The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-09-21T23:44:23Z In the COVID-19 Era, Disposable Facemasks May Be a Cheap Option for Businesses, But They’re Killing the Planet 2020-09-21T23:44:23Z in-the-covid-19-era-disposable-facemasks-may-be-a-cheap-option-for-businesses-but-theyre-killing-the-planet With demands for disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment increasing at exponential levels around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against plastic pollution has become a more significant battle than ever before. CREAM Collection, manufacturers of sustainable chef jackets, aprons and hospitality workwear, is working to reduce the alarming number of disposable masks ending up in landfill, and ultimately our oceans threatening marine life; by encouraging businesses to invest in reusable masks for their staff to wear. With September’s Zero Waste Week highlighting the increasing issue of environmental waste and pollution, particularly due to food packaging, Pam Burnett, founder of CREAM Collection is encouraging chefs, restaurant owners and other businesses to purchase an alternative cost-effective solution in the form of sustainable 100% organic cotton reusable facemasks. Pam comments: “Throughout this pandemic, wearing a mask has become so important across different business sectors, and even mandatory for some, but after seeing the negative impact on the environment of disposable masks, choosing what to cover your face with has become a much greater issue.” Since the significant effects of COVID-19 unravelled in March, CREAM Collection has been manufacturing sustainable facemasks for businesses who were forced to change how they operated and enable a safer way for them to handle food, interact with customers and continue with business continuity and has already sold thousands to environmentally conscious businesses across Australia. CREAM Collection’s facemasks are ethically made from 100% organic cotton and purposefully designed to biodegrade beyond its use. The masks feature adjustable elastic head straps for a comfortable fit and ensures no ear strain during a day of work. For additional support, the mask includes a removable aluminium strip allowing the mask to fit snugly across the face and can also be recycled afterwards. Purchasing Manager for Jackalope Hotels in Victoria, Liam Sweeney comments: “The masks are comfortable and great to wear; the team love that they can now safely interact with guests.” Pam adds: “When we throw something ‘away’, we don’t always think about where it goes and what impact it has on our environment. It is our role as business leaders to think about what we can do to reduce the waste we dispose of every day, which at the moment includes an increasing number of single-use facemasks – and mask wearing is something that will continue for the foreseeable future.” Dedicated to providing sustainable workwear to some of the most well-known chefs and restaurants in Australia and overseas, including Rockpool, Jackalope Hotels, Cumulus Inc, Muse Dining, Tetsuya’s and Josh Niland from Saint Peter in Paddington, CREAM Collection has always been committed to ensuring practical, long-lasting solutions exist in an industry that currently relies on so many pollutive materials. CREAM Collection’s facemasks can be washed (at a temperature of 60 degrees or using a hot steam iron) and sanitised and re-used to provide an easy solution for businesses that need to be agile during these uncertain times. It’s not just the hospitality industry that loves CREAM’s masks, many businesses are seeing the benefits of using the reusable products including Louise Etchell, owner of HairFreaks2 in Newcastle, who is prioritising her customers’ safety: “Not only are they incredibly soft and breathable, they hold up like new with daily laundering so we can wear them with confidence. Our clients love that we are prioritising hygiene and their safety but what’s important to us is that we are leaving less of an environmental footprint at the same time.” The masks are not a replacement for those who require medical-grade masks but a product for businesses that want to demonstrate high-level hygiene practices and ensure they are not adding to the growing amount of plastic pollution. The facemasks are available to order at $19.95 each, with the option to personalise and embroider your name or business logo. For more information or to purchase CREAM Collection facemasks, please visit https://www.creamcollection.com.au/collections/face-masks. For more information, please contact: Amy Cox @ CRE8IVE on T: 0431 223 105 or amy.cox@c8.com.au Disposable facemasks are uncovering a harsh reality for the future of our planet, but there is a sustainable solution from CREAM Collection 2020-09-21T23:37:14Z disposable-facemasks-are-uncovering-a-harsh-reality-for-the-future-of-our-planet-but-there-is-a-sustainable-solution-from-cream-collection With demands for disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment increasing at exponential levels around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against plastic pollution has become a more significant battle than ever before. CREAM Collection, manufacturers of sustainable aprons, chef jackets and workwear, is working to reduce the alarming number of disposable masks ending up in landfill, and ultimately our oceans, together with the rest of plastic waste that already threatens marine life; by encouraging consumers to wear reusable masks. With September’s Zero Waste Week highlighting the increasing issue of environmental waste and pollution, Pam Burnett, founder of CREAM Collection is encouraging people to purchase an alternative cost-effective solution in the form of sustainable 100% organic cotton reusable facemasks. Pam comments: “Wearing a mask has become so important, and mandatory for some, throughout this pandemic, but after already seeing the negative impact on the environment of disposable masks, choosing what to cover your face with has become a much greater issue.” Since the significant effects of COVID-19 unravelled in March, CREAM Collection has been designing and making sustainable facemasks to enable the wider community to safely interact outside of their home and has already sold thousands to environmentally conscious Aussies. CREAM Collection’s facemasks are ethically made from 100% organic cotton and purposefully designed to biodegrade beyond its use. The masks feature adjustable elastic head straps for a comfortable fit, and a removable aluminium strip allowing the mask to sit snugly across the nose and can also be recycled afterwards. Pam adds: “When we throw something ‘away’, we don’t always think about where it goes and what impact it has on our environment. It is our role to think about what we can do to reduce the waste we dispose of every day, which at the moment includes an increasing number of single-use facemasks – and mask wearing is something that will continue for the foreseeable future.” Dedicated to providing sustainable aprons and jackets to some of the most well-known chefs and restaurants in Australia and overseas, including Rockpool, Jackalope Hotels, Cumulus Inc, Muse Dining, Tetsuya’s and Josh Niland from Saint Peter in Paddington, CREAM Collection has always been committed to ensuring practical, long-lasting solutions exist in an industry that currently relies on so many pollutive materials. With 8 million tonnes of plastics entering the ocean every year, it is estimated around 75 per cent of single-use masks, as well as other pandemic-related waste, will end up in landfills, or floating in the seas spanning a life of 450 years. CREAM Collection’s facemasks can be washed (at a temperature of 60 degrees or using a hot steam iron) and sanitised and re-used to provide an easy solution for people who want to protect themselves and each other during these uncertain times. It’s not just the chefs that love CREAM’s masks, Louise Etchell, owner of HairFreaks2 in Newcastle is prioritising their customers’ safety and commented: “Not only are they incredibly soft and breathable, they hold up like new with daily laundering so we can wear them with confidence. Our clients love that we are prioritising hygiene and their safety but what’s important to us is that we are leaving less of an environmental footprint at the same time.” CREAM’s facemasks are available to order at $19.95 each, with the option to personalise and embroider with a name or initials. For more information or to purchase CREAM Collection face masks, please visit https://www.creamcollection.com.au/collections/face-masks. For more information, please contact: Amy Cox @ CRE8IVE on T: 0431 223 105 or amy.cox@c8.com.au Disposable facemasks are uncovering a harsh reality for the future of our planet, but Victorians can choose a sustainable solution from CREAM Collection 2020-09-21T23:29:15Z disposable-facemasks-are-uncovering-a-harsh-reality-for-the-future-of-our-planet-but-victorians-can-choose-a-sustainable-solution-from-cream-collection With demands for disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment increasing at exponential levels around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against plastic pollution has become a more significant battle than ever before. CREAM Collection, manufacturers of sustainable aprons, chef jackets and workwear, is working to reduce the alarming number of disposable masks ending up in landfill, and ultimately our oceans, together with the rest of plastic waste that already threatens marine life; by encouraging consumers to wear reusable masks. With Victorian businesses expected to re-open their doors on 26 October, Pam Burnett, founder of CREAM Collection is encouraging people to be prepared and purchase a cost-effective solution in the form of sustainable 100% organic cotton reusable facemasks. Pam comments: “Throughout this pandemic wearing a mask has become so important, and now a mandatory requirement in Victoria, but after already seeing the negative impact on the environment of disposable masks, choosing what to cover your face with has become a much greater issue.” Since the significant effects of COVID-19 unravelled in March, and with Victoria’s second lockdown still in force, CREAM Collection has been designing and making sustainable facemasks to enable the wider community to safely interact outside of their home when able to, and has already sold thousands to environmentally conscious Aussies, including many Victorians. CREAM Collection’s facemasks are ethically made from 100% organic cotton and purposefully designed to biodegrade beyond its use. The masks feature adjustable elastic head straps for a comfortable fit, and a removable aluminium strip allowing the mask to sit snugly across the nose and can also be recycled afterwards. Pam adds: “When we throw something ‘away’, we don’t always think about where it goes and what impact it has on our environment. It is our role to think about what we can do to reduce the waste we dispose of every day, which at the moment includes an increasing number of single-use facemasks – and mask wearing is something that will continue for the foreseeable future.” Dedicated to providing sustainable aprons and jackets to some of Melbourne’s most well-known chefs, including Adam D'Sylva, Matt Stone and Andrew McConnell, as well as restaurants Lume Dining, Attica, Lucy Liu, Liminal and Polperro, CREAM Collection has always been committed to ensuring practical, long-lasting solutions exist in an industry that currently relies on so many pollutive materials. With 8 million tonnes of plastics entering the ocean every year, it is estimated around 75 per cent of single-use masks, as well as other pandemic-related waste, will end up in landfills, or floating in the seas spanning a life of 450 years. CREAM Collection’s facemasks can be washed (at a temperature of 60 degrees or using a hot steam iron) and sanitised and re-used to provide an easy solution for people who want to protect themselves and each other during these uncertain times. CREAM’s facemasks are available to order at $19.95 each, with the option to personalise and embroider with a name or initials. For more information or to purchase CREAM Collection face masks, please visit https://www.creamcollection.com.au/collections/face-masks. For more information, please contact: Emma Kirkaldy @ CRE8IVE on T: 0406 025 771 or emma.kirkaldy@c8.com.au Christmas Gift Guides: Pure Planet Club Subcriptions 2020-09-16T23:51:27Z christmas-gift-guides-pure-planet-club-subcriptions Why buy one present when you can have a gift delivered weekly, monthly or quarterly thanks to Pure Planet Club’s plastic-free and tree-free subscription service for toilet tissue and lip balms. A box of toilet tissue may not be a standard gift for mum, dad or the grandparents, but they’re sure to be thanking you for never running out again or having to cart it home from the supermarket. Plus an organic, plastic-free lip balm is a great stocking filler! Pure Planet Club are the creators of tree-free and plastic-free toilet paper, household and beauty products. Their mission to save the planet by keeping our oceans clean and forests green began in 2017 with their toilet tissue made from bamboo. In 2019 they launched their first beauty products including organic and plastic-free lip balms. Pure Planet Club – Toilet Tissue: Pure Planet Club Double Length 3 Ply Tree-Free Rolls feature 300 sheets per roll with 36 rolls per box. RRP $52.20 per carton on a subscription basis. 100% natural, plastic-free and plant-based. Made from renewable bamboo, so it’s recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable. Septic-safe, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and BPA-free, making it the most guilt-free toilet tissue available. Unlike conventional toilet paper, which is usually wrapped in plastic, their toilet tissue rolls are individually hand-wrapped in paper featuring pretty marine-inspired designs with fun facts about the environment. Pure Planet Club – Lip Balms: The new lip balms contain shea and cocoa butter, beeswax, sunflower oil and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to moisturise and hydrate the skin. RRP $27.00 for a 3 pack on a subscription basis. Available in four flavours – natural, mint, vanilla and raspberry USDA Certified Organic Plastic-free with compostable packaging (Made from 100% uncoated PCW paper) Cruelty-free Contain no aluminium, parabens, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners Gluten-free Stay tuned for some exciting launches from the brand in 2021. All Pure Planet Club products are available online now at www.pureplanetclub.com. AYRE Real Estate - New Listing - 1/102 Miller Street, Pyrmont 2020-09-16T01:50:09Z ayre-real-estate-new-listing-1-102-miller-street-pyrmont A rare find in Pyrmont! Property Details: Street Address: 1/102 Miller Street, Pyrmont Price Guide: $800,000 Configuration: 1 bed 1 bath 2 car spaces Sale Method: Auction - Saturday, 3rd October @ 2:00pm Last Traded: $350,000 in March 2004 Size: Apartment 97sqm & Parking 30sqm Outgoings: Strata: $1337pq approx. Water: $154pq approx. Council: $296pq approx. Agent: Adrian Wilson – 0410 444 044 & Craig Donohue – 0422 987 110 Year Built: 2000 Inspections: Thursdays and Saturdays @ 1:30pm - 2:00pm Level: 1 of 10 levels Style: This oversized courtyard apartment with a double garage is a unique and very rare property located in the heart of Pyrmont. Boasting an impressively scaled design, this quality ground floor apartment provides open plan living with huge outdoor entertaining spaces. Bedroom: Airy bedroom with built-in robe and direct courtyard access. Bathroom: Classic modern bathroom featuring floor-to-ceiling tiles. Kitchen: Stone and gas fitted kitchen offering stainless appliances. Dining/Living: Open plan living/dining room with a tranquil green outlook. Adrian Wilson, Ayre Real Estate Principal and Director says, “This is apartment is perfectly suited for either downsizers seeking the convenience of inner-city living or an executive couple. It really is a rare opportunity to be able to a one-bedroom apartment, yet have the feeling of space, outdoor living areas and two car spaces located on the city fringe.” Other features: Partially covered courtyard with private leafy surrounds Facilities include an indoor pool, gym, sauna, building manager New carpet and new paintwork plus scope to further update Double garage, ducted air conditioning and intercom system Immersed in the hub of lively Pyrmont, merely steps to shops and eateries and moments to the CBD. Check out the images here: https://ayre.com.au/listings/residential_sale-2486652-pyrmont/ It’s back! The 1000 Hour Heated Eyelash Curler returns 2020-09-10T00:55:25Z its-back-the-1000-hour-heated-eyelash-curler-returns Iconic Australian DIY lash and brow brand 1000 Hour are thrilled to announce that their Heated Eyelash Curler is once again available in Australia. After taking a short hiatus the highly request DIY beauty tool is making a comeback. The purse-sized heated eyelash curler features double heating elements to safely lift and curl lashes without crimping or breaking the strands. Tegan Martin, 1000 Hour Ambassador says, “Aside from the lash and brow dye kits, this product from 1000 Hour comes in a close second. It’s so easy to use and it really works. For me, it’s one of my beauty kit staples and the perfect size to take with me on trips – when we’re allowed!” 1000 Hour Heated Eyelash Curler – Step by Step: 1. Remove the protective cap and slide the power switch to “ON”. The heating indicator lights up green and the preheating process automatically starts. 2. The appliance is ready to use when the colour of the temperature sensor changes from blue to transparent. 3. Place the heating curler on the base of the upper eyelash and hold it for approximately 3 seconds. Slowly move the curler upwards until you reach the tip of the eyelash. 4. Lightly press the eyelash with the wire section and hold for approximately 3 seconds to create a curl. 5. Use the Eyelash comb to comb the eyelashes for superb definition. 6. After use, slide the power switch to “OFF” to turn the appliance off. Please note, this product is not designed to be left in places where humidity is high, immersed in water, used by children unless supervised by an adult and not recommended if you have eye allergies or conditions. The 1000 Hour Heated Eye Lash Curler is available now at an RRP of $19.99 from: www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. JURA GIGA 6 Automatic Coffee Machine Wins Good Design Award 2020-09-08T01:32:14Z jura-giga-6-automatic-coffee-machine-wins-good-design-award JURA Australia are proud to announce that the new JURA GIGA 6 fully automated coffee machine has been awarded the prestigious Good Design Award for Product Design Domestic Appliances in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “We’re thrilled to have taken out this award. The GIGA 6 which we launched earlier this year has already outperformed our projected sales volumes for 2020 and its really no surprise. The engineering that has gone into developing our most premium household machine is second to none, the Swiss really outdid themselves with this machine.” The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers. More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level. About the JURA GIGA 6 Automatic Coffee Machine Leading the way and redefining the concept of automatic coffee machines, the GIGA 6 is a top-of-the-line professional coffee machine for household use. Featuring 28 different specialties and the ability to prepare two perfect barista quality specialty coffees simultaneously at the touch of a button – always freshly ground, not capsuled. The Good Design Awards Jury praised JURA GIGA’s 6 Automatic Coffee Machine, commenting, “A lot of design hours have gone into this machine. A really stunning product exhibiting real product quality, sound design and solid construction. ” The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards. The JURA GIGA 6 is available now for RRP $6,490 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. 5 Ways to Green your home this Spring 2020-09-07T23:23:42Z 5-ways-to-green-your-home-this-spring Spring has arrived and according to Mark Paul, horticulturist and founder of The Greenwall Company, there is no better time to update your indoor or outdoor space by adding a living greenwall, greenroof or bespoke feature to your home. With innovation in greening systems expanding into new custom made gabion, that are lightweight and designed to fit any space, the options are endless. Mark Paul, founder of The Greenwall Company says, “Greening your home or now work-from-home space doesn’t need to be a mammoth task and thanks to our new customisable gabions you can get creative and make the most of any space in or outside your home. Or if you just want to simply hide the bins, cover up an ugly wall or fence and look out your window and see greenery then our traditional panel greenwalls and EcoPillows can simply be installed pre-planted, the only thing we need to access is to water. “All of our installations are set up with an automated irrigation system to ensure minimal maintenance from the homeowner and to keep the plants flourishing all year round,” said Mark. All of The Greenwall Company’s products use Mark’s very own and patented soilless media, which is made up of 94% recycled materials including PET Bottles, polystyrene and even coffee ground waste from the local coffee shop. The media is so light in weight in comparison to traditional soil that it makes the installation of a greenwall, roof or gabion so much simpler and more cost-effective as it removes the need to reinforce the surface it is being applied too. The options include Customised Gabions, Traditional Greenwalls, Greenroofs, Feature Walls and Blades. All installations are bespoke and are designed to last the lifetime of the surface they are applied to. Many can also easily be relocated, should the owner move and want to take the wall or gabion with them. About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. They pride themselves on the fact that their walls and roof gabions are built from 94 per cent of recyclable materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. Tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which they are installed, further reducing waste. The Greenwall Company have now installed their greenwall systems in over 200 projects and will continue to work towards the goal of reclaiming the built environment.www.greenwall.com.au 5 Spring Must Haves For Every Home 2020-09-01T06:36:11Z 5-spring-must-haves-for-every-home Sydney property stylist and interior designer Justine Wilson shares her spring must have that not only won’t break the bank but will give your home an instant lift this season. From florals to indoor trees and window dressings and bed linen, there is something for every home, no matter what the budget. Justine Wilson, founder of Vault Interiors says, ”We’ve made it through to my favourite time of the year. This weekend I’ll be doing my annual spring clean and changing up my bedding, cushion covers, and throw, to bring in the warmer weather and longer days. “Be savvy, to update your home, you really don’t need a big budget. Stores like Kmart, Spotlight, and Ikea have really upped their game when it comes to styling your home. I recommend doing your research online before going instore, so you have a good idea of the colour scheme and what pieces and sizes of things you really need. Otherwise, it can be quite overwhelming!” said Justine. Justine Wilson’s top 5 spring updates: 1. Fresh florals! Spring is all about beautiful flowers so grab yourself a bunch and create a centrepiece arrangement at home, I love florals on an entry console or at the centre of my dining table. To make a real statement use multiple size vases or vessels and do a group of three, the different heights will create a pretty vignette and you can opt for three complementary flower types, or mixed bunches on repeat will also work. 2. Sheer curtains – It’s time to pack away the heavy thick curtains and bring in the light and airy sheer looking ones. Nothing is nicer than a pretty sheer curtain blowing in the wind on a spring day, airing out your living or bedroom and letting the light flicker in. On-trend colours are linen, white, or beige. 3. Scatter cushions - Now is a great time to change out your scatter cushions and accessories for light neutrals, this year cream, caramel, linen and brown are on-trend. Think earthy and yet very simplistic. To bring the room together try some on-trend rustic urns, vases, clear quartz crystals, or vintage look breadboards. 4. Indoor plants: An olive tree in a rustic pot! This is the new go-to plant and makes a beautiful visual statement in your home. The olive tree is this year’s fiddle leaf, they work in any room and will conjure up feelings of an Italian holiday to boot. 5. Bedtime! New bed linen, this is a no brainer. Simply swap out those heavy duvets and coverlets. White linen is the vibe this spring, pair with very simple feather filled white or cream scatter cushions for a dreamy, hotel-like minimal look. For further tips and topics from Justine Wilson go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Last Minute Father's Day Gift! The JURA ENA 8 2020-08-27T04:21:27Z last-minute-fathers-day-gift-the-jura-ena-8 Make Dad’s day this Father’s Day with the gift that keeps on giving all year round, with a world first, fully automated, Swiss made, JURA ENA 8 coffee machine. The compact, one-cup design is the first coffee machine in the world housed from solid aluminum and is available now online from www.au.jura.com for $1,999. From the 1st August to the 13th September, JURA Australia will be celebrating Dad’s around the country by providing a JURA Starter Kit valued at $200 with every purchase. The Starter Kit includes a 500ml Glass Milk Container and a 3-month coffee subscription via local roasters, CIRRUS Fine Coffee, amounting to 3kgs of freshly roasted coffee beans over the 3 months. The JURA ENA 8 includes the following features and benefits: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels. Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the CLARIS Smart is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from whole coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – including flat white which pours coffee first and espresso doppio which grinds, tempers and brews twice, with just one touch. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add 1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. The JURA ENA 8 in Massive Aluminium is available now for RRP $1,999 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Adrian Wilson shares his 5 spring selling season tips for 2020 2020-08-26T23:50:51Z adrian-wilson-shares-his-5-spring-selling-season-tips-for-2020 Will the spring selling season deliver this year? Has the Sydney property market beaten the pandemic? Adrian Wilson, Founder and Principal at Sydney’s award-winning apartment real estate group, Ayre Real Estate, shares his tips to ensure buyers get the most out of the property markets historically busiest time of the year. Adrian Wilson, Ayre Real Estate says, “Despite the pandemic, the Sydney City property market has maintained its ground over the winter months and we believe from the level of inquiries to date that spring will deliver the annual boost in new properties coming to market and high volumes of sales we see year on year. “As with most things in life at the moment, there are just a few things that vendors and agents need to tweak and test due to Covid-19,” said Adrian. Adrian Wilson's – 5 tips for the spring selling season: 1. Don’t be deterred by the pandemic: If you’ve been considering selling, now is a good time to sell, especially before we hit the Christmas and summer holiday period. If you’re concerned about what results you’ll achieve simply speak to your agent and get them to talk you through recent sales and what a realistic outcome looks like. 2. Styling is more important than ever: It is any time of the year but as more properties come to market the competition builds. Styling a home for sale is very hard to do on your own as it really requires you to take all emotion and personal touches out of the home so potential buyers have the ability to picture themselves in the home. Leave it to the professionals, it will save time and money and the outcome will be spot on for your market. 3. Consider a two-stage campaign: Don’t automatically think you need to go straight to auction, a good strategy is to test the waters with an initial off-market campaign for 1-2 weeks to gauge where the market is at. If buyer inquiry is strong you will either achieve an offer, you’re happy with or you can opt to take the property to market. At worst, you will get a feel for what buyers are thinking and some invaluable feedback, at best you may just get a great result! 4. Utilise social media to promote your sale: Simply check your own screen time usage lately and imagine the same going on in households across Sydney. With more and more users on their hand-held devices and strategic targeting to buyers available, there is no better way to get eyeballs on your listing. Make sure your agent has a comprehensive strategy to tackle this. 5. Be prepared to accept offers pre-market and prior to auction: Just because you have promoted the property as going to auction, doesn’t mean you can’t accept a great pre-auction offer. If you receive an offer that is in the ballpark of what you’d be willing to let it go at auction be prepared to accept it. Although auctions can be a great way to drive the price up due to the emotion and competition on the day, there are never any guarantees. We are finding a lot of the strongest buyer interest is inspecting within the first week or so, so be prepared for an early offer – which may even be your best. www.ayre.com.au About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award-winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists deliver apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. They were also recently awarded Best New Office in the REB Awards 2020. WaterWipes validated to be purer than cotton wool and water 2020-08-20T01:11:53Z waterwipes-validated-to-be-purer-than-cotton-wool-and-water Independent testing by the Skin Health Alliance has validated that WaterWipes are in fact purer than cotton wool and water*. Already known to be the world’s purest baby wipes, a group of independent experts have now validated that although boiled and cooled water used with cotton wool are perceived to be pure, particulates, impurities and other minerals can be detected. Andrea Hawes, WaterWipes Marketing Director says, “This result is really no surprise to us! Our WaterWipes are manufactured under clean room conditions using a unique 7-stage water purifying technology that undergo stringent quality checks to ensure the product is of the highest standard and free from contamination before, during and after production.” James Stalley, Associate Research Director, Skin Health Alliance adds, “Whilst cotton wool and water is a suitable method for cleaning babies during nappy changes, the Skin Health Alliance has validated that WaterWipes baby wipes are a purer method of cleaning for parents looking for an alternative solution.” Other findings The Skin Health Alliance independent testing* uncovered include: There are many similarities between the use of wipes versus cotton wool and water. The literature supports wipes as being gentler on the skin.Although water and cotton wool are perceived to be 'pure', particulates, impurities and other minerals in both the cotton material and the water, even if boiled, can be found.WaterWipes demonstrated good antimicrobial effectiveness against bacteria and mould.WaterWipes scored highly across a number of healthcare professional and midwife quantitative studies for purity. Key Facts About WaterWipes: Suitable for sensitive, newborn and premature baby’s skin.Made with only two ingredients - 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract.WaterWipes are purer than cotton wool and water.8 out of 10 HCPs agree WaterWipes is the purest baby wipe in the world with only 99.9% of purified water and a drop of fruit extract*.96% of midwives consider WaterWipes to be the purest baby wipe**. WaterWipes baby wipes are available in all major retailers at an RRP $30.00 for a 4 Pack – Value Pack (240 Wipes). For more information, please visit: www.waterwipes.com or @waterwipesausnz & @waterwipesbeauty_ausnz on Instagram or Facebook. #thisisparenthood #worldspurestbabywipes. * Visscher, M., Odio, M., Taylor, T., White, T., Sargant, S., Sluder., … Bondurant, P. (2009) Skin care in the NICU Patient: Effects of Wipes Versus Cloth and Water on Stratum Corneum Integrity. Neonatology, 96(4):226-34. doi: 10.1159/000215593** A survey conducted with 100 Midwives and Public Health Nurses as part of a study by Behavioural & Attitudes in July/August Protech Health expand mask range to keep up with demand 2020-08-10T23:00:29Z protech-health-expand-mask-range-to-keep-up-with-demand Due to the increasing need for face masks across the country, Protech Health has announced an expansion in the range to ensure there is a mask for everyone in the family. Developed in 1998, Protech has long been known for providing Australians with everyday health essentials. As increased restrictions are imposed, alongside their regular 3-layer disposable face masks, they have now launched a new smaller, 5-layer and less claustrophobic feel option, the Protech+ KN95 Protective Face Mask, with children’s mask now also in production. All products in the range are currently in stock and available today online from protechplus.com.au as well as via independent pharmacies. The children’s masks are expected to be ready for orders from the end of the month. Jodie Phillips, Chemcorp International General Manager says, “Our Protech range has been around since 1998 and has, over the years, included similar products. The new additions to the current range ensure that families can ensure there is a mask to suit all, especially those who have felt claustrophobic when wearing the regular masks. “Something we’ve also noticed out in the community is the fact that many are wearing their disposable face masks the wrong way, we want to stress that disposable masks are to be worn with the blue side out to maximise protection and are single use only,” adds Jodie. The new Protech+ protective face mask range includes: Protech+ KN95 Protective Face Mask This 3D disposable protective face mask is specifically designed for smaller faces and for those who feel claustrophobic wearing a regular face mask. Offering 5 layers of protection, each mask provides superior filtration, and a comfortable close fit seal for added protection. RRP: $9.99 for a 2 pack. Protech+ Disposable Face Masks Lightweight, odourless, and hypo-allergenic to help reduce the risk of spreading cold and flu germs. Comfortable to wear, breathable and fits snuggly around the ears with loops. The enclosed wire nose piece forms a strong, comfortable seal for maximum protection. RRP: $14.99 for a 6 pack. RRP $17.99 for a 12 pack. RRP $29.99 for a 25 pack. RRP $49.99 for a 50 pack. For further information go to: www.chemcorp.com.au The JURA E6 just got better! 2020-08-10T02:55:16Z the-jura-e6-just-got-better The ever-popular JURA E6 household coffee machine has had an upgrade, making the convenience of owning an automated machine at home, that much better. Featuring an additional product page on the modern TFT display, users can now enjoy up to 11 different ground coffee specialities, while maintaining the simple operation and superior coffee result the E6 is known for. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “The E6 is the perfect entry-level machine for the household that enjoys their coffee but likes the convenience of being able to make one at home. This machine is so easy to set up, use and clean, which is why it has been so popular over its lifetime. The updates offer more variety, which is perfect timing with some of the newer specialities growing in popularity such as the espresso doppio and macchiato.” Key features of the new and improved E6 include: An additional product page ­extends the selection to a total of 11 different specialities. Boasts four additional specialities: Caffè Barista, Lungo Barista, Espresso Doppio and Macchiato. Espresso Doppio grinds, tamps and brews twice with just one touch CLARIS Smart provides perfect water quality for the perfect taste. The Intelligent Water System (I.W.S.®) automatically detects filter presence. Integrated maintenance programmes and the interchangeable milk spout guarantee perfect hygiene. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the extraction time and guarantees the very best aroma even for short speciality coffees. The premium, chrome-plated cup grille serves as the perfect stage to showcase each and every speciality. Operating concept with controls on the front of machine, with a 2.8" TFT colour display The JURA E6 in platinum is available for RRP $1,699 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. EcoTools release new spa and body essentials 2020-08-05T04:17:57Z ecotools-release-new-spa-and-body-essentials EcoTools, the leader in eco-conscious beauty products, most notably known for their incredibly soft cosmetic brushes, is excited to launch their new range of spa and body essentials. The new facial and body cleansing accessories are the perfect way to look and live beautifully this winter, and are available now from www.ecotools.com.au. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director, the local distributors of EcoTools says, “The new range of spa and body products are a great addition to the EcoTools range and further enhance the DIY at-home beauty experience. “The new products now offer users the opportunity to create their own, eco-friendly at-home day spa which can be used in conjunction with their regular cleansing and exfoliating products or by creating their own home-made masks and scrubs,” said Erica. The new products in the range include: EcoTools Deep Cleansing Brush – RRP $12.95: This soft bristle brush delivers a deep skin cleanse by not only helping the skin looked polished at a surface level but reduces congestion and pore size. Simply use the brush whilst damp, apply cleanser and exfoliate the skin using circular motions. Available in pink, green and grey. EcoTools Charcoal Infused Bath Cloth – RRP $12.95: Made with recycled fibres and designed with bamboo charcoal to help purify, enrich and restore balance back into the skin, this 100% vegan and latex free woven cleansing cloth gently exfoliates the skin. Use whilst wet and apply cleansing product. EcoTools Facial Konjac Sponge – RRP $12.95: The new Facial Konjac Sponge cleanses and exfoliates in one simple step, giving the skin a smooth and glowing look, without the harsh irritation of a physical scrub. Designed with natural root vegetable fibre to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup, dampen the sponge, apply cleanser and use circular motions to lift and remove makeup. EcoTools Polishing Facial Cloths – RRP $11.99: These muslin polishing facial cloths are designed with organic cotton to remove dirt, oil and makeup for fresh and revived skin. To use, apply and massage cleanser onto face as usual, run the cloth under warm water and lightly wring out, then use the cloth to wipe away the cleanser. Rinse and repeat as needed. All EcoTools products are available online now at www.ecotools.com.au. About EcoTools: Founded over a decade ago, EcoTools has always been passionate about the use of sustainable materials. Each makeup brush is made from bamboo and recycled aluminium, with cruelty-free synthetic bristles. The packaging has been constructed using tree-free paper and vegetable-based inks. And, with every new product innovation, the brand endeavours to further reduce its carbon footprint. EcoTools believe that when an individual truly feels beautiful, the world becomes a more beautiful place.