Tried and Tested: Trolley Bags
Sep16

Tried and Tested: Trolley Bags

For all this who are interested in reducing plastic but are worried that the process might be a little arduous, the folk at Trolley Bags have got your back. Born out of a desire to make the reusable more usable Trolley Bags are a system of four sturdy, reusable shopping bags that can be rolled together to be easily carried to the supermarket and hung on the back of your trolley while shopping and rolled out in your trolley at the...

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Tried and Tested: Recycle Creative Gym Bag and Toiletry Bag
Aug14

Tried and Tested: Recycle Creative Gym Bag and Toiletry Bag

Buy less, choose well, make it last.  Vivienne Westwood Hi All! This is Ged. You may remember me from our wedding photo post way back in September last year. Katie recently returned from a trip to Tasmania to visit family (that I sadly didn’t get to join her on due to a respiratory infection) with some awesome presents for me thanks to the folks at Recycle Creative. Recycle Creative is a Tasmanian based, socially mindful...

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Tried and Tested: Gypsy Rose Face Soap
Jul16

Tried and Tested: Gypsy Rose Face Soap

  Who would like to clean up their act in the bathroom? Yes… you… with the hand up in the air waving excitedly at me. Good on you for wanting to be a clean, green, gorgeous gal or guy. In an effort to cut back on the amount of waste coming out of my bathroom I went on a quest to find a effective face wash option that works and doesn’t cost the Earth. My quest lead me to the HerbaCraft Gypsy Rose Pawpaw, Carrot,...

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Tried and Tested: Bee Eco and Cashew Cheese
Jul09

Tried and Tested: Bee Eco and Cashew Cheese

  Eco Bee wraps are the plastic reduction initiative of self sufficient Sunshine Coast locals, the Devine family. Their off the grid solar powered home surrounded by 50 acres of land nestled amongst pristine Noosa Hinterland state forest is the source of inspiration for the Bee Eco sustainable organic food storage solution they have on offer. On a journey to zero waste the family adapted the traditional Outback Drover oiled cloth...

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Tried and Tested: Van Der Faun Organic Parfum
May11

Tried and Tested: Van Der Faun Organic Parfum

  When the lovely Maria at Brisbane based perfume house Van Der Faun got in contact with me to ask if I would like to trial their fragrances I jumped at the opportunity. Many of you out there may know that finding the right fragrance for your skin is hard enough. Add into the equation finding the right fragrance without the added chemical nasties and suddenly the whole process seems daunting and you are likely to end up crying...

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Tried and Tested: Finisterre Organic Cotton Hoodie
Mar09

Tried and Tested: Finisterre Organic Cotton Hoodie

After my Wardrobe Workout challenge ended I knew I was desperately requiring a grey hoodie. Unsuccessfully scouring every corner of the web and every thrift-store in the neighbourhood to find the perfect one, the lovely Steph from The Inelegant Horse Rider informed me that the UK cold water surf company Finisterre had the best hoodies on the planet. Ordering in late Spring from a UK company meant that I didn’t receive my hoodie...

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Tried and Tested: Vege Threads
Feb24

Tried and Tested: Vege Threads

Having owned my post-Wardrobe-Workout Vege Threads basics for some time now I can safely say all have been well and truly tested. The Australian company are committed to sustainability and social awareness. When I made my purchase their organic cotton, plant dyed basics were made in Indonesia with a percentage of proceeds of sale going to their sponsor foundation. Since then Vege Threads have been certified by Ethical Clothing...

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Tried and Tested: Jua by Trilogy
Dec08

Tried and Tested: Jua by Trilogy

Having been on the hunt for a natural perfume that doesn’t smell like it it stepped straight out of the 70’s (patchouli, sandalwood, and musk OH MY). I was delighted to find that one of my favourite skincare labels, Trilogy,  has developed this gem of a scent called ‘Jua‘, which means ‘Sun’ in Swahili, as a collaborative effort with the not for profit organisation So They Can . There are loads of...

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Tried and Tested: Eco Tan
Oct15

Tried and Tested: Eco Tan

In a lot of cases being authentic or ‘real’ is best. But when it comes to tans, faking it is totally acceptable if not preferable (unless you are willing to risk skin cancer and premature ageing). As someone who comes from a long standing family history of skin cancers and has recently assisted in a skin cancer research project I love a fake bake! In the past I have used whatever has worked for my skin regardless of eco...

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