Sale

Sometimes unfortunately good things come to an end. Take a look through some of our on sale fabrics. There are some gorgeous organic product that are now ends of lines. These are in stock ready to be sent to you. Most are at reduced prices. Take your chance, or if you want to see a small…

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Down the power for an hour

This Saturday the 25th March 2017 at 8.30pm is Earth Hour for NZ.  So Down the Power for an Hour. Around the world people switch off their lights and electronics for an hour once a year, to celebrate and be a wee bit gentle on our planet. Coincidentally Earth Hour is the same day as…

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New 2017 Duns Organic Duvet Covers have arrived

Just landed in February, the new 2017 collection of Duns Organic Duvet covers.  Featuring the very cute Strawberries, a new take on Fish and the gorgeous and fun Bugs print. Availlable now from Vida Textiles.

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Win 1 of 3 organic cushions

Vida Textiles is looking at re-vamping the website. Before we do that we would like to know what you like about the current website and what you don’t like. We would also like to know what products you would like to see more of and what you might be searching for. Your participation will help…

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Eco Tip #6 Choose recycled over recyclable 

Choose recycled over recyclable. What’s the difference you may ask?  Well a lot when you think about it. In simple terms, something that is made from recycled materials means the materials have been reused and have already has a previous life. Something that is recyclable means it could go on to have a new life after…

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Eco Tip #5 – Be a Scrooge

Be a Scrooge and use things up. Squeeze every last bit out of your toothpaste. Mop up the last of the mayonnaise and tomato sauce. Use the crusts as breadcrumbs Use your meanie, rubber scraper, spatula, whatever you call it, to scrape every last bit of food out of the pot.  Yep, I am a…

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Eco Tip #4 Ponder Your Purchases

Make sure you think about what you are buying.  Ask the questions, where is it made, how is it made, what is it made from, is it repairable, were the employees who made it paid fairly and what can I do with it at the end of its life? Do your research first, and don’t…

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Eco Tip #3 Use re-useable water bottles

Buy a decent re-useable water bottle like the ones from Eco Tanka.  Don’t re-use the one-use plastic ones. They are designed just for that: one use only, meaning if you continue to use it, the plastic will leach into your water. Not nice.  Invest in a stainless steel one which is dishwashable and can take a…

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Eco Tip #2 Wash your recyclables 

Yes you really do need to. Real people sort our recycling by hand so be considerate and think of them. Plus food remnants contaminate whatever you are trying to recycle. Don’t just rinse your meat trays either. Their clever design holds all that ‘juice’ in its cavities so they need a good scrub.

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