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6 ways you can change the way kids’ clothes are made

The production of kid’s clothing can harm people and the environment. Jess Berenston-Shaw, founder of NZ-based social enterprise Muka Kids tells us 6 things we can do to help change this.

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July 16th, 2014
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Kids’ clothes that don’t harm people or the planet

Muka Kids is a NZ based social enterprise that has rethought the way Kid’s clothing is made, used and reused.

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July 16th, 2014
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Laundry powder being poured into a dispenser
Pre-dissolving your laundry powder is a good idea if you have ‘hard’ water

‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ water are words used to describe the amount of minerals (usually Calcium and Magnesium) present in water. Hard water has more of these minerals and soft water has less, but what does that have to do with dissolving your laundry powder?

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March 6th, 2014
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Laundry basket
What’s the verdict on enzymes in your laundry and cleaning products?

Industrial enzymes have been used in cleaning products since the 1930’s and today are used in many products like dishwasher tablets, laundry detergents and bathroom and carpet cleaners. But how safe are they?

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February 20th, 2014
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Lotus flowers and leaves
Beautiful conundrums like Lotus flowers and sugar

Sugar is ending up in more and more of our foods and yes it’s delicious, but how much harm is it doing us or even worse, our children?

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February 26th, 2014
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Clothes hanging on a line
5 Laundry tips for Summer

Summer tips to help you save time and money by changing a couple of things in your laundry.

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December 4th, 2013
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Laundry being loaded into a front loader washing machine
Why we should try and reuse our household greywater

Wastewater from your shower, bath, hand basin and washing machine can be re-used on your flower gardens, lawns and trees but because it can vary in quality and toxicity it’s important to take a few precautions.

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January 28th, 2014
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Kids playing at Balmoral Playcentre
Messy play: the recipe for healthy, happy kids.

Kids love to get messy and playing with materials like playdough, fingerpaint, puddles and mud pies are an essential part…

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November 28th, 2013
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A box of Geranium and Orange Laundry powder sitting on a bench
There’s nothing like the smell of summer laundry

Our new geranium and Orange fragrance is an essential oil blend with a fresh, summery smell that adds a bit of fun to an everyday chore.

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November 6th, 2013
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Malcolm Rands standing in front of the AUckland City Mission Billboard put up by PR company Lily and Louis
Auckland needs angels to help out at Christmas

Auckland City Mission are trying to raise $1 million from their Christmas Appeal to help families in desperate need, find out more about how you may be able to help.

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December 17th, 2013
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