Why Mexico Is The World's Sustainable Manufacturing Epicentre Of Western Boots

Why Mexico Is The World’s Sustainable Manufacturing Epicentre Of Western Boots

When people think of Western boots, the first images that might be conjured up in their minds are cowboys riding on the plains of America, or closer to home, cattle farmers in Queensland rounding up herds of cattle. One country which might not immediately come to mind is Mexico. However, Mexico has become famous for manufacturing some of the highest quality Men’s western boots in the world.

Further to that, Mexico’s western boot manufacturing is regarded by many as the most sustainable anywhere. By sustainable, we mean that the manufacturing processes used in Mexico to make leather western boots have the least negative impact on the environment and also use the most ethical processes. Let us look at some of the reasons why these positive traits apply to Mexican leather western boot manufacturing.

Decades Of Experience In Manufacturing Leather Goods

One of the main reasons that Mexico has such a high reputation for leather manufacturing is that it has been making leather goods for over a century. As such, it has seen many developments and enhancements enter the leather manufacturing arena, including those that allow for sustainable leather products.


September 20, 2023
Sustainable landscaping

Water Conservation & Sustainable Landscaping

Australia is one of the driest continents on the planet. Almost all of Australia’s major population centres suffer water shortages from time to time, which come hand in hand with sometimes severe water restrictions. This means that we need to do whatever we can to reduce our water usage, especially in our gardens – one of the core concepts of sustainable landscaping – ensuring you are watering your garden right.

If you’re serious about creating a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly garden with the help of Landscaping Sydney, water conservation should be at the front of your mind. I know how hard it can be to plan a garden that doesn’t use much water, so I’ve put together a few tips to help get you started:

Think About Your Gardens Topography

Even the most challenging species will need water occasionally if you want them to look their best. You can make small changes to increase water use efficiency when planning your new garden.

For example, don’t plant a garden raised above a concrete path with no barrier to prevent water from running away. Ensure that water is contained within garden pots and beds and that it glides onto another garden bed if it has to flow somewhere. Don’t install sprinklers that spray water onto a road or veranda; think carefully about where you plant certain species.


September 18, 2023
Harnessing the Power of Solar Batteries: A Comprehensive Guide

Harnessing the Power of Solar Batteries: A Comprehensive Guide

Solar batteries are the unsung heroes of the renewable energy revolution. They seem like the power banks of the solar world, storing up all that sweet, sweet sun energy for when we need it most. So let’s look at what they are and what they do for us.

There are three main types of solar batteries: lead-acid, lithium-ion, and flow. But fear not, lead-acid batteries are relatively safe (just don’t try to drink the electrolyte, okay?). They’ve been around for over a century, so they’re kind of like the great-granddaddy of solar batteries. They’re reliable and affordable but have a shorter lifespan and lower energy density than the other types. Kind of like that old clunker car, you keep around for sentimental reasons.

Plus, using stored solar energy during peak demand times can help you save on your electricity bills, which means more money for, I don’t know, avocado toast or whatever the kids are into these days.

Depth of Discharge

Depth of discharge (DoD) refers to the percentage of a battery’s capacity that can be used before recharging. Higher DoD values mean more usable energy and a longer-lasting battery.

Round-Trip Efficiency

Round-trip efficiency is the ratio of energy used to the energy it took to store it. Higher round-trip efficiency means less energy is lost during the charging and discharging process, leading to greater overall efficiency.


February 5, 2023
10 Core Design Elements Your Recycling Business's New Website Should Have

10 Core Design Elements Your Recycling Business’s New Website Should Have

if you are planning to have a new website built for your recycling business, one of the overriding questions will be what to include in it. According to skilled Perth web designers,  there are some core elements of a website which are classed as ‘Must Have’, some features are ‘Nice To Have’, and others are most definitely ‘Ones To Avoid’.

We want to keep this article positive so we are going to take a look at ten of those ‘Must Have’ features which your recycling business’s new website should have as integral elements of its design.

Simplicity: When it comes to the design of a website the simpler it can be the better it is for all. This includes not only the business owner but more especially any visitors who will have a better experience on a simple website than an extremely complex one.

Logical Page Structure: To aid the cause of simplicity and to add further to the aim of a positive experience for any visitors, structuring pages, and sub-sections of the website in a clear and logical manner is always essential.


March 2, 2022
Digital Marketing

Why Digital Marketing is Ideal for Sustainability

Sustainability is all about reducing your carbon footprint, saving the earth’s resources and creating less waste to pollute the planet. But it is also different things to different businesses, depending on the industry, markets, supplies needed and processes used to manufacture goods or conduct business. This makes an SEO company or digital marketing business one of the easiest to ensure office sustainability is practiced. Here’s why –

  • Digital marketing is all about being online. This takes a minimum amount of power and there are not many other costs used to conduct business
  • Clients are found online
  • Suppliers are found online
  • Products needed are few and they can be purchased online
  • Your service can be done online

All this means that your business can be set up at home and this, of course, is the ideal way to conduct a business because you don’t have to travel, thus saving the cost of fuel and the need for a conveyance with all its other associated costs. Fewer cars on the road also saves on the wear and tear on roads and the need to constantly upgrade and renew them. While you may think one car won’t make much difference, there are plenty of other people who can work from home too, so it all mount up.


June 5, 2021
Office Green

How to Make Your Office Green

Whether your office is for digital marketing or anything else, there are ways to make it green, not just in how you work, but in the physical aspects of the office. Here are some things you can look at and when it is time to replace or renew them, make sure you choose sustainable or green products that will both help conserve the earth and make your office a safer and more pleasant place to work in.

  • Paintwork and other finishes. Ensure the paint is free of toxic fumes that can waft through the office for everyone to breathe.
  • Carpets often have similar toxic fumes to paint. If the smell of new carpet is strong in the morning, it is not the best choice. Try it out with a sample at home before you choose one for the office. Choose a carpet made from natural fibres for the best result.


April 26, 2021
Green Practices

9 Green Practices for Small Business

It is important to have as many offices using green practices as possible if we are to be serious about saving the earth’s resources.  Even if you are only a small studio such as a web designer there are many easy ways you can achieve sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are just some of them.

  • Use natural daylight as much as possible by choosing a room with a large window and locating your desk in a way that this can be utilised. Hint: don’t sit with your back to it as that will throw your shadow over your work. Facing the window can give you a glare headache, so sit at an angle.
  • Use a computer monitor that is backlit so there is no light reflection on the screen from the windows.


March 9, 2021
Encourage Your Dental Patients To Help Save The Planet

3 Ways You Can Encourage Your Dental Patients To Help Save The Planet

With the ever-increasing global focus on green issues, dentistry has had to take stock, not just as an industry but at a dental practice level, of how much each dentist does or does not contribute to the harm inflicted upon the environment. While dentistry might not be considered a ‘heavy industry’, it certainly does not qualify as a profession whose green credentials have always been up to the mark.

Dentists tell us several processes, procedures, and ways of working within the dental field have been pinpointed as especially harmful to the environment. These include the amount of water used and wasted during appointments, the amount of mercury discarded within amalgam, and the harmful chemicals in traditional X-ray photography and development.

Thankfully, as an industry, dentists have realised that they have a huge part to play in reducing the number of processes and procedures that cause harm to the environment. As such, new treatments, apparatus, and processes are being introduced. The move to switch dentistry’s carbon footprint will not happen overnight, but the positive impact will be cumulative as each dental practice amends its day-to-day procedures.

One point that might not immediately spring to mind about how a dentist can improve their green credentials is that it is not just about what they do personally. They can also educate their patients on how they can help. Oral health and hygiene is not something that only occurs within the confines of the dental practice, and much of what patients do at home has implications for the environment.


February 16, 2021
Dental Practice Greener

7 Positive Steps To Make Your Dental Practice Greener

When it comes to those industries that you think of being the most culpable for negative impacts on the environment you most likely would include the car industry, petrochemical plants, and power stations which burn fossil fuels. Whilst these may near the top, you might be surprised to learn that in this age of everyone seeking to enhance their green credentials, dentists have a huge role to play.

Now a dental practice might not seem the first place you would point the finger at for the harm that is done to the environment, however, there are many aspects of their activities that are most certainly not considered to be green. In fact, several practices and procedures, such as braces, which occur within dental clinics are extremely harmful to the environment.

If you are a dentist or run a dental practice this may or may not be news to you, but either way, we would hope that you are nevertheless keen to improve your green credentials. That being the case here are some positive ways your dental practice can operate in a more environmentally manner.

Reduce Patient Visits
Whenever a patient visits, they will have already contributed to greenhouse gases when they travelled to your office. So, to reduce this pollution you could look at changing your appointment system to accommodate, longer, but less frequent visits, whereby you combine treatments and consultations whenever possible.


October 1, 2020
exhaust system

Signs Your Exhaust or Muffler is Failing 

Unless you’re a mechanically-minded person, you might not realise when your exhaust and other parts of your car are failing. Fortunately, there are numerous things that you can watch out for. Even if you don’t have the skills to fix them yourself, being aware of these signs that your muffler or exhaust is failing will allow you to get it fixed before it costs a fortune.

Although you might not realise it, a damaged muffler or exhaust system can result in significantly higher levels of pollutants being released into the atmosphere. This is harmful to both the local environment and the planet as a whole.

Because of this, we decided to put this short article together with the help of experts, Exhausts Perth. Below we’ve outlined a few tell-tale signs that your exhaust system could be failing, along with what you should do if you notice them.

  1. Excessive Exhaust Noise

One of the most common signs of a failing exhaust system or muffler is excessive noise. This could start gradually at first and build up over time, but a noisy exhaust basically means a compromised exhaust.

There are a number of problems that could be occurring. For one, your muffler could be failing. Or, your exhaust pipes might have a hole or crack somewhere before the muffler, which will make it sound like your engine is noisier than it should be.


August 17, 2020