Five Aussie brands that make it easy to be good

Oz Harvest Organic Wine

Nov 15, 2019

Our philosophy at Angove Organic Wine is simple. We believe in all things ‘good.’ Good wine. Good deeds. Good people. Good life. Good earth.

It’s a philosophy that is increasingly being adopted across the globe, as more organisations heed the call of those yearning for a more balanced, natural, healthy lifestyle, and a sustainable environment.

By choosing to support Aussie brands that support what you believe in, you can also do ‘good’ – so here are our top five Australian brands that are pretty great at doing good.

1. Who Gives a Crap was launched with a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign in 2012 when its creators – Simon, Jehan and Danny – learnt that 2.3 billion people across the globe don’t have access to a toilet. That’s roughly 40% of the population and means around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. Who Gives a Crap sells and delivers toilet paper and paper products Australia wide – with 50% of profits donated towards helping build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. How good is that?! www.whogivesacrap.org

2. Oz Harvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1000 charities supporting people in need across the country. The organisation was founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, after she noticed the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry. Today, Oz Harvest rescues more than 100 tonnes of food each week from over 3,000 food donors including supermarkets, hotels and airports. www.ozharvest.org

3. Orange Sky Australia is believed to be the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. The initiative was founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. They installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in the back of their old van, visiting parks in Brisbane to wash and dry clothes for free. Today, Orange Sky has 1000 volunteers, has expanded to 20 services across Australia and generates over six tonnes of laundry every week. Most importantly, Orange Sky volunteers have engaged in more than 100,000 hours of conversations to date, helping to dispel myths about homelessness and positively connect communities all around Australia. www.orangeskylaundry.com.au

4. Boots for all’s vision is an active and socially inclusive Australia, through sport. The organisation collects and distributes quality new (and near new) sports equipment to vulnerable Australians – and provides volunteering and training opportunities for people with barriers to employment. Learn more at www.bootsforall.org.au

5. Angove Organic Wine. How can we forget ourselves, when we produce good wines in a good way? Over the last decade, Angove has progressively converted more and more of our vineyards to certified organic viticultural management. Being certified organic and making organic wines means no artificial herbicides, pesticides, chemicals or fertilisers are used in either our vineyards or our winery. Our multi-generational family-owned winery wants to be growing grapes and making wines from Australia’s beautiful soil for many generations to come. www.angove.com.au