April 16, 2020
Talking Zero Waste Kulture
We are so excited to bring you two incredible zero waste products as part of our latest Revive
collaboration with Zero Waste Kulture
We first discovered this amazing zero waste brand at our local Santos store and immediately fell in love with the Everyday Household and Face Wipes.
Crafted from recycled materials reclaimed through charities and hand made locally in the Byron Bay hinterland, these zero waste beauties are super cute and practical too.
And beyond the aesthetics, this incredible product not only offered us the opportunity to avoid single use plastics, but presented the chance to support charities & small local businesses too.
Always in search of new ways to utilise our Arnhem off-cuts to prevent surplus fabric from ending up in landfill, we were honoured when Jodee of Zero Waste Kulture agreed to collaborate.
We are so in love with the two new Revive products created -
Insanely pretty, these limited edition zero-waste products are a huge step towards living more sustainably.
Take care of them with love and you can continue reusing them forever. And should you find that they come to the end of their natural life, compost them at home.
This collaboration took on a whole new meaning for us in terms of sustainability and social responsibility.
So we'd love you to find out more about your co-creator, Jodee, of Zero Waste Kulture...
WHAT WAS THE CATALYST FOR ZERO WASTE KULTURE & HOW HAS IT EVOLVED?
The catalyst was seeing the functionality and the gross misuse of resources that end up in landfill.
I started making earrings from leather waste sourced from the fashion industry, my original product Imperfectly Perfect,
was created to show my daughters that although we are always aiming to be as perfect as possible, the beauty that we should enjoy is in the quirky and the imperfect.
During this time I was working in an industry that created and existed on the same elements as the destructive fast fashion industry,
and was doing very little to give back to the environment and the planet. Over the next few months, I started holding workshops around resourcing waste,
found in charity stores and I made my first Zero Waste Kulture item, a reusable bread bag and started selling them locally, wholesaling and retailing. My next products the reusable face wipes and then the household wipes, were all created with the intent of giving back to the community, by sourcing the fabrics through charity organisations, stopping the unnecessary amount of fabrics that end up landfill, selling a product that could be used over and over again, and finally when it was done with, it could be degraded as it was made using natural materials. I’m really excited about creating more products and working in collaboration with industry and the charity sector to see what more can be done.
WHO DO YOU BELIEVE IS THE GREATEST CHANGE MAKER OF OUR TIME AND WHY?
There are seriously so many that when I think of change makers they each have a place in my heart for different reasons.
If I was to pick just one, today, it would be Jacinda Ardern. I can see myself in her, a mother, a business woman, but most importantly she is progressive,
intelligent, collaborative and she believes in equality for all, she has even had empathy and kindness as a policy for her team in leadership, she is my girl crush.
WHAT ARE THREE SIMPLE TOOLS WE CAN ALL USE TO RAISE AWARENESS, SPREAD KINDNESS AND BE HUMAN?
Remember to listen to others when they are talking to you, to really take in what they have to say, even if you don’t agree with it. To be heard is really important.
If you believe in something, research it, from both sides of the argument, then you are prepared to engage with sharing and potentially raising awareness.
To give of yourself, it could be something really simple, volunteering, sharing and spreading the news about someone else doing well, taking the emphasis off ourselves. When we give, we remove the need to see where our lack is in our own lives.
DURING SELF-ISOLATION WHAT’S YOUR SELF-CARE PRACTISE?
I have been making special care to schedule my time, so I don’t continually work, and that my family time is not interfered with. I run on the beach, swim in the ocean and meditate everyday.
HAVE YOU HAD ANY AMAZING NEW DISCOVERIES WHILST BEING IN LOCK-DOWN AT HOME?
I have discovered that my family is doing really well with how we move together in the home, we are sharing our space really well. I have discovered that I have more patience than I thought and that I often schedule a lot of things that I don’t necessarily have to.