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bamboo eco-luxe

we'ar incorporating bamboo blends into our snuggly winter yoga range so let's look at what makes it so special... bamboo is actually a grass and grows faster than any other species which makes it a fantastic sustainable product for textiles.  its super smooth characteristics make it super soft next to the skin and it absorbs moisture well. it also has anti-bacterial properties which makes it healthier and germ and odour free :)


all good things considered, the chemical processing used to obtain fibres can sometimes be quite toxic- therefore not the most eco friendly, as fibres are dissolved in cellulose. there are ways of treating the fibres with enzymes, although it is more expensive and time consuming which is why it's not as preferred by manufacturers. so basically the more natural the process the more costly... but worth it. let us know your thoughts!


bamboo fleece cocoonlet - easily the softest piece in the winter range...  i would start getting up at 5am again to do yoga in this bad boy. delish


bamboo hasu deluxe - bamboo cotton lycra blend so the comfort factor is ridiculous for how awesome they look. yoga pant that doubles as a solid high waisted option with boots, what more could you want out of one item?? wait, also the top can also be folded down on these (to fit similar to our original hasu pant). there, another reason why these are a winter must have! xx 

if you want more in depth info on bamboo as an eco-fabric this article has some interesting points http://www.curl.co.nz/2010/12/13/4588/

we love dress ups

its been a hive of activity here over the past few days and we'ar all about sampling our gorgeous new wares... check out our men's auto chic shirt which can be worn as a belted tunic over jeans (or sheer stockings for a saucy sharon stone-esque look!)
loving our new skinny two tone leather belts! in a variety of colours...
insert fox paw dance move... (for the record there was a man across the street watching while i continued my modern dance routine completely unawares. slightly mortifying.)
oh so warm knitted cotton paw protectors nonetheless xx

come on down to cross st

we'ar giving you a taster of new season goodies just put out on the shop floor...


wool coats and knitted lace dresses are just a few of the exciting new pieces available... so get down here quick smart to play dress ups with our pretty new clothes! oh and there are also gloves and socks to layer up with too xx

p.s if you've never been here before we are located at 29 cross st newton behind ironbank  :)

zesty


on this dreary drizzly morning we'ar staying toasty and warm by drinking lemon verbena tea... kindly gifted to us, it's homegrown and au natural - just how we like things! and according to google its good for strengthening the immune system and de-stressing. bonus! we have also been burning the oil in store coz its so lovely :)

speaking of google how delightful is the animation on the home page today? celebrating what would be martha grahams 117th birthday xx check it out here 

we'ar aware xx


could you live on just $2 per day? raising funds for those living below the poverty line, this campaign is urging australian's to take up the challenge from may 16th - 20th.   yes that means no morning coffee or sneaky arvo treats for 5 days people! check out the website for more info or to make a donation.  and who says we can't give it a red hot go in nz? i feel a personal challenge coming on...

sneak peek



get excited... just received boxes of brand spanking new stock from bali this morning! wait till you see the delights we have hiding away...

geek chic


stay techno savvy with a rustic charm! we'ar leather laptop bags are cute as a button (literally... the button is cute, no?) and two sleeves give you room for a notebook as well :)



on the subject (just to be a super nerd) these Vers handmade wooden and bamboo iphone cases would make the perfect accompaniment:


and what's even more awesome is that for every hardwood tree they use in production, 100 more get planted in areas that need them most :)

we'ar will be using bamboo eco fabric in up and coming designs so stay tuned xx

travel buddy

hooray we have new manduka eco yoga mats in store again - in a multitude of colours to please any discerning yogi!  all natural tree rubber, non slip and easy to clean...




 we also have the super light and functional FOLDING travel mat! perfect for nomads and gypsy's... 





shown to scale here with our kabuki klompen - it's your own little folding travel mat that can be whipped out whenever the mood strikes... even if you're on top of a mountain! xx

tree silk lovliness


it's been a popular little number today... our batwing sweater made from 100% viscose aka tree silk (which sounds way more magical!) is the perfect trans-seasonal piece to layer up for the coming months.  can't wait to invest in a black version as well xx

lunchtime shout out


let's face it, auckland winter kind of sucks but there are ways to help overcome the gloom and doom.  dosha balancing with the right food choices certainly helps the cause, current lunchtime obsession for this flighty vata in need of nourishment is palak paneer from Arun's$12 spesh gets you a hearty feast with naan :)

on a side note, dragging myself out of bed in the morning just became a little bit easier!  accidentally putting maple sypup instead of honey into daily boring oats = best mistake ever. is it wrong to get excited over this? xx

head rush

its 5pm and for some of us the energy is a little burnt out... uttanasana is one of my favourite poses for rejuvenating a stagnant mind.  plus a good good ol' hamstring stretch is always a bonus!  

somewhat challenging self pic, casually hanging out in my we'ar tubelicious xx

body butter bliss mmmmm


buttery goodness in a jar we'ar love love loving the kopi ginger body butter in store... organic ingredients produced in Bali including vanilla pod, cinnamon bark and espresso extract (YUM) brings all the best things together with a rich velvety texture. Get that tester pot away from me before its all gone! xx
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