Sustainable Products Tag

With more and more brands jumping on the sustainable bandwagon it gets harder and harder to distinguish between products making a real difference and greenwashing. This is the observation that led to the creation of Global GreenTag, an organisation providing tools to “cut through the greenwash and empower professionals and consumers alike to confidently choose products that have been made in the most planet-friendly way possible”. After months of thorough audit, we’ve recently received two Global GreenTag certifications, a Green Rate Level A and a Platinum Health Rating. The in-depth process took six months to complete, and we put everything...

Congratulations to Sara Correia from Tempest Landscapes for her award-winning entry in the Balcony Garden Competition at the 2020 Melbourne International Flower Show. Sara chose a theme of ECO APARTMENT LIVING blending innovative sustainability, texture and minimalism in her award-winning entry.  This naturally led to featured engineered bamboo.  Sara’s vision was for a low maintenance space that created solitude and privacy and promoted wellbeing. Her design was a balance of organic and geometric forms featuring a sustainable bamboo sliding screen that softened the hard edges of the space by curving into the corner.The other thoughtful style elements of the design helped to blend...

This Friday 18th September is  World Bamboo Day! It’s time to champion bamboo,  it’s got the beauty and the brains!     No other plant has the potential to have such a positive impact on our planet and our future than bamboo. As the world’s most sustainable building material, bamboo gives back more to the earth than it takes. It’s the fastest growing plant on earth, soaking up 4 times as much CO2 as it grows than timber does. It also produces 35% more oxygen than timber. You can harvest bamboo after just 6-7 years, so it produces 10 harvests for everyone harvest you get from a timber...

Bamboo is an amazing plant. When you look at all its properties, it is more sustainable, uses less of the earth’s precious resources, is kinder to the soil and consumes less energy in harvesting and transport. Where do all the wonders of bamboo begin? Well for a start, it’s the fastest growing plant on earth. Growing faster means it is ready for use more quickly than timber which saves on the earth’s precious resources. Bamboo grows with minimal energy needs, essentially all it needs is sunlight and water of which it consumes far less during its rapid growth. Bamboo is happy to grow...

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