Category: Lifestyle

Where to Shop Online For Sustainable, Plastic-Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia

Where to Shop Online For Sustainable, Plastic-Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia

Just beginning your sustainable lifestyle journey and looking for plastic-free products or zero waste lifestyle kits to help you reduce your waste and minimise your environmental footprint? Here are some wonderful online green stores and e-commerce marketplaces in Australia devoted to helping you live a plastic-free, minimal impact and zero waste lifestyle: 1. Flora & Fauna...

9 Organic Bed Sheets and Bedding Brands For Sustainable Shoppers (and Sleepers!)

9 Organic Bed Sheets and Bedding Brands For Sustainable Shoppers (and Sleepers!)

The ultimate self-care routine should include buying yourself eco-luxe bed sheets that seem to cuddle you right back. Nothing rejuvenates the mind and body better than a restful night’s sleep on soft, comfy, sustainable sheets. If you’ve had trouble falling asleep, invest in organic cotton or bamboo sheets and you’ll be on cloud nine quicker than...

Sustainable Living: Is It Just For Rich People?

Sustainable Living: Is It Just For Rich People?

A couple of years ago I published an article about the lack of affordability in the ethical fashion industry which received spirited responses from the community. Price is a factor for many shoppers, I concluded in the article, to pretend it’s not is doing a disservice to the ethical movement. The price issue has been an ongoing...

4 Australian Online Shops Devoted to Eco-Friendly, Zero Waste and Plastic-Free Living

4 Australian Online Shops Devoted to Eco-Friendly, Zero Waste and Plastic-Free Living

One of the questions we frequently get asked is, “Where can I buy zero waste products?”. After years of fielding this question, we’ve finally curated this list of Australian online zero waste shops and e-commerce marketplaces to help readers shop more efficiently. These online stores are devoted to plastic-free, zero-waste and sustainable living. Here they...

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Check your phone for social media updates, emails, and more? What about all throughout the day? Do you notice yourself constantly checking out your smartphone? And before you sleep, have you noticed yourself still checking your phone? For many people, phone addiction...

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

Writer’s note: This is an opinion piece based on experience and research, I am not a medical professional nor a naturopath.  I’ve always been a natural pessimist, maybe because I’m British, but probably because I question everything. When I first moved to Australia a few years ago, I didn’t even understand the word naturopath, until...

Organic, Grass Fed and Hormone-Free: Does This Make Red Meat Any Healthier?

Organic, Grass Fed and Hormone-Free: Does This Make Red Meat Any Healthier?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Leah Dowling, Lecturer in Dietetics, Swinburne University of Technology and Louise Dunn, Swinburne University of Technology Red meat is an excellent source of protein and essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fats, which are linked to heart and brain health. But while...