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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags
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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags

It may be hard to believe but there was once a time when camp gear cost a pretty penny because it was made from rugged materials and built to last. These days, you can pick up a two person tent for as little as $12. The availability of low-cost camping equipment coupled with the rise in summer music festivals has created a perfect storm with a report from Green Music Australia revealing that one in five attendees at Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock and Unify purchased a new tent for the festival and that punters were four times more likely to abandon it if their friend did it too. While it's indeed a bleak scenario, there is a glimmer of hope – Melbourne's E tū is turning the tide on festival waste and transforming discarded tents into everyday bags. more

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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products
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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products

Unless you've been living under a gigantic rock for the last decade, it's pretty likely you're across the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on the world, from chocking our oceans to harming plants and wildlife. Something has to change and if you're on board and keen to rid your home of single-use plastic, say hello to Zero Co. The Australian-based start-up is calling on all Aussies to help fund the first production of a range of planet-friendly, plastic-busting household products. more

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The Weekend Series: pimp out your pad with these five household furnishings for $50 or less
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The Weekend Series: pimp out your pad with these five household furnishings for $50 or less

With the advent of renovation and redecorating-focused reality television, we’re more conscious of interior aesthetics than ever. Home is where the heart is, and if your living space isn’t up to snuff then it becomes a real mood dampener. Overhauling your entertaining space can cause a bit of a sting on your finances, but redecorating on a budget is easily achievable if you know where to look. If you’ve got $50 you can spare, jump in the car and get a closer look at these five pieces that’ll fit right into your interior scheme without you having to take out a second mortgage. more

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The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials
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The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials

Look, we’re going to level with you. The planet is in a bad way, and it’s our fault. Non-biodegradable materials are clogging waterways and landfill in record amounts, which is playing havoc with our ecosystems and the environment at large. The high use of plastic is partially to blame, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Loads of companies across Australia and the world are fighting the good fight by creating plastic-free variants of regular household items. These reusable goods are functional and stylish, while also reducing the amount of plastic waste we produce. We’ve made a quick hit list of plastic-free essentials you should own to help do your part in saving the environment. more


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Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting
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Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting

When you think about some of your most treasured possessions, it makes sense that they deserve to be stored somewhere that is both safe and beautiful. Whether it’s an heirloom ring that was handed down, a little shell you brought home from a beautiful holiday or your favourite necklace, the sentimental pieces that we collect throughout our lives really should be kept with care – but that’s no reason to lock them away in a vault. Exclaimed Kate is a Brisbane-based brand that has just launched a stunning range of unique jewellery boxes designed to store your trinkets and treasures while looking damn good doing it. more

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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles
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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles

Let’s be honest – there’s something pretty damn seductive about the dark side. From the chic aesthetic to the mysterious aura that surrounds darkness, it is often its contrast to the light that makes it even more beautiful – it’s all about balance, right? Brisbane-based brand Nocturna has channelled this energy into its range of stunning luxury candles, using the beauty of nature and the mystery of night as its muse. more

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My neck, my back – C-Rest is the affordable solution to your tension woes
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My neck, my back – C-Rest is the affordable solution to your tension woes

As card-carrying members of the desk-bound generation, most of us have at least mild neck and back issues – hey, it comes with the territory of office life. If you’re the sort of person who is putting your physio’s kids through uni due to your frequent visits, we’ve found something that might ease the strain (literally). The C-Rest is a quick, painless and effective tool designed to loosen up the areas that suffer the most from living la vida desk-a. more

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Turner + Turner's stunning sustainable homewares showcase the natural beauty of timber
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Turner + Turner’s stunning sustainable homewares showcase the natural beauty of timber

When you look at a perfectly crafted piece of woodwork, it can be easy to forget what it started out as. Odds are you’ve eaten a delicious piece of cheese off a wooden serving platter without giving much thought to its origins, but it’s Turner + Turner’s business to know these things. The West Australian homewares company is shining a light of the natural beauty of its source material, all while paying the utmost respect to the environment from which it comes. more

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Suck it up – the convenient reusable straw that can help save the planet
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Suck it up – the convenient reusable straw that can help save the planet

When it comes to the war on waste, most of us are aware that plastic straws aren’t exactly doing the environment any favours. What you may not realise is just how bad it is – around 500 million plastic straws are used and thrown away every single day around the world, doomed to landfill where they take at least 450 years to even begin breaking down. Those are some pretty damning statistics, folks. Nabbing a reusable straw is one of the ways you can reduce your own impact, and we’ve found one that ticks all the boxes – get your lips around FinalStraw. more

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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest
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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest

Food and design are two things that go remarkably well together. Each discipline leans against the other and they coexist as fundamental to one another. As the son of a shoemaker and a restaurant owner, former animator and current professional knifemaker Todd Neale was raised to respect both of the passions that fuelled his parents’ careers – and now kitchens across the country are reaping the benefits in the form of Doveton Fletcher knives. more

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Holy sheet! more than ever makes bedtime even better
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Holy sheet! more than ever makes bedtime even better

The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect and make changes big and small that can improve your quality of life. While many of us are signing up to the gym and picking up a few new cookbooks, changing up our bedding situation is a resolution most people never consider. Bed linen label more than ever is a Queensland-based brand that is giving us the chance to ensure we sleep soundly all year with a range of bedding to match your personality. more