April is one of the best times of year in our family – it was Mr Recycled’s birthday on the 1st April, which really suits him as a date, being April Fool’s Day and all that, and our wedding anniversary on the 4th. And soon it will be Easter, and to top it all off, Autumn is my favourite season.
This month we are loving all of the natural materials, textures and colours, in the items we have in our store that are made from natural and organic fibres. These include our locally made washcloths, soap savers, jute rugs, hemp, jute and cotton shoppers, and baskets and bowls. These everyday items are fantastic for reducing your impact on the planet, as well as being better for your health and home. The fact that they are also lovely is a bonus!
Here is a selection.
Hampi Bag Teal Baroque
One of the best things you can do for the planet, your health and your pocket, is to refuse to use single use plastics. No need to take daggy old reusable bags to the farmer’s market, the library, or fruit shop!
Step out in sustainable style with these sweet handmade 100% cotton screen printed, very roomy bag – perfect for a day out and can be worn over the shoulder. A fantastic multi purpose lightweight cotton bag, perfect for a day out to the beach, the hills or a show, or use to bring home the shopping.
These bags are designed by Nick Mitchell and Wendy Pollard of Apple Green Duck, Australia.
100% Cotton fabric. Manufactured and printed in India.
50 cm x 40cm
Hampi Bag Spiral Green
Elephant and Giraffe Calico Sack
Loving these sweet handmade calico sacks, printed with a gorgeous lime green elephant. A fantastic multi purpose lightweight calico bag, perfect for a day out, the library, or a trip to the market.
- These bags are designed by Nick Mitchell and Wendy Pollard of Apple Green Duck, Australia.
- 100% Calico fabric. Manufactured and printed in India.
- Available in Giraffe and Elephant prints
- 42×38 cm
The Swag – Starter Pack
We are very excited about the addition of this Aussie product!! If you are like me and sick of soft fruit and veg, and have a fridge more full of these than anything else, The Swag is going to be on your MUST HAVE list! The Swag is a Unique, Reusable, Fresh Produce Storage Bag that keeps Fruit & Veggies Fresher for Longer.
How long would you last sealed in a plastic bag or container without air or water? Not long right! Well, it’s the same for all living things, therefore if you want your fruit & veggies to stay fresher for much longer, then you need to give them an environment they can thrive in.
The Swag is a non toxic, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, machine-washable, breathable bag, meaning fruit & veggies stay fresher for much longer – naturally. So, it’s great for your wallet and good for the environment too!
Made of a unique 3-layer patented* design, this starter set of cotton bags will stop your fruit and vegetables from drying out or wilting before you have the time to eat them! The bags create a breathable environment that is moist, and exactly the right temperature, so that they can stay as fresh as the day you bought them (or picked them from your garden!) and they will last 2-4 times longer than in the crisper alone.
The Swag bags are environmentally friendly, sustainable and easily washed in your machine. You will save money by not throwing anything away at the end of the week, and save food going to landfill when your compost bin is full. These bags will easily pay for themselves very quickly if you trend to throw away a lot of soggy, wilted fruit and vegetables.
This is the starter pack which is a set of 4 bags of differing sizes – 2 x Small Swags , 1 x Long Swag, 1 x Large Swag so you can choose which type of produce to keep in each. Full instructions are included with the pack.
The Starter Pack is the perfect addition for any household, and a great and cost effective way to trial The Swag – but we bet, you’ll be back for more!
Eco Friendly Hemp and Bamboo Washcloths – Handmade in Australia
Let’s face it, cleaning is something we all have to do. The finished result may be pleasing, but the amount of disposable washcloths and chemicals that can be used are incredible! At Recycled Interiors we focus on eco friendly cleaning products and environmentally friendly, reusable wash cloths and brushes. These handmade hemp and bamboo washcloths are aiding in the reduction of landfill by being reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. Able to be used in the shower, bath and kitchen, make these a popular and versatile item.
- Naturally antibacterial
- Natural eco friendly fibres
- Great for scrubbing pots and pans
- The more you use them the more flexible, softer and absorbent they get!
- You can use your machine or hand wash – after you have finished using the cloth, wash it in warm water and a natural soap & leave to dry. If using a machine use a laundry bag on cold/eco wash.
Eco Friendly Cotton Washcloth – Handmade in Australia
Natural Jute Floor Rug: Lotus (Large 154cm)
We are so in LOVE with these gorgeous jute Lotus Rugs! Uniquely beautiful they measure 154 cm and are made with quality jute in fair trade conditions, they are just divine and will make a beautiful statement piece in your home.
These are new items and are made in small batches in partnership with our suppliers who work directly with the artisans, supporting their work. Therefore we have only 15 of these available. (200 and 140 cm Paisa Jute rugs also available)
This wonderful unique item has been lovingly made by an artisan from the fair trade Organisation, Artisans Effort, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
These are just a few samples of what we have on offer at the moment.