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Q&A with Sally Lim, the Australian Co-Founder Behind 2°EAST Sustainable Watches

Q&A with Sally Lim, the Australian Co-Founder Behind 2°EAST Sustainable Watches

As a relative newcomer on the watch scene, 2°EAST was born out of Sally Lim’s desire to replace a broken watch with an eco-friendly version. After searching for a responsibly-made watch with little success, a chance encounter with a like-minded manufacturer at a watch fair led Sally to co-found ethical watch brand 2°EAST. We interviewed...

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

New research across a number of markets worldwide reveals that more people are looking to shop responsibly and buy sustainably-produced products. The 2021 Fairtrade-GlobeScan consumer research sampled 15,418 respondents in 15 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. It reveals that over half of survey respondents (57%) prioritise ethical business practices,...

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Australians are being forced to lock down once again as COVID-19 is detected across the country. As consumer confidence and spending plummets, Australian businesses are bracing themselves for the financial impact. To encourage eco-conscious Aussies to patronise and support small...

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

The non-profit Plastic Free July Foundation behind the global movement Plastic Free July, a month-long challenge encouraging individuals to take small steps to eliminate plastic from their daily lives, has launched its ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ campaign to remind Australians that their actions count for more than just avoiding waste. Australians are the biggest consumers of single-use...

25+ Australian Plastic Waste Statistics to Keep You Motivated During Plastic Free July

25+ Australian Plastic Waste Statistics to Keep You Motivated During Plastic Free July

Plastic pollution has captured the world’s attention and with good reason. Every day, almost every person on the planet will come into contact with plastic. The world’s dependence on the cheap, versatile and lightweight material has led to plastic being released into the natural environment, causing significant harm to wildlife, habitats and human health. In...

Thankyou’s New Range of Vegan Beauty Products is Completely Plastic-Free

Thankyou’s New Range of Vegan Beauty Products is Completely Plastic-Free

Australian social enterprise Thankyou has launched its own line of plastic-free beauty and personal care range. Featuring seven products that include solid body bars, lotion bars and hair bars, the plastic-free collection is manufactured in Australia and is made with recirculated water and is packaged in recycled cardboard that is fully recyclable. The products are...

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

A report by non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic ranked Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé as the world’s top plastic polluters for the third consecutive year. The organisation conducted 575 on the ground audit events in 55 countries across six continents with the help of 14,734 volunteer waste pickers and found that 63% of waste...

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

In its new report, non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic reveals that leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are missing the mark with false solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. These companies also consistently rank as the world’s top corporate plastic polluters Break Free From Plastic have tracked the plastic solution initiatives and pilots of seven...

A Guide to the Best Vegan Sandals of 2021

A Guide to the Best Vegan Sandals of 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you’re shopping for new vegan sandals and looking for styles that will always be on trend and never go “out of fashion”, you’ve come to the right page. Whether you need sandals for your beach holiday, weekend getaway or...

Where to Find Ethical and Sustainable Espadrilles for Your Summer Wardrobe

Where to Find Ethical and Sustainable Espadrilles for Your Summer Wardrobe

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Espadrilles have been a mainstay of summer wardrobes for decades and while they are considered a must-have fashion item, the 14th century Spanish footwear hailing from the regions of Catalonia and Basque Country were originally designed as workwear for people...

Q&A with Marnie Boraso and Dominique Pooley, Co-Founders of New Eco-Friendly Underwear Label, Underplants

Q&A with Marnie Boraso and Dominique Pooley, Co-Founders of New Eco-Friendly Underwear Label, Underplants

New eco-conscious underwear label Underplants – responsibly manufactured in China using low-impact fabrics made from beechwood fibres sourced from sustainably-managed forests in Austria and Czech Republic – is pledging to ‘bring back the bush’ by planting a tree in Australia for every purchase made following the destruction caused by the devastating 2019/2020 Australian bushfires. The...