Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Please score my Threadless design: Genie Windish, is a sweet icecream covered ass.

Sorry to double post for those of you on a feed but Genie Windish is now ready to be scored and hopefully with your support, PRINTED! Simply create a Threadless account and your score will make a difference. Depending on how this goes I will most likely create and upload more designs so it's worth your while if you'd like to wear some of my art on a t-shirt. There are also many other wonderful artists on Threadless who you can support too. Be sure to share with your friends :)

Genie Windish is a sugarier devoted, sweet icecrea - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My first Threadless t-shirt submission: Genie Windish

My first Threadless t-shirt submission! You do need to create a Threadless profile in order to score it. Please take the time to do so if you'd like to see it get printed :) Thank you!
Genie Windish is a sugarier devoted, sweet icecrea - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

The design is based on the original collage, Sweet Genie Windish....

Saturday, February 04, 2012

A little bit about palm oil and how to avoid it.

For both your health and environmental reasons palm oil needs to be avoided. Labelling laws for palm oil vary around the world making it difficult to know what you're buying. It's an issue I felt so strongly about that I wrote to my local member of parliament about it. Disappointingly a potential law requiring its labelling was rejected in Australia.

Palm oil plantations have had a devastating effect on Indonesia's unique rainforest habitat and thus the population of endangered orangutans, Sumatran tigers, rhinoceros and thousands of other animals dependant on this ecosystem. If the destruction of this habitat for palm oil plantations isn't stopped, we could see these endangered species extinct within our lifetime.

What can you do as a consumer? Writing to your member of parliament, or signing petitions could still eventually create enough demand for change if enough people ask for it. If your government is as apathetic as mine you can still make a difference. Spread the word about palm oil and how to avoid it:

'to avoid buying palm oil, when buying food look for the label stating it is vegetable oil. Then look for saturated fat. If only vegetable oil (no animal fat listed) is used and there is 5%+ saturated fat in the product - you are buying palm kernel oil, palm oil or coconut oil, most probably palm.'

'if palm oil is used in cosmetics it must be labelled. No exceptions. However, it is usually not labelled as Palm oil. It is labelled as Elaeis guineensis. This is the name given to palm oil by the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI).'

A bit harder to avoid are possible palm oil derivitives:
'In non-food products like soaps and detergents, the list includes elaeis guineensis, sodium lauryl sulphate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, isopropyl and other palmitates, steareth-2, steareth-20 and fatty alcohol sulphates – all of which may be derived from palm oil.'
Sodium lauryl sulphate is the most common lathering agent used in toiletries.
From Borneo Orangutan Survival's site.

Further reading if you want to know more of the names palm oil deritives hide behind.