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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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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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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New Years Style Resolutions
Jan02

New Years Style Resolutions

 Looking to Shake Up 2017 Stylishly? Sometimes we need some help to get out of our style ruts and the New Year can be the perfect excuse to delve into some new style ideas or experiments. Shaking things up a little can help us learn more about who we are as people, what image we want to portray to the world (because first impressions count even if we like to imagine people aren’t that judgemental), and what relationship we have...

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Resolve: Your New Beginning
Dec28

Resolve: Your New Beginning

A Fresh Start for Values Based Action. The end of a year usually involves celebration followed by new resolve. Whether you are into resolutions or not there is a good chance that on January first you start to think about what it is that you hope to do or achieve in the year to come. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a gathering with three of my eco soul sisters (Fashion Hound– Faye De Lanty, the Eco Warrior...

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Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon
Dec24

Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon

Are you running late? Never fear! The best of us get a little bit behind schedule from time to time (or all the time). If you are one of many who are spending your Christmas eve day chasing store closing deadlines this quick little DIY should help you out a lot. The best part? You (likely) won’t have to spend a cent. If you have visited a trendy store at any time over the past year and have a paper shopping bag hanging around...

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Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste
Dec18

Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste

It’s that shopping time of year! It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us will end up at a shopping complex at some point of December. Some will be gleefully skipping down the isles doing the big present shop while others will be trying hard to find a table to sit and wait at while silently protesting the Christmas Shopping experience. Whatever side of the love/hate scale you sit on, adopting just one of these waste...

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