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Good Issue 75 Jul/Aug 2021

Good is the magazine for people who think and care about the everyday choices they make. Good is filled with inspirational stories, world-changing ideas and practical, down-to-earth advice on what to eat, grow, wear and more. Good is all about making better choices for your home, health, family and the community around you. It celebrates handcrafted, natural and simple pleasures and helps you to reconnect with things that really matter.

New Zealand
Image Centre Publishing Limited
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min

@caliwoods_eco @archieblohm1 @oliviakirkpatrickphoto Shay Lawrence Founder of the eco products social enterprise CaliWoods, Shay is a passionate surfer and ocean enthusiast. Seeing widespread plastic pollution in the most isolated pockets of the ocean motivated her to start CaliWoods, which has a big focus on education and inspiring Kiwis to live more sustainably. You can see some low waste-living advice on page 108. Archie Blohm When he’s not designing the pages of Good, you’ll usually find Archie strumming away on his guitar with a cup of tea in hand in an effort to stay zen and unwind. He also finds balance through boxing. “I’m an amateur boxer, which keeps my mind and body fighting fit. I enjoy doing my bit to be environmentally friendly and helping others in the positive ways I can – Good encourages that,…

2 min
do good, feel good

Recently the Good team each donned a pair of old trainers and joined Sea Cleaners for a day pulling plastic bottles and other refuse from the mangroves in Waitemat? Harbour. It was mucky work and if I hadn’t been wearing lace-ups my shoes might still be there but of course Sea Cleaners preps you to wear the right kind of footwear that won’t pull off your feet in the mud. Despite being splattered in mud it was the best day ever for the entire team. Our song anthem was Captain Planet as we chugged across the harbour cheerfully scooping up any floating plastic on our way. We were riding high with feel-good endorphins from a day’s good work helping to clean up our precious environment. Doing good really does make you feel good. Sea…

2 min
your feedback

I found your article on dying (issue 74) really interesting. As a Pākehā I have only ever known European rituals around funerals and death. These rituals have often put me off as they are often very religious and not linked to the person who has passed away. I recently attended a tangi and found it a very spiritual process. The grieving was real and the send-off was so heartfelt. At the time I found it really draining but afterwards I realised that I really did get to say goodbye to my friend and her lifetime was truly honoured. Your article highlighted this openness and I really enjoyed reading about different views and traditions. Jessie I’ve been enjoying Good for about 10 years and issue 74 was one of the best. I…

5 min
good stuff

OUR KIND OF ANIMAL PRINT BLUNT Umbrellas launches its latest collaboration this July with Melbourne-based animator and illustrator Ellen Porteus. Porteus’ signature style is known around the world for her tessellating patterns and vibrant colour palettes. Find out how to be in to win one on page 4. bluntumbrellas.com TREADING LIGHTER The apparel industry loves a good collab and adidas’ partnership with Allbirds is ground-breaking for many reasons. They have partnered up, by sharing proprietary technologies and material innovations, to reimagine a lower-emission design process. The result is FUTURECRAFT. FOOTPRINT – a prototype running shoe with a carbon footprint of 2.94kg CO2e/pair, without compromising performance. In other shoe news, environmental activist and artist Jaden Smith and New Balance have released a Vision Racer collection that is partially crafted with recycled and surplus materials. The Vision Racer ReWorked is…

15 min
karen walker

Hairdressers probably won’t like her for it jokes Karen Walker but she’s become an advocate for the colour grey. Her hair grew out white/grey over the Level 4 lockdown and when her hairdresser called to book an appointment after lockdown, she faced the decision of ‘to colour or not to colour’. She chose the latter. “I really thought about ‘why’, ‘why do people colour their grey, and it didn’t sit well with my feminist ideals,” Walker explains. “Why do women especially feel the need to hide signs of time like that? There’s nothing wrong with having a youthful attitude or being youthful but why try to hide the signs of the decades?” For Walker, 51, who has coloured her hair for the past 10 years, there is no more hiding. And she’s rocking it.…

8 min
healing through different modalities

Healing. What does it mean to you? Have you ever really sat with the concept of what it means for you to be in complete health, and what healing journey you might undertake to get there? Being in complete health won’t look the same for everyone and, correspondingly, the healing journey to complete health is different for everyone. What’s certain, though, is that we are no longer confined to the four walls of a doctor’s office to help us. Healing is now offered in many modalities to support individuals and their needs. Holistic healing is about looking at the individual, not only for any symptoms of unwellness, but at their wellbeing as a whole to find the root cause of any ailments. So, why are we suddenly interested in holistic healing modalities? And…