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Shining a light on five great Kiwi organisations
What does doing good mean? At Earthwise, it's about producing natural products that are safe for both our customers and the environment. It also means lending a hand wherever we can to others who do good. In this post we highlight five Kiwi organisations that more than deserve our support.
Storing your Winter Woollies
When it's time to swap your snuggly merinos and woolly jumpers for t-shirts and summer dresses, a little extra time invested will make sure they come out of storage looking as good as they did going in!
Whitening your whites without bleach
Getting sheets and clothes sparkling white without using bleach is one of life's little challenges. Lots of people choose to steer clear of bleach because it is unsafe for use in septic tanks and reacts with nitrogen to produce environmentally toxic substances. So what's best to use as an alternative and will environmentally safer products tackle grass stains, red wine and other laundry bugbears? We asked the Earthwise Consulting Chemist to lift the lid on the pros and cons of bleach vs oxy whitener.
The tick that keeps on ticking
We're top of the class! Now a wide range of the Earthwise products that you rely on for the great cleaning power have been independently proven to be environmentally gentler too! Four of our ranges have now received the Environmental Choice tick.
1000 ways to make your spring clean a dream
The urge to spring clean seems to come along with the brighter mornings, so if you haven't managed to fit it in yet, now could be the time to get started. We asked our community for their best spring cleaning tips and we had a fantastic response - here's some of the top tips to help you get in the mood...
Lost socks: the unsolved laundry mystery
One of the most annoying things in life has got to be losing things - in particular, one sock from a perfectly matched pair. At Earthwise, we know all to well the frustration of folding a pile of washing only to find a bunch of mismatched socks at the bottom of the basket.
New baby products and a brand new look
Earthwise announce new baby products and brand new packaging featuring the cool little critters called the One Drop Crew. A coconut oil-based body lotion fragranced with goat's milk is due to be in-store from September onwards. It joins our existing range of plant-based, gentle baby products: baby soap, body wash with goat’s milk, bubble bath, shampoo with goat’s milk, and detangler for every day care.
The Earthwise One Drop Crew is here!
Meet the One Drop Crew, you'll find these little critters on our new baby range products. They are there to remind us that sustainability is not just about our environment; it's about the environment that we all share.
Earthwise body range - first for environmental endorsement
Our body range has just become the first brand on the supermarket shelves to receive independent endorsement from Environmental Choice. That means that you can be sure that you are doing the right thing for your family and the planet when you choose our products.
The Starfish story - caring for our world
Originally by Loren Eisley. We love this story. It captures the values that were first pioneered by our founder Tom Robinson in the 1960's. At Earthwise we don't set out to change the world but we do believe that every little bit helps. It's as simple as that…One drop, one lake. One leaf, one tree. Our environment deserves our care because we only have one earth. Together, we can make the small changes that make a big difference.
A Bellyful of love - and laundry powder
The East Auckland branch of Bellyful got a big surprise when we delivered 150 boxes of laundry powder to their monthly cookathon. The charity was nominated to win 5,000 washes by supporter and Earthwise fan, Yvonne hayes, as part of our Facebook celebration to mark reaching 10,000 likes on the page.
The Earthwise Journey: From a Waikato shed to the supermarket shelf
There's a lot of history behind the Earthwise brand. Our environmentally-sensitive products were formulated way before 'green' became popular. We helped to turn sustainable cleaning and laundry products from expensive niche items to affordable choices for the family shopper. Our unlikely story starts in a Waikato shed...
Big ideas make a difference in little lives
Little Sprouts is the brain-child of Jo Alderdice - a woman with a big heart and great ideas to match. The charity, run by an army of volunteers and 'craft-angels' supplies life-changing baby packs that provide vulnerable babies with everything they need to stay warm, safe and healthy during their first year of life.
Simplicity: The most important Earthwise ingredient
At Earthwise we like to keep things simple - you can be sure of that. There are lots of claims made for and against a whole list of ingredients in household products. One company's 'nasties' can be another one's 'nice'. Preferred raw materials can differ from country to country. For some claims the evidence is clear cut, for others, less so. It can be very confusing for shoppers who are trying to make the best choices for their family and the planet.
Healthy cleaning tips for asthma and allergy sufferers
At Earthwise, we are committed to providing products that are gentler on you, your family and the environment. We don't set out to change the world - but we believe every little helps. So, here are some practical tips that will reduce your exposure to common allergy triggers like chemical, moulds, dust and pollens - we hope they help.
Making a Sensitive Choice
Many Earthwise liquid and powder laundry products carry the reassuring blue butterfly, signalling to shoppers that our products are genuinely asthma and allergy-friendly. So you could say that Earthwise laundry products help you care for the people who are your world, without costing the earth.
More Water Saving Tips
We recently asked you via Facebook to share some of your best water saving tips. We had over 200 replies. Here are some that you may like to use in your home.
Quality counts at Earthwise
So that you can know a bit more about some of the people behind your products, we’ll be introducing you to some of the members of the Earthwise team. First up… Michael Turner, our resident Quality Guardian.
The 'down and dirty' on grey water
Did you know of the roughly 150 litres of water a day that we each get through – around 20% washes our clothes and 30% or more washes our bodies? One way of reducing the load on the water system, saving money and being more environmentally-friendly is to install a system to reuse your household ‘grey water’. But you need to be extra careful which household personal care and laundry products you buy. Find out why in this blog.
What's in a label?
Environmental Choice is a government owned and endorsed environmental labelling program that is independently audited. We are proud that the majority of the range of Earthwise laundry liquids and powders has met the high standard required and carry the Environmental Choice logo. This is an easy way to do something effective to make your own personal contribution to living sustainably every time you shop.
Changing the world: one nappy at a time
One of the people that the Earthwise team loves to support is Kate ‘The Nappy Lady’ Meads. The Nappy Lady champions the cause of cloth nappies as a sustainable alternative to the disposable variety. We talk to Kate to find out more about her journey.
More Tips for Lovely Laundry
We asked our Facebook fans for their top laundry tips and there were so many fantastic ideas that we just had to share some. We have washing wisdom and dapper drying tips plus a couple of top tips from the Earthwise team.
Combat Contact Allergies
Allergies are a daily reality for one in three Kiwis. While environmental allergens are difficult to side step, some of our customers have found contact allergies more easily combatted. Here are a couple of stories from people who have found that Earthwise products help them keep on top of their battle with blisters and rashes.
Quick tips to get ready for guests this season
If you run around at the last minute doing cleaning before your guests arrive, we have seven tips to help ease the stress of hosting this season.
Five tips for lovely laundry
How to help woollens keep their shape and get clothes dry quick - Earthwise share their top five tips for lovely laundry.
NEW Laundry Products from Earthwise
We are so excited to see our new product on supermarket shelves across New Zealand. Little laundry pods that take the mess and hassle out of measuring and pouring out liquid detergent and dissolve in cold water without leaving any residue. Plus Supersize Me and new fresh fragrance.
Did you know? - Quick cleaning facts
There are more germs in most kitchen sinks than the toilet! Most of us rinse out the kitchen sink using water so often that we forget to use a cleaning product. Read more of our cleaning facts and quick tips.
What's in a Smell?
There is a powerful link between the sense of smell, our memories and our emotions. The brain’s emotional centre is closely connected to the olfactory system and is immediately influenced by scents. Read about Earthwise’s range of body washes tap into some of aromatherapy’s most popular fragrances.
Time-Saving Tips for Spring Cleaning
If you’re time-poor and charged with cleaning house for allergy sufferers this spring, take a few moments to figure out which areas of your home deserve the most focus. Read our top tips for your spring cleaning.
Water Saving Tips
With water rate changes and their increased frequency, many households are becoming more conscious of how much water they use. Here are our best water-saving tips!
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