August 16, 2017

I am slowly working my way through the country... mapping second hand stores as I go.

August 13, 2017

Alice Ridley runs Saikuru, a social enterprise aiming to change mindsets of consumer thinking around the waste our clothing creates. Below is her thoughts on the arrival of the fast fashion giant, H&M here in Christchurch. 


This article came about after a work...

August 9, 2017

How to make a simple laundry liquid and dish liquid soap! So simple and so cheap!

August 5, 2017

After a couple of knitting lessons from mum, I had some inspiration from Pinterest (as one does) to knit with plarn (plastic yarn). Below is my latest project

August 3, 2017

There are a lot of things out there that claim will make your life easier. This is my pick of the things that I have found the most useful.

July 28, 2017

I recently stopped in to the lovely Finder Gatherer second hand clothing store in the old British Hotel on Oxford Street, Lyttelton. Tucked in the beautiful building is a wonderful collection of quality second hand clothing, lovingly gathered from near and far.


July 24, 2017

Got a reusable nappy that aint quite cutting the mustard? Why not turn it into a cloth pad?!

What you will need: 

A cloth nappy – the one I used is no longer water resistant around the legs/elastic.
A microfibre cloth nappy insert / or other absorbent material
An Ov...

July 18, 2017

Want to shop at bulk food shops but don't know how to begin? Here is a first timers guide to doing a shop at Bin Inn or equivalent.

1) Choose your containers - this is usually pretty easy because I just take the containers that I store things in at home. Need salt? Talk...

July 16, 2017

Mexican food is a great staple as it is so quick and easy, and most of the time we have all the ingredients in the house to make a couple of different meals. When we started going plastic packaging free, brought corn chips and tortillas were among the things that we we...

July 12, 2017

Yet again, through a second hand shopping map I have met someone doing amazing things. This time it is in Blenheim. 

Windfalls is a second hand gardening goods shop selling anything gardening related. From vases, tools, garden hats, pictures, pots, shoes, boots, books,...

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