Tag: plasticfree Stories
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.
Let’s face it When you want to feel pampered and look your best it’s easy to be tempted by the latest moisturiser, face scrub, or […]
So what is a Super-freegan? No it’s not a super hero dumpster diver…but it could be.
It is a person who does not shop at large chain supermarkets. In our latest ImportAnts story we talk about the compelling reasons behind this movement and why you will want to join them.
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. So time to switch off the lights, light a candle, shine a light on the planet and start talking.
Why we love to love ethically responsible businesses Trust in our institutions is at an all-time low. Be it big business, government or the brands […]
If you’re like us, you’ve probably partied hard over the holidays and now you are desperate to get back into a healthy routine. But don’t […]
Replace nylon scourers that release plastics into the waterways, with a natural, unbleached, biodegradable, Vegan, coconut fibre Eco Max Kitchen […]
Written by Koren Helbig from Fairlings. Elephant poop. It’s not the kind of thing one often pauses to ponder. Yet for Import Ants Founder, Kim […]
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.
Cleaning does not have to be complicated. Go back to basics with these chemical free cleaning recipes and our natural household brushes. Spring is a […]
We are creatures of habit, who have been using plastic bags to line our bins for years. Now with the looming and positive prospect of […]
For something so, so small, microbeads sure are scary beasts. Often found in bathroom products such as shower gel, sunscreens, face wash, toothpaste and other […]
Each week during Plastic Free July we give you & a mate the chance to win an Eco Max Brush, the natural alternative to plastics. TO ENTER […]
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 […]
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 […]
How do the scourers we use everyday impact on our health and the health of our environment ? The simple objects that we use all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Eco Max Kitchen Range is environmentally-friendly, biodegradable and entirely handmade. They are produced utilising waste products and natural materials that can replace plastics in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]