Sofia Beker, Author at Ecobuy

Author: Sofia Beker

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Smart Cookie: Jade Molloy, Founder Of Happy-scrappie

  1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I used to work as buyer in the high-end fashion industry, which opened my eyes to the unsustainable pace & scale of clothing production. I remember wondering whether the earth was able to replenish itself & keep up with our … read more

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Smart Cookie: Lucy Wright, Founder Of Wunderthings

  1) Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, and what’s your business about? I was born and bred on the northern beaches of Sydney, which I still call home with my wonderful husband and 3 boys. After finishing high school, I went on to study Fashion Design and worked in the industry … read more

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Smart Cookie: Debora Lengler, Founder Of Ujala

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m Debora, I live in Sydney with my teenage daughter, my partner and our three rescued cats. I’ve always wanted to create something of my own, even better if with my own hands! My mother’s side of my family is full of empowered … read more

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Smart Cookie: Aly Brown, Founder Of Resonance Tea

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m Aly, chef turned teamaker. Crafting flavours is my favourite thing to do and I transferred that from creating mouthwatering dishes to delicious tea blends. I start with an idea in mind and then build it layer by layer with beautiful organic … read more

Smart Cookie: Ro Mitri, Founder Of Sili Planet

Smart Cookie: Ro Mitri, Founder Of Sili Planet

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m Rawad, better known as Ro! I’m a 26 year old living in Melbourne, Victoria. I work in the property industry by day and like to think I’m living an eco-warrior’s life by night. I founded Sili Planet in 2020 during the … read more

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Cleanse Better With Whipd Reusable Makeup Removers

We often neglect the small changes we could make in our daily lives to help our planet. With the simple swipe of a makeup wipe, your face can now be makeup-free! Sounds too good to be true? Here’s the catch: it is. As much as it brings your makeup removal process from 10 minutes to 2, … read more

Smart Cookie: Sophie Thwaites, Founder Of Honua Bars

Smart Cookie: Sophie Thwaites, Founder Of Honua Bars

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m Sophie, I am based on the Gold Coast and I love surfing, skating and formulating hair products. I launched Honua Bars in October 2020 to help alleviate the plastic crisis that we are facing. I make soap-free shampoo bars, conditioner … read more

How To Be Zero Waste With Your Asian Food

How To Be Zero Waste With Your Asian Food

Plastic waste has become a highly prevalent issue that we Australians face in 2021 and have been for decades. In light of the plethora of educational resources we find now, we are at the hands of an easily accessible way to learn about how to reduce our contribution to waste. The plastic problem starts here. … read more

Ethical Jewellery With An Inspiring Message

Ethical Jewellery With An Inspiring Message

Ethical jewellery refers to jewellery pieces that are created by taking into consideration their impact on the environment and certain communities. Some people also call it sustainable jewellery and, even though these terms are not synonyms, in this case, they are very similar. In other words, when buying ethical jewellery, you can rest assured that … read more

Jason & Trina Founders Of AndSkin

Smart Cookies: Jason & Trina, Founders Of AndSkin

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? AndSkin is an Australian start-up founded in Melbourne, aiming to bring natural Australian made, simple skincare to the forefront of every bathroom with style. Our lifestyle beauty brand, having just launched in 2020 keeps a small but impactful range of products … read more

Factory Farming: The Industry Behind Meat and Dairy cows

Factory Farming: The Industry Behind Meat and Dairy

Eco-friendly? What does that even mean, what do we do about it – how can we help? I’m sure we’ve all had our moments when we watch tv or read a post on Facebook and think about how we can help the planet and save the world, but it’s all a lie right? It’s all … read more

Nicholas & Natasha Founders Of Excalibur Dehydrators

Smart Cookies: Nicholas & Natasha, Founders Of Excalibur

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? We’re a small, eco-conscious family business headed by brother and sister, Nicholas and Natasha. Beginning way back in 1996 as a small bricks and mortar store in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria started by our mother, our focus has always been to offer … read more

The Changing Nature of Agribusiness

The Changing Nature of Agribusiness

It is prevalent in today’s society that we deem our health as incredibly important. With a new wave of healthy and sustainable living it is imperative that we as inhibitors of the Earth, take care of it in every way we can. Most of us understand the need for taking care of ourselves but many … read more

Smart Cookie: Kailah Shannon Founder of MG Naturals

Smart Cookie: Kailah Shannon, Founder Of MG Naturals

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? My name is Kailah & I’m the founder & formulator at MG Naturals. I never wanted to formulate & manufacture my own beauty products. I would have been so happy curating & selling other peoples makeup. The thought of making my own … read more

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The Benefits Of Bamboo Textiles

Naturally pest resistant and fast growing, Bamboo requires zero pesticides or fertilisers for cultivation. Without the need to use harsh chemicals or pesticides, Bamboo fibre assists with the management of allergies and irritations; making them the perfect textile for bedding purposes. You’ll also like this: How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry  How The … read more

Kelly Hartley Founder Of Hand & Hart

Smart Cookie: Kelly Hartley, Founder Of Hand & Hart

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m Kelly and originally from the UK, myself and my family (husband & daughter) moved to Melbourne in 2012 and have not looked back. I have a background in interior design, sourcing & product development as well as having ran my … read more

Enter Our Saviour: Period Underwear

Discover Our Saviour: Period Underwear

Billions of women and girls menstruate every month, yet they are faced with the stigma that continues to surround periods; that is: women around the world are looking for their own solutions around disposal, pricing, health and comfort. You’ll also like this: How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry  How The Fashion Industry Is … read more

Sara Senn Founder Of Mermaid Cove Organics

Smart Cookie: Sara Senn, Founder Of Mermaid Cove Organics

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? Mermaid Cove Organics was born from my desire to create a skincare brand that is truly natural, eco-friendly, plant-based & focuses on simplicity. I believe you don’t need much for your skin to be happy. Less is so much more. We … read more

Smart Cookie: Olivia Lacuone, Founder Of Eco Asana

Smart Cookie: Olivia Lacuone, Founder Of Eco Asana

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? Having always been a creative, I studied fashion design at RMIT in Melbourne straight after high school. My first work in the fashion industry was in bridal, which often surprises people! I was working as a designer, stylist and production manager, which I gained … read more

The ultimate guide to zero waste cleaning products

The Ultimate Guide To Zero Waste Cleaning Products

On a daily basis, we’ll always face the needs of cleaning. Whether it be the kitchen countertops after you finish eating or mopping the floor to get rid of all the dust and debris. With this, we often use household, commercial cleaning products straight from our local supermarket’s shelves. The excess plastic made by every … read more

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Smart Cookie: Daniela Amaya, Founder Of Nativacase

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I’m an Argentinian that has been living in Melbourne for the past 8 years, I feel at home in Australia now! I live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne with my husband, my daughter and our dog. Late last year I … read more

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How To Make Your Own Garden At Home

Have you got a green thumb? But you’ve never really delved into the world of gardening at home? Every day, many more individuals across the world make their homes whether it be an apartment complex with a small window sill to homes with backyards, into their own home garden. With the influx of growing your … read more

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How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry

Every day, individuals come across some of their favourite and popular brands that label themselves as “cruelty-free” or “allergy certified”. However, this is not always the case, some companies fabricate the authenticity of their products to manipulate consumers into believing their product is cruelty free or allergy certified when they actually aren’t – this is … read more

Smart Cookie: Courtney Love, Founder Of Bend

Smart Cookie: Courtney Love, Founder Of Bend

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? My name is Courtney Love. I am 30 years old, married to my sweetheart and have a beautiful 1 year old son. I am a Production Manager by day and a Yoga Instructor by night. I also am the founder of … read more

How the fashion industry is killing our rivers and water supply

How The Fashion Industry Is Killing Our Rivers And Water Supply

Fashion Disruption The fast fashion model has spiraled into a marketer’s dream. Consumer purchase behaviors are driven by short-term pleasure. We show off our wealth, style and personality but once this temporary fulfilment is over, it’s a vicious cycle to continuously satisfy our rational materialistic values, becoming a desire not a necessity. Environmental Insanity: “The … read more

REDUCE PLASTIC FOR OUR PLANET

Easy Swaps For A Zero-Waste Kitchen

Food, Glorious Food….. One of the places to start making household changes to sustainability is in the kitchen. Food is loved, wanted and needed by all. Yet, we make so many mindless choices when it comes to single-use plastic. Unfinished food? Wrap it in cling wrap (plastic) and chuck it in the fridge. Need to … read more

Yvette Van Schie founder of The Ethical Beauty Expert

Smart Cookie: Yvette Van Schie, Founder Of Ethical Beauty Expert

1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? I have been a beauty therapist, beauty trainer, makeup artist and holistic beauty practitioner and writer for 35 years. I am presently studying nutrition as I always recommend clients treat themselves from inside as well as out – good skincare alone … read more

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Everything You Want To Know About Shampoo Bars

Reinventing Healthy Hair Shampoo bars are a great alternative to reducing plastic consumption while still having a fun, awesome smelling product that transforms radiantly healthy hair. If you’re looking to support a local business that produces handmade shampoo bars in Australia, which are: Plastic, soap and sulfate free PH Balanced Tailored for coloured hair Low on carbon footprint (you … read more

4 Podcast About Sustainability That You Should Listen

4 Podcasts About Sustainability That You Should Listen

From books to the radio, being informed comes in a plethora of mediums and forms. Great ways of learning about how to live more sustainably comes from non-fiction books, the radio, tv shows and more popularly podcasts! During the past year, the influx of the variety of podcasts available has flourished with many listeners being … read more

An Earth friendly case for the stylish and eco conscious soul

Why You Need A Compostable Phone Case

How many phone cases have you bought in your life? Was it cute? Did it protect your phone? Can you use it confidently knowing that something as small and seemingly insignificant as a phone case is having a positive effect on our planet?   Probably not. But buying a compostable phone case does make a … read more

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Smart Cookie: Anna Chatburn, Founder Of Azur Pure

1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about? Nature has always been a huge passion for me; I love being in the ocean and walking in the bush. Azur Pure Skincare started in 2018 when I wanted a natural effective face wash and moisturiser with refill options and not … read more

Victoria’s New Support Fund That Benefits Australian Fashion

Victoria’s New Support Fund That Benefits Australian Fashion

The Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) initiative has just made $10 million available in a new Business support fund. The CEBIC have partnered with the  Victorian Government to make this fund possible. The fund will support projects and  businesses in their efforts to reduce waste, reuse and repurpose materials, remanufacture,  and upcycle. It’s a … read more

How To Be An Ethical Coffee And Tea Drinker

How To Be An Ethical Coffee And Tea Drinker