I have ethical problems with buying at the supermarket. Aside from the fact that supermarkets sell so much processed food, I have problems with how much market share they have, and with how they wield the power that comes with having what’s basically a duopoly in Australia. I have problems with the kind of food … Read More
Dry cleaning would have to be the two dirtiest words in the cleaning business. For a cleaning method that uses no water, it sure does have a heavy environmental impact (and on ourselves, too). Dry cleaning chemicals are toxic Conventional dry cleaners will pre-treat grease and oil stains with a solvent or treat water soluble … Read More
Some baby sleep bags have ‘Tog’ ratings on them, from 0.1 to 3.5. Obviously, it’s some kind of warmth rating, but what do the numbers actually mean? Even more confusingly, when you buy doonas, you’ll see Tog ratings from 1.5 all the way up to 15. So why the difference? Basically, Tog is a measure … Read More
By now you’ve probably ditched the plastic shopping bags for re-usable, green bags. They’re rather convenient, too. If you get in the habit of keeping them in the car at all times, there’s no reason why you couldn’t turn down a retailer’s plastic bag for your supermarket green bags or a trendier, printed calico option. … Read More
It’s really never too early to begin babyproofing your home. Not only can the unexpected get in the way of your preparation, you’ll also find there’s more to consider than simply bumper guarding sharp corners and lifting breakables up high. If you haven’t yet detoxified your home of household cleaning products, furnishings, bedding, utensils and … Read More
Here at Hello Charlie, we’re always warning about synthetic ingredients that can be harmful to you and to your baby. But did you know that natural products, used incorrectly, can be just as harmful? Before we stock anything, we check all the ingredients. If there’s anything that’s harmful, we won’t stock it. We recently started … Read More
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