Ecological footprints don’t get much lighter than those made by Etiko shoes. As well as using organic cotton, natural latex rubber soles, non-toxic dyes and zero animal glues, the box they come in is made from post-consumer waste. Handstitched by Faitrade employees, these Olive Hitops are 100-percent vegan and are just one option of a large range of mens, womens and kids footwear.
CUSTOM YOGA MAT
The custom yoga mat from Australian yoga studio Bend is made from 100-percent natural rubber and cork. Free from silicones, phthalates or hormonedisrupting chemicals found in common plastic yoga mats, the cork mats are biodegradable and feature purposefully placed markings to guide your posture during yoga sequences. Measuring 183 cm in length, 61 cm wide and 4 mm in thickness, the custom yoga mat weighs 2.7 kg.
NON-ALCOHOLIC CRAFT BEER
Australia’s first non-alcoholic craft beer company is based on Queensland’s Yugambeh Country and is Aboriginal owned and led. Run by Clinton and Lozen Schultz, the husband-and-wife team use endemic ingredients such as Davidson plum, pepperberry and wattleseed to flavour their many varieties of beer. As well as encouraging a sustainable and healthy way of living, the pair hope the initiative will help break down the stigma often associated with socialising without alcohol.
BETWEEN LAND AND SEA
Sunshine Coast-based Indie-folk duo, JC & the Tree, is gifting a packet of native seeds with the sale of every CD or vinyl of its debut album Between Land and Sea. Jesse, who accompanies his vocals with a handmade guitar, and Jacinta, who’s classically trained on both the violin and piano, hope the gesture will encourage fans to reconnect with nature while helping native wildlife at the same time.
CD $25 Vinyl $49
The Koorie Circle
Made on Wurundjeri country from sustainable bamboo and polymers, The Koorie Circle’s Gratitude earrings aim to illustrate the connection and sharing between people and communities. The design pays homage to the Indigenous sentiment which acknowledges that gratitude is something which is felt rather than spoken.