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Upcycled Fashion Is Growing In India

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Sustainable fashion is becoming popular and one of the best ways to clinch a sustainable wardrobe is to upcycle your clothing. When it comes to designers, they take things one step further by using upcycled materials to create gorgeous pieces. This is what’s been happening in India.

Chores and DIY

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Written by: Giulia SimoloAs the man of the house there are certain things that often wind up being your responsibility, such as garden or home improvements. Here are some tips to make your work easier and more eco-friendly. Rethink garbage The next time you have to take out the garbage, think abou

Green tips for moms

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Written by: Adrienne BrookbanksEco-minded women with families are often the target of every new so-called ‘green baby’ venture. Studies suggest that approximately 70% of parents become more interested in environmental issues after they’ve had their first child, creating a compelling reason for busin

Water conservation – what you can do

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Written by: Adrienne BrookbanksThe price of water continues to rise and water boards across the country are increasing their prices on the 1st of July. Durban residents are facing a 38% increase and people in the North West and Gauteng will have to pay 28% and 12.9% more respectively.There are numer

Conserve energy this winter

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Written by: Adrienne BrookbanksMost people see their electricity bills rise during the winter months. As we continue to turn up the heater, electric blankets and other heating devices, not only do we rev up our energy bills, but we also contribute to a country-wide problem.On 8 April, Eskom CEO Bria

The all-new Focus: more than a car

The all-new Focus: more than a car

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Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by the Ford Team to the launch of the all new Ford Focus in Knysna. The journey started with a very short flight from Cape Town to George on a very small SA Express plane!Once we´d all arrived safely in George, all the journo´s convened, got some do´s and d

The Starke Effect: Harvest time

The Starke Effect: Harvest time

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Over the last few weeks I have unfortunately not been able to spend as much time as I would´ve liked to in my garden, which is a pity with the unseasonably dry winter we have been experiencing in Cape Town. So this morning, after my run, I decided to tend to my Starke Ayres veggie garden, which was

Nursery Knick Knacks

Nursery Knick Knacks

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I popped into Starke Ayres last week as my potted rose is suddenly looking very sorry for itself, so I took in a sample to show one of the nursery staff there. Apparently it has some kind of fungus, as well as crawling with aphids and I should try replanting :-sAnyway while I was there I did some br

Eco-makeup trends this winter

Eco-makeup trends this winter

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Written by: Adrienne BrookbanksLike clothes, shoes and accessories – makeup trends change from season to season. This year’s New York Fashion week to Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver had everything from goth glamour, bead-like nail polish, gold tints and disco looks. Read on to find out more about what