Koala x indigenous artist niah mcleod launch limited edition collab

Feel-Good Friday: April 21 – Natural Living

The end of another week is always a cause for celebration. However, this particular Friday is exceptional. WIN! 1 of 10 Double Passes to Man of Many’s Epic 10th Birthday Party! tonight with an enormous party, and needless to say, we’re pretty high on life right now. Despite the fact that we might wake up tomorrow feeling a bit dusty that shouldn’t deter us from seizing the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming weekend. With that being said, let’s take a look at what is going down over the break in the latest instalment of Feel-Good Friday.

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New wintjiri wiru drone experience highlights native australian produce
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New Wintjiri Wiru Drone Experience Highlights Native Australian Produce

The upcoming Wintjiri Wiru experience at Ayers Rock Resort will showcase native Australian produce and Indigenous bush foods in its exciting culinary menu. The experience, which uses drones, light, and sound to tell a chapter of the Mala story, will feature menus crafted by Indigenous chef Mark Olive and will be paired with premium Australian wines and beverages from Indigenous and Australian-owned suppliers. Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia collaborated with Indigenous culinary experts to ensure an authentic food and beverage experience showcasing Australia’s finest produce. The Sunset Dinner experience costs AUD$385pp, and the After Dark experience costs AUD$190pp.

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Tommy little homie drop new hoodies for youth homelessness awareness day
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Tommy Little + HoMie drop Fresh Hoodies for Youth Homelessness Awareness Day

Wednesday was Youth Homelessness Matters Day in Australia, and HoMie, a Melbourne-based streetwear label and social enterprise, is launching its second annual Hoodies4Homelessness campaign to raise awareness for the crisis among young people affected by homelessness or hardship. HoMie has partnered with comedian Tommy Little to release a limited edition range of hoodies, with all profits going towards helping these young people. Champion, the global lifestyle brand, is also supporting the cause by donating a hoodie to HoMie for every 3,000 Tommy Little hoodies sold. Aussies can participate in the campaign by purchasing a hoodie, donating to the cause, or simply spreading awareness. The Tommy Little HoMie hoodie range is available to purchase.

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Koala x indigenous artist niah mcleod launch limited edition collab
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Koala Partners with Indigenous Artist Niah McLeod to Launch Limited Edition Homewares Range

Australia’s innovative and sustainable furniture brand, Koala, has partnered with award-winning contemporary Indigenous artist Niah McLeod to launch its limited edition, Fine Art & First Nation luxury homewares collection. The exquisite range includes cushions, throws, rugs, and bed linen, all inspired by Niah’s unique artwork and meditative storytelling. Each item comes complete with a certificate of authenticity, story behind the artwork, and artist signature on the label, all wrapped up in the Niah Collaboration Collection gift box. The highly limited range offers beautiful design, unrivalled comfort, and unique exclusivity, making for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. All profits from the range will go towards supporting Niah’s charity of choice, ID. Know Yourself, an Aboriginal-led organization that aims to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

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Mars Bars and Snickers Go Green: New Paper-Based Wrappers Hit Aussie Shelves

Mars Wrigley, the company behind Mars Bars and Snickers, has introduced new recyclable paper-based packaging for their chocolate bars in Australia. This move is part of their sustainability efforts to eliminate 360 tonnes of plastic across their value chain by 2025. The paper-based packaging will allow chocolate lovers to recycle the wrappers through everyday kerbside recycling bins. The Aussie market is the first in the world to have this packaging, and it is now available at major retailers and convenience stores.

To launch Mars Bars and Snickers as the ‘Biggest Thing in Wrap in 2023’, established Australian rap artist and proud Gomeroi man – Kobie Dee – has partnered with Mars Wrigley to promote the new packaging and the importance of sustainability.

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“As a proud Aboriginal man, caring and protecting Country is something very important to me. Aboriginal people have a strong connection to land and Country and we need to do what we can to protect and sustain it,” Kobie Dee said.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with this iconic brand, and take my fans on a journey with me to learn more about sustainability and the impact that innovation and technology can have in helping us care for the environment.”

Head to morethanjustawrapper.com.au to find out more.

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First nations designers selected for the iconic x fnfd incubator program
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First Nations Designers Selected for THE ICONIC x FNFD Incubator Program

THE ICONIC, Australia and New Zealand’s top fashion and lifestyle platform, has partnered with First Nations Fashion + Design (FNFD) to announce the selected designers who will participate in the First Nations designers incubator program. The incubator program, an extension of THE ICONIC’s long-term partnership with FNFD, brings together the expertise and perspective FNFD brings from their existing community engagement and industry influence, with THE ICONIC’s leading e-commerce experience and global network. Gunggandji designer Elverina Johnson of label Pink Fish, Mt. Isa designers Glenda, Jaunita, Dale and Cheryl Mcculloch of label Myrrdah, and Kuranda-based designer Briana Enoch of label Jarawee were handpicked from the shortlist for their outstanding craftsmanship and unique designs.

The Industry and Cultural mentors will provide invaluable expertise and guidance to the designers throughout the duration of the Incubator Program and beyond. The designers will participate in workshops, events and experiences developed by a range of industry experts and educators, with ongoing feedback from the Indigenous creative community. At the conclusion of the Program, the designers will have the opportunity to take part in an eCommerce shoot and will be invited to sell their collection on THE ICONIC in the future.

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Celebrate anzac day at the rocks
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Celebrate ANZAC Day at The Rocks

Looking for something to do in The Rocks on ANZAC Day? Check out these exciting events at The Rocks. Start your morning at The Australian Heritage Hotel with a ‘Digger’s Breakfast’ followed by live music and 2Up games. Or head to The Glenmore for stunning rooftop views, live music, and more 2Up. The Argyle is also hosting a courtyard BBQ before turning their sandstone courtyard into a massive 2Up arena. And don’t forget to visit The Gallipoli Art Prize to see incredible works of art from Australian and Turkish artists that explore themes of community, peace, and courage. It’s the perfect way to honour the Diggers and get into the ANZAC Day spirit.

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Belkin launches products made from 72 post consumer recycled plastics and plastic
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Belkin Launches Products Made From 72% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics And Plastic-Free Packaging

Just in time for Earth Day, Belkin has announced that its first products made from at least 72% post-consumer recycled plastics are now available in Australia. The move is part of Belkin’s sustainability initiatives and its goal to become carbon neutral in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025. The products consist of a USB-C to 4-port USB-C Hub, a 30W fast car charger bundle, and a power bank. Belkin plans to transition to using post-consumer recycled plastics across its entire range in the future. Additionally, Belkin has significantly reduced the amount of plastics used in its packaging, with a 56% year-on-year decrease in plastic use since 2019.

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5 Billion Single-Use Plastic Bottles Eliminated by SodaStream

SodaStream is celebrating a huge environmental milestone by announcing that it has prevented 5 billion single-use plastic bottles from polluting the planet in 2022, with the help of its global customers. In a video shared on social media, the company called on more people to join its mission of reducing single-use plastic waste. SodaStream Sparkling Water-Makers are designed to last and use reusable cylinders, enabling users to eliminate single-use plastic bottles with ease. The brand is also taking a step further by eliminating plastic waste in every stage of its manufacturing process, including using 100% recycled bottles for its flavours. Furthermore, up to 25% of plastic parts used in its new generation Sparkling Water-Makers are produced from recycled materials. SodaStream is proud to partner with Clean Up Australia to reduce beverage container waste.

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Guide dog pup up cafe
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Celebrate International Guide Dog Day with a Cuddle and a Coffee at the Guide Dog Pup-Up Café

Attention all coffee and puppy lovers in Sydney! Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is opening a fun Labrador-themed Pup-Up Café next Wednesday to celebrate International Guide Dog Day. The event is a one-day only affair, where you can enjoy coffee, delicious treats from The Naked Duck, and even cuddle with adorable puppies. The café will also feature a pooch-themed photo booth, and guests will have the chance to meet some of the amazing Therapy and Guide Dogs and hear from the low vision and blind community. Tickets cost $5 and children under 12 can enter for free. The café will be open in two sessions at World Square Shopping Centre in Sydney, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this pawsome event.

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced content producer and the current Entertainment, Culture & Lifestyle Journalist for Man of Many. With an extensive background in digital content production and news, Sam specialises in delivering timely, accurate and witty assessments of current events. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.