A brand that wants your OLD clothes!
Aug27

A brand that wants your OLD clothes!

Stylish Alternate Endings for your old fashion ‘stuff’ Ever just wished you could turn your old clothes into new clothes by some kind of fashion magic? Well it turns out that this could now be a reality thanks to Aeon Row. This little label is the brainchild of  Griffin Vanze, who worked for an environmental nonprofit organisation in a job he loved with just one little issue. A nonprofit salary. Peeved he couldn’t...

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Eva Cassis on Items Made to be Loved and Laundered
Aug15

Eva Cassis on Items Made to be Loved and Laundered

Slow and steady wins the race! I originally came across Eva Cassis through my fellow Queensland-based-blogging-beauty Jen of Eco Warrior Princess fame. Being a big fan of this unique label, Eva Cassis’s slow-fashion designs kept catching my eye on Jen’s feed. When the opportunity to learn more arose I jumped at the chance to interview the founder of this label. From the moment I started researching Eva’s design...

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Compassionate Fashion Sans-Suffering
Aug06

Compassionate Fashion Sans-Suffering

The True Cost Made Them Do It! Thanks to Netflix the wider world has been exposed to the pivotal ethical and sustainable fashion film The True Cost. A move that prompted the creatives behind Live Learn Evolve – Sam Austin, Owen Fisher and Matthew Jongbloet to work towards their conscious fashion goals with  Humantra. Humantra is a more ethical alternative to high street fashion that promotes positive and meaningful messages on their...

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Label Love: Flora Stationery
Aug04

Label Love: Flora Stationery

Back to school! For some of us Uni students here in Australia August is generally the time of year where we start to get back into the swing of things and knuckle down for another 13+ weeks of hard-thinking-yards. While study can be a great way to expand your mind, it doesn’t alway result in an expansion of horizons. In fact most of the semester is spent hunched over a computer or slouched in a lecture chair. The good thing is...

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Getting Back To Nature.
Jul11

Getting Back To Nature.

So many worries and so little time! In a world where we spend hours in front of screens or behind the wheel (wearing out sets of tyres), caring for other, and working around the clock we can sometimes become a little lofty and stressed. This lofty feeling can result in illness, brain chatter (those thoughts that keep you awake all night), brain fog, depression, and unhealthy addiction. Retail therapy is just one example of how we...

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An Education In Style
Jul02

An Education In Style

What do fashion and textbooks have in common? Seemingly not very much.However there are some surprising link ups happening between fashion and education in the form of social enterprise. Some of us shop for our new gear in hopes that our purchases might contribute to organic farming, fair trade, or some kind of recycling or tree planting scheme. But what if you could have your clothes and send someone to school at the same time?...

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Preserving Artisan Culture in a Fast Fashion World
Jun01

Preserving Artisan Culture in a Fast Fashion World

Arts and Crafts should be taken seriously. In a world of fashion as fast as fries and burgers there is a growing concern about the loss of artisan cultures and techniques. Some of you might be aware of the fact that prior to this global fashion model, many places had distinct and very locally recognisable ways of dressing. While this distinct method of dressing isn’t so easily identified in recently developed countries like...

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Label Love: Whiskey and White for Dressember
Dec16

Label Love: Whiskey and White for Dressember

This post originally ran on the 30th of August 2015 but as the lovely Aimee has donated some lovelies for the Dressember fundraising mission I thought it might be nice to refresh your memory.  Who loves vintage china but hates seeing it sit around their house collecting dust? Me too!!!! As much as I enjoy ogling all the pretties in thrift stores I can’t bring myself to start a china collection because quite frankly I am far too...

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Label Love: The Giving Keys
Dec12

Label Love: The Giving Keys

  Creating Hope and Jewellery. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing a NY hotel room key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. She realsied that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – and she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again. Caitlin always...

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Label Love: Foundling
Dec11

Label Love: Foundling

 Karma Positive Bohemian Goods. Foundling is an indie Byron Bay label created by two sisters, Lee Crichton and Kim Crichton, with a love of ethnic prints, folk design, embroidery and classic loungewear.  Their sisters have a conscience about how the things they buy are made. Key pieces are designed & developed by  the sisters with attention to small details that make a real difference, enlisting the best quality workmanship and...

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