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29.05.2019

10 Tips for Displays

One hidden side of Retail is Visual Merchandising. Studies have shown that customers are quick at deciding if they will stay in your store and browse or leave. In fact this decision can take as little as 10 seconds. So creating displays that grab their attention is a real matter of ImportAnts.

29.04.2019

To Compost or not to compost?

Thought about composting but not sure if it’s right for you? It doesn’t matter if you live in flat or in a house, learn how easy composting really can be.

16.04.2019

Most Frequently Asked Questions? – Body

What Eco Max Brush is right for my skin type? How do I care for my brush? What are the benefits of Dry Body Brushing? These questions and more are answered in this easy Q & A for our Body Brushes.

21.03.2019

Most Frequently Asked Questions? – Kitchen

Can I put my Eco Max Brush straight in the compost bin with the wire still in it? Is coconut fibre naturally anti-bacterial? Can my brush go in the dishwasher? These questions and so many more are answer here in our Q & A Kitchen.

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28.02.2019

Tips for Organising a Corporate Event

Getting the right feel for your corporate event can be tricky. And with sustainability high in everyone’s priorities including corporations, living plants and flowers may be the perfect decoration.

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20.02.2019

Paper Pottery – transforming florists & events

Once waterproof containers for meant expensive, heavy glass or ceramic. For anything light weight and inexpensive, options where limited to plastic-lined cardboard boxes or unattractive, plastic vases. Now there’s eco-friendly Waterproof Paper Pottery!

20.02.2019

Paper Pottery Look Book

Waterproof Paper Pottery Look Book 2019
New Waterproof Paper Pottery set to revolutionise the floristry industry.

18.01.2019

Our Sinamay Story – a plastic alternative

Finding a plastic free alternative to package our hand-rolled Cook’s and Gardener’s soap was a difficult task. But then we discovered Sinamay and it ticked all our boxes.

31.12.2018

A New Year’s Resolution for the Planet

Often our New Year’s Eve resolutions are a wish list for making improvements in our own life. But isn’t it time we made a New Year’s resolution for the planet!

25.10.2018

“Vegan” – more than just food

When you think of the word “Vegan” most people automatically think of a type of diet that excludes animal products or anything derived from an animal. But Vegan means so much more than just food, it’s a lifestyle choice.

25.09.2018

Flaky Fur Friends

Just like people, our fur friends can suffer from dandruff too. Regular grooming is recommended to combat dandruff in pets, but using the right brush is ImportAnt.

12.09.2018

In Support of WOMEN

“When you want to invest and create GDP, there is no better or more effective investment –than investing in women.” This is why we employ women in the making of our Fair Trade products.

27.08.2018

RECYCLED V SUSTAINABLE

Which is better for the planet, recycling plastics or replacing them with more sustainable natural solutions? We look at the positives and negatives of recycling plastics.

28.06.2018

Fish, Fibres & Food

When fish eat fibres, the fish and the fibres end up on our dinner plate. But there is more to the story!

20.06.2018

Breaking News – Breaking Habits

Now that supermarkets have stopped using single use plastic bags it’s time to learn a new habit. In this story of ImportAnts we see how habits are formed and how easy it is to learn the new BYO Bag Habit.

01.06.2018

Let’s Face It

When you want to feel pampered and look your best it’s easy to be tempted by the latest plastic packaged moisturiser, face scrub, or exfoliant. But there are simpler solutions that are better for the planet.

15.05.2018

Good Wood

Protecting our Forests is a matter of ImportAnts, because they are more than just a collection of trees… So what is Good Wood and why should you care?

15.03.2018

So what’s a super-freegan?

No, it’s not a Superhero dumpster diver…but it could be. It’s a little less heroic but there are many reasons why it pays to become one.

14.03.2018

Broom, Broom, Rake…

When is a broom also a rake? When it’s an Eco Max Coconut Palm Broom! It sweeps as well as it rakes. The secret to it incredible abilities is in the natural palm fronds it is made of.

12.03.2018

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2018 is about conversations on the loss of nature around you. To get the conversation started ImportAnts have given you some ideas of things you can do locally. Ideas to connect with others in your community to drive global awareness and action on biodiversity.

Meet the Makers Thimble
14.02.2018

Greed V Good

Trust in our institutions is at an all-time low. Thanks to the growth of social media, it is easier than ever to know when businesses ethical claims do not match our expectations. So what do we expect from businesses today?

22.12.2017

5 minute Detox

Partied too hard? Desperate to get into a healthy routine? Don’t stress! Cleaning up your act does not have to be a punishment for your sins. All it takes is 5 minutes to set yourself up for success, with the wholesome and easy routine… of dry body brushing.

18.12.2017

See the Eco Max Kitchen Scrubber in ACTION!

Nylon scourers wear out quickly and release micro-plastics into our waterways, replace yours with a natural fibre, earth friendly, plastic free Pot Scourer. Want to see how easily the Eco Max Pot Scourer cuts through grease?

A - Z of produce use
26.10.2017

A – Z of Produce Use

Getting the most from your produce is good for the planet and your purse. Whether it’s storing them or eating them, these EcoMaxHacks will make sure you get the best value and longest life out of the produce you buy.

18.10.2017

Fairlings interview with Kim Good, Founder of Import Ants

Elephant poop. It’s not the kind of thing one often pauses to ponder. Yet for Import Ants Founder, Kim Good, elephant dung – and, more specifically, paper ingeniously made from the stuff – was the unlikely source of a major career change.

Eco Max Kitchen Brushes
15.10.2017

11 reasons why coconut is the new black

Renewable, sustainable, carbon neutral and 100 % natural, coconut can replace so many products that are harmful to the environment, read on to discover what you can replace with coconut.

11.10.2017

How often should I clean that?

When it comes to cleaning your household items, we can all be a little slack. Here are the products in your house that you should be replacing or cleaning regularly.

10.10.2017

Eff off flakey skin

Been hibernating all winter, is your skin is all flaky and not ready for the summer sun? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. So here are 6 simple steps for silky smooth skin, just in time for summer and all year round.

4 ways to be more sustainable
09.10.2017

4 Eco-Friendly Habits To Pass Onto Your Kids

Here’s 4 things you can do to make a personal impact on a global issue. Our environment is our responsibility and failing to take care of it is putting your children’s future at risk. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and teach your kids good environmental habits while you’re at it.

Skincare & Beauty Trends
28.09.2017

Beauty Trends & Skin Care for Every Skin Type

Ally Feiam from My Deal interviews some leading specialists for some great on trend tips for 2018 for healthy beautiful skin, including myself.

10.09.2017

Turmeric – Nature’s Healing Herb

The healing properties of Turmeric go beyond simply adding it to your diet, to see how else this amazing spice can be used read on.

02.09.2017

scrub-a-dub-scrub

Cleaning does not have to be complicated. Go back to basics with these chemical free cleaning recipes and our natural household brushes. Some great tips to start your Zero Waste journey.

Eco Max Foot Brush
21.08.2017

Spring into Summer with Fab Feet!

Four simple tricks to have your feet looking & feeling fabulous. Spring is almost here and Summer ain’t far off, so it’s a smart time […]

12.08.2017

The quiet art of meditation

Meditation has been proven to boost physical and mental health, improve cognitive function, alleviate depression, reduce stress and even slow the ageing process. All you […]

04.08.2017

OMG! What will I use to line my bin?

How will I line my bin now that there are no more free shopping bags at supermarkets? Try this clever Eco Max Hack, a plastic free way to line your bin.

24.07.2017

Tips for blooming skin this Spring

We’re inching closer and closer to spring, which means it’s time to start saying goodbye to dry, flaky skin and hello to soft, luscious skin.  […]

14.07.2017

microbeads – they’re still out there…

Smaller than a grain of sand and designed to be disposed of down the drain. Microbeads are impossible to filter, so they easily make their way into our waterways and BILLIONS of them do so EVERY. DAY.

30.06.2017

pretty, practical and plastic free

Plastic free household items you won’t want to hide away. When we talk about the environmental impacts of plastic, we tend to focus on the […]

20.06.2017

Not the sexiest of discussions, but an ImportAnt one none the less, because we all own a toilet and have had to clean it at […]

05.06.2017

3 Deadlies – synthetic V natural

We ask Corinne Sparks from Handmade Naturals what her top three deadly synthetics to avoid are and what natural alternatives she uses instead. Corinne was […]

29.05.2017

is your kitchen scourer killing you?

How do the scourers we use everyday impact on our health and the health of our environment ? The simple objects that we use all […]

Eco Max Kitchen Scrubber
11.05.2017

How our Kitchen Scrubber scrubs up…  

As all good cooks know the proof will always be in the pudding. So Import Ants asked one of our customers, avid Thermomix user Brian […]

10.05.2017

3 healthy reasons to be a scrubber!

Did you know you could be throwing away many health benefits by peeling your fruit and vegetables? Maybe it’s time to become a scrubber and […]

08.05.2017

5 reasons to switch to natural fibres

Natural vegetable fibres have been used for centuries, way before plastic was even invented. They are longer lasting and have no built in obsolescence, making […]

26.04.2017

6 tips to stop itchy dry legs!!!

Winter dryness is so not fun and it happens to all of us at some point in time. Here are some great tips to stop the scratching and bring back that healthy silky summer feel again.

31.03.2017

How to be Chemical Free

Do you worry about the amount of chemicals in your life? Want to know how to find toxic free alternatives to everyday products? It’s important […]

17.03.2017

  5 ways to make every hour Earth Hour   What started as a symbolic moment in Sydney, when 2.2million people turned off their lights […]

03.03.2017

From Poo to Paper

Now who would have thought that you can make paper from elephant dung?

01.02.2017

The Natural Fibres in our Eco Max Brushes

With so many synthetic products in our homes, isn’t it time to go natural? Here is a list of 7 natural organic vegetable fibres that […]

10.01.2017

Fair’s Fair

A beginner’s guide: the 3 ideals that are the basis of Fair Trade. The idea of “Trade not Aid” began way back in the early […]

Meet the Makers Maximus
15.12.2016

Meet the Makers – Maximus

Maximus in Sri Lanka saw both the need for employment in rural areas and for the conservation of the endangered Sri Lankan elephant. Maximus Elephant […]

Eco Max Dry Body Brushing
15.12.2016

See How! Dry Body Brush Video

A simple video that shows you the 5 key benefits of Dry Body Brushing and how to do it

Fair Traders of Australia
15.12.2016

What is a Fair Trader

A Fair Trader is a business endorsed by the Fair Trade Association of Australia as having Fair Trade at the core of everything they do. […]

06.11.2016

5 Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

Dry body brushing is a natural yet effective way to promote soft and healthy skin, but that is not the only benefit… Here are the […]

27.09.2016

10 Principles to Buy By

How you can truly measure if a company is acting ethically or just spinning you Fair Trade wash. Here is a list of the 10 principles […]

27.09.2016

Meet the Makers – Thimble

Handmade products that provide ethical local employment for women in an area where no other industry existed.   Thimble is a group of women from […]

07.07.2016

Meet the Makers – Eco Max Brushes

Natural fibres and ethically made, ticks all the boxes. Our Eco Max Brushes are handmade in Sri Lanka by a small family run business that […]

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23.06.2016

Meet the Makers – Araliya Community Company

It started when a group of Nuns from Rome began a school for the hearing impaired in Sri Lanka. From these small beginning the Araliya Community Company began.