Sustainable Summer Essentials
The sun is out and we are ready! We are ready for summer and all the joys and warmth it brings to our lives. We want to pack our bags and head to the beach, we want to chill in our gardens in the Australian sun under a coolabah tree. With ALL our people around us, our family and friends.
For this Sustainable Summer Essentials piece, we have really concentrated on family products. Products created by families, for families. There is something for every member of the family (fur babies too!) because the thought of us all being together sharing fun times, is really what has kept us going.
Following in the Riff Raff ethos of items that last, can be past down from older kids to their siblings, quality and style, these AMAZING companies are trail blazers in the Sustainable product world....and they are Australian!
Sunscreens and Bug shoo away for little bodies
The Simple As That Sunscreen For Children was specially formulated for the delicate skin of children. We recommend that babies should be sheltered from the sun as much as possible. However if this isn’t possible, this sunscreen has been formulated to be safe enough to use on delicate bubbas skin.
MooGoo Tail Swat Body is a light spray that keeps the insects away not an insect repellent, but changes your scent to something bugs don’t like. Made using natural, healthy, moisturising ingredients like Soy Bean Oil. It is suitable for all ages including children and newborns.
Nappy Changes on the beach
Gosh these are hard at the best of times let alone amongst the sand. This beautiful combo is naturally good for you and lightweight. The Change Mat and Wet Bag are made from recycled post-consumer polyester. They are Zero-waste, reusable, and affordable! Designed & owned with love in Australia. Check out their beautiful 6 designs.
Ina swim moto is practical, durable, sustainable. Ina Swim is a carefully curated collection of timeless swimwear designed to be worn, adored and played in.
Econyl® is the innovative concept behind their swimwear material. Made from pre and post consumer waste products, like fishing nets, fabric scraps and carpet flooring from industrial landfills and oceans around the globe. Now that is really next level recycling!
At Tyoub, each piece is made with sustainable regenerated nylon and produced in ethical conditions.
Features are quick drying, lightweight and breathable, high resistance to chlorine (no more thread bare bums!) They are UPF 50+ as fabric blocks 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. They are designed in Australia and made from 78% Recycled Polyester, 22% VITA XTRA LIFE™ LYCRA® Full lined back and front in lightweight recycled polyester. These literally tick ALL the boxes! How fun are their designs as well!
Hats and Caps
Will + Bear have built long-term relationships with their suppliers across the globe that have been chosen for displaying excellence in their field of manufacturing. They are committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture both within their own team and throughout their supply chain. Ethical from A-Z! And don't these little ones look amazing in these beautiful designs!
At Happy Planet Toys their vision is to create a range of exciting, compelling and uniquely Australian eco-friendly toys, made from recycled plastic, providing families with a simple, sustainable alternative to new plastic toys. Their toys are designed with fun characters and functionality to encourage creative, open-ended play for toddlers and pre-schoolers. We particularly love the family feel of this company and how one small idea has grown into something so special.
Sustainable and Sand Free Towels
SomerSide towels are all made from 85% post-consumer plastic bottles. Recycled plastic bottles are transformed into polyester fabric to be used to create our amazing towels. It takes up to 14 plastic bottles to make one SomerSide towel, ultimately preventing these plastic bottles from ending up in landfills or our oceans. This is a winner and really highlights what can be achieved with global waste! Here at Riff Raff, we love this concept!
Good Citizens are the ULTIMATE recycled Summer essential.
Good Citizens was born in 2018 over a family dinner. Two months later a plan was in place to help untrash the planet™ Their four guiding principles are: 1) Only use 100% recycled materials 2) Make products that last 3) Don't exploit people or the planet 4) Employees get time with their kids. We love how family influenced their products are.
A special mention to this product- Proudly MADE IN SYDNEY! Hurray!
The FIRST eco Friendly Inflatable Pool
This pool is for lovers of fun, sun and the environment. DIPP have carefully sourced an eco-friendly alternative to your common plastic inflatable pool. A Byron Bay based brand, DIPP has re-imagined an old family favourite. Brand-new in its look and material but classic in its form, DIPP aims to give recognisable fun to the whole family.
Eco Beach Games
Planet Finska games encourage children to unplug and enjoy battery-free fun whilst learning valuable skills. Where timber is involved, Planet Finska only use environmentally sustainable hardwood. They do not use mdf, chipboard or softwoods such as pine that are less attractive, chip easily and less likely to last. Another fabulous Australian company!
Plant Based Family Picnic Set
Every tableware item in this four-piece camping picnic set are made from almost all natural, renewable and biodegradable materials including Cornstalk, Bamboo and Soybean waste with a natural fibre and plant based binder. Other than the biodegradable cutlery set, each other item from your eco picnic set is reusable, designed to be used as many times as needed, then once you’ve buried the tableware in the compost or landfill, they’ll completely decompose and return to nature. And....they are Dishwasher safe! 5 stars for this product!
Sustainable Cool Bag
These nifty new SomerSide Sustainable Cooler Bags are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles on the outside, with natural wool insulation to keep your food and drinks cold, and vegan leather details for good looks.They have an 18 litre capacity with clever configuration so you can fit multiple wine/champagne bottles lengthways, or 18 cans with food and ice on top. Pack something for the whole family in our tropical Havana cooler bag. TIP: These beauties make a fab gift!
Safe in the shade
This Land and Sand Premium Beach Umbrella is for the coastal dreamers, featuring a white canopy with a sea spray blue stripe. A modern take on a classic. With a lightweight frame and a quick and easy assembly, beach days couldn't be better. Designed with sustainability, convenience and style in mind. They have got you and the Earth covered, literally.
Sustainable Summer Essentials for the grown ups and fur child
We hope you have enjoyed exporing this amazing sustainable world with us. We are blown away by such clever ideas. Happy Summer everyone!
Emma and the Riff Raff Team x