A Conversation with Seasick Sunscreen Co

A Conversation with Seasick Sunscreen Co

December 21, 2021

Seasick Sunscreen is a Certified SPF 30 ocean-friendly sunscreen, natural plastic-free sunscreen based in Wellington, Aotearoa. They are 100% NZ made and operated.

Seasick was born out of our desire to reduce the number of toxic chemicals and plastic entering our oceans. Protecting the environment is at the heart of what they do - that's why Seasick Sunscreen takes a holistic approach to sustainability. 

We had the pleasure of speaking to founder, Natalie, to talk about all things Seasick Sunscreen, sustainably, tramping and more...

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A conversation with Blanket Bay Barn

A conversation with Blanket Bay Barn

November 17, 2021

Looking for that perfect spot to escape to these summer holidays? Let us introduce you to Blanket Bay Barn.  

Contemporary, compact Scandinavian-style barn on two levels combining elements of comfort and light. The Birch ply interior, wool carpet and heat pump create a warm and cosy vibe. The Barn is set in a rural landscape overlooking a lovely large pond inhabited by local birdlife. Being only 10-mins drive from Dunedin city centre and 3 mins to historic Port Chalmers and some of the best beaches and coastal scenery Otago has to offer all nearby.

We are forever grateful to have our products stocked in such beautiful places. We were lucky enough to chat owner Mandy to talk about her air bnb, Scandinavian style, Ōtepoti and more

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A conversation with Deep Down Wines

A conversation with Deep Down Wines

October 29, 2021

Deep Down Wines are a boutique Marlborough wine company and collaboration of two New Zealand families. Founded by Clive Dougall, who was Winemaker at Seresin Estate for 12 years, and Peter Lorimer, who promoted boutique New Zealand brands around the globe with his company the New Zealand Wine Portfolio, Deep Down is about honest wines forged with intuition and heart.

We were lucky enough to chat to the Co-Founder of Deep Down Wines, Peter about the winemaking industry, beautiful Marlborough and more

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Get to know - Whiskey Creek Cabin

Get to know - Whiskey Creek Cabin

September 29, 2021

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Get to know - Shop Without Packaging

Get to know - Shop Without Packaging

August 12, 2021

Shop Without Packaging is a Refillery based in Raglan, New Zealand. Their beautiful store focus's on sustainability in many ways including providing local products and encouraging their customers to bring in jars and containers to refill their products. Here at smartass, we think our values align with SWOP which leads us to want to reach out and chat! 

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Get to know The Farmhouse

Get to know The Farmhouse

July 26, 2021

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Sustainable Bathroom Hacks

Sustainable Bathroom Hacks

June 11, 2021

As the world becomes greener with coffins made of mushrooms, electric self-driving cars and compostable packaging, the bathroom can often be forgotten about. It can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive, trying to be eco-friendly in every area of the household, so we have created a list of simple ways you can become more eco-friendly in the lavatory.

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Sustainable Easter Weekend Ideas

Sustainable Easter Weekend Ideas

March 29, 2021

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We've all been taking action against climate change

We've all been taking action against climate change

February 27, 2021

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Have a sustainable Christmas with smartass

Have a sustainable Christmas with smartass

December 19, 2020

Christmas and over-consumption go together like Bacon and eggs or Ross and Rachel. Really, the festive season shouldn’t be a burden on the planet. With a little effort, your smartass toilet paper and some imagination, together, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season.

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Tanglewood Retreat x smartass

January 25, 2020

We wanted to create a space that encompassed all of our passions and values.  It needed to be environmentally sustainable and forward thinking, yet fun.

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