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This month we’re all about ethical shopping!

All the bubbles with none of the alcohol

There’s a massive trend globally towards a healthier lifestyle and ‘mindful drinking’ – choosing low or no alcohol drinks for health and social reasons. Today it’s all about having a choice and it has become socially acceptable and increasingly trendy to opt for a non-alcoholic drink in any situation.

Robertson Winery DRY Non-Alcoholic Sparkling White… a refreshing bubbly that’s not too sweet, and is alcohol free is our pick of the month. It tastes sensational … delightfully dry with gorgeous notes of pear and mandarin, orange blossom and honeysuckle. You’ll find it for around R50 to R55 at your local bottle store. Details: robertsonwinery.co.za.

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To stand in line to win a bottle, along with a summery scarf, send your name, suburb and contact details to [email protected] before 23 March

Head the subject box: Robertson Winery DRY Non-Alcoholic 

 

Keeping your home earth friendly

We’ve been using Woolworths’ Earth Friendly cleaning products for more than 10 years, and are chuffed as can be with the new essentials they’ve added to the range. With our ever-increasing concerns about the impacts the products we buy have on our health – of that of the planet – we do all we can to reduce harmful products and plastic.  This new range – everything from laundry pods to no-flush toilet drops, from hand wash to surface wipes – are free of potentially harmful substances, are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, and come in fully recyclable packaging. The range has Beeswax Food Wraps and PVC-free Silicone Food Covers, travel mugs and utensil sets made from wheat straw, and stainless steel silicone straws. Embrace this new way of earth-friendly, plastic-free living … easily.  Details: woolworths.co.za

 

Beauty with ethics

Do you wish you had as much control over what you put on your face as you have over what you put into your body? Well, hello Lula Fox! New in South Africa, Lula Fox is the thinking woman’s make-up range – a series of beautiful products created by two women who simply wanted beauty products that were not only stylish and fashionable, but healthy and ethical. Crafted from natural, organic and non-toxic extracts, oils, butters, plant-based materials, essential oils and mineral pigments, their entire Eco lux Range is vegan and excludes beeswax. Priced from R310 to R590. Details: www.lulafox.life

Make a statement with recycled plastic…

We are so in love with these Tote Bags made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles! They’re the latest local craze by our cover girl, Tracey Ruggier from It’s not Made in China, and they’re made in collaboration with iconic Durban fashion designer Amanda Laird Cherry. Designed to support local and create a positive environmental impact, at R350, these bags are not only affordable but also make the perfect day-to-day companion for South Africa’s fashion-conscious change-maker. Details: www.itsnotmadeinchina.co.za

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We’re giving away one of these tote bags plus two T-shirts made from 75% recycled plastic. To stand in line to win, send your name, suburb and contact details to [email protected] before 23 March

Head the subject box: It’s not Made in China

Out with mass production…

So… since we’re all about sustainable stuff this month, we couldn’t help but find ourselves drawn to two local lasses making waves by creating wearable works of sustainable art. This gorge necklace by Nicola Savage (R2250) is part of Savage Jewellery’s Icon Africa range which is a celebration of South African flowers.

And this beautifully crafted set of seaside-inspired earrings (R590) is the handiwork of Chantal Jaimee, who collects natural objects and transforms them into metal jewellery. Both women melt down their cuts offs and get their silver from 90 per cent recycled sources like X-rays, batteries, old silver jewellery, cutlery and tea sets.

We just love, love, love!

You can view Nicola’s full collection at www.savagejewellery.com and Chantal’s on Instagram @chantaljaimee_jewellery

 

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