the waste from big companies that have the resources and means to be better. So I thought I could do better. And here we are! 4 years in and still selling amazing ethical, sustainable and Australian products for the conscious consumer.
Tell us about your curated ethical and sustainable store and the process in selecting all these beautiful pieces? We started out being purely Vintage, which on a whole is the best and most sustainable way to shop. So we still have Vintage and our repurposed Levis are a staple for any wardrobe! Then everything must check a few boxes, I will always ask what fabrics are used, where and how they are made and if they as a brand consider themselves conscious and how so. From that, I can garner whether they fit the bill or not. Lots of brands say they are sustainable but donâ€™t really understand what that means, so Iâ€™m always talking and listening. We will have just launched Tallow and Tide the Label by the time this goes to print, a small capsule range of plant-based fabric clothing for those fashion loving conscious hearts. So that is exciting, branching out into our own in-house label! www.tallowandtide.com | @tallowandtide
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WILL & BEAR In just three years, Will & Bear founders Lauren Williams and Alexander Knorr have built a sustainable hat empire from the back seat of their Volkswagen T3 Syncro van. Following the label’s Australian launch in 2016, Will & Bear has experienced tripledigit sales growth year-on-year, and has amassed an impressive 120 retailers globally. The label’s success lies in its innovative, digital-first business model, which allows Lauren and Alexander to live their dream life from the road while running a multi-milliondollar business. “From the beginning, we looked to develop a decentralized business structure, one that allowed us to continue travelling without compromising the growth of the business,” explains Will & Bear cofounder Alexander Knorr.
corporation) to travel across Australia. “A hat to us represents a life of adventure, a necessity to a healthy life outdoors and an item that, if designed well, only gets better with age, lasting you a lifetime,” explains Will & Bear co-founder, Lauren Williams. “We saw an opportunity in hats to work on new and innovative manufacturing technologies and materials to help reduce our reliance on new fibers, while creating an opportunity to give back to the environment we love to play in.” Unlike traditional hat brands on the market, Will & Bear was founded with an emphasis on giving back to the environment through innovative, ethical production processes and partnering with globally-minded NGOs.
The bones of Will & Bear’s progressive business structure is formed by a small but nimble global team of contractors who are outsourced to provide key functions like production and warehousing, digital marketing, PR and wholesale.
Initiating an ongoing partnership with trees. org in 2016, Will & Bear has successfully planted over 100 hectares of trees across West Africa, sequestering over 900 tons of carbon from the atmosphere, counteracting the effects of povertyinduced soil degradation and providing financial independence for hundreds of local farmers.
While the team works autonomously from across the globe, Lauren and Alexander are left to run the day-to-day of the business from the Australian road in their beloved Volkswagen van.
The label ethically produces its hats in Inner Mongolia, Sri Lanka & PRC using a combination of 100% Australian wool and woolen offcuts otherwise discarded by the fashion industry.
The idea to build a hat brand was formed when Lauren and Alexander abandoned their bourgeoning careers in mortgage brokering and product design engineering, touting clients including Adidas (multinational
Will & Bear aims to become B-Corp certified by the end of 2019, and is currently developing new materials from upcycled waste to minimize its carbon footprint while reducing the label’s reliance on new fibers.
“Living from a van while travelling across Australia and running a growing business is hard work,” explains Lauren Williams, one half of the sustainably and ethically produced Australian hat label, Will & Bear. Williams conceived the idea for Will & Bear with her partner Alexander Knorr in 2016 while travelling through Tasmania on holiday. Designed to act as a conduit between the natural environment both Lauren and Alex love so much, and men and women’s wardrobes globally, Will & Bear crafts sustainably produced, timeless hats inspired by the Australian landscape. After restructuring the business to accommodate their wanderlust, Lauren and Alex decided to uproot from their Byron Bay home in late 2018 and hit the open road for the entirety of 2019. “We found the perfect Volkswagon T3 Syncro van on gumtree and I spent five months completely restoring the inside to include the creature comforts we needed for a year on the road,” says Alex. “We wanted to be sure the inside of the van had enough space for us to live, that it was designed in a way for us to have visitors join us on the road, and also to double as our make-shift office.” Through clever use of space and thoughtful design, the couple has built a perfectly equipped home on wheels for themselves and the business. Homely touches are obvious in the form of dried flower bouquets, trinkets and crystals from the couple’s travels, and a scattering of cushions and artisan-made candles.
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For each Will & Bear hat sold, trees. org plants 10 trees across West Africa - to date the label has planted over 100 hectares of trees.
Hand-built by Alex, the kitchen is demountable and can be used indoors or outdoors, while the fold-out desk installed off the back of the van is used as the Will & Bear office. â€œThere are certainly challenges and breakdowns associated with living on the road, but having the freedom to go at your own pace and see the beauty of our incredible country is so rewarding,â€? says Lauren. In a bid to minimize its environmental impact, Will & Bear partnered with global NGO trees.org in 2016 to form an ongoing conservation initiative. www.willandbear.com | @willandbear
A simple range of everyday essentials that don’t chase trends, Boody rejects the notion of fast-fashion and instead encourages consumers to create a collection of staples that remain in their wardrobes for a lifetime.
Boody was started by David Greenblo and Neil Midalia, who together have over 30 years’ experience in apparel and retail. Today, David’s son Shaun and Neil’s son, Elliot, run the business, bringing their diverse technical and operational experience to the table. Boody’s design philosophy is centred around creating timeless and universal styles, a classic colour palette you won’t tire of and flattering, original shapes. A simple range of everyday essentials that don’t chase trends, Boody rejects the notion of fast-fashion and instead encourages consumers to create a collection of staples that remain in their wardrobes for a lifetime. Boody strongly believes that its customers have the right to know what it takes to produce what they wear every day. From the bamboo crops that yield their exceptional viscose yarn to the delivery of Boody into your hands, the brand is committed to maintaining a responsible and transparent process every step of the way. Explore Boody Basic for women’s and men’s everyday essentials, Boody Active for women who live an on-thego life and Boody Baby for babies from newborn to 18 months. More recently, the brand launched Boody Lounge – a range of sustainable downtime wear for women – and are set to extend their Boody Active range with hoodies, sweatpants and more for women and men. Also, this year, the brand will launch a Sustainability Report for full transparency. Stay tuned!
Shop Boody’s everyday essentials at www.boody.com.au and follow them on Instagram @boodyecowear.
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SOFT SIMPLE SUSTAINABLE
Boody takes the pressure out of getting ready in the morning with soft, simple and sustainable basics. Offering an innovative range of everyday essentials made from organically-grown bamboo, the Australian brand’s pieces are breathable, thermoregulating and ultra-comfy. Experience softness like never before with Boody’s signature seamfree designs, neutral colourway and timeless appeal. The brand’s timeless and eco-friendly styles strike the perfect balance between what you desire for your wardrobe and what the planet needs to secure a positive future.
EIGHT Eight is a local Australian label that prides itself on creating clothes that flatter a range of body shapes and sizes. Whose clothes are feminine, sexy and flattering and are designed to celebrate female curves. Eight seeks to be a slow fashion label and produce only a select number of designs in limited quantities each season (oh and they will only ever use sustainable materials in everything they make!) We took to the time to learn about the founder of Eight and her mission for her new brand and this is what she had to say. My name is Supriya and Iâ€™m the founder of Eight. I previously co-founded a made to measure denim business, where I was surprised to see so many women like myself that have bolder curves that also struggle with finding off the rack clothes that fit well. For as long as I can remember, my thighs have always been a size bigger than my waist and as a result, I pretty much gave up on ever shopping for shorts, because almost everything I tried would make my legs look like sausages. I also have bigger boobs, which means things like wrap tops and tie tops were completely unattainable. I wanted this line to cater to women like me that struggle with fit. I wanted a line of clothing that not only fit curves but that celebrated them and made women feel good in their own skin. Photography: Daniella Rose, H&MU: Tracy Terashima, Model 1: Rebecca Xiberras, Model 2 Monisha Prakash
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M A K E YO U R O W N FA S H I O N S T Y L E S 2020 New Collection
As sustainability is very important to you, how do you implement it in your life cycle? Weâ€™re a simple brand that cares about important things: Sustainable production: All Eight products are made using sustainable or biodegradable materials. We will always be 100% transparent about the materials that weâ€™ve used in any of our clothing. Slow fashion: We are firmly anti-fast-fashion and only offer a curated selection of products with a maximum of 4 new seasons on offer in a calendar year. Ethical production: We conduct physical site visits at our manufacturing facilities to ensure that workers have a safe, clean and friendly work environment in which to create our beautiful designs What would be your most favourable design from your summer collection? We recently launched the first collection in December 2019, with a select range of summer tops and bottoms designed to celebrate female curves and create flattering silhouettes. Our summer collection is flirty and sexy and bright and most importantly, designed to fit well. Our summer short has been our most popular product to date - the shorts are specifically cut to flatter women that have bigger hips, thighs or booty (or anyone looking to create that perfect hourglass figure!). Our products are available in sizes AU6 - AU20 and suit women across multiple body shapes - boobs, butts and all!
Tell us about your mission and what you want your clothing to achieve? More than anything else, we want women to feel good in our clothes. We want to empower their body shape and embrace their femininity. Eight seeks to promote diversity of all kinds within our label and we want to cultivate a community of women of all shapes, sizes and skin tones that feel accepted and celebrated as they are.
www.eight-clothing.com | @wornbyeight
Jupiters Heart Shape up your summer wardrobe with some sustainable swimmers The label Jupiters heart was created by Victoria Giagkoulas in the laid back city of Adelaide, South Australia and was established in 2018.
their products have a positive effect on the environment, without leaving a carbon footprint. “To look good without costing the earth”.
The idea was born from a passion for discovery and self-expression through the medium of Art. The creation of art helps to express a multitude of elements, from the emotional to statements of character. Each expression has a different translation or resonance with any person.
Jupiters Heart will achieve these goals by supporting the sustainability movement in the fashion industry.The label minimises waste by using their implemented reuse and recycle method, whilst also searching for new, consciously innovated materials.
At Jupiters Heart, the belief is ‘fashion is an extension of art.’ From the intricate designs of an individual pattern to the complexity of complementary colours/shades. Art and fashion are one in the same. The method Jupiters Heart undertakes to create a garment shares the same components of expression which is displayed through their processes. Developing the initial idea/ the ‘motive’, designing the pattern, selecting the material and completing the piece with the final details. The label is currently focusing on women’s swimwear, but will soon branch into women’s clothing and accessories. Jupiters Heart’s vision is to stay unique, to continue to launch clothing and swimwear that not only makes people look good but feel good too. Fashion helps reflect who we are, who we have been and who we aspire to be. The labels main priority is to become a carbon-neutral business by ensuring that
They have taken the leap to ensure all of their swimwear will be made from sustainable materials with the latest breakthrough being the discovery of ECONYL fabric. ECONYL fabric is a nylon yarn transformed from synthetic waste including industrial plastic, excess fabrics and fishing nets from our oceans. Since the beginning of 2019, all swimwear at Jupiters Heart has been made from this amazing material, with only raving reviews following the change. Later that year they began their next plan of action to ‘say goodbye to plastic and hello to eco-friendly postal bags’. Their new biodegradable postal bags are made from plants and non-toxic, compostable resin. By taking plastic out of the equation and switching to an eco-friendly alternative, they are helping support a zero-waste world. “looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth”. Head over to their social media to stay connected and keep up to date with the latest offers, news and much more. www.jupitersheartclothing.com | @jupiters.heart
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Photographer: samantheeyo Model: Tamika Fawcett
TWO SOLES. THE LABEL
The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Inspired by the warm, calm sea-side lifestyle of the Eastern Coast of Australia, two soles. is a contemporary shoe label designed by two podiatrists. We took the time to get to know Anna and Claire (the Founders of two soles.) who became experts in the footwear industry, before deep-diving into business together. Hand-crafted for souls who embrace a carefree and healthy lifestyle, the brand’s mission is simple: to create sandals that not only look good but will support the feet and keep them comfortable no matter what adventure unfolds.’ For this reason, each and every single pair of two soles. have been designed thoughtfully with a supportive footbed to style you effortlessly from morning to sundown, and every step in between. How was two soles. the label created? Two soles. was founded in the summer of 2018 by podiatrists and footwear designers Anna Young and Claire Murray on the East Coast of Australia. They became close friends in high school and had a shared dream of creating a healthy, balanced lifestyle they truly love. They were inspired to design footwear that would enhance women’s lives rather than make them more complicated. They wanted to create shoes not only for them and how they live their lives, but for their friends, colleagues, sisters, aunts, and daughters, for how they live their lives too. They believe that good shoes shouldn’t be a maze, or take precious energy away from where you really want to spend it - on your travels, in the sand, with your friends and chasing after your littlies.
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With this philosophy, Anna and Claire invested years studying podiatry and becoming experts in the footwear industry, before deep-diving into business together. Finally, they have created the perfect two soles. the footbed, which is intricately layered within their timeless and effortlessly stylish sandal designs. Tell us about how your product helps reduce waste, through slow fashion? For us, taking a sustainable approach to business is a no brainer. Not only do we aim to do this by establishing sustainable processes, but also, by ensuring that everything we do, from design choices to packaging is purposeful and environmentally conscious; having the least impact on our beautiful planet.
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MINIMALISM THE BEST CHOICE OF STYLE
Consumers are becoming more aware of what they are buying, living in the phase of “Marie Kondo”, it’s now about quality and purposeful purchases, rather than fast fashion choices. Being a new business, we are so lucky as we have been able to establish our label with this in the foreground. Some of the things we are proud of achieving towards the slow fashion movement are:
1. We are a small business. This means we only make small orders for all our styles so they are not sitting on shelves, or being discounted to move bulk stock. Our orders match what our community is asking for. Finding a boutique factory to support this was not easy, but it was a necessity for us. It allows for two soles. to be part of the slow fashion movement. 2. We pride ourselves on creating quality products. All of our designs are handcrafted by artisans with many years of experience. Each piece takes up to four hours to create, and every pair has a unique ‘footprint’. This creates a quality that is superior to industrially made products. 3. We make ethical packaging choices. We have ZERO plastic in our packaging. Each element of our packaging process has been purposefully selected. Your sandals are posted using a compostable bag, with a recycled postcard and wrapped in a re-usable cotton bag. (Tip: this can be used as a veggie or washing bag!).
By no means can we say that we do business perfectly, but every decision we make now, and every decision that we will make in the future is weighed up against the impact it will have on the planet. Having sustainable practices isn’t an option for us, it’s a non-negotiable.
What are the benefits of arch support and how can these shoes be used for all occasions? The go-to for wherever you have to go-to. Our two soles. sandals are designed to stylishly envelope the wearer’s feet from the moment they wake up in the morning, to the moment they slide them off at night. They’re your go-to for wherever you have to go-to, keeping your carry-on low and your energy high. Each pair of two soles. has a unique footbed designed by podiatrists - Anna & Claire. The entire footbed encompasses a cushioning material that provides your body with protection from the harsh environment around you. It provides support and comfort, keeping your body aligned while allowing you to focus on the more important things in life. The footbed embodies three core elements your feet need to function at their best and keep you moving effortlessly throughout the day. 1. Medial arch - supports your feet, keeping your lower-limbs aligned. 2. Lateral arch - stabilises your feet, allowing you to function at your best. 3. Met dome - this is our favourite! You may or may not feel this little lump but we promise it is working its magic. It offloads pressure at the front of your foot, keeping you comfortable, aligned and moving freely. Two Soles are the epitome of style, form, and function - intricately layered, but mainly out of sight. Having timeless designs makes them suitable for any occasion. We want wearers of our sandals to have no barriers to sliding into their day - and it all starts with their soles. www.twosoles.com.au | @twosoles.thelabel
Lennox Slide $179 Model: Sophie Marsh Make up: Erin Gallienne Photographer: Tess Leopold Location: Grounds of Cabarita
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Tallow Slide $179
Cabarita Slide $179
Lennox Sandal $179
Lauren Siemonsma, is the designer and creator behind Ochre Jewellery. Transitioning from an Interior Design degree at RMIT, where she immersed herself in studios in both ceramics and silversmithing. Now surrendering to her true passion in the art of ceramic sculpture and jewellery, she works to collaborate both mediums while taking inspiration from the nature around her.
brass findings are delicately hand sculpted to the ceramic piece it hangs. Ochre asks you to appreciate the subtle and unique details in its jewellery. Currently stocked in 25+ stunning homeware and clothing boutiques around Australia and New Zealand, Ochre is continuing to grow. In the last year Ochre has added another skill set to its label, running Hand building Clay Workshops. Now being offered monthly, even fortnightly in Melbourne’s East Brunswick the workshops have added an exciting new side to Ochre. With a choice of Clay, Wine and Cheese or Clay, Coffee and Croissants, as well as collaborations with meditation and yoga teaches to offer a beautiful holistic experience between mediums. Lastly and very importantly… Ochre’s ethos is to craft jewellery that honours our beautiful planet, without causing it any further harm. The recycled sterling silver and brass used in Ochre’s jewellery is sourced within Australia, as is all the clay. The kiln used for firing all its earthy creations, runs on the power from the sun! Which also powers Ochre’s studio. And Ochre has a 100% NO single use plastic policy!!! Ochre Latest Collection:
Ochre’s jewellery is crafted from Australian stoneware clay. Containing an element of paper in the clay makeup, allowing pieces to be both lighter in weight and stronger in body. Glazed for unique colouration, always slightly changing due to application and firing temperature. All recycled sterling silver and
Inspired by ocean sunsets, painting the sky in a beautiful aura of pastel pink. Glazed in warm, blushing tones, of musk and apricot. Aura is refined and elegant, with an emphasis on the craft of silversmithing. www.ochreceramics.com |@ ochreceramics
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Saltee Society Liv is the owner of Saltee Society, who swears salt water runs through her veins, sun shines from her hair and sand is inbuilt into her bedding. Saltee Society was grown by the sea in the humble suburbs of the Southern Gold Coast, Australia, by a girl, inspired by her friends, family and the seaside lifestyle that they’re forever chasing. Saltee was created to bring sea-inspired luxury products to enhance your everyday experiences from beach-side to your home with an earth conscious mind. The trick – keep it simple. Sustainability is simple, really. With a fear of polyester and a love for everything neutral, she couldn’t find many beach towels out there fitting this brief. Here Liv decided to go out on her own to create her first line for Saltee, a range of Turkish Towels and Beach Sheets (enormous Turkish towel) and added a little twist of a zip pocket to them. The towels are all 100% ethically made and sourced Turkish cotton, and their packaging is biodegradable, even the tape they use. We are committed to not being just another brand selling ‘stuff’ for the sake of it, our products are quality, that will last you years to come and are ethically sourced and manufactured. We hope to inspire and influence ocean-loving misfits around the world, there is room for everyone in this community, we are like that family member who all they really want, is to just hug you.
“To some, the ocean is just a body for water. But to us, it’s a love story.” To the Ocean, Thank you for allowing us a place to feel all our emotions in the one place so safely, for allowing us to celebrate, relax, grieve and reenergize. There is nothing I have experienced – that has not been cured by the ocean. After growing up by the seaside, I’ve been so incredibly blessed – its the most treasured feeling I’ve felt and the novelty still hasn’t worn off. Love always Liv - Saltee Society xx
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SMALL THINGS CAN MAKE BIG CHANGES ! “Protect The Ocean” recyabled tees were created by a beautiful collaboration between Sandcloud and Sarah (Saltyluxe) on a limited-edition Design! These shirts are made from 100% Recycled Materials and designed with the ocean inspiration by @Saltyluxe. For Sarah, it represents the millions of things we can all do every day to contribute to creating healthier oceans! They are small but very impactful things that as a global community we can do together to create a huge change! With each sale of these tee’s 10% of profits will / have been donated to Sandcloud nonprofit partner Ocean Connectors that connects under served youth with our oceans! As single-use plastic is filling up our waterways and landfills every day, this collaboration was a solution to help eliminate plastic bottles by designing and creating a new line of Recyabled clothing. If you would like to join their creative movement to create a more sustainable environment, pop over to www.sandcloud.com/products/protect-the-oceanrecycled-tee or @saltyluxe.
Hemp A Widely Resourceful Crop Hemp is a plant with a long history. The widespread use of Industrial Hemp could result in numerous environmental benefits as it has the strongest fiber found in any plant. Words by Maxine Shea / Founder & Marketing Manager of Hemp Collective
Introduction to what is hemp? Hemp is a cultivar of the Cannabis plant and is generally known as Industrial Hemp. Hemp can make a large range of products and is a fast-growing plant.
You can grow hemp for Fibre which you make clothing, paper, building materials, bioplastics, ropes or Seed which can then be pressed into food products such as hemp seed oil, protein etc or the flower which you can extract Cannabidiol (CBD). Depending on what you are growing hemp for will determine the different seed types, as well as the way you grow hemp in your region. What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana? They are both from the Cannabis family. The main difference is the THC content in the ‘flower’ THC is the compound that has psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user. Hemp has ‘Low THC’ generally 0.3% and won’t cause any psychotropic feeling.
Marijuana (high THC) is typically used today for recreational and medicinal purposes. Hemp is mainly used for Industrial purposes (Fibre and Seed) and now also for its medicinal properties. What are Cannabinoids? There are many chemical compounds which have different characteristics of Hemp or Marijuana plant. Cannabinoids are the chemical which gives the plant it’s medicinal and or recreational properties.
There are as many as 113 different cannabinoids in the Marijuana plant. The most common that people know are THC and CBD which interact with different receptors in our bodies and in turn, can produce a wide range of effects. Humans and most animals have an endocannabinoid System. The endocannabinoid system is a system in the human body consisting of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors and can change how the cells function which in turn will lead to different effects in the body. The effect, in general, is to help the body to regulate normal bodily function. Misconceptions Hemp will get you high! Well, actually quite the opposite. Because of the low THC in hemp, there is no chance of this happening.
Would this affect my pet if they ate a hemp plant? Some animals will eat hemp, but this is only because of the nutritional value the plant presents. Hemp Seed Oil and CBD oil are NOT the same things. Hemp seed oil is extracted by a cold-press process using only hemp seeds and is a very healthy dietary supplement rich in Omega 3 and 6 Essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. CBD oil is part of the resin extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant, which can contain Cannabidiol (CBD).
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A TIMELINE OF HEMP 8000 BC
2000 BC 1606
Hemp was discovered as a key ingredient to make clothes, shoes, ropes, paper and food, in North America.
1840 Hemp Seed oil was used by Abraham Lincoln to fuel his household lamps.
1970 Hemp was ban by the United States, with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act, classifying Marijuana, with no distinction from Hemp, as a Schedule 1 drug and grouping the plant with Heroin and LSD.
1985 Marinol, made with a synthetic form of THC, was approved as a synthetic form of Cannabis for the pharmaceutical industry by the government as a legal drug to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer, HIV/AIDS, and anorexia patients.
1998 Food-grade hemp seeds and oil began to be imported and used by the U.S.
2004 The sales of seed-based food and personal care products in the U.S.A was protected in a court case between the DEA and the Hemp Industries Association.
2014 2018 Epidiolex, a Cannabidiol (CBD) oral medication was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Industrial Hemp was re-legalised by Kentucky senate Mitch McConnell.
How did your Organic Hemp farming come to be, what it is today? We wanted to have a circular focus on every aspect of our supply chain so we decided that we would start to grow this highly beneficial plant - industrial hemp. Not only is it a low CO2 crop it has the ability to accelerate carbon sequestration in the soil, doesn’t require the use of pesticides and herbicides and to top it off our hemp farm is located with views over Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Mount Chincogan all icons of our region. It was important for us to try and provide ethical consumption and causerelated purchasing to our customer base that also supported Hemp production for the future. What are some of the common misconceptions about Hemp? That you can get high from Hemp! Sorry to say you won't be able to get high from hemp, but it will get you healthy!
Hemp Collective Hemp Collective Is A Family Run Business, Ethically Grown Products, Organic And Spray Free Hemp Farm, Located In The Byron Bay
The Hemp Collective It’s myself (Maxine Shea) and my husband Mike; we grow hemp on an organic farm in the Byron Shire. We use some of the oil from our homegrown hemp seed and we will only substitute with Australian grown hemp seed oil. We use this to hand make our unique hemp body care products Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, Hemp Soaps, balms with a new line of products coming soon. The reason hemp makes sense to us is that 7 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare pituitary Brain Tumour and after being told ‘sorry there is nothing we can do for you’ we decided to feel empowered rather than disempowered and take my health into my own hands. From all our research, hemp & its medicinal benefits are one of the few medicines that penetrate the blood-brain barrier and hemp foods are one of the best plant-based sources of Omega 3, 6 and 9 amino acids.
Hemp and its cousin THC are both from the Cannabis family, but the main difference is the THC content in the ‘flower’. THC is the compound that has psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user. Hemp is ‘Low THC’ generally 0.3%. Marijuana is typically used today for recreational and medicinal purposes. Hemp is mainly used for Industrial purposes (Fibre and Seed) and now also for its medicinal properties commonly known as CBD. To ensure we have a happy and healthier world for the generations to come, tell us about your zerowaste focus supply chain? As a business, it is integral to hold a social and ethical responsibility about how our products and our waste impacts our natural environment and our personal health. Having a circular and zero-waste focus on every aspect of our supply chain is integral to create a happier healthier world for future generations. One of the many ways we have achieved this is with our education about hemp where we educate people about the Potential benefits, Current uses of hemp and the basics for growing hemp for Small to Medium scale farming, as well as through our handmade hemp products that have been created for a zero waste focus, ethical and vegan focus. For Hemp Collective it's about creating quality products for a sustainable future. www.hempcollective.com.au | @hempcollectivebyron
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Inca Organics Nothing to hide. Everything to show off. INCA Organics is a Melbourne based brand offering certified organic protein superfood powders for those living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Certified Organic INCA organic protein powders are certified organic which is a measure of the commitment and passion the brand has for genuine and authentic organic products.
Nothing to hide. Everything to show off. INCAs message is simple. Nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated for maximum effect. It’s what INCA doesn’t include in its ingredients list that sets this up and coming brand apart.
But INCA doesn’t stop here. It goes one step further by disclosing the formulation and percentages so consumers know exactly what they are getting. All of the ingredients have a full audit trail and are single sourced from reputable primary producers.
From the get go, INCA Organics wanted to stand out and opted for a clean label with minimal ingredients that are transparent and fully traceable.
With sustainability front of mind, INCA sources responsibly and chooses packaging that is made with recycled materials, recyclable and biodegradable wherever possible. The tubs are made from > 70% recycled material.
Rather than relying on endless ingredient lists which often contain artificial contents and fillers - and fall short of expectation - INCAs success is built on effective formulations with 1-5 clean and pure ingredients.
Certified Organic Hemp Protein Powder
INCAs founding philosophy is about using fewer but better ingredients. The focus is on simplicity, transparency and delivering the highest quality product.
INCAs hemp protein powder is produced using single sourced raw hemp seeds, grown by Canadian farmers who follow best practice organic and sustainable farming methods. Produced in harmony with nature. As it should be. www.incaorganics.com.au | @incaorganics THE RESULT: A complete plant-based wholefood powder using hemp with a superior protein content of 65% that is easily digestible and rapidly absorbed by the body. Packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, a full amino acid profile and great ratio of omega 6 and 3 (3:1) to support optimal health and wellbeing. Versatile to enjoy as a smoothie or in pancakes, smoothie bowls, oats, protein balls, baking and other nutritious creations. MINIMAL INGREDIENTS: NonGMO, soy and lactose free. No artificial fillers, preservatives, added sugar, artificial flavours and other unnecessary stuff. Protein that is organic, clean and wholesome.
ZORALI ZORALI’S MESSAGE IS SIMPLE: GET OUT SIDE TO FEEL BETTER ON THE INSIDE. The brand was born from Cam and Elise Greenwood’s love for nature and their desire to see generations of people break free from the busy world and spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Since launching in 2018, Zorali has quickly gained a strong following within the Australian marketplace with a unique approach to the outdoor landscape - where they see nature not as a proving ground to be attacked, but simply as a playground to be enjoyed and protected. This love for nature is seen throughout the brands messaging, regular meet-ups and sustainable approach to business, where Zorali plants 10 trees for each product they sell, as well as using organic and recycled materials across their ranges. With every item purchased, Zorali plants 10 trees through their project partners Eden Projects (edenprojects.org). Their forest project not only funds tree planting but also the worker’s wages in order to empower communities while revitalising ecosystems. Planting trees is now one of the best ways to tackle rising temperatures and climate change. Trees absorb carbon dioxide which means they can help to stop rising temperatures around the world. They also keep the soil moist and reduce the risk of flooding. We ask Zorali why Hemp as a choice of material? Hemp is one of our favourite fabrics, not just because it’s natural and has a rad look and feel, but because it’s cultivated with a super low impact on the environment. It’s one of the most durable natural fibres on the planet. We blend it with organic cotton to give it that extra soft hand feel and drape. It has environmental advantages, too. Hemp regenerates in months, helps maintain clean water and air, anchors and aerates the soil, produces oxygen, and consumes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We recently visited our supplier Hemp Fortex in Qingdao, China, to see our newest range of tees being produced. Our current range also features Hemp fleece, shorts, and Bucket hats. www.zorali.com | @zorali
Get outside to feel better on the inside.
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TORA Tora is a 4-piece electronic band originating from Byron Bay, Australia, compiled of multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, producers, designers, visual artists, engineers and performers with a wide creative palette.
For those who don’t know TORA, who is TORA and how did the name come about? TORA is Jo, Jai, Thorne, and Shaun. We are a four piece band made up of producers / Instrumentalists from Byron Bay, Australia. The name TORA just came along in a conversation and we liked it so we rolled with it. For those with an interest in origin, the word Tora, means ‘now’ in Greek, and ultimately resonates to the core of everything we do. While this project’s main output is music, it has evolved into something much more and serves as an endless opportunity to explore, learn and grow. What is your creative process? The creative process never rests...its constant. Almost any given moment in a day has the potential for an idea to come along. For me, (Jo) lot of the time the conception of an idea happens when I am not at an instrument, and then it will just float around in my head for a few days, or weeks, or years...When it comes to actually recording, we generally set up our gear in a lounge room for a month or two and work day and night, each taking turns and layering up the ideas we are working on. Eventually, when no one has anything to change, we call the songs complete and then we set them free into the world. Some songs sit around for years and others are finished in a matter of days, there’s no single formula for how it happens, each song comes along differently. What is your life outside of music? We each have different interests which span across many fields such as: fashion, philosophy, science, visual art, graphic design, futurism, travel & event sports among many other things. We don’t limit
ourselves to any particular interests, we all run our own businesses on the side and have a hunger for a new experience. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps? Do it for the love of it, not for the money. As soon as money becomes the reason for making songs, the beauty of the creative process will be tainted and the joy of making music will be lost. Follow your heart, and your gut and don’t let anyone try to force you to compromise your inner voice. People want to hear the truth, so listen to your feelings and project them honestly.
D O I T FO R T HE LOVE O F I T, NOT T H E MO N EY. Tell me about your favorite ( or most memorable) performance venue? Wow, there’s a lot to choose from, so many great shows over the years, but the most memorable show that comes to mind for me right now was Falls Festival on NYE a few years ago, we were placed at a really great time and we had a massive crowd who were making us feel very welcome the whole time.
What message do you hope your audience can gain from your music? We hope that people can feel a sincere authenticity in our music, and we hope that they feel present in the moment while they listen. The message differs from song to song, but overall we hope people can feel a raw truth in the sound and the lyrics.
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If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? I think the mentality in some parts of the industry is that music is a product more than it is art. Sometimes it becomes too much about the money, and so people are forced to change their music to fit inside the box. I would love to see more labels and managers giving their artists the creative freedom that they deserve, it would make for better songs on the radio and an overall more inspiring industry for the artists and the listeners. Who inspires your fashion/style? I’m not sure if we are inspired by any particular
person or brand, we each just wear what we feel good in. Lastest Tour Tora is currently on the first leg of their Tour, starting here in Austraila and than jet-setting off to Europe. They describe this as ‘ one of the most intense year of touring they have ever done, most of which isn’t announced yet’. Here preparing for the last two years, to take on this world tour, thriving to ‘bring their true selves to every stage they enter.’ If you’re wanting to keep in the loop with their current tour, you can follow along at @toramusic or visit www.toramusic.com.au to explore their music and lastest updates to their gigs.
CHANGE YOUR FOOD SHOP AND YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
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CHANG E YO UR FO O D S H O P A ND YOU CAN C H A N G E T H E WO R L D ! Written By Zoë Palmer-Wright Nutritionist and Naturopath
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, hopeless and powerless when you look at the rampant devastation to our natural environment happening all around the world, and the dramatic changes in weather patterns, from droughts to hurricanes, that we are already experiencing. The fires and flooding that have resulted, apocalyptic in their scale and destructive power, and which are causing the loss of millions of acres of forests, large-scale loss of biodiversity and entire species to be wiped out (as well as the loss of many human lives!) is confirmation that the effects of climate change are already well and truly here. 2050, the point in time that global emissions need to approach net-zero for the world to limit the worst impacts of climate change, is also fast approaching. But if you want to do something about what’s happening, you absolutely can. And one of the best places to start is with what you put on your plate. Change your food shop and you can change the world! Becoming more aware of how the food choices you make impact yourself, other people, your community and the planet, is essential if we want to try to steer our planet away from ever increasing environmental catastrophe’s like the ones we have witnessed this year. It’s become abundantly clear that our global food system needs a radical rethink. Industrial, intensive farming and food processing is a major contributor to global warming and is causing tremendous devastation and suffering to humans, animals, and our natural environment. Forests are being destroyed for farmland and populations of wild creatures like bees, butterflies and birds are being killed by toxic synthetic pesticides. It’s harming human health in a myriad of subtle
ways too, with some life-threatening chronic diseases being linked to toxic chemicals in our food, along with widespread pollution of our oceans and destruction of our soils. My approach is all about eating in a way that is more sustainable for the planet. A balanced approach that encourages more ethical farming, fishing and food production and regenerative agriculture (mainly smallscale and organic), that helps restore soils and biodiversity but that is also sustainable for your individual health. People often ask me if I think the answer to averting climate catastrophe is in us all turning vegan, or vegetarian, and my answer is that it’s not that black or white. Now, to be totally clear, there is absolutely no doubt, from an environmental perspective, that we need to cut back dramatically on our meat and animal product consumption! To meet the growing demand for meat globally, farmers continue to burn and cut down forests to expand pastures. In many parts of the world, ‘grass-fed’ beef simply means they cleared the forest to enable them to graze livestock there and produce the beef. If a farmer in Brazil cuts down rainforest to produce beef, it won’t matter if the cattle graze on the land in a responsible way, because the loss of the trees is significantly worse for the environment. On many meat and dairy farms, it would be better, from an environmental perspective, to replant the land with trees.
You can help make a difference for the future of tomorrow. In the vegan diet, there are also huge environmental issues with industrially grown soya and grain production - crops that require high inputs of fertiliser, pesticides, and herbicides. From a health perspective too, not everyone seems to be equally suited to a vegan or vegetarian diet. What works for you food-wise will depend on many factors including your ancestors’ diet, your health, your environment, and many other variables. We are all different in this sense. Some people do seem to thrive, so if you are someone who is already eating a vegan diet and you are eating in a balanced way and monitoring your nutrient intake and health status (including getting annual blood checks) and you are feeling good, then great! However, I have personally come across some vegans who are experiencing health issues stemming from nutritional deficiencies that are a direct result of their diet, so it’s important to be aware of this (some signs to look out for include low immunity, feeling lethargic and weak, low libido, feeling depressed, crumbling nails and periods that have stopped). That said, many people do really well on vegetarian diets and many other people, who do seem to need a bit more animal protein, could definitely still thrive on a diet composed of far less animal products than they are currently eating!
Meat production can only really be environmentally friendly and efficient if it is done in a way that helps restore nutrients and carbon to the soil, brings wildlife and restores biodiversity to the land and if cattle are fed and cared for in a way that reduces their methane emissions. This also involves having smaller herds on larger plots of grassland and using land that’s not suitable for food crop production (like natural grasslands here traditionally, large native herbivores would have roamed and been an important part of the ecosystem). Here are some ways YOU can help make a difference: Find out what is sustainable to eat where you live (because this will differ from country to country). For example, some countries have more native grasslands not suitable for food crop production where some sustainable meat production can take place, some fish are sustainable to eat, in small quantities when caught using sustainable methods, in some parts of the world where fish stocks are healthy and not in others. www.zoepalmerwright.com | @zoepalmerwright
Eat more organic food Eat more mindfully - slowly, consciously and enjoying every single bite - so you don’t overeat and so you are able to stay connected to how certain foods are really making you feel. Eat far fewer animal products and only choose highquality animal products that are ethically sourced the key consideration must be where the livestock was farmed and the environmental and welfare standards of where it was produced.
• Eat more vegetarian meals - learn how to cook delicious plant-based recipes. • Eat more locally grown and produced foods by shopping at local food markets is a great place to start. • Read food labels and educate yourself about what things on labels really mean. • Eat more natural, plant-sourced whole foodsvegetables and fruits, nuts, legumes, and ancient and pseudo grains and only eat animal-sourced food that has been produced sustainably in low greenhouse gas emission systems.
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Bircher Museli with Passion Fruit and Coconut By Zoë Palmer-Wright Nutritionist and Naturopath
My tropical spin on traditional European Bircher muesli is creamy and sweet with a citrus tang and can be made completely dairy free. Book: A Beautiful Balance: a wellness guide to healthy eating and feeling great. Ingredients
Combine the oats, seeds, nuts, coconut flakes, date syrup, pulp of 1 passion fruit and lucuma powder in a bowl.
2 cups (170g) porridge oats 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds 1⁄4 cup (30g) cashew nuts 1⁄4 cup (20g) coconut flakes (or desiccated coconut) 2 tsp date syrup (or 2 pitted dates) 5 passion fruit 2 tsp lucuma powder 1 cup (240ml) nut milk (coconut or almond) 1 cup (240ml) water Juice of 1⁄2 lime 1 apple To garnish: A dollop of sheep’s or coconut yoghurt
Add the coconut milk, water and lime juice and mix together. Cover bowl and leave the ingredients to soak (or “activate”) overnight in the fridge. The next morning grate the apple into the mixture and stir. For a looser consistency, add more coconut milk. Enjoy a portion of the mixture and served with a generous dollop of either coconut or sheep’s yoghurt, a drizzle of date syrup and the contents of 1 passion fruit. The remaining mixture can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING MADE EASY What impact does plastic pegs have on our environment and how can Stainless Steel Pegs create a brighter future? I’ve found plastic pegs at the beach, in parks and next to the side of the road. I always wonder how they ended up there and where else they could end up. According to Ocean Cleanup there are currently 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste in the world’s oceans.
“they end up inside fish and choking sea animals”
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I believe that even the smallest change can make a huge difference and making the swap from plastic pegs to stainless steel pegs that will last you a lifetime is just one of them.
Who is Stainless Steel Pegs Co ? Stainless Steel Pegs Co came about after much frustration and consideration of other pegs available on the market. Not only did the other pegs break or go mouldy, but the plastic waste from all these broken pegs was something we just couldn’t justify. After finding plastic pegs on the beach, at the park and other random places, we knew something had to be done. So we found marine grade stainless steel pegs that won’t rust or break and could eventually be passed down to the next generation. Stainless steel is also highly recyclable, should the need arise to eventually dispose of them. www.stainlesssteelpegs.co | @stainlesssteelpegs.co
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“When we first launched the program, we had extremely low expectations, primarily because our customers have to foot the return postage fee, which is about $2. But we have been blown away. We’re so delighted to see so many people taking the plastics issue seriously.” Zero-waste isn’t Dirt’s only credential. They use organic and plant based cleaning ingredients that pack a punch and are 100% biodegradable. Meaning that once you’ve cleaned with Dirt, you’re able to run it off into the dirt in your garden. “We spent a long time trying to create a formula that avoided any harmful chemicals, but included enough natural chemicals to do a bloody good job of washing clothes. We don’t claim to be “chemical free” because we’re not (I’ve really NEVER understood what’s in products that claim to be without Chemicals), we’ve just got a really concentrated super powerful formula that’s made from the good stuff, which means it’s safe to run into your garden”.
D I R T. The laundry sector is a stagnant category that presents customers with two options: a natural detergent that doesn’t work or a synthetic product whose ingredients and packaging harm the earth. Melbourne local, Frankie Layton, decided doing your laundry didn’t have to be a choice between the lesser of two evils, so she quit her job to create The Dirt Company. The Dirt Company is an online, subscription based company that delivers a pure and powerful, ultra-concentrated laundry liquid, that is zero waste. Three years in the making, The Dirt Company uses a combination of Aluminium based packaging, and refill packs to cut 90% of the plastic from the wash-cycle. The refill packs can be sent back by customers to be reused by Dirt to create a zero waste wash cycle. It’s called their ‘Refill Return’ program.
In addition, Dirt doesn’t believe sustainable choices should be a luxury. Infact, Dirt is priced just comfortably under a supermarket liquid average, at $0.33c per load. Not that you’d have to go to a supermarket. Just like Who Gives a Crap, Dirt is available online, as a one off purchase or on subscription - so you’ll never need to leave the house on behalf of your laundry. Dirt donates 50% of their profits to The Ocean Cleanup, an amazing organisation working to pull plastic out of our ocean. “As a society we are becoming more conscious about the importance of the little decisions we make, that together make a big difference. Choosing to reduce the use of plastic where possible is one of those fantastic things we’re seeing more and more people gravitate toward. But that’s alone is not going to fix the state of our oceans. We want to make sure that every dollar that moves though our company is directed toward fighting the good fight - which is why we donate our profits to The OCean Cleanup. They’re an amazing company without a product based revenue like us, so we want to contribute”. www.thedirtcompany.com.au | @thedirtcompany
CARYS THE WORLD Carys the World embarked on their journey to minimal waste 6 months ago when they realised there was so much more we could be doing for our planet other than being vegan and having a compost bin. They set out to gather the basics from produce bags, stainless steel lunch boxes to brush sets, quickly realising how expensive it was to help our mother earth. We can all see how fast the cost of living is constantly increasing, while our planet also fills with plastic and unnecessary waste at an even faster rate. A sustainable lifestyle to help our planet needs to become much more affordable and available for everyone and anyone who wants to see our future generations thrive. There is no justification in such high prices for sustainable living and profiting off the communities good intentions, when it isn't just about us, it's about our planet. The fastest way to make the biggest impact we believe is to make it affordable for everyone.
â€œThis is the only world we have, so don't waste itâ€?. Along with making affordable eco-products Carys The World are firm believers that cheaper products should not mean compromising on quality. Each and every one of their products have been trialed and tested over time by everyday users to the highest standards. Carys The World express their difficulties with coming up with a name, as they wanted something that would explain exactly what they are about, Carys meaning love or loved in Welsh fits perfectly as their vision is to love our world. With a passion for helping our earth, their vision was born. Being a home-grown company they wanted to only stock products that best represent their vision. One product they regularly use and recommend is their Eco Brush Pack. A 5 pack of brushes which are ethically sourced with sustainable bamboo handles and vegan bristles made from natural plant fibres, the perfect pack for every occasion.
Photgraphed by Maddy from Got you Babe
www.carystheworld.com.au | @carystheworld
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KAPPI We’re Fred and Em, husband and wife, co-conspirators, partners in crime and founders of Kappi. Our vision is to End Plastic Pollution. The ABC’s War on Waste helped us realise the true scale of Australia’s waste epidemic and the devastating effect our mindless consumption of single-use plastics was having on our natural environment. We created Kappi to fill a need for beautifully designed, incredibly functional and fairly priced reusable alternatives to single-use plastic. We wanted to create products that were so well designed and well built, they could last a decade or more. Most importantly, we wanted to create products that could be returned to the earth at the end of their life cycle, having had no negative effect on the overall health of this planet we call home.
Tell us about your earth-friendly products and how do they help reduce waste? Our products are designed to replace a range of single-use plastics, including items such as toothbrushes, shaving razors, cutlery, and food containers. By incorporating these items into your life, you can eliminate the need for singleuse plastics. Many of our products are even biodegradable and can return to the earth at the end of their lives, however, we have a strong focus on ensuring that our products are durable and made to last. What is your go to product? Definitely my Safety Razor and 1 Litre Water Bottle. I take my bottle everywhere with me and I use my razor every other day. www.kappi.com.au | @kappi.life
“You can eliminate the need for single-use plastics”.
HOME & THINGS How do you apply sustainable design to each of your design projects?
I would have to say over 50% of our home decor has been thrifted. And the majority of those pieces have been upcycled. A lot of pockets in our home are filled with large pots and urns, which I have thrifted, and filled with dried floral arrangements which have been sourced from our own backyard and local surroundings.
Ever wondered how to create a beautiful interior space without breaking the bank. We got speaking to Ali Jacks founder of Home and Things and talked all things interior and how she creates these beautiful spaces through thrifting, pre-loved items and a bit of TLC. Tell us about home and things and how it came to be? Whilst I had always had a love for home decor and interior design, I didn’t really delve into it until I finished up work when I was heavily pregnant with my second son (who is now 18 months old). I have a busy mind and find it hard to do nothing. So, once I did stop working, I found myself deeply emerged in DIY projects and renovating both our own and my dad’s place....as my partner likes to call it... turbo nesting. I was taking picture after picture of each and every project. I decided to document the progress on Instagram. (Little did I know this would soon open up to a world of like-minded creative turbo nesters like myself). The handle name @home_and_things isn’t the most creative name however it is all my heavily pregnant baby brain could muster at the time. I did plan on changing it down the track however for some reason I just never did... and now it has stuck.
How do you integrate your thrifting into your home renovations? Oh, that’s a tough one. Whilst I do love everything to look aesthetically appealing, it has to be equally functional as we are a family with two young boys, 5 years old & 18 months. I still can’t have any decor on ground level (like plants) in certain areas of the house as little fingers tend to find their way to the dirt.... then the walls. Our home is a 1940s Californian bungalow style, so we did want to keep some of the period features of our home when we began renovating. I have always loved vintage pieces or anything that needs a little TLC. I find beauty in things that a lot wouldn’t even take a second look at. The majority of our ticket items in our home have been thrifted (including 3 x lounge suites) from markets, op shops, Facebook marketplace or gumtree. I scored an immaculate 3-piece cane lounge suite from an op shop for $140. There wasn’t a scratch or mark on it and the cushions were in perfect condition. All it needed was a little freshen up with some DIY covers.
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Is there any interior design style you favour? I would have to say that I do lean towards a bohemian style with an eclectic twist with a nod to Scandi. Tell us about one of your latest D.I.Y projects? I would have to say my favourite DIY project would be the Moroccan style ottoman hack using two x Kmart bathmats. As we are renovating a lot of money was being pumped into the bones of the home so there was little left to spend on actual decor itself. I am a huge fan of Moroccan style decor and had always had my eye on a couple of ottomans, they were just so darn expensive.
When Kmart released the Diamond Jacquard Bathmat, I knew there was something that could be done to transform it into something that would be so much more than just a gorgeous bathmat. A lightbulb moment! A couple of bathmats, some yarn, a packing needle, 2 x European pillows and a lot of elbow grease later... and there you have it.
â€œA Moroccan style ottoman on a budgetâ€?. You can follow along and keep up to date on all of home and things interior spaces and thifting finds via @home_and_things
The Plant People Top Plants List Most important thing to remember is – choose plants for the light you have, not the light you wish you had. Some of our favourites to boost your indoor jungle vibes are: Fiddle Leaf Fig – All time classic indoor houseplant. Put this in your plant starter kit. Stylish and dramatic. Despite the common misconceptions, it’s generally easy to grow but does love a bit of extra attention. Peperomia (Lemon Lime) – Stunningly easy-going, low-care houseplant. And it’s non-toxic – perfect for those furfamilies out there. The strikingly bright variegated leaves brings an interesting colour combo to your plant collection. Amate ‘Umbrella’ – You don’t have to be Ringo Starr to have your own Octupus’ Garden with the Amate ‘Umbrella’. The Umbrella Tree brings a unique foliage to your home with it’s octopus-like leaflets. Another easy-care plant will brighten any dull corner. Philodendron ‘White Princess’ – A collector’s dream plant and one of the best to start with. Deep green glossy leaves flecked and marbled with white and cream patterns. Naturally it is a clumping plant but it can be trained to grow up a totem or drape over the edge of a pot. Head straight to the top with one of these beauties in your collection! www.theplantpeople.com.au | @theplantpeople_au
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Muditā Ceramics Muditā Ceramics was created by Bree-anne Jeffrey after leaving university to teach ceramics in her beautiful Sunshine Coast Studio. Muditā means vicarious or sympathetic joy and Bree wanted her ceramics to reflect that. Bree expressed that “growing up there was always this cup of tea with my mother or a friend during a joyful or difficult time and I wanted to pay homage to the fact that people all over the world gather around ceramics daily to share these moments. I want to encourage people to share joyful and meaningful moments over meals or a cup of tea”. Bree uses her ceramics as a reflection of her personality and
her upbringing. Some are full of colour, bright and happy and some are more earthy, reminding her and us of the beautiful earth that we stem from. Bree ceramics journey started with her late partner gifting her a birthday card with money to do a pottery class. She enrolled in a pottery course and started the course just after her partner passed away. “I threw myself into art in my old farm shed and studied a diploma and bachelor in visual arts. I then left uni to create Syndicate Creative where I teach pottery workshops and courses. I wanted people to have the opportunity to learn pottery in a relaxed, open and affordable place”.
Bree has now moved into a warehouse studio again where she shares this space with 3 other creative women. Joining forces with one of the women, Samia from Oh Honey Florals and opening a store called Club Creative (one of our beautiful stocklists) at the front of their warehouse. Here one side is a florist and nursery and the other side a beautiful artisan store. Bree wanted to open a space where local artisans could stock their work without having to have a hot and sweaty market stall. “Let’s be honest, the market life isn’t the most glamorous way of getting your products out there. My artisan store represents all the small makers who are hustling to create sustainable goods rather than mass produced items. I think something is more special and less disposable if you know it is made with love by someone with a passion for what they are creating”. www.muditaceramics.com | @muditaceramics
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Words by Lisa Co Founder of Atley
Here at Atley.co we have a deep respect for our local artisans, using natural materials where we can and a strong focus on quality and functionality which we really wanted this shoot to convey. We have put our heart and soul into consciously creating each of our original handcrafted pieces. Each one thoughtfully designed with a deep desire to add heart, character, and happiness to everyday life. Consciously creating unique, functional, heirloom pieces is at the core of our brand and our dream was to create an online space where people can confidently select locally made statements, keepsake and everyday lifestyle pieces that effortlessly integrate, inspire and uplift interior spaces and everyday life. From the very beginning, we have been passionate about working with local artists and connecting with like-minded individuals who are invested in ethical manufacturing conditions with a focus on sustainability and therefore when it came to the BTS organisation of our Locally Made Campaign, it was really important for us to connect with local brands with inspiring people behind them whose values were aligned with ours.
We were really excited about this idea and got to talking with the following Australian makers who were equally as excited and eager to support locally made. Ceramics : Sophie Moran, Jewellery : The Line Of Sun, Candles : Posie, Incense Holder: Marah Jones. We are so proud to be supporting the business growth and development of our local Australian designers and makers and to have the opportunity to have our pieces styled alongside other authentic designers creations for our latest shoot of our Atley. co collection was an absolute dream. Today more than ever itâ€™s important to stick to why we are here in the first place and that is to consciously create beautiful, functional, artisan pieces that can be enjoyed not only now in a world of ever-changing trends but pieces that will be treasured beyond a season enhancing and adding joy to our lives now and in many years to come. Hereâ€™s to supporting each other and keeping small business love alive. www.atley.co | atley.co
Reducing our Environmental Footprint with Sabbia Co Did you know? The average makeup wearer uses over 700 makeup removing wipes each year - thatâ€™s not including the wipes used for cleansing, hands, babies ect. It takes over 100 years for a makeup wipe to break down in land fill. This is why we created reusable makeup pads that can be washed over 200 times and will replace roughly 1,000 single use makeup wipes from going into landfill.
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Sabbia Co’s mission is to turn consumers beauty routines into rituals using reusable skin care tools to eliminate single-use consumerism.
Hi! I’m Katie, Co-Founder of Sabbia Co. My partner and I have traveled around the globe and each time have both been devastated by the amount of single-use items we find on the most remote beaches in the world. After a trip in 2018 we came home and set a goal to somehow change the game. I have a huge passion for skin, skin health and well-being, my partner Dave is a surfer duude and greenthumb. We both do our bit in our home to reduce ourfootprint, but wanted to do more. And that’s where Sabbia Co was born. Sabbia translates to sand in Italian (I’m half pasta/half Aussie). It really resonated with us to create something that could serve its purpose and then essentially go back into the earth. Sabbia Co is an ethical brand with minimal impact on the environment , we focus on skin care tools that remove makeup, cleanse and exfoliate with just WATER. Why just water? Because many cosmetics and skincare items are manufactured with over 10,500 unique chemical ingredients. Some are known carcinogens and either toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system.
Think about this... The average Australian uses 200L of water in a 10 minute shower. Imagine the chemicals you wash down the sink with that. Such as; Triclosan - being the most common one found in cleansers and deodorants, which can change the biochemistry of fish, aquatic plants and amphibians. NOT COOL! Sabbia Co’s mission is to keep the water going down the drain as green as possible. That’s why we’ve created reusable and recyclable skin tools that effectively cleanse, exfoliate and remove makeup with just water. COOL! Sabbia Co’s mission is to turn consumers beauty routines into rituals using reusable skin care tools to eliminate single-use consumerism. We are so proud to introduce such a unique range of products and kits; Say hello to the face it face kit, cleanse kit and tone kit. These are the beauty and sustainable consumers go-to skin kits. Suitable for all skin types, Sabbia Co’s face kits have a unique set of plant-based cleansing and skin-loving tools. So join us and let’s make the planet great again. Much love,
Katie & Dave
Founders of Sabbia Co. www.sabbiaco.com | @sabbiaco
“It’s time to change the game people”.
Our essential oil and moon light infused aromatherapy Room & Aura mists aid in release limiting beliefs or negative energies and replacing them with high frequency vibrations with intuitive formulas to work on an energetic, emotional and spiritual level. Our Wellness Roller blends have been created with beautiful essential oil combinations to assist physical and emotional ailments to support you positively when you need, at the time you need them the most. Liquid crystals are infused with each blend, meaning that each time you roll on your skin, you’re energetically transmitting the crystal vibration too. Every ingredient is carefully and intuitively chosen. Created with love, we call in the magic to elevate the high intentions of each unique blend that will support positive changes to your physical, emotional and spiritual world. Each product comes with an affirmation to solidify your intentions and arouse the magic of the mist or roller. Our products are made in small batches in Adelaide, SA, supporting Australian suppliers and all ingredients used are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
The Fourth House The Fourth House is the home of happiness and peace. A range of emotional wellness products that are infused with a combination of the healing powers of Moonlight, Crystal Vibrations, Flower Essences, and 100% Pure Essential Oils.
The Fourth House is the home of happiness and peace. In Astrology, the 4th house represents the ‘home and heart’, it embodies your own space which supports emotional behaviour and well-being. We have created a range of emotional wellness products that are infused with a combination of the healing powers of Moonlight, Crystal Vibrations, Flower Essences, and 100% Pure Essential Oils. Each oil has its own physical healing benefit that is backed by science, and we believe that the emotional benefits are just as powerful.
Our wishes for you are that you find something that will connect you with the divine Universe, that will empower you on your path, assist with self healing, and watch your manifestations unfold. www.thefourthhouse.com.au | @the_fourth_house_
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Here’s to a smooth, long lasting shave + a happy planet! Who is Ritology ? Two nerds at heart overwhelmed by the sheer volume of conflicting advice and clever marketing surrounding the personal care industry, we sought better options. In doing so, we discovered some frightening environmental statistics and a significant gap in the market.
What are the benefits of this style of grooming ritual? Our #littlewhiterazor is actually a take on the classic, old timely razors, more accurately defined as Safety Razors. They are men’s best kept secret, and now the husbands are stealing ours!
Not only are they sleek and sophisticated in Ritology was created by us to bridge this gap between appearance, but the benefits far surpass any pink luxury and sustainability. Defined as the study of plastic shave from your skin, the environment, to rituals, Ritology seeks alternative your wallet. To start, the replacement They are men’s best sustainable upgrades to the everyday blades are completely recyclable personal care rituals. We are wildly being environmentally friendly kept secret, and now the driven by purpose and our mission is and a fraction of the cost of its husbands are stealing to be the world’s leading plastic free plastic alternatives. There is no ours! personal care brand. We want the soap connected to the blade which best for our skin, our health and that of our planet. provides for a much more hygenic shave given the blades close contact with open pores. Our first mission, eliminating the 2 billion disposable razors and cartridges going to landfill every single With a single blade and perfectly weighted handle year. Our first product, the Ritology Smooth to glide across your skin, our #littlewhiterazor will Operator Razor and Travel Kit facilitates a closer outperform a cartridge razor every single time shave with less irritation and ingrown hairs than the reducing annoying razor bumps and ingrowns plastic alternatives. It’s made of quality metals to resulting in a smoother shave. last a lifetime, perfectly weighted to glide across the skin, and is 100% recyclable. www.ritology.co | @ritologydaily
PEGGY SUE Peggy Sue is a brand of natural + sustainable self care products. Who hope to raise up a tribe of eco conscious women, by providing indulgent beauty for you, while preserving beauty in the world around us. Who is Peggy sue? With the beauty industry being responsible for up to 40% of landfill, we were truly convicted that this responsibility lies with brands just as much as it does the consumer. We have worked so hard to create a brand that is all natural + organic, which has been beautifully packaged in printed glass bottles to minimise the use of plastic, with refill options available to reduce the single use cycle. Peggy Sue is run by two mum’s, Shanah & Alysha, who have five children between them, and between school drop offs, going to work in Shanahs home studio where they make the product, pack all the orders, and plan for the exciting future ahead.
How or why did you come up with a beauty oil ‘that does it all’ ? (we love this idea!!) We aim to create products that are completely transparent, not hiding behind fillers or unnecessary ingredients. We were sick of seeing ingredients lists that were 5 pages long, full of what sounds like a science experiment, and so we wanted to bring out an organic Beauty Oil that was both minimal and versatile. Cue the Body + Bath Oil. It contains only 4 simple ingredients, which holds endless skin benefits. It is the perfect blend of Organic Coconut + Jojoba Oil, scented with hints of Pink Grapefruit
+ Vanilla extract. Our Organic Body + Bath Oil can be rubbed all over directly into the skin, which easily absorbs, feeding it nutrients + hydrations, keeping your skin looking healthy and plump. And although this Oil is light, it is still buildable for when your skin calls for a little extra hydration. It is also light enough to use in the ends of your hair to help reduce splitting ends, as well as being added to your bath to help you soak and relax, while the uplifting oil gives your skin some lovin’. This Oil is so gentle, making it perfect for all skin types, including sensitive + irritated skin. This Beauty Oil truly does it all, and is a definite must have, all year round.
Tell us about your refills for your lip bam and how it’s more sustainable and wastefree? We have created an organic Lip Conditioner blend which truly hydrates, restores, and protect the lips, without the use of petroleum or other synthetic + artificial ingredients. After doing product research we learnt that people preferred to avoid using their fingers when applying lip products, in case of cross contamination. So we found our beautiful Bamboo lip tubes which are both practical and beautiful, however they still contained a plastic lining, and were destined to go straight to landfill.
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Cue the Lip Conditioner refills. We made a way for these beautiful Lip Tubes to be reusable + sustainable, by offering a melt and pour refill option. We package the refill Lip Conditioner in a compostable cello bag, accompanied by a seeded paper information card, which instructs you on how to easily microwave the sealed cello bag, melting its contents, which can then be poured directly into your empty lip tube.
â€œZero waste refills, minimising our carbon footprint, while naturally caring for your lipsâ€?. www.peggysuesoaps.com | @peggysuesoaps
SunButter Protect the oceans while having fun in the sun with UV invisible Zinc Oxide Cruelty free & Reef Safe Sunscreen.
How Did SunButter come to be? SunButter Suncare is the brainchild of marine biologist couple and wildlife guides Tom Hiney and Sacha Guggenheimer. The pair, who love surfing, boating expeditions and all things ocean-related, saw a gap in the market for a plastic-free, all natural sunscreen that would protect both their skin and our precious marine life. While working on Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef in 2016, Tom and Sacha developed a hand-made recipe that would become SunButter. Before establishing SunButter, Tom and Sacha spent years running the Rye Seaside Scavenge, a beach clean-up festival in their home of the Mornington Peninsula. They’ve also consulted with the local council in moving towards a zero waste economy.
This passion for sustainability is present in all aspects of Tom and Sacha’s business—from using recyclable, printed tins in SunButter’s packaging to donating 10% of profits to environmental causes. Their refusal to compromise their ethical standards meant a long road of researching ingredients, materials and manufacturers, but the result is a product they can be unwaveringly proud of. Tom and Sacha’s connection to remote cultures and wilderness grows deeper every day, and so does their purpose. SunButter is a socially- and environmentally-conscious company still driven by the same simple mantra: to protect people and oceans. As of 2020, the business is also carbon negative. Tell us how your sunscreen and zincs not only protecting people but the oceans too. From a human perspective, it’s important to use physical sunscreens over chemical ones because physical sunscreens literally form a barrier on your skin, rather than being absorbed into your system and causing unknown damage and irritation. SunButter is made using a very simple formula of natural ingredients, in which non-nano particle zinc oxide is the only active (UVA- and UVB-blocking) ingredient. The other ingredients — coconut oil, vitamin E and castor oil — are included to moisturise the skin and help with spreadability. Due to the natural ingredients used, SunButter is perfect for children and those with sensitive skin. It’s also SPF50 and four hours water-resistant. More and more research is emerging all the time to indicate the harm caused by chemicals in our oceans and waterways. From coral bleaching and coral destruction to the harsh effects on dolphin calves in utero, the 10,000 tonnes of sunscreen chemicals that end up in our water each year are 10,000 tonnes that don’t need to be there. There are plenty of “natural” or “reef safe” sunscreens on the market, but often these products include nanosized zinc (which is small enough to be ingested by coral) and a whole list of other additives that the Haereticus Environmental Laboratory (HEL) has labelled as potentially harmful to our water-dwelling friends. SunButter is also made in a solar-powered Australian factory and distributed in a reusable printed aluminium tin — meaning no plastic is used in its production. sunbutteroceans.com.au | @sunbuttersuncare
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SHAMPOO WITH A PURPOSE Shampoo With A Purpose is a brand created by Australiaâ€™s oldest family-owned soap maker, Clover Fields. We were founded in 1983 in Western Sydney when our owner Liz was stuck at home with a broken ankle. We are proudly run by Liz and Geneva - a mother/daughter duo that just wonâ€™t give up! We developed Shampoo With A Purpose over multiple years, releasing in 2017 to an incredible response from customers, stockists and our friends and family. We were really aiming to create something ethical and natural which we have achieved with roaring success. Environmental Benefits: The world uses over 300 million tons of plastic a year! This product is just one little easy way to cut down your use, and one bar is worth up to six bottles of shampoo and conditioner! It is also full of lovely natural products, free from chemicals that will harm our wildlife and waterways. www.shampoowithapurpose.com @shampoowithapurpose
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1 MAGAZINE = 1/2 A DAY OF EDUCATION An important part of creating this magazine was knowing that it wasn’t adding more rubbish to this world, so we wanted to ensure that the printer we chose shared the same values. With this in mind, we found a printer that enables our magazine to be printed on eco paper with eco ink. Another important attribute was having the opportunity to support a nonprofit. Here through our beautiful printer who is partnered with CARE Australia, we were able to make this happen. Through each print, a percentage of funds are donated to support a project run by CARE Australia, in Cambodia. These Projects support girls from ethnic minorities through primary school. They also have projects in Nepal and Tanzania with two separate grassroots organisations. One funds skills training for women and the other provides education scholarships for girls in primary and high school. Previously they have also funded projects in Sierra Leone and Uganda, focusing on small business training and scholarships for girls in primary and high school. Each print run measures our impact on ‘Education days’, so for every purchase, our printers let us know exactly how many days are helping to fund each project. Our Printers work closely with their charity partners to work out exactly (as close as possible) what an education day costs for each specific project, factoring in everything that is needed: school fees, uniforms, books, sanitary products, transport, etc. They do this because its more powerful than using a percentage of profits, as the impact is very tangible for customers and clients. So every time you and a friend buy a magazine, you fund one day of education.
Issue 02 - Fire within - Available on February 28th 64 pages of mindful individuals making this future a little brighter Some of this amaz...
Published on Feb 28, 2020
Issue 02 - Fire within - Available on February 28th 64 pages of mindful individuals making this future a little brighter Some of this amaz...