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Pip Picks – Things We Like


Mikkoa Travel Yoga Mat

This foldable, machine-washable yoga mat has a non-slip base made from natural rubber and a moisture-wicking vegan suede top which is free of chemicals, plastics, silicones or phthalates. The mat measures 183 cm long and 68 cm wide, weighs in at 900 grams and is available in six different designs. The Australian-based company will plant a tree with each purchase, to help restore Australia’s native forests following the country’s catastrophic 2020 bushfire season.


Done by Matea Custom Handmade Shoes

Done by Matea

Australian artisan shoemaker and designer Matea Gluscevic crafts handmade shoes and accessories using only materials which are either natural, recycled, recyclable, salvaged or a combination of. As well as her own range which includes these seaweed-inspired Kelp Slides, she’ll make custom designs using traditional construction methods and they’ll take approximately four weeks from order to completion.


Macquarie dictionary Aboriginal Words

Macquarie dictionary

Macquarie has released three eBook dictionaries of words from a selection of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. One covers the languages of Diayri and Kaurna from South Australia, one covers the languages of Datiwuy, Eastern Arrernte and Murrinh-Patha from the Northern Territory while the other covers the languages of Nyungar, Gooniyandi, and Yindjibarndi from Western Australia. As well as a history of each language and the spelling, grammar and pronunciation of the extensive wordlists, the dictionaries feature a useful dual index.


Baba Tree

Baba Tree Bicycle Basket

The Baba Tree Basket Company has been preserving the culture of basket weaving and Ghana’s Gurunsi community in Bolgatanga for almost two decades. Hand-woven by artisan weavers, each bicycle basket is unique in both its colour and size. Dimensions are approximately 39 cm wide, 26 cm high and 27 cm deep and each basket comes with leather straps to attach the basket to your bike’s handlebars. Baba Tree is a fair-trade company which ensures its weavers are fully compensated for their artistry.


Tiger Tribe Patternation Eco-City

Tiger Tribe

This magnetic kids game will get children thinking about community-scale sustainability from a young age. Suitable for kids aged six years and older, the educational activities lets kids design their own cities with an eye towards earth-conscious and sustainable living. With 16 different designs to build, the future generation chooses from 140 magnetic titles to incorporate into their landscape, including beehives, renewable energy systems, emissionfree transport options and community food gardens. All purchases support the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.



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