Thursday, May 20, 2010


"We believe in...

the power of simple choices
respect for all who share
our planet
plants, not petrochemicals
sun-grown, not synthetic
hand made with heart
honesty in labelling
a 2nd useful life for everything

nature having the answers
... if only we will listen"

With a tagline like "how will you make a difference today?TM", Biome is bound to be a pretty strong company. Pushing people to listen to nature's answers, and showing that you can do it ethically, this brand is looking pretty good to me!

Biome is organic, natural, recycled and fair-trade.

Natural Weddings

"Natural Weddings is Australia’s favourite wedding directory for people planning a planet-friendly wedding or celebratory event.

Green lifestyle enthusiasts Tracey Bailey and Kamaia Thompson were already assisting many couples with advice through Biome Eco Stores and saw the need for a comprehensive directory of services.

Combining their passion for the planet and style with a conscience, Tracey and Kamaia can help you with everything you need to know about planning a greener celebration.

Natural Weddings links you to supliers ranging from pre-loved wedding gowns to eco-limousines, organic catering and natural beauty to eco-honeymoons.

Our planning guide will help you incorporate whatever sustainable choices you are able to. Read about couples who have considered the impacts of each decision and brought a special style to their celebrations.

A thoughtful gift registry will help you create your harmonious, healthy home together."

Okay, so this isn't makeup, skin care or hair care... But it is a mighty good idea! Check it out if you're planning a wedding or recommend it to someone you know who is.


"Mokosh is a small business located in Fremantle, Western Australia. The business arose out of a desire to make skin products from pure, ethically sourced ingredients that are strictly free of potentially harmful additives found in many mainstream products. We choose Fair Trade, organically grown ingredients as far as possible. We do not add preservatives of any description, nor do we use artificial colours, fragrances or thickeners. We avoid palm oil in our soaps and other products for environmental reasons, and use recyclable packaging."

Mokosh avoids palm oil, preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colours and harmful additives. "Mokosh aims to deliver products that sustain the earth without damaging it, nourish and protect the user without causing harm, and do what we can to help the world’s poorest communities step out of poverty without exploitation."

Oh, Mokosh, how you tempt me with your reasonable prices and ethical-ness! Nevertheless, i need more money in order to try you! I think I'm going to need a higher skin care/makeup budget to keep this blog up!

Couleur Caramel (Makeup and Skincare)

Couleur Caramel is a French brand. They sell makeup and skincare products, as well as makeup brushes, nail polish, nail polish remover, etc. All of their packaging is recyclable and most is recycled.

I have not yet tried this product myself, but I'll get there. I have found it nearly impossible to buy their skincare range, though. At least on the internet.

I will have to look in some health food shops and see whether the skin care things are sold there. I'm really eager to try the product, and will keep you posted on how it works and such.

Couleur Caramel are organic, fairtrade and actually reasonably priced.

A Bit About Fairtrade

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

By choosing products carrying the FAIRTRADE Label, consumers can support farmers, their families and communities in receiving more stable and secure incomes, better working conditions, and enhance dinvestment in quality and local environmental sustainability.

For a product to display the FAIRTRADE Label it must meet international Fairtrade standards, which are set by the international certification body Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). These standards are agreed through a process of research and consultation with key participants in the Fairtrade scheme, including producers themselves, traders, NGOs, academic institutions and labelling organisations such as the Fairtrade Association ANZ.

Fairtrade Certification and Labelling is undertaken by a worldwide network of non-government organisations pursuing Fairtrade through the certification and labelling of products, such as coffee, tea and chocolate. A product is Fairtrade Certified if it carries the FAIRTRADE Label, providing an easy way for consumers to recognise and choose products that meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards.

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