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Best Sellers - May

1 - Pegs (Stainless Steel)

Quality Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs.Back in the top spot after a brief absence, Bento Ninja's stainless steel clothes pegs are always popular.

Switching to stainless steel the next time your pegs need replacing will mean that you will no longer have to buy new pegs every year which is better for our environment and your pocket.

Bento Ninja is a family run business based in Lincoln (20km south of Christchurch) and founded by Noriyo Epps when she grew tired of her two boys coming home from school with broken plastic lunch boxes.

Noriyo is very passionate about our environment and has lived up to the Bento Ninja name by expanding the plastic free range to become the first stainless steel clothes peg brand in New Zealand and has added items like chopsticks, sporks and plates. Noriyo continues to grow the Bento Ninja range and we are very excited to see what comes next!


2 - Chocolate

Fairtrade chocolate, made in Christchurch.Delicious Fairtrade Chocolate courtesy of Trade Aid who manufacture certified organic chocolate at their Sweet Justice chocolate factory in Christchurch, NZ. Wherever possible they source ingredients directly from their trading partners around the world to ensure traceability and enable more profit to remain with the producers.

The crafting of luxurious chocolate with integrity is a passion of Trade Aid's and the  care that goes into selecting the origin of the ingredients and the people who grow them makes this chocolate taste extra sweet.


3 - Handcrafted Vegan Soap

Natural Vegan Soap, Handmade in NZ.Never far from the top spot, the ever popular Panna Soaps has been in the top five for 6 months in a row now.

These soaps are handmade by Anna here in Christchurch. Anna has put a lot of time and research into her soaps which have been thoughtfully crafted using ingredients that offer benefits for your skin, hair, mood and energy levels.

If you like liquorice then Star Anise is definitely for you, it smells good enough to eat! Coffee is always very popular and Green Clay has the minty freshness that provides a perfect wake-me-up shower on sleepy mornings.

Pro tip: Cut your bar in half (or even thirds) and keep the soap you're not using dry / out of the shower or bath, this will extend the life of your soap.


4 - Straws (Stainless Steel)

Stainless steel plastic straws.Caliwood’s stylish stainless steel straws are turtle friendly and available in 7 different options: cocktail, smoothie, bubble tea, bent, tall and a mixed pack. Straws can be purchased individually in 'to-go' packs that include a carry case and cleaning brush or in packs of 4 or 6. 

These stainless steel straws will help you fight single-use plastic for a lifetime. They are durable, long lasting and rust-proof. Easily cleaned with a natural fibre cleaning brush or just give them a rinse after using and pop in the dishwasher. So elegant in comparison to plastic, they look and taste better than their polluting predecessors.


5 - Compostable Dish Cloths.

Compostable Dish Cloths.In the top 5 for the second month in a row, the Spruce cloth is a superstar environmentally friendly dishcloth doing great things for our planet and for your home.

Each cloth will last between 9 and 12 months, replaces 15 rolls of paper towels and countless plastic sponges and microfibre cloths, saving you time, money and reducing landfill waste. When these cloths have finally reached their end of life they can be reused to prevent leaks under plant pots or as a frost protector for small plants. When it’s time to say goodbye they can be composted in your home compost system.

Spruce Cloths soften in water, absorb up to 15 times their weight and dry quickly so they don’t breed bacteria or smell like some cloths can. To keep your cloth looking it’s best always rinse it well, squeeze out excess water and hang to dry. Pop in your washing machine or the top rack of your dishwasher to clean.


So there we have it, our top five best selling products for May.
What is your favourite sustainable product? Have you got a pro tip that you would love to share or is there something that you are currently using that you would like to change for a more sustainable alternative? We would love to hear your thoughts, questions and ideas, let us know in the comments below.

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