Tuesday, January 31, 2012

KissinCussin now at HowNowMadamCow!

About KissinCussin...
KissinCussin is the brain-child of cousins Jess Brown and Hayley Maynard. The label, already making waves on the Australian fashion scene since its conception in 2007, was founded out of passion when the girls volunteered to rebuild a small Sri Lankan village in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.

Jess and Hayley were immediately inspired by the incredible people and chaos of Sri Lanka's famous Pettah markets, where wacky fabrics, quirky buttons and unbelievably cute prints, from flowers to spaceships to umbrellas to apples, cemented the way forward for, soon to be, print based label KissinCussin.

KissinCussin embodies the adventures of two cousins and offers something fresh, colourful and unique. Inspired by the environment, the people of Sri Lanka and a love of freedom, fashion and adventure, the label is a fusion of their two personalities and style and has an ethical outlook. Working closely in Talalla Bay, the cousins use local ladies to sew for them, generating livelihoods and supporting women in far reached communities.

KissinCussin grew from humble beginnings following Cousin Jess and Cousin Hayley's work volunteering to help put Talalla Bay, a small idyllic fishing village on the south coast of Sri Lanka, back on its feet after the tsunami of 2004. The cousins quickly adopted the philosophy that love and even little things can make a huge difference and this was carried through with the conception of their label, KissinCussin. Over the eight months that the cousins spent rebuilding the village a strong relationship was forged with the community of Talalla Bay. They left realising there was more that they could do to help and returned a year later and started an ethical production facility with the foundations of their label. They employed just three local ladies to make a small range of dresses and pioneered a dream for the cousins to increase this further. After two years they now employ 12 ladies, a number that will continue to grow with KissinCussin. As demand for the label has increased, the girls have outsourced another ethical production source in Sri Lanka, where they help a different village, in the same way. The work that Jess and Hayley do in Talalla Bay, and other communities, is as much a part of KissinCussin’s structure as the clothing. KissinCussin has developed as a print based label, their fabrics are sourced and hand printed, with unique designs, in Rajasthan India, which fits with their outlook and aspiration to support smaller, cottage industries in the fashion industry.


About HowNowMadamCow...
Mother and daughter duo, Jane and Mim Simpson have realised their dream and launched the newest, chicest online fashion mecca - HowNowMadamCow, promising to be the revolutionary online shopping experience.

With cult brands such as Dallas & Carlos, Meadowlark, WHYRED, Flannel, Purple Ginger, Arabella Ramsay, KissinCussin, Nat Sui, Vintage Princess, Binny, Wildfox and Tolani - HowNowMadamCow is already building towards being a fashion heavy-weight on the net. The brands are sourced from all over the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand fashion, with all the clothing, jewellery and accessories being carefully selected by Mim and Jane to ensure the site features a diverse mix of styles and price points.

Mim is already becoming a ‘voice’ in the fashion industry, blogging on A-Lister’s fashion hits and misses as well as the latest international runway collections. Mim’s finger is constantly on the pulse of fashion and within a very short time of launching, HowNowMadamCow already has a committed following, continuously increasing their devotees of fashion aficionados’ beyond expectations.

Every product sourced has one common theme and that is, Mim and Jane truly believe and love everything that’s for sale on HowNowMadamCow, they are all of superior quality with enduring style.



I have been a fan of KissinCussin for some time now and love looking through their amazing carefree colection. Check out the KissinCussin range at HowNowMadamCow now, and while your there have a squiz through some of the other fab eco companies like Ecoluxe and Jonathan Ward.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Miss Green Says Sorry...

Just a quick note to let you all know that there wont be much happening on the MGW blog site for sometime as i am in the process of turning the missgreenswardrobe.com.au website into an online eco magazine!

If you have any questions about anything you are always welcome to email me or get in contact through Facebook or Twitter.

I am so excited for my new site and hope you all are too.

In the mean time, check out my "expert advice" on green beauty in the current issue of Modern Hair+Beauty magazine, on sale now.  I am on page 134.


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 24 - Eco Tan

The Brand...
Eco Tan is Australia's first and only tanning manufacturer to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain (OFC) under the Australian Government. Eco Tan uses 100% natural ingredients.

After her sister’s melanoma scare, Gold Coast single mother Sonya Driver became not only paranoid about the suns harmful rays, but also the toxic ingredients used in spray tans. After years of researching and formulating, she has made Australian history by creating the first tan to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain under the Australian Government.

The Prize...



'Invisible Tan' is an organic moisturiser that nourishes your skin without any synthetic or toxic ingredients. It goes on clear (to avoid staining any clothes or linen) and turns into a beautiful rich honey tan eight hours later. Invisible Tan is a gradual tanner with a low level of Eco Cert dihydroxyacetone (DHA).

Click here to read Miss Green's review on Eco Tan Invisible Tan.


The 'Tan-Away Glove' is an extreme exfoliator that is brilliant for pre and post tanning. Made with natural fibers and eco- friendly dye, it removes dead skin layers and old tan to reveal fresh, smooth skin. We guarantee the Tan-Away Glove is Australia's best tan- removal glove.

The Total Prize Value: AU$59.90

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "Eco Tan" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Eco Tan like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@tan_eco).

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 23 - SIGG

The Brand...
SIGG stands for premium reusable water bottles. With over 100 years expertise.  The Original Swiss Bottle demonstrates worldwide quality and craftsmanship. The beautiful shape is one of the reasons that SIGG was incorporated into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New-York. SIGG bottles are 100% recyclable and contribute to improving the world´s carbon footprint.

Many people think that they are helping the environment by refilling their plastic PET water bottles. But are you helping yourself?  Disposable PET bottles are designed for one time use, states Simran Sethi of The Discovery Channel.  Refilling them can release harmful toxins from the packaging – especially when it gets heated. If you’re tasting plastic, you’re ingesting plastic.

A SIGG Bottle is your healthy and safe choice for your body. The baked-on, crack resistant bottle liner makes sure that you drink what you want to drink – and not unwanted chemicals. The SIGG bottle liner is leach-proof and resistant even to energy drinks, fruit acids and carbonation.

SIGG bottles are manufactured in Switzerland. Look for the SIGG brand name to ensure you are getting the healthiest & safest reusable water bottle in the world!

The Prize...




The Total Prize Value: AU$70.00

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "SIGG" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 22 - bonnie and neil

The Brand...
bonnie and neil was created by Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie, who work out of their Brunswick studio.

They are compulsive hoarders – Bonnie of vintage fabrics and Neil of timber. bonnie and neil creates functional and decorative pieces that combine Bonnie’s background in textile design and printing and Neil’s skills as a designer and maker of furniture.

bonnie and neil products are handmade and hand-printed using water-based inks mixed onsite at the studio.

The Prize...



bonnie and neil textiles are made with natural based fabrics and water-based inks. Each piece is hand-printed, resulting in the subtle variations that make every bonnie and neil product unique.

The Total Prize Value: AU$125.00

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "bonnie and neil" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from bonnie and neil like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@bonnieandneil).

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 21 - Floriosa

The Brand...
Floriosa generously scented candles are hand poured in Australia by master candle makers using all natural soy wax (absolutely no paraffin wax) and 100% cotton and paper wicks (no lead). They are exceptionally clean-burning, produce little-to-no soot and are drenched in high quality fragrance and essential oils for optimum scent throw and pure enjoyment.

The Floriosa signature collection is inspired by the European court perfumers of the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring classic floral scents coveted by the royal circles of the time and are designed to bring warmth, ambience and opulence to any room.

If you like your candles extremely fragrant, stylish and beautifully presented, and prefer a safer non-toxic alternative to paraffin wax, you will love Floriosa.

The Prize...

An exceedingly pretty fragrance of pink jasmine and sweet ylang ylang followed by warm heart notes of sandalwood and rose musk. A delicate base note of peony petals perfectly finishes this timeless beauty.

The Total Prize Value: AU$49.95

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "Floriosa" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Floriosa follow them on Twitter (@floriosa).

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 20 - Poppies for Grace

The Brand...
Poppies for Grace is all about paper and its endless possibilities- scribbling, giving, making fun and jumping up and down. Sara and Alana think their stationery feels like a perfect cup of tea would on a cold morning, and hope that you might find life in their things.

The Poppied for Grace collection includes gift cards and tags, invitations, lolly bags, writing sets, book stickers and a pinch of the fairytale all around.

The Prize...

To package up your thoughts, thanks & adventures. For it to be ripped open, read, kept & treasured. Amongst the apple trees & cups of tea.
Twelve sheets & envelopes, envelope seals & address labels.
Lovingly made using 90% recycled paper, 10% FSC approved paper and 100% vegetable based ink.


Eight little cards in two designs. Keep them in your top drawer for a special note, thankful words or a sweet birthday card.


Remind yourself in style with this set of 5 sticky note designs (120 pages each), boxed up and ready to display with pride on the desk.

The Total Prize Value: AU$61.85

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "Poppies for Grace" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Poppies for Grace like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@poppiesforgrace).

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 19 - Organix

The Brand...
A ground-breaking, first for Australia’s beauty industry, Organix® is expanding its award-winning hair care range to include an at-home Keratin range - the Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Collection. This pioneering hair taming system brings the wonders of everyday, super smooth hair to all with its affordable price point and easy-to-follow application steps.

As the first hair care line to market this salon phenomenon, Organix is proud to introduce this amazing formula featuring organic active ingredients to Australian consumers, offering a safe alternative to pricey salon smoothing treatments. This eagerly-anticipated collection is bound to refresh even the dullest hair and significantly reduce styling time. It’s the least toxic way to keep frizzy hair at bay!

Made with the same scrumptious scent as the best-selling Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk collection, this blend of anti-oxidant rich organic cocoa nut oil with added rich keratin proteins strengthen and soften the hair while organic avocado oils and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong tresses, adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine. Like all other Organix products, the Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Collection is packaged in eco-friendly bottles manufactured from materials containing recycled postconsumer resin. All labels are printed using environmentally-friendly inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals.

The Prize...


An alluring blend of antioxidant rich cocoa nut oil along with lush keratin proteins to strengthen and soften the hair, while organic avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong, tresses, adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine.  This rich formula smooths and strengthens your curly or wavy tresses.


Transform your hair into silky smooth locks with this exclusive blend of antioxidant rich organic coconut oil along with rich keratin proteins that infuse to strengthen the hair, while organic avocado oils and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong tresses. Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Anti-Breakage Serum prevents breakage and keeps your locks glossy with a healthy looking glow.


Rich Brazilian cocoa nut oils combined with hydrolyzed keratin protein to seal and protect your hair from thermal heat styling.   Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray protects against heat damage caused by flat irons, curling irons and any other heat styling tools.

This easy to use, revolutionary, at-home salon treatment eliminates up to 95 percent of frizz and curl and cuts blow drying time by 75 percent for up to 30 glorious days*. Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy 30 Day Smoothing Treatment is an exclusive, high potency, keratin complex that penetrates the cuticle with keratin proteins along with rich organic coconut oil and avocado oils to smooth the cuticle for straight, strong tresses.

The Total Prize Value: AU$109.95

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "Organix" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Organix like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@organixhaircare).

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 18 - Envirosax

The Brand...
The philosophy of Envirosax® is to help create a better future for our planet by spreading the environmental message through colour and script using the Envirosax® eco-friendly reusable bag as the vehicle.

Envirosax is proud to help protect the environment for tomorrow’s generation by providing an eco-friendly alternative to disposable shopping bags that have caused so much damage to the environment worldwide. Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof and each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags thanks to reinforced seams.

Envirosax believe in environmental sustainability. Plastic bags clog drains and cause flooding. They pollute rivers and streams, killing animals and destroying plantlife. They take years to photodegrade and have a very short life span. Envirosax provide a compelling alternative to the plastic bags which are doing so much damage to our planet.

Envirosax donates a percentage of its sales to charities and non-profit organisations dedicated to the preservation of the environment.

The Prize...


Linen may be the oldest textile material in the world. Its history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers and yarns, which date back to about 8000 B.C. have been found in Swiss lake dwellings. Linen was also used in the Mediterranean in the pre-Christian age and was even sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt. The linen bags are 100% linen.

The Total Prize Value: AU$49.90

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.com with "Envirosax" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Envirosax like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@envirosax).

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Miss Green's Christmas Advent Calendar Competition Day 17 - Hamimi

The Brand...
Hamimi is a fresh take on Moroccan living, capturing its exotic culture and honouring its traditional craftsmanship. The hamimi collection showcases our own designs amid a mix of hand picked pieces.

In an age of mass production, Hamimi focus on hand crafting objects using traditional methods with a contemporary sensibility. Every piece is invested with human touch, made by hand with heart.

Hamimi is the brainchild of a brother and sister act – Alex is at home in downtown Brisbane, Rebecca is on the ground in Marrakech. The team of Moroccan artisans are at the centre of Hamimi; they give life to the Hamimi vision.

The Prize...



The Total Prize Value: AU$85.00

The Entry Details...
For your chance to win this stunning prize simply email Miss Green at missgreenswardrobe@hotmail.comwith "Hamimi" as the subject line and include your full name and address.

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