• Patch oRganic Bamboo Strip
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    In Search for the World’s First Zero Waste Solutions

    So, we’ve heard of the world’s first zero waste bra, and very much rooting for TVGB’s continuous success (which btw, successfully raised AU$ 69,088 with 611 backers on Kickstarter).  But have you heard of the world’s first plastic free beauty brand, or the world’s first organic wound strips? Or parcel packaging that you can compost at home with all your food scraps? On this post, let’s take a look at three eco-focused brands offering practical, plastic free, solutions in their respective niches. Their vision? Provide the world’s first zero waste products that work. Ethique When Ethique launched in 2012, founder, Brianne West’s mission is to be part of the solution to…

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    Ready to Wear the World’s First Zero Waste Bra?

    Australian fashion label, The Very Good Bra introduces the world’s first zero waste bra that you can literally bury in your garden when you’re done with it through a Kickstarter campaign which began in 18th May. Created by Sydney-based lingerie designer Stephanie Devine, who also founded Bras Without Wires  after she was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, TVGB promises to be very good not just for the wearer but for our planet, too . Why zero waste? The wire-free bra is made from tencel – a soft but durable botanic fiber produced from sustainably grown Eucalyptus trees. Compared with cotton which requires tons of water (about 20,000 litres H20 per 1kg…

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    Piñatex – from Pineapples to Leather (the Good Kind)

    By now, you have probably already heard of Piñatex- a sustainably-produced fashion material made from piña (Spanish for pineapple) leaves, and interestingly began its journey in the Philippines. The Piñatex Story Some time in the ’90s, Dr. Carmen Hijosa worked as a specialist in the design and manufacture of leather goods. Visiting a tannery in the Philippines led her to witness the true and devastating impact mass leather production has on people and the environment. Upon leaving the country, she was determined to find a more sustainable alternative to leather. She resigned from her job to spend the next seven years researching and developing what is now a patented material and…