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Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

As if to coincide with prestigious science publication Scientific American’s first ever presidential endorsement in its 175-year history (it backed Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming US election explaining that they were “compelled to do so… because [Trump] rejects evidence and science”) pioneering sustainable outdoor retailer Patagonia is also making its political position clear...

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Thanks to the pandemic and global movements such as Fashion Revolution and Black Lives Matter, the USD$1.3 trillion apparel industry is having its year of reckoning. While mainstream fashion brands such as J Crew, JC Penney and G-Star Raw have all declared bankruptcies, some sustainability-focussed businesses are flourishing. One such business is Australia’s leading zero...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, A couple of days ago, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day. With droughts and fires impacting communities, pandemic lockdowns resulting in economic decline and financial insecurity, widespread job losses and stress (and unfortunately,...

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, It’s been a long time between newsletters and I hope the last few months have been kind to you. Since sending out the last newsletter in May, life has been anything but slow at HQ. As lockdowns led...

WAYKS ONE: The Sustainable Backpack for the Style-Conscious Traveler

WAYKS ONE: The Sustainable Backpack for the Style-Conscious Traveler

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Founded by siblings Leonie and Fabian Stein, German-Australian sustainable brand WAYKS first hit the travel scene when it launched its Kickstarter campaign in September 2018. After a successful campaign, the company shipped its first lot of travel bags in March...

Book Review | Connecting With Life: Finding Nature in an Urban World by Martin Summer

Book Review | Connecting With Life: Finding Nature in an Urban World by Martin Summer

Like many city-dwelling nature lovers, nature writer and self-described biophiliac Martin Summer frequently escapes to untouched wilderness to disconnect from his fast-paced, urban life and reconnect with the natural world. But do people need to do this in order to enjoy nature? Is there a way for people to connect with nature without having to...

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

For people renting their properties, it can seem pointless spending time constructing veggie patches and investing in permanent garden beds if you can’t take them with you when you leave the residence. Instead of building fixed garden beds, renters should opt for mobile and portable gardens. Whether you’re renting a place with just a patio,...

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

With the amount of marine plastic pollution expected to almost triple to 20 million metric tons by 2040, and packaging a dominant generator of plastic waste, there is mounting pressure on businesses to address the problem. On August 13, California-based sustainable yoga and outdoor apparel brand prAna – established in 1992 and a pioneer in conscious fashion – announced the Responsible Packaging...

How the Sustainable Period Project is Educating Students on Zero Waste Period Options

How the Sustainable Period Project is Educating Students on Zero Waste Period Options

Six million. That’s the number of people of menstruating age in Australia and New Zealand. And with each using anywhere from 1,000-16,000 disposable menstrual products – much of which contain plastic, not to mention plastic packaging – that’s a whole lot of plastic waste ending up in landfills and polluting our oceans. And it’s the...