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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

If you’ve watched the news, been online or even stepped out in the Gold Coast air in the past week, you’re probably well aware of the bushfire crisis currently affecting parts of regional Queensland and New South Wales. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities need our support – but where should you start? We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you’re likely fans of Australia’s leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true … more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more

Stow your stuff in a consciously crafted canvas bag from Celery The Label
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Stow your stuff in a consciously crafted canvas bag from Celery The Label

Truth, not all material is created equally. Fast fashion tends to favour low cost, low quality so while it may save you dosh in the short term, you end up buying twice as much (not to mention the lasting effect it has on the environment). If you're in need of a new carry-all, stow your stuff in a consciously created recycled canvas bag from Celery The Label. more

Picnic with Pickles the Pig or SUP with a pup with Airbnb's animal experiences
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Picnic with Pickles the Pig or SUP with a pup with Airbnb’s animal experiences

If hiking with penguin pals, downing a pint with a pupper or doing a little downward dog with a spot of goat yoga sound like your ideal holiday activities, you're going to love Airbnb's animal experiences. Going beyond the typical tours and classes, Airbnb's responsible animal experiences are designed and led by inspiring locals to immerse each guest in a unique world. more

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Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays
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Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays

Second to oil, the clothing industry is the largest industry polluter in the world. Thankfully, the tide is turning on fast fashion as consumers demand more from the labels they choose to support giving way to more conscious, considered practices. One label that is pioneering a shift towards a more sustainable industry is Instanbul-based OhSevenDays.  more

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Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo's organic pads and tampons
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Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo’s organic pads and tampons

Let's talk periods for a moment (we'll just give the gents who accidentally clicked on the story a second to make a hasty exit). While we here in Australia have things largely sorted when it comes to our monthly visits from Aunty Flo, the heartbreaking truth is that 30-percent of girls in developing countries will drop out of school once they start having periods. Furthermore, far too many reproductive complications stem from the lack of appropriate menstrual health care and education. TABOO is a social enterprise turning the tide on period poverty. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer
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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer

If you've ever daydreamed about cruising through the waterways on your own private boat while grazing on cheese boards and sipping champagne, only to be abruptly catapulted back to reality when you realise that you don't actually own a boat, let alone have a licence to drive one, then we have news for you. A fleet of eco-friendly electric-powered picnic boats is launching on the Gold Coast this summer – no licence is required, and you can BYO snacks and sips. more

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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA
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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA

Did you know that the majority of running shoes on the market are made from a material that is 99-percent plastic, specifically, a polymer that is 99-percent petroleum? It doesn't take a scientist to know that doesn't bode particularly well for the future of our planet. The good news is that there's a cleaner alternative. Introducing The Condor, the first post-petroleum running shoe from French footwear company VEJA. more

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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels
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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels

Whether you're an intrepid traveller with an incurable case of wanderlust or you're just planning a getaway without loads of baggage, Tasi Travels has you covered (literally) with clothing designed for suitcases. The jet-set inspired collection has been consciously created for those times when you need versatile pieces that breathe and roll neatly into a backpack. more

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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique

If you go out of your way to pat a pooch, involuntarily let out a high-pitched squeal if a four-legged friend looks at you cutely or happily drop dosh on your (or someone else's) doggo, it's pretty likely you're a dog person. Don't worry, there's no judgement here, we too are proud dog people. If your hound deserves to be spoilt, look no further than Brisbane's Topdog Boutique – it's an online destination for designer and pretty things for your pet pal. more

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SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women
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SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women

If you happen to be female and have a physically demanding job (the kind that is traditionally dominated by men) or generally like to get your hands dirty, say hello to SÜK Workwear's range of stylish-yet-functional boilersuits, overalls, work pants and work shorts that are designed to help everybody feel strong in their skin. more

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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience
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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience

It may come as a surprise that Australia is one of the largest consumers of new textiles in the developed world with some sources citing the average person buys an average of 27-kilograms of new textiles each year, of which 23-kilograms is discarded into landfill. If that's a tough pill to swallow, jump on board the shift toward more sustainable and ethical fashion labels and embrace quality over quantity. One such label that is pioneering a more sustainable fashion industry is The Social Outfit, which just so happens to have a bold (and inspiring) new collection that is guaranteed to capture hearts and eyes across the country. more

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Go nude with APHA.LAB's free-from deodorant
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Go nude with APHA.LAB’s free-from deodorant

It's probably not something you've spent too much time thinking about but if you were to take a peek at the ingredients list of your deodorant, you might be perturbed to find some pretty heavy ingredients ranging from aluminium chlorohydrate to triclosan (the antibacterial chemical used to kill odour-causing germs on the skin) and phthalates galore. The good news is that Melbourne's APHA.LAB has crafted an all-natural alternative that actually works! more