• eco-conscious,  Ethical fashion,  Lifestyle,  Music,  sustainable fashion

    Spreading love & education through art

    Our 10-year-old son absolutely loves art and the brilliant idea behind the Sea Walls program. “Billy The Cactus” is his personal play on Sea Walls, created during the recent COVID-19 lockdown. The soundtrack is by The Cuban Cowboys. About Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is PangeaSeed Foundation’s groundbreaking public art program that brings the ocean into the streets around the world. It collaborates with some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists to create large-scale public murals that address pressing environmental issues the ocean is facing. Check them out. Ocean conservation is high on the agenda at Kalai. Our products are created with the preservation of the planet and its people…

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    Soap nuts: the lowdown

    Soap nuts – what in the blazes are they? Here’s the lowdown. They’re the pretty amazing fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, which is part of the lychee family. Why are these berries so awesome? They are a totally natural, chemical-free, completely biodegradable way to wash your clothes! And we highly recommend washing your Ayurvastra Avani towels with them to preserve the life of the medicinal plant infusions in the organic cotton towels. Soap nuts are actually berries that contain a natural detergent called saponin which is extracted when agitated or heated in hot water, creating soap-like suds. Since they are completely natural and highly sustainable, they are kind to…

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    Kalai supports Surf for Life

    Kalai is now proud to announce we are supporting Surf for Life, a youth program aimed at improving future prospects for at-risk kids in Gisborne, New Zealand, through surfing. It’s a program that resonates with us on a couple of levels. First because my partner is a surfer who was born and raised in Gisborne, and we have family there. And second, because we did the same thing for kids in Cuba, and we know how powerful this kind of program can be, given the support. You can read about our Cuban experience here. As you know, Kalai was started with the ethos of working to support humanity and the…

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    Our new range of blankets are here!

    Great news – our new range of blankets are here! And just in time for the warmer weather. Our Love Shack Surf Club range of blankets was conceived by us and ethically created by talented artisans in Rajasthan. Made from three layers of organic cotton, these dohar-style blankets are block-printed by hand, and we couldn’t be happier with how they’ve turned out. They’re available in our online store now and at the ethical retail hub The Green Street Collective. After some helpful customer feedback, we’ve got two sizes this time: 210cm x 210cm (queen size) and our original 150cm x 200cm. Both are perfect for the bedroom, beach, picnicking –…

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