The Market Reopens

The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market closed in mid-March in accordance with lockdown regulations. This not only impacted their loyal patrons, but the hard-working artisans and traders who rely on the market to make ends meet. Thankfully, the market has now been allowed to reopen to sell essential goods, takeaways and clothing under level 3 lockdown.

On Thursday, 02 July 2020, the market officially reopened for full trade, welcoming back as many traders as possible to bring quality organic food and household products to their customers. You can purchase food items (including takeaways and hot drinks), winter clothing and bedding, trinkets and medical items at the market.

The market's restaurant traders are also back in full swing. Take a seat under the beautiful trees in the tea garden to enjoy a sit down meal. Take your pick from pizza prepared by La Cuisine du Jardin, Empanadas from Churrie Kings, banting options from The Keto Kitchen, vegan food from Leafy Greens, Indian street food from Meera's or a delicious piece of cake or quiche from Bettina's Cafe. It's the perfect feast to welcome you back to your favourite organic market in the city!

You can now visit the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market on Thursdays between 09:30 - 13:00 or on Saturdays between 09:00 - 15:00 to get your hands on all your organic goodies.

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COVID-19 Precautions

In accordance with lockdown regulations, the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market reopened under special conditions. These have been put in place to not only protect their traders, but you as well. These are just some of the precautions now in place at the market:

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Shop Online

If you aren't quite ready to brave the world just yet, fear not. The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market's online store is still up and running. Here you can order a range of essential products from their top traders, including Braeside Meat Market, The Bryanston Market PGS Farmer Stall and Leafy Greens. Order your products at their online store or via email before 14:00 on a Monday to receive your order at the market or to your door by the same Thursday. The market is currently only delivering within a 20km radius from their venue and all orders must be to the value of R250 or more.

Buy Now, Enjoy Later 

Many of the market's regular traders have not been permitted to trade in lockdown. You can help support their livelihoods by purchasing a Bryanston Market Gift Voucher through their Yoco account. These vouchers will be valid for three years and can be dedicated to your vendor of choice. Simply email [email protected] to let them know exactly who your donation should go towards.

For More Information

Visit www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za for more information about the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market's lockdown initiatives and updates on their next market event.

You can also follow them on social media to stay up to date with their latest news:

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Details: 40 Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg | 27 (11) 706 3671 | [email protected]

WWF-SA is the national office part of the global World Wide Fund For Nature network. This local NGO has worked to inspire South Africans to live in harmony with nature for 50 years. Now, as the festive season rolls around, WWF-SA are bringing good tidings and a waste-free Christmas to the country.

We all know just how messy and wasteful the holidays can be. With all the excess food, drink and gift wrap lying around, our well meaning recycling projects and plastic-free goals can be easily forgotten. Amidst all this wastage, WWF-SA is encouraging all South Africans to remain eco-conscious over the festive period. Urging us all to "refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle".

Following this four-step plan to a waste-free Christmas is a lot easier than it may seem. It starts by simply asking yourself whether you truly need the item you are purchasing. Not only does this reduce waste, but it's an excellent way to save up for the new year! The next step is to ensure that you take your own reusable bags to the store, as well as cutting down on plastic packaging, choosing reusable, durable goods over single-use items instead. 

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"Once you’ve followed all these steps, we also want you to recycle as much as possible." Says Eitan Prince, Digital Communications Manager with WWF-SA. 

The Good Tidings Advent Calendar

To help you on your way to a waste-free Christmas, WWF-SA have introduced their handy Good Tidings Advent Calendara fun, interactive way for consumers to make better choices this festive season. This advent calendar is filled with 24 nifty ways to curb waste over the holidays. These come in the form of videos, demos, blogs, photo galleries, recipe cards and more, created with support from WWF ambassadors, including Chef Zola Nene, media personalities, Zoe Brown, Carl Wastie, Claire Mawisa and sustainable fashion guru, Jackie May.

Here’s a sneak preview on what you can expect from the calendar:

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In December we're getting festive the waste-free way. Today is the first of 24 #GoodTidings to help you navigate a #WasteFreeFestive season. Let’s start with some alternatives to plastic 🎄. Get more good tidings at the link in our bio. #festiveseason #festive #giftingideas #celebration #christmas #festivevibes #giftingsolutions #homedecor #instagood #festivecollection #christmas #xmas #christmastree #christmasdecor #handmade #merrychristmas #christmastime #gift #christmasgifts #holidays #holiday #gifts #christmasiscoming #christmasdecorations

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1. All that glitters is not gold

Sparkly glitter is undeniably festive, but much of it is made from microplastics, which can end up polluting the environment or be consumed by fish, birds and other animals. Consider plastic-free decor, such as glass jars filled with beautiful succulents and decorations made from fabrics or ribbon.

2. Gift wrapping alternatives

Wrapping paper - it's festive, it's fun, it's fleeting. Each year, tons of it finds its way to landfills. So why not use leftover birthday wrapping paper or gift bags? Experiment with covering gifts with fabric, old newspapers or put them into any attractive tins, boxes or jars you may have lying around your home or office. 

3. Show love to local producers

There are many local designers and producers making exciting and innovative products from sustainable materials. The newly revamped WWF e-commerce site features a number of these local gems, such as Uzwelo, a brand that teams up with local communities to convert banners to fabric to make functional, fashionable and affordable bags. These bags are the perfect Christmas accessories for both kids and adults, with funky lunch boxes, laptop bags, beach bags, school bags and shopping bags. 

The WWF online store also has a great range of eco accessories and gifts. We love their eco-friendly reusable coffee cups, which are decorated with the iconic WWF panda logo. Their collection of plushies, recycled jigsaw puzzles and snap cards are also great stocking fillers for the kids. Show your support for the WWF-SA waste-free initiative by stocking up on these goodies or one of their custom hoodies, t-shirts or active wear apparel items. With ladies', men's and kid's clothing, there is something in their store for everyone this Christmas.

Sign up to receive your Good Tidings Advent Calendar here.

For More Information 

Visit the WWF website for more information about their initiatives. You can also follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/WWFSA

Twitter - twitter.com/WWFSouthAfrica

Instagram - instagram.com/wwfsouthafrica

Contact them via email at [email protected].

What Is Désir?

Désir Intimate Collection is an online shop for a range of international, exclusive and sophisticated intimate products, ranging from lingerie and cosmetics to adult items and novelty gifts. All products are of world-class quality and materials and leading technology, while customers are offered excellent service and an intimate and discreet shopping experience.

Authentic adult products manufactured by credible brands are handpicked from all over the world, allowing you to not only 'honour yourself' as per Désir's motto, but also your partner. They also have a live online chat facility where you can get recommendations from their knowledgeable concierge team. The company believes that each of their customers is beautiful, regardless of size, age, gender, or sexual preference.

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Enjoy Promotions & Discounts

Shopping online allows you to take advantage of Désir’s various discounts and promotions while being able to browse through their luxury products in the privacy of your own home. Sign up for their newsletter and receive the first of many discounts.

Payment Is Safe And Easy

Payment can be made online via a secure online banking security system or via EFT. Orders are wrapped and sent off in gorgeous packaging (making ideal gifts) and sealed in a non-transparent courier bag, ensuring that your privacy and discretion are protected at all times.

Speedy Delivery!

Delivery is within 24 hours (for main areas) anywhere within South Africa.

If You're In Cape Town, Visit The Désir Showroom In Camps Bay

While being primarily an online store, the Désir showroom is headquartered in Camps Bay, giving customers the opportunity to do a little browsing and shopping discreetly in an intimate space. Enjoy browsing through the store at your own pace and share a glass of bubbly with a partner or group of friends. If you need assistance, you can have a one-on-one consultation.

For an appointment or directions, contact 0860 994 160, Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 16:00.

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For More Information

For more information, click here. 

You can also check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Happy Birthday, Clarins.co.za!

It's time for a big celebration! Clarins.co.za has turned one, and to mark this special occasion, they have something special in store for their valued customers. It's their party and to kick off the festivities, they'll be spoiling you with a stunning 8-piece birthday gift with your order of over R1 200 in Clarins goodies. All you have to do is shop a little and you'll receive this special gift. And trust us, it's a beautiful gift!

For more information about Clarins and this special offer, visit www.clarins.co.za. Also, don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest specials, products and news.

What's In The Birthday Gift?

Wonder what their 8-piece birthday gift to YOU includes? Well, with the value of R830 in products, you know you'll be spoilt with a lovely selection of treats. And if you need a few ideas as to what to add to your cart during your next shopping spree with Clarins.co.za, we have a few options below. Happy shopping!

Oh, and before we get onto the products they're famous for, don't forget that:

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