DA Guide: Eco-friendly Aussie brands that will help you level up your ISO life

Heads up – This gig is tough. It’s been days and weeks of research and testing to bring to you our very own, carefully curated a list of killer eco brands we love who will love you back.

Bangn Body

Bangn Body

Gaining massive traction (and rapidly) Bangn Body seems to be all over social media! Beauty and lifestyle influences are swearing by their perfectly packaged products and It’s not hard to see why. 100% recyclable, all-natural, vegan and cruelty free Daily Addict took Bangn Body for a spin and were delighted to find the cute yellow tubes filled with rich antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties truly hydrate, nourish and soothe the skin. Talk about a glow-up! Bangn Body Ingredients are predominately from Australia and all containing super purposeful and results driven characteristics including Australian white Kaolin Clay and Australian Finger lime extract (that has 3 times the Vitamin C of a mandarin, as well as folate, potassium and Vitamin E). Our favourite element to the Bangn Body products is the fact that all products are multi-use. Their firming lotion can be used all over and the heavenly scented Smooth Skin Scrub works double time as a mask and scrub. The Lip + Eye Balm for lips can also be used on eyes, as a brow gel or cheek highlighter gloss. Their sunny yellow tubes of goodness are a must try.

Gone Tomorrow Vintage

Tomorrow Vintage

Carla Efstratiou has been in the Sydney fashion game for years starting her company in 2012. “Nothing quite compares to the uniqueness of vintage fashion.” She states. The whole process is so much more than an average shopping adventure through a lifeless mall. Everything from digging through racks to trying a bunch of styles on is part of the experience and really makes you feel like you’ve landed on something special when you find the perfect piece.” Having spent countless hours physically sourcing pieces from around the world (Europe and USA are her favourite places to source incredible vintage finds) she never tired of ‘the hunt’ for unique stunning diamonds in the rough. “I loved the experience of shuffling through piles to find that one gem. I knew there was a way to make these items accessible to others via an online store.” Thus, Gone Tomorrow Vintage was born! The beauty of Carla’s popular fashion hub is that the pieces she scouts are truly one-of-a-kind. “As they are recycling pre-loved quality clothing there’s far less impact on the environment. There’s no mass production to speak of so the bonus here is sustainable and eco friendly collection of great individual pieces.” Their instagram is a must-follow too, with snappy fun content and edgy inspo images. Fall in love with that statement piece you need in your life (we are crushing hard on the band tees, just saying.)

Daily Naturals

Australian natural haircare range, Daily Naturals, is a 100% vegan and cruelty free brand, formulated and inspired by Mother Nature herself. Daily Addict gave them a spin and have to say we were impressed! Made to give your mane a serious makeover the South Australian based-brand offers a wide range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products with hero ingredients such as Aloe Vera, grape seed extract and Moroccan Argan Oil. The packaging is also recyclable (and very cute). The scent is truly delicious and stays with you all day. Our tresses have never looked, smelt or felt better. Silver lining? All of the Daily Naturals products are sulphate, paraben and petrochemical free, resulting in natural, plant-based products. “Our range of products are made with beautiful, naturally derived ingredients that are gentle on both your hair and the environment,” says Daily Naturals Filio Gelasakis. What can we say but …. * I whip my hair back and forth *

Lanikai The Label

Lanikai The Label

Keen to soak up some balcony sun sessions whilst in ISO for that necessary vitamin D? We have just the label for you! Lanikai (which in Hawaiian means ‘heavenly sea’) is an Aussie ethical & sustainable swimwear brand by Claire Vella that launched in 2017. “Respecting the people, our planet and environment is the core of our brand and all that we do” states Claire. The collections are made up of luxurious timeless pieces that withstand seasonal fashion trends. Having happily lived there for a time Claire decided she “wanted to bring a slice of Hawaii to Australian shores and design cheeky swimwear that was made using sustainable fabrics, garments that were ethically produced and provided fair working pay & conditions for artisans.” The regenerated nylon fabric is made from 100% recycled materials derived from ghost fishing nets, carpet fluff and other discarded nylons from pre and post consumer waste. The fabric also offers 50+ UPF protection and is resistant to chlorine, sun creams and oils and pilling. Win win win!

“Each year in Australia, over 140-million plastic pens are sold, contributing approximately 700 tonnes of plastic waste to landfill sites across the nation. Eco Pen Club was born with the mission to reduce this amount

Eco Pen 
“Each year in Australia, over 140-million plastic pens are sold, contributing approximately 700 tonnes of plastic waste to landfill sites across the nation. Eco Pen Club was born with the mission to reduce this amount” states Eco Pen owners Lewis Healey – a Design Consultant for banking & farming – and Tristan O’Donnell – who runs his own film production company. Both professional creatives (and self-confessed stationery nerds) the pair banded together to help reduce plastic waste – a cause close to their hearts. Their aim is to make a real impact educating Aussies on their stationary choices whilst also providing a fun quality product. The rang has ‘The Earth Pen’, which is made of recycled rolled kraft paper and ‘The Clicker Pen’ made from recycled cardboard and bioplastic (wheat). Both are 95% more recyclable than standard plastic pens, help the reduction in the amount of toxins in the air for a cleaner tomorrow – and they look great too! Lift your WFH tools with their ace pens and that pesky to-do-list becomes just that little bit more fun.

About the author

A Sydney-sider born and bred and a self confessed coffee addict, Gin has a taste for bold red wines and fresh Japanese. A drive to experience all manner of cuisines this planet has to offer she is currently planning her next trip to (fingers crossed) Morocco. She prefers her puns intended and her Beyonce loud.


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