We are always on the lookout for ethical and eco-conscious fashion, and WE’AR is quickly making its way to the top of our favourites list! WE’AR is a New Zealand owned company, and their clothes are manufactured in Bali in small home workshops and factories. Their products are made from responsibly sourced organic cotton* and bamboo. They … Continue reading WE’AR Yoga
If you haven't heard of Green Elephant yet, prepare to be enlightened! An online marketplace based in the Bay of Plenty, with an exceptionally well curated range of healthy, ethical, and sustainable products - these folks have it all covered! After researching alternative, natural products for their own personal use, they soon discovered a raft of NZ companies with … Continue reading Green Elephant
Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!
A little while ago, I made a post about switching to a vegetarian diet. I noted that I would probably go vegan eventually, and that I would really miss cheese. Well, now I have… And I do. But it has certainly been a lot easier than expected. Just like last year when I was removing … Continue reading Livin’ La Vida Vegan
We’ve covered ethical clothing and fast fashion, so now it makes sense to move on to the feet! Footwear is a tricky one. Quality, affordable shoes can be hard to find at the best of times. Add other criteria like sustainable, ethical, and vegan, and the pool starts getting pretty empty! This especially seems to … Continue reading Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear
It's pretty easy to be a bit of a Negative Nancy about the idea of business. It's all about corporate greed and making profit and exploiting people, right? While there are certainly some less-than-desirable business models out there, there are also plenty of nice people doing nice stuff - and those are the ones we like to … Continue reading FRANK Stationery
The Use Good Stuff team have been fans of this company for a long time, so it only made sense that we got them added to the blog! Ethique does everything right. Their products are vegan, they are a certified climate friendly and cruelty free business, and they use compostable paper packaging. They make everything themselves … Continue reading Ethique
Yes, that title is an Eminem reference and I still listen to many of his noughties rap hits on the regular. I also still love chocolate milk and wearing slippers with animal faces on them, but these guilty pleasures are relatively harmless. Something much worse (that I have been guilty of for a long time) … Continue reading Cleaning Out My Closet – Fast Fashion
Introducing Naomi van den Broek! "During the day I work full time helping not for profits with their fundraising objectives. In my other life, I've been a performer in NZ and overseas for 20 years. I endeavour to be a good human and live in a sustainable, environmentally sensitive way. I love to eat, talk, read, sing, … Continue reading Smartypants – Ethical Fashion with Naomi!