Anne Foster, founder of Elkie & Ark, speaks all about her journey as an entrepreneur, the inspiration behind her brand, and advice on adopting a sustainable and less wasteful way of living. Elkie & Ark is an Australian based brand that sells organic, ethically made, and fair trade bed linen. To find out more about the brand, you can click here to visit the website or read on for the interview.   Business Name: Elkie & Ark Personal Name: Anne Foster Job Title: Founder   Please tell us a… View Post

After making the decision to become more sustainable and ethical with the choices I make, I started my research into ethical and sustainable brands within fashion. It turns out that all large retailers have a section on their website called a “corporate responsibility” as well as their Ethical Standards. And as cleanly polished as these statements are it’s easy to become “green-washed” by these words. There comes a point when we as consumers have to start asking how fast fashion can get their products so cheap? And what exactly is… View Post

  It took me a while to be happy with my Spicy Bean Burger recipe because I couldn’t originally get the spices right. In the end I realised that as long as the texture and bulk of the recipe is perfected, then spices can be continually experimental and won’t always be the same. That’s why my spice measurements aren’t exact, because they can be changed to your preference. I also don’t use any oil in these burgers or for cooking them because I prefer them baked to be extra healthy.… View Post

On my journey to finding sustainability within fashion and shopping in a ethical way, I have come across many small businesses that are working to make a positive impact on the planet. It’s important that despite how big some fashion retailers are, the smaller brands aren’t being over shadowed. A brand that stood out to me was “Be For Change,” a small company that manufactures the products from a factory within Portugal.  Be For Change make a variety of canvas tote bags made from up-cycled materials as opposed to sourcing a sustainable materials… View Post

  We are not the labels that we give ourselves or that anybody else gives to us. We are spiritual being inside the human form which makes us complex beyond belief. We cannot be described using the words from a language that is so limited in vocabulary choice. Simply labelling ourselves with these describing words is accepting a societal definition and creating a confined box to be placed into. This is so limiting and detrimental to personal growth and to all the things we are capable of achieving as we… View Post

The make-up and beauty market is undeniably saturated. Thus, making it an almost impossible task to find any products that come close to being holy grail. There is an increased struggle for any beauty lover to resist the temptation of buying more and more products, most of which aren’t actually needed, and therefore run the risk of never actually being using them more than once. But how can consumers manage to sift through everything in the market to find products that are suitable when everything claims to be different, yet… View Post

Reading hasn’t always been enjoyable for me. When I was younger I would try and avoid it because I wasn’t interested in the books categorised within the basic and most obvious genres. I wasn’t that interested in crime, or in romance, or in those teenage girly books that seemed to be piling up on my windowsill from multiple birthday presents. A seemingly popular birthday gift for the adolescent girl. Over the past year I have found out what it is that I like to read the most and as it… View Post