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The Little Home Episode 23

The Little Home Episode 23

Welcome to the 23rd Episode of my creativity podcast.  In this episode, I share some finished sewn and knitted garments and accessories for my handmade capsule wardrobe and I also talk about some current works-in-progress!  

Handmade Wardrobe : My recent sewing makes!

Handmade Wardrobe : My recent sewing makes!

One of my greatest passions is to make my own clothing; there’s something incredibly empowering about being able to clothe yourself from scratch and from turning a 2D piece of cloth into something that fits your body like a glove. I have dreams of being […]

Minimalism : My minimalism journey to owning less and living more

Minimalism : My minimalism journey to owning less and living more

The Problem In a society where we are bathed in product marketing from morning until night and where excess money often doesn’t get the chance to settle before it is spent, many of us will find ourselves surrounded by ‘stuff’ that we own but don’t […]

Conscious Consumer : 5 tips to curb your spending habit

Conscious Consumer : 5 tips to curb your spending habit

Whether we believe we ‘buy into it’ or not, many of us unwittingly fall into the trappings of the consumerist society we were born into. It’s interesting to consider when we actually started to believe that the acquisition of ‘stuff’ would bring us happiness and […]

How I went from meat-eater to Vegan overnight

How I went from meat-eater to Vegan overnight

Rewind to Saturday night, one month ago, where I find myself standing in the middle of a packed Bourke Street staring at a computer screen held by a black-clad person in a Guy Fawkes mask.  I’m just out of work and on the way to […]

Conscious Consumer : How can I stop supporting ‘Fast Fashion’?

Conscious Consumer : How can I stop supporting ‘Fast Fashion’?

It can be so so easy to walk into a clothing store in any western country, buy a cheap dress, walk out and not think anymore then ‘What a bargain!’, but do we ever really consider the true cost of the clothing that we buy? Behind […]

My experience of ‘Plastic Free July’

My experience of ‘Plastic Free July’

It’s now a week into August and I felt the importance of looking back on how much has changed for me over the past 5 weeks, as I took on Plastic Free July here in Australia and began to open my eyes to how my […]

Conscious Consumer : What is BPA and why should we avoid it?

Conscious Consumer : What is BPA and why should we avoid it?

As consumers we are sold a huge array of harmful products on a daily basis, with very little (if any) knowledge of the adverse effects that these products can have on our body and on our environment. Have you ever wondered what all those ‘BPA-free’ stickers […]

Zero Waste : My zero waste essentials ‘starter kit’

Zero Waste : My zero waste essentials ‘starter kit’

So it’s nearly been a month since I started ‘Plastic Free July’ and really dove head first into the world of zero waste.  This month I’ve been making a conscious effort to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic I use, but in particular single use […]