FAQ - The Brands We Stock
Looking for some extra information on the brands and products that we stock in our store? Look no further.
What is Silicone? And what makes it better than plastic?
Silicone is made from the silica found in sand which makes it a resilient, long lasting alternative to plastic. Yes, it's recyclable, even though you might not be able to leave it with your curbside pick-up, and it can be incinerated safety without toxic off-gassing. When burned, silicone reverts back into its harmless ingredients: amorphous silica, carbon dioxide, and water vapor (unlike plastic which releases toxins when burned).
Silicone is durable, and more ocean-friendly than plastic. It lasts longer, and stands up better against heat and cold than plastics. It’s safer for your family, too, with no estrogen-mimicking toxins like BPA to worry about. It is odourless, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and has no open pores to harbor harmful bacteria.
Seed & Sprout :
Seed & Sprout is Australia's best sustainable lunchware store. Their products are designed in Australia and made by manufacturing partners in Australia, China, India and Malaysia. Sophie’s vision for Seed & Sprout was to create a "useful" company that makes tools for the everyday person. Tools that help us make healthy choices, easily. Reducing reliance on single-use plastics is the goal. She has partnered with suppliers who provide ethical treatment to their employees and the environment. All Seed & Sprout products are 100% free of plastic, toxins and BPA. These products are independently tested to ensure that they comply with all applicable safety standards.
Ever eco is an Australian eco friendly kitchenware brand. Originating in 2013 Ever Eco began with producing steel straws and grew from there. Their products are created in China, India and Indonesia. " We are passionate about making this world a better place and our goal is to inspire people to live a healthier life while raising awareness of sustainable options that are kinder to our planet. We also believe that living a low waste lifestyle shouldn't be difficult or expensive. Our philosophy is to choose well and make it last. "
Malcom and Melanie Rands founded ecostore on New Zealand's Northland coast in 1993. "Today we continue to proudly develop, manufacture and pack our household cleaners, laundry, body care, skincare, baby care and oral care products at our own carboNZero certified factory in Auckland and share them with the world".
That Red House:
The ‘That Red House’ brand is built on the foundation of striving for a sustainable, organic, zero-waste, chemical free, eco-conscious and healthy way of life for all. Our soapberries are proudly vegan, raw and paleo. We aim to inspire, educate and convert people to using our 100% certified organic, waste-free laundry detergent and complementing natural laundry products; 100% Australian Wool Dryer Balls and Laundry Tonics.
'That Red House' soapberries are the only ones on the market that are 'Certified Organic'. 100% Australian owned and operated.
Created in 2010 as a sustainable and reusuable yoghurt pouch brand. "One day I was pouring my puree out of a ziplock bag, I saw a supermarket pouch and the solution to combine the two just hit me like a cartoon lightbulb moment. Obviously it had been developing a long time in my subconscious but this is how my idea morphed from making my own food to making a container so all parents could make their own healthy food."