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Inspired and born in Ghana, YEVU showcases a beautiful collection of West African prints.
All garments are constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Their range is über colourful and ethically produced. How satisfying!
Here are some photos from their lookbook.
I visited their pop-up store in Surry Hills in October, but they sold out before I could get my hands on them. But check out this place. Doesn't it look just FUN?
We'll have another chance to snatch up their amazing gear some time near Christmas. Check back in for updates, especially if you're looking for that one amazing summer get-up!
As Return Co., we also feel strongly compelled and inspired by West Africa, and are seriously looking forward to designing a West Africa-inspired collection.
But for now, thanks to YEVU for their astonishing work in bringing us closer to an amazing culture.
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The Japanese actor Yosuke Kubozuka is known for his avid support for hemp production and its environmental benefits. It seems an undeniable fact that the number of like-minded supporters are growing as we speak, much thanks to this information age.
As we continue our journey in producing great fashion with our GOTS certified organic combed cotton, we're also setting our sights to launch our own creations with the distinctly earthy-aesthetics and amazing sustainable properties of hemp in the future.
If you have any ideas you want to see realised using the awesome powers of hemp, we're hear to listen!
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Just bought these for $30 at Stanmore Cellars. Organic red wine made in the Orange region of Australia.
You can learn more about organic wines on Tamburlaine's website, but basically wines are organic when:
- produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial fertilizers on the farm, and;
- Does not contain wine additives which are residual in the end product (with the exception of some sulphur dioxide to prevent spoilage & premature oxidation.)
Our good friend is a wine guy (buyer, educator & seller) at the The Oak Barrel so we're excited to get more organic and biodynamic wine to try. Will share them here when we do :)
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Ok, so I like beer, and I can truly say that drinking beer is one of my favourite blissful pastimes. The only thing that is possibly blissful-er, is nibbling on a snack with beer.
And though I dig my wedges and calamaris, sometimes you just want something a bit more fresh..
But what goes with beer that's fresh? Try sukjunamul, a simple and tasty Korean invention that makes a fine use of über nutritious and curative sprouting food.
Korean Soybean Sprout Salad: Sukjunamul
Korean Soybean Sprout Salad (raw, refined-sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian)
- 200g soybean sprouts
- 2 tsp himalayan salt
- 1 litre filtered water
- A dozen or so ice cubes
- 2 tsp black sesame seeds
- 2 tsp chopped up spring onions
- 1 tsp pure sesame oil
- Wash and clean sprouts.
- Pour 500cc filtered water in a pan. Add himalayan salt, stir a little then drop the soybean sprouts inside.
- Put pan over medium-high heat. Once it starts boiling, count ten seconds and remove from heat. Immediately drain.
- Separately prepare large bowl and pour the rest of the filtered water inside. Drop ice cubes in.
- Pour boiled bean sprouts inside the bowl and rinse until nicely chilled. Drain and remove any ice cubes that didn't melt. Wipe off remaining water from the bowl, fill it back with the bean sprouts.
- Prepare dressing: thinly slice spring onions, then sprinkle in along with black sesame seeds. Pour sesame oil in and mix all ingredients together. Add salt to taste.
Not only are Soybeans a complete protein food (higher in protein content than any other bean), extremely rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, minerals and lecithin, they contain a powerful antioxidant known as genistein, which not only acts as a preventative of cancer, but an inhibitor:
- According to a study published, genistein have almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice.
- In Japan, where typical soy intake averages about twice of the west, studies have shown that Japanese women who have had high-soy diets throughout their lives have a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer.
All these benefits just from sucking on my beer and nibbling on bean sprouts.
Amazing, isn't it?
Welcome to our first post!
No doubt, I'm über excited about this.
Our first video post should be up as soon as I get a Mac OS upgrade - I'll be editing everything in a true DIY style, on iMovie 11. Ghetto.
In the meantime, check out these awesome pots on how to make raw spiced hot chocolate. What!? Yes..
Raw Spiced Hot Chocolate
Raw Spiced Hot Chocolate (raw, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free)
- 1½ cup organic soy milk
- 2 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1½ tsp raw honey
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- a sprinkle of cayenne
You can replace raw honey with any kind of honey, but in order to get all the (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal goodness out of it, try picking up a jar next time you're in a health food store.
Though we're really beginning to feel the first chills of Autumn in Sydney, it really isn't so bad when you have the perfect warm, chocolatey, and spicy cup of goodness.
I especially recommend adding sprinkling a little bit of cayenne in the end. Cacao & chili just goes so well together they must be distant cousins.
Stay tuned for subsequent rawsomeness!