As Earth Day is coming up, we'd love to introduce you to the people who inspire us the most to keep growing and evolving on our journey to sustainability. We get our best tips from them and we had to share with you the incredible people who keep us motivated to make a change everyday!
We'll start with Samantha Merritt, a digital creator showing us the benefits of slow living and taking the time to make conscious choices. Her beauty and skincare recommendations are some of our favourites! We asked her a few questions to get to know the person behind the influencer:
- Where abouts do you currently call home?
I am currently living in rural north South Aus.
- What’s your favourite part of having such a loyal following?
I truly love how passionate my followers are! Everyone gets so pumped about sustainability and I love hearing how people have changed up the way way they shop because of something I've said around sustainable shopping.
- Who’s your favourite artist and why? (Musician, painter, designer, anyone!)
My favorite artist is Cy Twombly, his pieces feel like if someone painted what the inside of my mind would look like ahah
- Your favourite city in the world?
Favorite city is Melbourne hands down (sorry Adelaide)
- How about your favourite beach?
My favorite beach is this tiny little spot out of Noosa heading north, its so secluded and feels like a hidden get away.
- 5 things you can’t live without… go!
Sunscreen, water bottle, my ipod, pasta and my cat ahaha
- What is your favourite quote?
"Be the change you want to see"
- What is your best Eco Tip to share with others?
My best eco tip is do your best because we need a lot of people doing a bit instead of a few people doing a lot.
- If you could say one thing to our Mother Earth, what would it be?
- What’s one cause that you would want people to rally behind and why?
I really want people to rally behind shopping slow and sustainable, clothing and accessories create so much trash and the whole fast fashion industry is incredibly dangerous.
There’s a lot of chat out there about jewellery and we wanted to debunk a few of the myths that you may have heard over the years. From the history of Pearls to the truth about Solid Gold. Here are 8 Jewellery Myths debunked - So you can sleep easy (and let your Aunty know the real deal over your next family dinner) sharing the real facts about tarnishing, Gold, pearls and much more.
If you're a travel-lover like us (dur - who isn't), then there's a high chance you are already following Brodie from @locationlost over on instagram where she shares her life on the road, living out of her **super stylin** van with her partner Nick & cute pooch Quinn. Based in Western Australia, Brodie & Nick share their incredible adventures, drool-worthy landscapes they get to experience in Aus and share honest conversations about a life lived on the road. It's not all cute shots (and cute outfits)!
Nothing quite beats a delicious Soba Noodle Salad. They're often rare to find out and about but when you find one, with the perfect dressing - Oooh wee it's a jolly good feeling, one you want to bottle up & come back to meal after meal. And so with the emphasis on food & sharing around Christmas, I wanted to do exactly that. Share one of my favourite Soba Noodle Salad recipes so that you too, can relish in these flavours & treat your tastebuds (and others!) this festive season.