Tag: handmade Stories

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10.10.2016

Eco Max Household Brushes

Natural, synthetic free cleaning for your home, making a safer environment for you, your family and our world. Handmade from vegetable fibres and sustainable timbers […]

Eco Max Back Brush with cotton strings
10.10.2016

Eco Max Body Brushes

A brush for everybody, whether you are looking for a natural fibre brush for dry body brushing or one to use in the shower, we […]

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 […]

08.09.2016

Journals

Handmade by Maximus from recycled office waste and elephant dung paper these journals are ethical and beautiful to write on.

08.09.2016

Cards

All these a cards are handmade by Maximus from recycled office waste and elephant dung paper. They have a blank white sheet in the middle, […]

08.09.2016

Paper & Envelopes

Eco-friendly Elephant Dung Paper in A4 sheets for weddings, invitations or art and craft. Matching envelopes in C6, DL and square all handmade from recycled […]

15.07.2016

Eco Max Brushes

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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 […]

A photograph of the Araliya Community Company
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.

17.06.2016

Eco Max Christmas

Dreaming of a Green Christmas, our Eco Max Christams decorations are eco-friendly, completely handmade from natural waste products, Palmyrah fibre from the leaf base of […]

16.06.2016

Araliya Community Company

This amazing group of women show how with determination and a little help, a fair trade industry can grow from a small idea. Now employed […]