Keeping New Year Spirits High
Jan21

Keeping New Year Spirits High

This time of year can be pretty tricky. Coming off the back of the busy holiday season where some of us work and others played it can seem like we have a bit of a ‘come down’ from the festive spirit. Depending on your likes and dislikes  and your personality type (and whether or not you have children on school holidays) the holiday spirit can either be invigorating or exhausting. So by mid to late January most of us are...

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Can You Shop Yourself Happy?
Jan17

Can You Shop Yourself Happy?

What makes you happy? Have you ever stop to think about it? Retailers like to convince us that stuff will make us happy. That our overflowing closets full of the latest trends will somehow make our lives more complete. Those of us that fall for this (which is most of us for at least one good or service at some point in our lives) soon realise that the path to long-term happiness is not best paved with fancy consumer purchases and...

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Zero Waste Cup Life Hack
Jan13

Zero Waste Cup Life Hack

A simple origami life-hack to impress your friends at parties. Waste reduction can sometimes make you look like a weirdo. Whether it’s asking the store clerk to put your sandwich in your hand rather than a plastic container, or confusing the heck out of the register person at the supermarket with your collection of cloth produce bags- the truth is that waste reduction is still fringe dwelling in most parts of the World. So when...

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Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People
Jan09

Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People

Have you sidelined the New Year’s resolutions? With 2017 well underway there is a chance that some of your good intentions for the year might have been shimmied aside to fit your daily life in. If this is the case don’t go feeling too bad you are in good company. According to Statistic Brain 72.6% of people make it through the first week, and by the six month mark your more likely to have dropped your resolution than have...

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Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY
Jan05

Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY

Useful and Simple Upcycling. Sometimes online craft upcycling craft projects have some pretty spectacular but totally useless results. Sure- bottle caps can be made into art, but quite frankly most of the upcycled ideas on Pinterest for these type of activities have me wondering what the heck you would use the results for. This upcycle is practical, easy, and one I invented to do in ten minutes before getting ready for work (because...

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Resolve: Your New Beginning
Dec28

Resolve: Your New Beginning

A Fresh Start for Values Based Action. The end of a year usually involves celebration followed by new resolve. Whether you are into resolutions or not there is a good chance that on January first you start to think about what it is that you hope to do or achieve in the year to come. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a gathering with three of my eco soul sisters (Fashion Hound– Faye De Lanty, the Eco Warrior...

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Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste
Dec18

Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste

It’s that shopping time of year! It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us will end up at a shopping complex at some point of December. Some will be gleefully skipping down the isles doing the big present shop while others will be trying hard to find a table to sit and wait at while silently protesting the Christmas Shopping experience. Whatever side of the love/hate scale you sit on, adopting just one of these waste...

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EcoBling: Wearing the Kitchen Sink
Dec16

EcoBling: Wearing the Kitchen Sink

Planet Friendly Jewellery I’ve been lucky enough to know Katie Johnston- founder of EcoBling– for quite some time now and she is a seriously awesome earth warrior. Not only does this woman run her own jewellery label (designing, making, styling, and hitting up international runway shows) she also spends her time traveling to and working with Indigenous communities, and can often be found overseas in Nepal working directly...

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Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow
Dec14

Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow

Want to know who has the Insta goods? Sometimes Instagram has some great suggestions on who to follow. Other times you may well find yourself deeply entrenched in videos of goats or gazing lovingly at the world’s cutest pet fox and wondering how the heck you ended up there! There is no denying that social media is a totally awesome and very fun tool, but it’s also a really big time sink if not used in a targeted way....

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Make Your Own Boho Tassel Necklace
Dec12

Make Your Own Boho Tassel Necklace

Running out of time or money? Perhaps you just really can’t be assed braving the shops? Whatever the reason for your Christmas present tardiness this is the easy DIY tutorial that might simultaneously save your hide and impress the recipient with your cleverness. The boho beauty you see above is nothing more than my old gym shirt (that wore thin from all my muscles *bahahaha*) ripped into strips, braided and made to look fancy...

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