downbythebanks Journal

how to be more sustainable this christmas

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how to be more sustainable this christmas

your two favourite gals at down by the banks have put together an epic list of ways to make your Christmas celebrations more eco-friendly and sustainable this year...

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NAIDOC Week

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an Australian observance celebrating the achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the spirit of NAIDOC Week, Down By The Banks set out to complete two small actions.

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One (wo)man's TRASH is another (wo)man's TREASURE

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One (wo)man's TRASH is another (wo)man's TREASURE

Here at Down By The Banks we love INNOVATION and we very much enjoy imagining all the possibilities for our fabric "waste". Today we want to share with you a little of our behind the scenes work... 

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Pink Christmas 🎄🤶🏽

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Pink Christmas 🎄🤶🏽

This Christmas we are so lucky to be a part of a beautiful collaboration with some small Aussie businesses, coordinated by the amazing Merische at Dreamy Spaces and Co.  Merische and her team Brough together 16 small businesses for a truly magical Pink Christmas themed photoshoot at Hidden Haus. The shoot was styled and photographed by Jemma (@styledbyjemma) and I was so impressed with the speedy turn around of photos. Keep scrolling to check out all the beautiful products which were featured in the shoot, and where you can buy them in preparation for Christmas! Little Cloud Lane - Tassel...

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OT Mealtime Chats

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OT Mealtime Chats

 Meet my sister, Rachel. A paediatric occupational therapist working in the mid-west and owner of All Star OT. Rachel has a passion for working with families in the areas of picky eating, mealtime management and developmental disabilities. She is able to provide incredible professional insight into all things child development, so she'll feature in our journal quite a lot.  Here is an excerpt from one of her blog posts about posture and positioning for successful meal times! ...   As an occupational therapist, I have to be careful not to preach this one too hard, but here goes. Posture and positioning can be...

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