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From Mel to her friend Yotam
Bamboo Puzzle
For the Rubix Cube fanatic, this bamboo puzzle is sure to bamboozle even the most experience puzzler!
From James to his sister Becky
Recycled Wood Six Pack
Wooden reusable six pack case made from reclaimed redwood.
From Kenzie to her friend Maddie
The Underground Chic Birkin Bag
Chic 'Birkin' style bag made of recycled plastics.
From Dom to his dad Igor
Pearl Oyster Mushroom Kit
A grow your own mushroom kit, which grows on used coffee grounds and organic sugar cane mulch.
From Naem to her daughter Sonja
Patagonia Nano Puff Jkt
Patagonia jacket made for cold weather with a 100% recycled polyester shell
From Quinn to her sister Lou
Book Pendant Necklace
A handmade necklace with a book pendant.
Greening your Christmas Dinner
This Christmas dinner, consider greening your meal, literally, by upping the range of veggie dishes. Find your local Farmers’ Market to stock your pantry with fresh, delicious locally farmed produce. Go organic, try a meat-free Christmas dinner, or try this seven dish vegetarian Christmas feast.
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From Nali to her friend Kobi
Flying Foxes Notebook
A notebook made of recycled material featuing australian fauna artwork.
From Jane to her husband Jarred
Men's Hiking Boots
Durable hiking boots incorporating recycled and post-consumer rubber into several aspects of their design
From Julie to her mum Beryl
Seasonal Box of Organic Fruit
Fresh fruit from Organic Empire
From Jack to his brother Bill
Big Agnes Sleeping Bag
Classic Encampment 15 synthetic sleeping bag made with insulation from 97% recycled material
From Janette to her nephew Ali
Olliboo Teddy Hat
Organic cotton teddy hat from Olliboo
From Tyler to his friend Holly
Write Now Journal
A colorful notebook made with FSC-certified paper.
Ethical Chocolate Guide
Who doesn't love chocolate? Why not buy ethically-sourced chocolate this Christmas? World Vision has created this handy guide to 16 different FairTrade and Rainforest Alliance Certified Australian Chocolate brands as well as many retailers.
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From Anita to her nephew Jordan
Purebaby Essentials Bib
Organic cotton bib from Purebaby
From Fiona to her cousin Shannon
Under the Nile Organic Bodysuit
100% organic cotton bodysuit for newborns to 3 month olds
From Ritu to her grandson Hassan
GAIA Sleeptime Bath
Bathtime baby wash that is Australian owned and made, cruelty free and uses certified organic ingredients.
From Xana to her pop Janik
Pet Loo
The Pet Loo, your backyard in a box
From Hikam to his aunt Eda
iKou Ceramic Cup
Ceramic mug made in Vietnam through a Fair Trade organisation.
From Liane to her boyfriend Jack
The documentary "Tapped" explores the huge bottled water industry and its environmental impacts
Clever Christmas Tree Alternatives
Create your own Christmas tree by stringing fairy lights on a wall, cleverly folding newspaper, or even crafting an advent tree out of a recycled pallet. If you get a Christmas tree this season, consider recycling it by contacting organisations like SITA (Victoria), who will turn it into mulch to provide nutrients for soil.
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From Chloe to her son Jakob, 6
Workshop at Reverse Garbage
Eco-art school holiday workshop at Reverse Garbage in Brisbane
From Zora to her husband Adam
Sustainable Getaway
A sustainable getaway at Venus Bay Eco Retreat
From Tim to his dad Jason
DIY Bottle Opener
Make your own bottle opener
From Bianca to her husband Alan
Aura Que Key Chain
Handmade from by-products this key chain is made under Fair Trade conditions in Nepal.
From Marge to her neice Chelsea
DIY Zipper Cuff
Make your own zipper cuff
From Colette to her cousin Liv
DIY Detachable Collar
Make your own detachable collar
Sharing is Caring
The collaborative consumption movement is popping up all over the world and there are plenty of options here in Australia. These holdiays find rides, parking spots or surfboards without owning them, or make money from things you have lying around under-used. From AirBnB to Open Shed, car-sharing to access to land to grow food, check out these 12 ideas for more collaborative consumption.
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From Michelle to her sister Ash
Recipe in a Jar
Make your own recipe in a jar
From Sam to his partner Nic
Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay
Paperbark Camp, safari tent resort. Luxury camping in Jervis Bay, NSW
From Gyo to his brother Lucky
WOMAdelaide World Music and Dance Festival, March 2014