Kathy Cogo


Kathy Cogo is the founder and editor of Sustainable Shopper. A journalist of 15 years, she's been a senior reporter with the ABC and has managed communications and media for a range of not for profit organisations including Australia's largest organic certifying group, Australian Certified Organic.

Posts by Kathy Cogo 7 results

Bamboo versus organic cotton

The softness and sheerness of bamboo underwear and t-shirts is irresistible but how does it stack up against organic cotton and is it really as green as it makes out?

Sustainable gift ideas

Christmas can seem like an absolute buying frenzy but it doesn't have to be. In fact it can be a good excuse to give ethical and green businesses a boost. Here's some sustainable gift ideas to get you enthused.

Inside the glitz and glamour of the world expo

This years' world expo - the Milan Expo - promised 'Feeding the planet, energy for life' but in between excruciatingly long queues and multi-million dollar, dazzling pavilions you kind of had to look hard to find evidence of it . There were some fantastic outstanding highlights promoting sustainability. Here they are.

Artisans of Sardinia

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, skilled artisans have been using local and renewable materials to produce beautiful niche products for centuries but they're only just starting to catch the attention of the outside world.

When chemical guides don’t apply

The chemicals in natural beauty products might have the same names as those in guides such as The Chemical Maze, but don't jump to conclusions - the name might be the only thing they have in common.

Eco Father’s Day gift ideas

Stuck for sustainable Father's Day gifts? Don't want to get something that will get chucked or supports a bad company? Here's a stack of great ideas and things you should know before you hit the shops.

Is silk sustainable?

Silk is so beautiful that we don't want to believe it has an ugly side. But it doesn't have to have. You can buy very sustainable silk if you know how.