Living life to the Maximum in a minimal way
Dec30

Living life to the Maximum in a minimal way

  Ever wondered what this whole minimalism thing was about? If you have then I have some great news for you! Netflix will answer all your questions about minimalism in one little film. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things has just recently been added and it’s a must-watch for those who are interested in sustainability, fast fashion, and our impact on this orb we call home. While a film all about minimalism...

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State of Undress
Dec22

State of Undress

Fashion is not frivolous! One of the biggest things that bothers me about fashion is the perception that it’s vain, frivolous, or only for ‘silly air-headed’ people. There is a media influenced drive that somehow create this image that one can’t care about or love getting dressed without being somewhat lacking in the brains department or being a little bit ‘selfish’ or self absorbed. With this comes...

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Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow
Dec14

Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow

Want to know who has the Insta goods? Sometimes Instagram has some great suggestions on who to follow. Other times you may well find yourself deeply entrenched in videos of goats or gazing lovingly at the world’s cutest pet fox and wondering how the heck you ended up there! There is no denying that social media is a totally awesome and very fun tool, but it’s also a really big time sink if not used in a targeted way....

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Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level
Dec02

Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level

Shopping your values in secondhand style We all love a good secondhand style bargain. It helps keep textiles out of landfill, doesn’t break the bank, and allows us to gloat about our bargain hunting prowess without stepping foot into a fast-fashion store. I am a huge fan of shopping secondhand for fashion (the outfit above is thrifted but mostly just an excuse share a photo of a giant cactus), but sometimes feel a bit at odds...

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Eco Chic in Australia’s Nature & Health Magazine
Nov30

Eco Chic in Australia’s Nature & Health Magazine

Say Hello to Nature & Health! I’m super excited to announce that I’m the new Eco Style columnist for Australia’s Nature & Health magazine. Hooray! Having been in continuous circulation for more than 30 years the mag is a trusted resource for people who are passionate about their health and healthy living. This fab magazine is really focused on helping its readers to improve their health and inspiring them to...

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Sustainable Fashion Helsinki Style
Nov26

Sustainable Fashion Helsinki Style

Sustainable Fashion is a Global issue. Which is why films like the one you can watch above are so important in gaining an insight into what’s happening in other parts of the world. This research-based film explores how clothing designers and seamstresses in the Kallio neighborhood of Helsinki understand and practice sustainable fashion. It discusses contradictions of the concept of sustainability and emphasises that...

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Fashionably Celebrating the Positives
Nov15

Fashionably Celebrating the Positives

Walking for change in the fashion industry There’s been so much fear, uncertainty and negativity in the world post-election so it’s always nice to hear about people doing their best to spread positive news. You may remember back to this post when I introduced you to ​Gabrielle Murphy and Megan O’Malley, two (self proclaimed) ‘dorks’ walking 4000km across Southeast Asia in search of positive fashion stories for...

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National Recycling Week
Nov07

National Recycling Week

Recycling for our fashionable future. Each year Planet Ark work for an entire week to educate us Australians on the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.  Established in November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a...

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Revising Fashion Marketing Terminology
Nov05

Revising Fashion Marketing Terminology

Ever wondered why it’s so difficult to navigate the fashion landscape when you love people and planet? You can blame the marketing gurus for the confusing array of ‘green’ products on offer. Unless something is CERTIFIED through an external body the words they put on their label are entirely up to them. The idea of ‘greenwash’ or eco labelling is something that’s been addressed a few times here, but...

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A Letter to My Skin: Project Dear Body
Oct27

A Letter to My Skin: Project Dear Body

Love the skin you live in! Having spent a few days basking in the glow of the Wanderlust festival with the fab folks from Peppermint Mag I decided to be brave and join in their Project Dear Body. In this project Peppermint Magazine ask us to really look at ourselves and love who we are. Despite my severe allergy to cameras I can actually say I love who I am. I think that my self-love is a product of the values that my parents...

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