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AUSTRALIAN MADE AUSSIE HO MI, ASIAN HANDHELD HOE

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Unlike western gardening tools, the Aussie Ho Mi is an ergonomic hand-held hoe which uses a more comfortable and natural action and is based on a traditional Korean design.

This tool is lightweight and perfectly balanced. It rotates easily in the hand from the sharp pointed working edge, to the equally sharp wide edge. Dig, weed, cultivate, ridge, plant, scalp–this tool will do everything. Once you start to use it, you will find yourself hooked!

Handcrafted in Australia by artisan tool makers F.D Ryan, the Aussie Ho Mi is made from high carbon steel, heat-treated for maximum strength and sharpened to a knife edge. With care, your Ho Mi will last a lifetime.

Available on the Pip website.

www.pipmagazine.com.au $30

SKIN OF THE EARTH SKINCARE RANGE

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Skin of the Earth is a skincare range that offers products that are 100 per cent organic and Australian. They are made from locally grown and wild harvested medicinal herbs and contain no harmful chemicals. All Skin of the Earth products are non-toxic, natural and perfect for sensitive skin.

Healing balm ($20): is a fantastic multipurpose skin healing balm for all skin types, particularly great for psoriasis. It contains herbs with antibacterial, anti inflammatory, anti-fungal and wound-healing properties.

Peppermint Tooth powder ($12): is a traditional clay-based alternative to toothpaste. It contains magnesium and calcium, is anti-fungal and removes any heavy metal residue in the mouth from eating processed foods.

Coconut Deodorant ($8): is a balm alternative to roll-on deodorant. It is gentle on sensitive skin, antibacterial and deodorising.

For orders contact: smilinsiany@hotmail.com

IBARK IPHONE COVERS

Based in Byron Bay, eco-friendly design company iBark have developed the world’s first sustainably produced iPhone case. Each case (available for iPhone 6/6S) is made from Australian hardwood and a non-GMO corn starch resin, making it 100 per cent non-toxic and 99 per cent biodegradable. The cases are lightweight, ergonomic and water-resistant.

The phone covers are priced between $44.95 and $49.95 and are available online at www.ibark.com.au, with free shipping within Australia.

SELJAK BLANKETS

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Seljak Brand, based in Tasmania, makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor – seventy per cent recycled merino wool, a thirty per cent blend of recycled alpaca and mohair, and polyester for strength. The Seljak Original Fringe blanket is a luxurious utility blanket; durable for outside use, yet soft enough for the home.

Seljak Brand diverts waste from landfill and restores value to this beautiful Australian resource for your cosiness. What’s more, for every ten blankets sold, Seljak Brand donates one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Victoria.

The Seljak Original Fringe blankets are available from www.seljakbrand.com.au and at a small selection of retailers in Australia and New Zealand $179.

2017 PIP MAGAZINE KITCHEN GARDEN CALENDAR

Twelve months of seasonal produce and recipes from some of Australia’s finest producers and food creators; including Grown and Gathered, Milkwood, Good Life Permaculture and many more. With stunning photography and a recipe for each month this calendar will take pride of place on your kitchen wall. www.pipmagazine.com.au/shop $14.95.

GOOD LIFE PERMACULTURE SAUERKRAUT TEA TOWELS

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One of Good Life Permaculture’s education tea towels, this ‘delicious and nutritious sauerkraut’ variety is not only educational (it shows you how to make your own sauerkraut from scratch!), but also beautiful and useful. The guys at Good Life Permaculture love creating art that is educational and inspiring, but even better when it serves a practical purpose.

Each printed image is designed and drawn by the team at Good Life Permaculture in Hobart, Tasmania, and is printed with water- based ink on an oatmeal-coloured fabric. All Good Life Permaculture tea towels are made from one hundred per cent organic cotton and manufactured in India.

The delicious and nutritious sauerkraut tea towel is available from the Pip website: www.pipmagazine.com.au/shop $20 plus postage.

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