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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Yoga mat rundown : favourites from our eco luxe yoga land

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every week we’ar collating our favourite discoveries in the areas that make us tick, from yoga, pilates and the persuit of the perfect wave to healthy eating, living and loving! this weeks theme? all things green…

we’ar love green from the bright olive green of our tubelicious and little india dresses to the green ethos that infuses into our every day existence! its not surprising when you look at where we'ar is made! if you haven't seen the lush green of bali then make sure you check out our bali spirit festival coverage.  we’ar already let you know five reasons its good to be green this week but if you need a few more …

Sex shop goes green - only organic and vegan products  via nzherald

clean green and dirty dozen – which veggies you should make the switch for organic now! via the denizen

green rooftops – jd architects designs amazing  rooftop green gardens via designboom

a giant green salad? – alison knowles makes a giant  (we mean giant) salad for earth day – via collabcubed

upcycled teaspoons get a green new life  - matakana plant markers are sweet and crafty – via nzgirl

would you plant your own green forest? -   amazing indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360 acre forest via tree hugger

handbag green house anyone?  -  besau marguerre's portable greenhouse "to go" via notcot 

not so much green as grassy but lovely to boot - the grassy knoll cafe via gatherandhunt

tips on greening your yoga studio -  green yoga studios via yoga journal

bright, green + inspiring - yoga shots taken in mysore india via yogic photos


need a little  more green? our v tank for men is a best seller in the divine green, while our lichen green metropolis hoodie is currently on sale…  being green has never been so stylish! have your own favourite green things? share in the comments!

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 the team @ we’ar 

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

5 reasons to be green


WE'AR pride ourselves on our holistic and eco-conscious approach to lifestyle and fashion, and there are so many other reasons to fly the green flag for our beautiful earth...

 
 image via pinterest


save the cash
there are quite a few ways to save money by being a little more conscious about energy consumption. even being aware of how many lights you are using at home (including what type of bulbs) and little things like turning off computer moniter screens at work. It's also very easy to jump in the car to grab something down the road, when for a little extra time you could probably walk..? Gas is sooo expensive!

feel better
buying fruit and veg from a supermarket is not only a lot more expensive, but probably not as fresh (or organic) as going to a local farmers market. most suburbs offer one (like the grey lynn farmers market) and there is so much variety and you end up with so much more for less. talk to the farmers who are selling - you'll find a lot of them are quite passionate about their produce, and therefore take more care with the way they are grown. this goes the same for home and beauty products - WE'AR love ecostore for our cleaning and bathroom needs!

so on trend
lets face it - its cool to be green. especially when you can look and feel good in awesome sustainable labels such as WE'AR! plus healthy, positive, active people are generally more attractive wouldn't you say? the last time I was in a health food store there were more good looking eco-conscious people than you could poke a stick at.

influence
just think of all the habits your kids/siblings/nieces and nephews are picking up from you and your family. by teaching them that being eco-friendly is a natural way of life, it has to be a good thing. there are also many exercises in the community that are fun and informative for kids of any age, like the be a tidy kiwi campaign.

its really easy
once you start to think about it, its not hard to avoid doing things that create unnecessary strain on the environment. Frequent cafes that use biodegradable products, or buy a keep cup. Nobody really needs 5 plastic bags to carry their shopping. You can also think creative ways of recycling clothing, as well as inventing new meal ideas with what is left in the pantry or fridge.


on the topic of being green, WE'AR big fans of good magazine, and want to let you know about some awesome competitions they are running...

Win a weekend for two at a Heritage Hotel with good's story writing competition - let your creative juices flow!

Do you have a winning green idea? Yealand's Estate is giving you the chance to win $10,000 to put towards it, so let them know x x x 


maria@we-ar

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

WIN a trip to bali!




Air New Zealand now offers direct flights from NZ to Bali - we came across this little competition via their social network page and want to share it with all our lovely WE'AR-ers!

The prize includes return flights on 19th June 2012 and four nights accommodation...

http://theflyingsocialnetwork.com/archives/1822


Good luck!


maria@we'ar

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