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Ethique produce conscious and concentrated, sensational solid beauty bars packed full of natural goodness! Pronounced Eh-tique, which is the French word for ‘ethical’ and a cruelty-free and certified B-Corp and climate-neutral New Zealand based business offering an entirely ‘solid’ beauty product range sold in compostable packaging, meaning zero consumer waste. Founded by the ethically-conscious Brianne West in 2015, the brand Ethique’s dedication to sustainable beauty practices has prevented the manufacture and disposal of more than 130,000 plastic containers worldwide to date. Ethiques products have been shared on Facebook by the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears (last year Kutchers video endorsement of Ethique caused a 235 percent spike in sales) and in November 2016 Brianne was named in a list of US Foreign Policy Magazine’s ‘100 leading Global Thinkers alongside billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan as well as global leaders such as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. www.ethiquebeauty.com 

 
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The Wholesome Co. deliver wholesome and refined sugar free baking kits right to your door. A one off or weekly subscription service where each week the ingredients and recipe arrive so you can prepare your own wholesome home baking with ease. They pack up all the dry and hard to purchase ingredients and you supply the wet ingredients, it's that simple. The ingredients in their baking kits are wholesome whole foods, gluten free, refined sugar free and most importantly good for you, and they aim to choose organic where possible and source from local suppliers too whenever they can. www.thewholesomeco.com

 
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GoodFor is New Zealand's first zero packaging, plastics free, organic, bulk wholefoods refillery. Founded by eco-warrior James Denton, GoodFor is inspired by a passion for environmental sustainability. Their aim is to change the way we purchase our household goods forever by highlighting the needlessness of single use packaging products. GoodFor also supply their own range of bottles, jars and ‘lifetime lasting’ water bottles to help you transition to a package-less pantry. In addition; one tree is planted for every purchase made in store through their commitment with Trees for the Future. www.GoodFor.co.nz

 

ALEX AND ANI create meaningful, eco-conscious jewellery and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Their jewellery is proudly made in America and designed and crafted using recycled materials. Each piece is made with love, and infused to positivity to inspire and empower. Mixing symbolic pieces with your own alchemy makes ALEX AND ANI completely and uniquely yours www.alexandani.co.nz

 

Designed in New Zealand with love, thoughtfulness and care and enriched with the finest natural ingredients including avocado oil, evening primrose oil, candelilla, carnauba wax, cinnamon and sweet orange. Karen Murrell lipsticks are long lasting and are well known for their intense, stay-put colour. Plus they're free from all the nasties - no coal tar, carmine, mineral oils, triclosan, BBP's and parabens and are of course, cruelty free. Nothing nasty touches our lips! www.karenmurrell.com 

 

Leaders in the global cosmeceutical industry with a special focus on developing breakthrough skincare products, without animal testing. Ultraceuticals has been accredited as 100% cruelty free by the internationally recognised organisation Choose Cruelty Free (CCF). Not only does Ultraceuticals craft skincare with a conscience but their products are also free from harsh chemicals, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes and synthetic fragrances. www.ultraceuticals.com 

 
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Creators of sprouted, activated, raw, vegan and paleo organic goodness since 2010. Little Bird believes food should not only taste amazing, it should make you feel amazing too. Little Bird are committed to organics and the betterment of our community at large. www.littlebirdorganics.co.nz

 

Linden Leaves make natural, effective skincare and wellbeing products that women love. For 20 years Brigit and the team at Linden Leaves have focused on utilising the best quality natural ingredients and beautiful, recyclable packaging. All products are made with love in New Zealand, without animal testing and in accordance with their sustainability and ethical business policies. Linden Leaves has received International NATRUE certification, making them one of the very few NZ made beauty brands that provide a complete range of 100% certified natural skin care. www.lindenleaves.com 

 

MOOI - meaning ‘beautiful’ in Afrikaans, epitomises the ethos behind both the brand and founder and designer Vashti’s outlook on life and business, and has inspired the marriage between the creation of beautiful, sustainable products and the importance of enriching one’s life. Vashti has imposed an unwavering philosophy by providing opportunity for disadvantaged people in South Africa through employment and by using sustainable resources. MOOI manufacturers adhere to the principles of Fair Trade and all hides used for the bags are bi-products of the economic food industry. www.mooistore.com

 

Silk&Steel - Sarah Cotterall is the inspirational designer behind New Zealand jewellery brand Silk&Steel. Sarah's collections are designed to be intermixed and added to, encouraging the wearer to create their own individual look to reflect how they’re feeling on any given day. From statement pieces to finer designs, rings are stacked, necklaces layered, and earrings mix-and-matched. Silk&Steel carefully source quality materials from around the globe and many of the pieces are carefully handcrafted right here in New Zealand. Sarah is also a passionate supporter of the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. www.silkandsteel.co.nz 

 
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The Face Place MedSpa – New Zealands first Medical Spa, launched in 2002. Founder Dr Catherine Stone shares a philosophy that all procedures and products are safe, simple, effective, are non-animal in origin and medically proven. Dr Stone is passionate about helping men and women feel their very best, and is in the process of formalising her first charity initiative 'Global Give Back'. The initiative aims to support a selection of national charities, commit a percentage of the company's after-tax profits to help people in need with treatments, and on a global level assist women in 3rd world countries with Microfinance to run community businesses. www.thefaceplace.co.nz

 

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The inspirational Jyoti Morningstar is the eco-conscious entrepreneur behind ethical New Zealand fashion and yoga wear brand WE’AR.  Jyoti divides her time between the beaches and jungles of beautiful Bali - the home of WE’AR’s ethical production houses and our own stunning Waiheke Island. Having founded WE’AR in 2005, Jyoti is the pioneer of New Zealand’s growing sustainable fashion industry. Shunning the fast fashion movement from WE’AR’s inception, Jyoti is in favour of providing workers with good wages,  ensuring her manufacturing processes are not harming or polluting Bali’s beautiful waterways and coastlines, and that her clothing once fully loved is biodegradable and won’t be found in landfill hundreds of years from now. www.we-ar.it

 
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Escape Haven - Escape Haven believe that every woman has the ability to rejuvenate, transform, and blossom into the most radiant version of herself when given time, space and support of a nourishing, uplifting environment. That every woman deserves to be nourished from the inside out, and pampered from the outside in, and have created a luxurious sanctuary exclusively for women to reclaim their depleted energies and be nurtured back to a state of flourishing vitality. They believe in the power of potential and the potency of the collective – that anything is possible, and that bringing women together creates an empowering sense of connection, community, and sisterhood that inspires profound positive change. www.escapehaven.com

 

Cibo – Nestled away in an old Parnell chocolate factory, Cibo is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets. For over 20 years Cibo is an establishment that has consistently proven itself to be one of Auckland's top restaurants. The award-winning kitchen is presided over by the indomitable Kate Fay. Kate was diagnosed with Coeliacs disease a few years ago and has subsequently reworked almost the entire menu to be gluten free, or gluten free upon request. Cibo has been moulded by a scrupulous hand, creating an atmosphere to be enjoyed by all. www.cibo.co.nz