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      Sustainable Living

      You can buy Good X Karma

      GOOD X KARMA | HAND CRAFTED SOAP | Life House | Upcycle Studio | Hand Made Soap | Australian made soap | surfebruary | Chris O'Brien lifehouse | Lip Balm

      100% Of Every Good X Karma Soap and Lip Balm Will Be Donated to - SurFebruary 

      It is pretty mind-blowing when you meet a 10 year old boy who dedicates his time on the weekends to make unique hand crafted, ocean inspired soaps and nourishing lip balms to sell and raise much needed money for cancer treatment, research and clinical trials.

      Xav Neil with his "live to give" and "Good x Karma" sentiments first began to fundraise through SurFebruary in 2018. SurFebruary raises money and awareness for the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse- a not-for-profit hospital that is devoted to providing a holistic approach to cancer prevention and treatment. Cancer patients can receive complimentary therapies such as acupuncture and reflexology and they have a Living Room for exercise, yoga and mindfulness sessions- all of which help support their physical and mental wellbeing.

      After individually raising over $12,000 in 2018 Xav still wanted to do more, and so Good x Karma was founded. Each Good x Karma soap and lip balm that is sold sees 100% of Xav's profit go directly to the Lifehouse.

      We all know that exercise, sunlight and being by the ocean brings about a sense of wellbeing. You feel your mood improve and often the feelings of stress and anxiety are reduced. SurFebruary promotes this lifestyle through the SURFEB A Wave A Day fundraiser to raise money for the Lifehouse.  Xav has signed up for SurFebruary again this year, making it his third year in a row. 

      You can support his amazing efforts and buy Good X Karma!!!  Upcycle Studio will donate 100% of the sales of all Good X Karma Cleanse Bars and Lip Balms sold throughout February through Xav's fundraiser page.

      Trash, Tunes & Treasure

      Seaside Scavenge | Upcycle Studio

      Seaside Scavenge - Trash, Tunes & Treasure to clean up our ocean.       

      This is totally our vibe and exactly why we were proud to sponsor Seaside Scavenge and help support their mission which is to activate local communities to re-imagine waste as a resource through fun and unique programs that ultimately clean up the ocean.                

      How good is life when you can trade trash for treasure tokens!!!!

      Seaside Scavenge, along with the help of some amazing community folk donating 10,211kg of pre-loved clothing, have created an event where pop-up market stalls are set up so that waterway trash can be collected and traded for quality second-hand items. These items can then re-fulfil their purpose as a new treasure in someone else's life. Other donations that have been up for trade include shoes, jewellery, books and homewares. With live tunes and a passionate crew, these coastline cleanup sessions are a massive success resulting in 13,887kg of litter being removed from waterways and 8,802 "scavengers" being educated about waste!

      You can participate in plastic-free living workshops, listen to marine talks and naturally be inspired to become a conscious consumer and help fulfil the Seaside Scavenge vision of a world where waste is a resource.

      Seaside Scavenge | Upcycle Studio

      Rip Curl Offers A Wetsuit Recycling Program- Upcycle Studio

      Rip Curls Upcycle Wetsuit program | Upcycle Studio

      Upcycle Studio customers, if you have an old wetsuit contact Rip Curl to Upcycle it. 

      Rip Curl Offers A Wetsuit Recycling Program

      Do you have old wetsuits or worn-down wettie mats hanging around your house? Not sure what to do with them? Well wonder no more - Rip Curl is offering a Wetsuit Recycling Program, and they’re looking for your old rubber to make it happen.

      This program has been trialled at the Rip Curl Torquay Store where the rubber you bring in will either be crumbed down and given another life as bitumen, or will be upcycled through Surfing Victoria’s Indigenous Program.

      After an outstanding trial period, the program has been running indefinitely. Thank you to all who brought in their old wetties! Keep them coming.

      So get to rummaging around your house, find that old rubber and head in to the Rip Curl Torquay Boardstore! A staff attendant will take the rubber off your hands.

      If you're not in the Torquay region, and you still want to Recycle or Upcycle your old rubber, simply post a package to the Rip Curl Torquay Store with a note inside saying if you want to Recycle or Upcycle.

      Post Your Old Wetsuits To

      Rip Curl Retail 
      101 Surf Coast Hwy 
      Torquay, VIC 3228

       

      Thank you for your Upcycle program Rip Curl, from the Upcycle Studio team in Newcastle.

      Green Your Space: Our Favourite Plant Books

      Upcycle Studio Books | Online Book Shop | Gardening Books | Books | Eco Books | Sustainable Books
      Did you know that being surrounded by plants helps to reduce stress levels and is great for your health? Not only do plants purify the air around you, bringing a touch of nature indoors benefits humans on a more primal level too. We’re meant to be surrounded by the natural environment but in modern society, […]

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      Our Favourite Eco-Friendly Australian Made Brands

      Kitchen Decor | Coconut Bowls | Eco Products | Upcycle Studio

      Sustainable Companies in Australia

      Upcycle Studio is taking the opportunity to give a little shout out to our incredible local makers. We’re insanely lucky to be able to work with these businesses, who are all doing their bit for the planet with their expertise and creativity. Let’s give it up for some of our eco-friendly Australian made brands.

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