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It feels like a long time ago now 😄 but last month I had a tea at @bluecafe_ with the lovely, laid back Nadia, who founded personal care brand Natural Yogi 3 years ago 🧘‍♀️ We discussed, among other topics, our favourite scents 🌷(there are 7 for her deodorants!), the challenge of balancing quality and affordability 💴, and deepening our knowledge of sustainability in general 🌱~Hi Nadia! So happy to meet again! Shall we start with how Natural Yogi came to be?“It actually started with a breast cancer scare, and my subsequent search for an effective natural deodorant.I was so impressed by...

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Last week, I spoke to @simplybamboo_za founder Alex about moving countries for love ❤️ (naww), doing work that’s meaningful 🌱 and the differences between living in Europe and SA. 🌍~Hi Alex! Let’s start with why you started a bamboo toothbrush business?“I guess it goes back to my upbringing - I was taught never to litter, to recycle and look after nature.At varsity, I came across an American zero waste influencer, @trashisfortossers , and I started living with less waste.There were already bamboo toothbrushes available at the time but I thought their design was uninspiring, the handles uncomfortable and the bristles too hard.So I set...

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Last week, I spoke to the talented Tessa, founder of @plasticity__ , about turning discarded plastic into art, the beauty of simplicity, and her experience of living through multiple droughts.~Hi Tessa! How are you?Let’s start with how you started plasticity?“Hi! I’m feeling pretty happy today because it’s raining – we’ve been having a very serious drought in the Eastern Cape, so any rain is a welcome relief!I started plasticity in 2017. I always loved being creative and was very aware of environmental issues. I grew up in Botswana, where we experienced a serious drought, and are now reliving that here in Graaff...

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Today we spoke to Cathy – an occupational therapist 👩, mom 🍼 and founder of the All Natural brand 🥜 (we don’t know how she does it either!)I’m personally really excited to stock All Natural, because theirs was the first plastic free & natural deodorant I ever bought, and I loved it 💚– it made me realise that natural and plastic free didn’t have to be worse – in fact it could be better.I tried to find their contact details back then but couldn’t 😭– and through a stroke of luck they recently contacted RESTOCK instead! So we are really...

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This morning, we spoke to the lovely Amanda Jayne from @amandajaynecandles about starting a business as a new mom 🍼, the importance of taking it slow 🐢, and the exciting new products she’s got in store for us 🤩~Hi Amanda! Let’s start with why you started a candle business?“I was a 28 year old new mom, at home with my baby, and wanted to work on a project for myself. A friend of mine started a candle business in the UK and I loved the idea. It took 2 years of playing with fragrances, waxes and wicks before I had a product...

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