Fashion Revolution: Haulternative
Apr29

Fashion Revolution: Haulternative

Alternatives you can shop by. Part of the Fashion Revolution challenge is finding more mindful ways to shop. So this year I’m taking part by doing my first ever video- a haulternative! What’s a haulternative you say? Good question! It’s an alternative to the traditional haul-shopping- video that shows more ethical and mindful ways to work with what you have or introduce additional items to your closet. My video is focused on the...

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Postive Exposure
Apr27

Postive Exposure

Rethinking Beauty Yesterday I was lucky enough to find myself seated front and centre for one of the most inspiring presentations I’ve seen in a long time. The presenter- Rick Guidotti- worked as a high profile fashion photographer for fifteen years in New York, Milan, Paris, and London shooting campaigns for labels like Yves Saint Laurent and editorial images for all the best glossies. While he enjoyed the art of photography...

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Fashion Revolution 2017: Sass & Bide
Apr24

Fashion Revolution 2017: Sass & Bide

We will never forget. On this day in 2013 the Rana Plaza building collapsed killing 1,138 people and injuring more than 2500 others. Many of those involved in the incident were garment factory workers who were sent to work to meet the tight manufacturing deadlines enforced by fast-fashion turnaround times. There were reported structural faults in the building prior to the 24th. It’s safety had been discussed in the local media...

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Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living
Apr22

Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living

It’s a little chilly here in Australia. As the weather cools and we start to get ready for the winter months ahead there is nothing better than a night in with good people and a movie, doco, or series. Given that today is Earth Day and our Fashion Revolution week celebrations will be kicking off on the 24th why not have a sustainability or fashion themed home-theatre night in this weekend? The following suggestions should help...

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Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider
Apr19

Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider

Living isn’t always easy. Life is full of challenges. Navigating a social landscape where sustainability and people/animal ethics doesn’t always get the first priority can be really difficult. Add on top of that the fact that the world seems a little more bonkers than usual (i.e. the prospects of war, missile testing, financial panic, and all the other scary stuff being thrown around the news of late) it can be a little...

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Fashion Revolution 2017: Sportsgirl
Apr17

Fashion Revolution 2017: Sportsgirl

Communication is key for starting a Fashion Revolution! The clothing industry is not just frivolous fashion for silly fashionistas. It’s actually big business and the second largest polluter in the World following the oil industry. It’s also an industry where unethical manufacturing practices run rife without much intervention from legislating bodies. Which is why the folks at Fashion Revolution have asked us to ask the...

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Freedom through Fashion
Apr15

Freedom through Fashion

Freedom of choice. For some, the decision to choose how you what to express yourself is not accessible. Many of us experience this at least once. It might be stringent work dress codes, school uniforms, or that black tie event you just don’t know how to work around. In some cases, failure to meet these dress requirements can result in bodily harm or death. As extreme as it sounds, in some parts of the world cultural norms mean...

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Earth Day: March for Science not Silence
Apr14

Earth Day: March for Science not Silence

Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy The first ever Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970,  it activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed that very first Earth Day celebration. Twenty years...

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Fashion Revolution: 2017 Arnhem Follow Up
Apr12

Fashion Revolution: 2017 Arnhem Follow Up

The Revolution that asks #whomademyclothes Yay! It’s that time of year. What time I hear you ask? Fashion Revolution time! The Fashion Revolution was founded in response to the tragic Bangladeshi Rana Plaza building collapse where 1133 people died and over 2500 were injured on the 24th of April. Founders Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro believed that this horrendous and avoidable disaster could act as a catalyst for change in...

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Nature & Health: Culture Club
Apr11

Nature & Health: Culture Club

Cultural Cool is Always in Style. Great news people! Autumn is in full swing and the latest issue of Australia’s Nature & Health magazine has hit the shelves. Inside the pages of this issue (you can get digital too) you will find info on a host of interesting and enlightening topics. Here’s a look at some of the headlines: Living fearlessly Fourteen years after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage IV cancer,...

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