• Paraluman shampoo bars
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Zero Waste Essentials by Paraluman

    Paraluman offers a range of zero waste essentials for anyone who wants to live with less waste. With products like cloth cotton pads & sanitary napkins, reusable straws, on-the-go cutlery sets, stainless steel food containers, and natural soap bars at affordable prices, Paraluman hopes to inspire and encourage more Filipinos to use plastic-free alternatives and make them a part of their daily lifestyle. Let’s get to know more about the shop owner and the products. What’s the story behind the shop name? Paralúman is an old Tagalog word for muse, a paramour. We wanted to use the shop to inspire people, much like a muse. Who are the people behind…

  • The Very Good Bra - zero waste bra
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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…

  • handmade soy candle by SaanSaan
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Saan Saan Candles – Light Fueled by Wander

    It must be wonderful to be able to start up a business that connects with the things you love. I am not an entrepreneur but I think it is safe to say that one common denominator amongst small businesses focused on craftsmanship and environmental sustainability is passion. After all, starting a business in itself is both a risk and a challenge, and when you choose to be an ethical, eco-conscious brand then expect challenges to be greater yet the rewards more meaningful. On Lokal, Mark, creator of Saan Saan shares with us how launching the brand allows him the freedom to run his own business while doing the things he…