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A Zero Waste Advocate’s Guide to Reusable Drink Bottles

A Zero Waste Advocate’s Guide to Reusable Drink Bottles

Just an FYI, the latest new fashion accessory is a reusable drink bottle. The ‘un-coolness’ of carrying around a reusable vessel to quench your thirst, is so 2018. If you don’t have a groovy drink bottle, or you’ve left yours in the public toilets on a road trip and cannot bear the carbon emissions of...

Build Multiple Swimwear Looks with a Miss Cosmopolita Sustainable Bikini Transformer

Build Multiple Swimwear Looks with a Miss Cosmopolita Sustainable Bikini Transformer

Watching mainstream designers hop on board the sustainable fashion train has made me increasingly frustrated. It’s brilliant when big brands adopt sustainable manufacturing practices, but they consistently forget about considering the way they design, and continue to encourage overconsumption. It’s simply not sustainable for brands to keep producing clothes at the rate that they are....

Nordgreen: Timeless, Minimalist, Sustainable Watches That Give Back

Nordgreen: Timeless, Minimalist, Sustainable Watches That Give Back

You would think giving sleeping bags to homeless people and selling ethically made watches were completely unrelated. But on the contrary; Nordgreen do both of these things at once. Nordgreen, also known as my new sustainable watch crush, is the brainchild of founders Vasilij and Pascar. Working in tough business environments with no value or...

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

New to this whole ethical fashion thing? Welcome. I was once new too. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be feeling conflicted, confused, and overwhelmed with information. The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world, and it can feel pretty devastating to hear that humans have caused this catastrophic destruction through...

How I Save Money By Going Zero Waste

How I Save Money By Going Zero Waste

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but zero waste living is not what you think it is. When browsing the hashtag feed #zerowaste on Instagram, it’s easy to think zero waste living is colour coordinated mason jars, aesthetically pleasing wooden toothbrushes, and organised fridges. It’s not. Sure, my toothbrush is made from bamboo, and matching...

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

If you’ve ever visited New Zealand, you’ll know ‘kiwis’ (the locals) love to be outdoors. You’ll find them hiking mountains, doing yoga on the beach, running the streets, and adventuring through New Zealand’s lush native forests. Plus, just like everywhere else in the world, you’ll find them wearing activewear on the daily; even if they...