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New addition recycled t-shirt.

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P L A S T I C - it's becoming a dirty word and not without good reason. It's near impossible to avoid. Everything's wrapped in it or made of it and we are struggling to deal with the end result. Our oceans and marine wildlife are being choked in the stuff and so are our favorite destinations (Aussies think Bali). As I said in the last blog we don't claim to be waste free. At the moment amongst other mediums, we use polyurethane heat transfer vinyl (PU) to produce our range of designs. At this point in time our output...

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According to the dictionary, Ethics (noun) are the moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity. I'm not going to explore the philosophy of morality or anything that deep but I do have a question.  Do you know if the people who made the clothes you're wearing were there of their own free will and earned a fair wage doing it? When I set out on this ride I didn't have a clue about a lot of things involved in this process but I had one core value at the forefront of my mind.  Our products shouldn't take advantage of, or exploit the vulnerable in the...

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This is what's kept me sane through what's been an incredibly tough time for everyone.  I know I don't need to tell anyone about the challenges of day to day life in recent times. The satisfaction you get from hand making jewellery has taken me completely by surprise.  Something turning out how you pictured it in your head is the most amazing feeling. The choice to use reclaimed or used beads fit with our ethos of ethical and sustainable practices.  There are so many beautiful beads floating around our op shops and garage sales, you just need to look and if we can keep them...

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I've been reading lately about the increasing use of soft plastics (the kind you can scrunch into a ball - think supermarket shopping bags and bread packets) in bitumen paving and road making amongst other things. The road construction industry has been adding polymers to bitumen for many years, however soft plastic has the ability to be melted down and used as an additive with added advantage of providing a 65 per cent improvement in fatigue resistance for roads under stress from heavy traffic according to Roads & Infrastructure Australia. They also quote figures from Sustainability Victoria, of 4 BILLION plastic bags...

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