Upcycled Sari Rugs and Chindi Rugs are back!

fairtrade recycled sari rugs

Our Recycled Interiors online store, part of our Sustainable Home Hub, is growing in 2019! We are working to help you live a gentle life by shopping with purpose and will be offering more green and eco living products, more locally made, fairtrade and vintage homewares and rugs, more recycled, upcycled and sustainable products, books…

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Why the News is Bad For You

why the news is bad for you - living a gentle life with helen edwards author

Do you watch or listen to the news anymore? It has become increasingly difficult to do so, without muting and turning off so many stories. On social media you can at least pass by or block a particularly distressing story. While we want and need to share the terrible things that are happening across the…

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From Crop to Cup – The Nerada Tea Story

Nerada Tea - black tea leaves are Australian grown and rainforest alliance certified

This post is brought to you in partnership with Nerada Tea Tea is a part of everyday life for so many people, but when you pour your morning cuppa, do you stop to consider the story behind the growing and harvesting of your tea? Buying locally grown and manufactured produce is an important part of…

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Five Ways to Create a More Sustainable Home

5 simple tips for creating a more sustainable home

As we head towards the end of another year, I thought I would share 5 basic ways to create a more sustainable home. You may or may not already be doing these things, but it is just a reminder about balance, and how to consider your health and our wonderful planet when decorating and designing…

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12 Days of an Upcycled Christmas

Styling and Photography Jizette Dilanchian- Little Puddles, One Two Tree and Divine Drops

What is the best part of Christmas for you? The mountains of gifts? Or the memory of time spent with loved ones? Perhaps like me, you watch Love Actually every December and cry your eyes out. Maybe you love the placing of the note to Father Christmas, or the family cricket game after lunch. Whatever…

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