Activism in April
Apr04

Activism in April

April’s here and we ain’t no April Fool! Since that dreaded election result (you know the one I’m referring to) the World has been overrun with citizen activists. While it’s a total bummer that things have gone the way they have in the country that dominates world media, the fact that people are taking action on matters they care about as a result is a breath of fresh air. Here on Sustainability in Style April...

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Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine
Mar31

Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine

Pushing Boundaries When I was in high school I was relentlessly teased for my skin condition (Rosacea) that caused me to go red when nervous or playing sports. Most of the time I just avoided sports day and things that made me nervous (which meant I was in the library reading art and science books… I was so cool). Unfortunately the one thing I couldn’t avoid entirely was public speaking. For some evil reason schools...

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Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses
Mar28

Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses

Hey Planet! I love you but nah. When it comes to being ‘eco’ we fashionistas (along with everyone else) are really good at making excuses why we can’t make more earth friendly changes. It really doesn’t matter how far along you are with your environmentally minded evolution, there are always ways to improve. It’s just the barrier or comfort zone pushing that can make the transition scary. Being the...

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Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?
Mar25

Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?

Mushroom Magic! After spending the afternoon hunting for forest fungi with my Mr. in tow I thought what better time than now to share with you some fungi photos and relate it back to fashion. While it can be difficult to see the links between a forest walk loaded with bright, beautiful (and some butt-ugly but still awesome) fungi to fashion, the relationship is more obvious than you might think! Fungi, mushrooms and bacteria are being...

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Fair Fashion Design
Mar22

Fair Fashion Design

Ethical and Sustainable Style. Ever wished that you could just pick up a book of high-fashion editorial images and know that all of them are sustainably and ethically made? I kind of wish this every time a book or magazine with an enticing outfit on the cover crosses my path. The pang of desire for easy-access planet and people friendly clothing is stronger still when I stroll through a conventional shopping complex. Where loads of...

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Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas
Mar20

Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas

Stylish Eco living doesn’t have to cost the Earth When it comes to the crunch, the dollar is often the deciding factor in whether or not we act according to our well-meaning eco values. We can be as eco-minded as they come, but realistically our purses are our limits (something you might remember me discussing in this post). Fortunately being eco-action-based doesn’t always have to be a drain on finances. The following...

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Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal
Mar15

Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal

We love airing out dirty laundry The one thing I’ve learned in my time as a blogger is that there is no topic that translates more universally than laundry. Like birth, death and taxes, laundry is one of the unavoidable truths of life. Which explains why it’s always a hot topic for discussion when I write about it. I might be one of the few people in the world that genuinely enjoys laundry day (hands up from others who are...

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The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist
Mar13

The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist

 Sometimes life gets in the way of eco-ness When times get tough sometimes the eco aren’t as savvy as they would like to be. This sweeping generalisation is made on the basis of my own experience and with a little backing from academic literature. Busyness and money are preventative barriers to making eco-friendly choices. This academic paper (by one of my economics lecturers) shows that we are more likely to adopt positive...

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Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores
Mar08

Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores

Popping Tags Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made coined this thrifting dream phrase in their 2012 hit ‘Thrift Shop’ and anyone who’s ever had a successful secondhand shopping venture would agree that the only thing better than poppin’ a few tags is the smug humble brag about your bargain-hunting-prowess when someone asks you about your thrifted finds. I’m super proud to announce that Peppermint Mag asked me to...

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Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?
Mar06

Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?

Trends come and go but our resources are finite. I was walking past a chain store on the weekend and saw they had a sign in the window saying ‘ask us about our conscious collection’. My heart did a little ‘hooray’ to celebrate the small sustainable fashion victory, while my head muttered ‘too little to late’. These conflicting sentiments are felt commonly across all areas of design and policy making...

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