FRANK Stationery

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

December/2015 Round Up

Goodness gracious me, what a year this one has been! 2015 has been a crazy but super fun ride. Use Good Stuff has seen a lot of support and success over the last 8 months, and we are very appreciative for every bit of that. We hope that 2016 will bring even more wonderful things, … Continue reading December/2015 Round Up

This Time It’s Personal – Our 50th Post!

Woah, 50 posts! That's a cool little milestone and we are quite proud of it, so this week for our 50th post we thought we would do something a bit different. We are nearing the end of the year, and it's about this time that we find ourselves thinking and reflecting about the past 12 … Continue reading This Time It’s Personal – Our 50th Post!

Ethique

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

More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism

This month, I turned over a new leaf. A leaf that, prior to my going green journey, I genuinely never thought I would turn. Growing up in a typical small-town NZ household, there was no such thing as a vegetarian meal. We were meat and 3 veg most nights of the week, with a fish … Continue reading More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism

Hayley Benseman – NZ Natural Beauty

Based in Taranaki NZ, Hayley Benseman has created her own range of natural beauty products which features everything from fingernail conditioner to natural make up remover and clay masks. Her ultimate focus was to create healthy and safe products which could be affordable for everybody, and she very generously provided us with a whole bunch of … Continue reading Hayley Benseman – NZ Natural Beauty

“O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”

Just so we are clear, I do not condone celebrating Christmas early. I was in a shop (I’m not naming it for consideration of it’s feelings) that was selling advent calendars with my friends Chris and Nathan the other day, and I nearly screamed and ripped my shirt open like the Incredible Hulk. If you … Continue reading “O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”