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B GOODS LABEL

January

The Slowpoke: B GOODS LABEL We love to stumble upon another clothing label that is doing classic and long-lasting clothing with all things ethical on their minds. Adelaide-based label B Goods Label is ticking those boxes in all their well cut glory. 
B GOODS LABEL
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WIN AN ARMADILLO + CO RUG

January

The Slowpoke: WIN AN ARMADILLO + CO RUG Who could say no to an ethical, handcrafted, and sustainable soft hemp creation gracing their floor? We said hello to Armadillo & Co, the masters of these in-demand carpets on The Slowpoke a little while ago. They have an awe-inspiring array of rugs crafted of natural materials – jute, hemp, cotton and wool – and handmade by a team of dyers and weavers in India they work incredibly closely with.
WIN AN ARMADILLO + CO RUG
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FUROSHIKI

December

The Slowpoke: FUROSHIKI Within Japanese culture, both modern and ancient, so many pockets of goodness can be found when it comes to slow and sustainable living. One such example is furoshiki – a term given to a square ‘wrapping cloth’, traditionally used to package and transport gifts. Though modern times have seen its use dwindle, the country’s Environment Ministry is urging for its reuse in the battle against plastic bags. Meanwhile here, the concept and cloth is also the perfect antidote
FUROSHIKI
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INTERVIEW: NEWCASTLE GREENS

December

The Slowpoke: NEWCASTLE GREENS They’re the perfect way to grow greens for the gardener hard up on space – microgreens are mini as their name suggests. And this is just what has enabled Elle Brown, owner of Newcastle Greens, to become a grower on her small suburban block in Newcastle, NSW. In a hot house that her husband built, Elle grows a huge range of organic and chemical-free microgreens, baby salad greens and edible flowers, and sells her produce to local Newcastle
INTERVIEW: NEWCASTLE GREENS
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OTIS + OTTO

December

The Slowpoke: OTIS + OTTO Every year we arrive at this time, just a few weeks before Christmas, and – for the minimal presents we do actually buy – begin the hunt around for good local, handmade and quality gifts that have a lot of heart in them. This year we’ve found Otis & Otto. An online store filled with a carefully curated selection of gifts that tick all of those boxes. With the work of plenty of talented Australian makers (and a
OTIS + OTTO
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