Mindful Partnerships
May25

Mindful Partnerships

Making lasting collaborations. Today is Ged and I’s anniversary so I thought what better time than now to write a post about mindful partnerships. Sustainability in Style isn’t a dating or romantic relationship advice site, so this post is all about mindful partnerships in stylish lives- not how to find love. However, I thought it might be nice to quickly say a huge thank you to Ged for being there for me. The photo above...

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Mindful Media Consumption
May23

Mindful Media Consumption

 Being media savvy is a mindful must. In our day we are exposed to advertising from waking to sleep. Advertisements are on our phones, in our living rooms, and all over our streets. It’s hard to find a definitive statistic on the number of advertisements that we are exposed to (there are just so many channels and media consumption varies from consumer to consumer) but it’s estimated to be around 5000, to as high as 10,000...

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Mindful Shopping
May17

Mindful Shopping

Shopping on autopilot doesn’t make for meaningful purchases. Have you ever found yourself in the shopping centre car park- shopping in hand- only to wonder how the heck you got there? We are busy people and it’s pretty easy to shop on autopilot. We can find ourselves in situations where we can’t find our keys, can’t remember what happened on the weekend, or fail to remember that we bought new gym wear until it...

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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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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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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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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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