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ECO SWIM

Island State Co - ECO SWIM The decision to make swimwear didn't come lightly for us, but what's a surf brand without swimwear? However, what's an ECO brand without sustainable and ECO solutions to otherwise often environmentally damaging production methods and environmentally damaging materials? Why swim in the ocean in bathers that one way or the other have damaged, or will damage, the environment? That seems like a massive contradiction to loving ocean and surf life.  Swimwear is usually made from synthetic materials, which are made from petrochemicals that have significant environmental impacts. The manufacturing of them can create nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas. Synthetic materials are not biodegradable, so once you no longer have a need for it, it...

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DRIFTERS

Drifters Island State Co - Aug Sept Oct 17' Photography Lizz Pennings Concept Island State Co Hats Fallen Broken Street Location Whites Beach, Broken Head, NSW When I was little, my mum would take me around the hippie surf trail in Indonesia. We'd go from beach to beach, shack to shack, and spend our days soaking in the sun and saltwater and meeting all sorts of travelling folk. Fast forward many years later, and we've taken our own kids along this same trail, on the back of our bikes, zooming over mountains to get to remote Indo surf beaches and to hang with like minded Drifters.   I love surf culture. I love how surfers move around their own hometown,...

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INTERVIEW | JASON FOSTER

Social media can be many things, admittedly I think most people realise not to spend too much time focusing on it. However for Island State Co it's been a blessing as it's allowed us to connect with so many inspirational artists who we probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to know otherwise.  Jason Foster is a photographer living in California who really stands out from the crowd. His photography captures a side of the surf and skate lifestyle that you don't see much of anymore; gritty, real, grungy. His photography allows you to soak up a place in time and shows a very real side of California. We are huge fans of the movie Lords of Dogtown, and as much...

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CREAMY MINT CHOCOLATE VEGAN ICECREAM

Our little vegan family are in LOVE with Hawaiian-based @earthyandy's recipes and her family's lifestyle. Check her out for yourself at www.earthyandy.com. Also, you can find below her to-die-for Mint Choc Icecream recipe.  xx Island State Co   MINT CHOCOLATE VEGAN ICECREAM *NOTE, if you do not have a high powered blender try soaking your cashews in the coconut milk the night before.  INGREDIENTS 1 cup cashew 1 14-ounce cans coconut cream OR full fat coconut milk   1/4 cup cacao nibs/koko samoa or vegan chocolate chips 1/4 cup coconut sugar  1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup baby spinach (you can't taste it, its just for color and added nutrients) optional: 1 tablespoon juiced mint leaves METHOD PREP THE NIGHT...

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