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.
Posts Tagged ‘Eco wear’
Halloween as a kid was very exciting. Dressing up in scary costumes, staying up late, making lanterns, and gorging on the haul of treats collected. Living in a neighbourhood full of kids its obligatory to get involved again. The shops are full of cheap plastic masks, costumes and accessories at this time of year. But there are great ways of creating a truly green halloween (and also staying on track with the Salvos ‘Buy Nothing New Month’).
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.
Seriously chic, these genuine French-style market baskets are perfect for shopping, picnics, beach bags, you name it. They are hardwearing, with strong handles, and made using traditional techniques. We’ve got a selection, in all sizes, handle shapes and even colours for the Green Beings panel to test out.
Doing sport makes you feel good. Buying ethical sports gear would surely make you feel even better. Etiko, a Melbourne based company specialising in Fairtrade and sustainable sports gear has captured a niche market. However, Nike, the sweatshop sinner of the 1990s, who actually inspired the creation of Etiko, is now rethinking its business. Find out what this means for smaller companies as the giants move to make ethical mainstream.
My husband has just become a respectable spectacle wearer. And after spending the day looking at frames I was wondering whether there could be a more eco friendly way to do it. I’ve heard about recycling unwanted glasses by donating them to those in need. We have a collection box for old specs at work. But to find a company that uses recycled metal and plastic was a bit of an eye opener. Oh dear sorry about the pun…..
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 [...]