Pyjamas make a great present. Light and unbreakable if you are sending overseas, and just about everyone needs them. Now if you could add Australian made and giving to charity into the mix, then what more could you want? Catnaps children’s PJs and the charity Child Wise (Australia’s leading international child protection charity) have partnered up. So for every pair of children’s pyjamas you buy, $5 will be donated to Child Wise. Cute and original these presents just keep on giving. With classy designs including sharks, animals, stars etc and long and short PJs and nighties, there is something for all seasons.
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Instead of a short‐term, throwaway attitude to ‘stuff’, Salvos Stores Buy Nothing New Month extends the life cycle of goods, maximises the embedded cost and resources in the stuff we buy and gives an introduction to the re‐cycled, free‐ cycled, upcycled , secondhand, ‘swishing’ and sustainable alternatives that are better for you, your wallet and the planet
A T-shirt with a tonne of carbon locked up in it? That must be a pretty big T-shirt right? Not exactly. This new range of T-shirts has been created by Treecreds. Their objective is to save forests from being logged and encourages investment in avoided deforestation offset projects. The T-shirts each contain one tonne of carbon-dioxide equivalent emissions. That is, for every T-shirt purchased, Treecreds retires one carbon credit.
Modern cloth nappies are fantastic, I’m a big fan. What makes these so good is that they are ‘one size fits all’ which means you don’t have to replace them as your baby grows, keeping the costs down. Like all businesses this one started out small, with the founder Shell Fowler initially making her nappies for friends and family, and then the word spread. Here we find out how two passionate Australian mums came up with the idea for these modern cloth eco-nappies and why they got into the baby bum business.
The first in our Eco Innovators feature is the eco-clothing company Cackleberry Kids. Mum and Business woman, Kylie-Ann Petroni, started Cackleberry Kids as a dream in 2007 when out of sheer frustration when looking for clothing for her son found that the selection was very limited for boys! So she decided to start Cackleberry Kids and introduce a fresh alternative to the market here in Australia and Internationally. Garments are made using eco-friendly fabrics ranging from 100% cotton, organic cotton, silk/wool blends, bamboo and a new organic denim. Find out some of the challenges faced on the journey to get the products to market.
The fourth annual Reusable Nappy Week is on from the 12th to the 18th of October. During this week various displays and information sessions are being run throughout Australia to give parents a chance to see a large selection of modern variables on reusable nappies. There are plenty of reasons to convert to cloth, a significant one being that a child in disposables creates two tonnes of landfill waste while in nappies. More concerning is that research has shown that disposable nappies have possible links to infertility and testicular cancer. Read on for more reasons to give cloth nappies a go.
There is one way guaranteed way to ruin the great feeling you get from putting on a new outfit – finding out that it has been manufactured in a sweatshop environment or that the manufacturing process will have caused significant environmental impacts.
Awareness of environmental and social impacts from the fashion industry has created a backlash [...]
Babies are mess makers, no doubt about it, they need several changes of clothes a day and thats before even thinking about the nappy side of things. There are some great organic and sustainable baby clothes available which will ensure the protection of your baby’s sensitive skin as well as the environment. This article gives you the low down on organic baby clothes.