June Jumbles

Kia ora all! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm and cosy. It certainly has been raining a lot… Good for the garden but not so good for my mood! There are a few things going on in my world at the moment so it’s going to be a bitsy post I’m afraid … Continue reading June Jumbles

Don’t Be An Egg – Ethical Easter Tips

Easter time is upon us, and and we would all love to enjoy days of endless sweet snacking without any guilt, right? Well, I can't do much about your sugar or calorie intake, but I can try to help you find ethical and sustainable choices for your Easter holiday. So let's start there! When it … Continue reading Don’t Be An Egg – Ethical Easter Tips

Go Bamboo

Go Bamboo is on a mission - to keep plastics out of our marine environments, by encouraging smarter consuming. They manufacture products which would traditionally be made from plastic, providing a better alternative for us, and for the planet. For their efforts they have received a Green Ribbon award for their contributions to waste minimisation, … Continue reading Go Bamboo

Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear

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

2016 – Make It Green!

Hello everybody and welcome back to Use Good Stuff for 2016! The new year is when a lot of us start setting new  goals - whether we stick to them or not, the intentions are good! If you still have room on your list for a few more resolutions, how about adding in some new … Continue reading 2016 – Make It Green!

Chicken Run (The Christmas Edition)

Here we are at the end of another year, and the holidays are looming. I want to take this time to go over some tips and ideas for Christmas but I also want to fill you in on my exciting new thing! For a wee while I have been considering getting a couple of hens. … Continue reading Chicken Run (The Christmas Edition)

Reused crafts – We’re on a roll!

This week I thought I would put something a little different on the blog for ya'll - a cheeky bit of crafting! I've always been a sucker for DIY crafting fun, and a couple of weeks ago I noticed we had gathered a lot of old toilet paper rolls in the bathroom. Obviously these can … Continue reading Reused crafts – We’re on a roll!

My Cordial Thanks

Hello Use Good Stuff-ers, hope you’re doing well! Life continues to be hectic (show #2 opens in five days) so today I thought I would simply share a gift idea that I used recently. Behind the glitz and jazz hands of a stage show lies hours and hours of tireless work from a dedicated team. I … Continue reading My Cordial Thanks

Smartypants – Ethical Fashion with Naomi!

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!