Women's Lifestyle


June 2020 Winter

Junkies Magazine is an eco lifestyle magazine, focused on reusing, reducing, rethinking and recycling. Junkies Magazine is for people who have a passion for sustainability, imaginative design.We like to inspire and be inspired by a community of thinkers and to spread important messages about our environmental responsibilities .We aim to be a platform to bring people together , from artists, individuals , mavericks and epicureans.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

Welcome to your first Re:think magazine. We are excited, nervous and filled with pride as we present our new vision of sustainability for 2020 and beyond. We are emerging from our former Junkies chrysalis, bringing with us our great content and design. As you will read in the coming pages, we are flexing our wings to fly, not only as a beautiful magazine of waste reimagined, but also as a forward-thinking, highly-informative digital resource. As we forge bravely ahead, working hard to realise our highest vision, we invite you to join us. We are sure you will find it very rewarding as we all move forward collectively toward a more fulfilled, sustainable lifestyle. In this edition, we interview Laura François, a dedicated eco-activist and the founder of The Spaceship Academy. Laura fills us…

2 min.
from you

Hi Selena, I was just reading about the name change of Junkies. I think it’s a great idea as it’s the thinking behind everything: using again and again. Coming from Amsterdam (about 31 years ago), I used to access all kinds of great fabric, shops, and some excellent markets. New Zealand lacks most of that, in particular, good markets. I started in the 90s to recycle old jeans and bags and all sorts of fabric. I made denim jackets out of it. But it wasn’t the time for recycling then. That’s why I was so pleased to find Junkies. What I would like to see in it is “rethinking” by “ordinary” people, not only artists – of course, the artists are often giving ideas – as well as mention of workshops, markets, etc, and…

7 min.
fast fashion, eco anxiety & vsco girls

Laura’s growing social media following is a testament to the hard work she does in the eco-activism space. Through her sustainability podcast, “The S Word”, her company, The Spaceship Academy, and her work on multiple not-for-profit projects, she brings environmental issues to the forefront. Growing up in a bilingual household in Montreal, Laura was raised in typical Canadian fashion, with lots of time spent outdoors, getting creative, and making crafts with her younger sister. Her introduction to sustainability began with spending hard-earned pocket money at second-hand stores, which soon translated to a passion for upcycling and altering thrift shop finds. Her deep connection with nature, coupled with an education in human rights, then led to her current ambition to educate the world on all things sustainable. As Laura summarises, “I work…

5 min.
re:think news

Sustainable Choices Amidst COVID-19, 70% of Australians continue to rank taking care of the planet and making sustainable choices as important to them, according to research revealed by the Woolworths Group for World Environment Day. As a response to this, it looks like the major supermarkets are finally listening to our constant appeals for more eco-friendly produce and less packaging. Woolworths is making moves towards a greener future with several initiatives to further reduce plastic across a wider range of fruit and vegetables, including bananas, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, broccolini, sweet potatoes and organic apples. They are also supporting recycling labelling initiatives and have made improvements in energy efficiency, sustainable sourcing and reducing food waste. Coles has launched the first of its new-look local neighbourhood supermarkets in Sydney. The store has been carefully designed with…

3 min.
coming up

August 5-11th National Homelessness Week Homelessness Week is an annual event coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness. It focuses on the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. We encourage you to connect people participating in Homelessness Week to the Everybody’s Home campaign, which calls for national action to end homelessness. You can find the campaign at everybodyshome.com.au, on Twitter and Facebook. August 17-23rd Keep Australia Beautiful Week Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held in late August each year to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action. kab.org.au/keep-australia-beautiful-week Don’t forget to share your photos, successes and updates on social media using #TidyAussie • Facebook: @keepaustraliabeautiful • Twitter: @KABNAHQ • Instagram: @keepaustraliabeautiful • Snapchat: tidyaussie September Save the Koala…

2 min.
coffee and tea, rituals and lore

Even the name Holding Cup© sounds mythical, deserving of a certain special care and respect, and indeed it does, especially if it has been crafted by Carys Martin. Raised in a remote Cumbrian hamlet surrounded by relics and folklore, and originally trained as a printmaker, ceramicist Carys is drawn to contrasts and moments in time where different cultures overlap. Her shapes and finishes, decorations and symbology tell the tales of time, underpinned by a deep inspiration drawn from the forms of the natural world. A raw clay surface will contrast with a shiny, glaze finish, or a highly decorated surface sits alongside negative space. Her passion for preserving the natural world, led her to the creation of individually unique Holding Cups© for us to deepen our relationship with the ritual that is…