Wash and Wear Made Simple
Feb16

Wash and Wear Made Simple

Do you know what a care label is? Do you know where to find it on your clothing? If the answer to both of these questions is yes then good for you! The next question might be a little harder. Do you know what the heck the care label is actually saying about how to look after your clothing? No worries if you don’t- care labels often are written in a whole other language of weird hieroglyphics. Way back in 2003 when I was studying...

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Five Reasons Why Upcycled Fashion Rocks
Feb11

Five Reasons Why Upcycled Fashion Rocks

 Upcycled fashion is a great way to shop consciously. Upcycled is not usually considered synonymous with stylishness. When we think upcycled we might imagine jeans made into a handbag or neck ties made into a skirtt. Clever, crafty, and cute? Yes! Stylish and catwalk ready? Not really. Despite the fact that upcycled usually makes one think ‘craft’ rather than ‘catwalk’ there are a surprising number of...

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Showing Your Clothes Some Love
Feb08

Showing Your Clothes Some Love

Why don’t we ever extend the sentiment of Valentines Day past romanic love? When I lived in Bengaluru India there was a festival I experienced called Ayudha Puja, where people would celebrate tools and implements used in daily life. These items are treated with utmost care, respect, and love as they represented an element of self, a path of financial security and a dedication of time. As a passionate advocate of the...

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Worker Exploitation Is Not Isolated To Developing Nations
Feb07

Worker Exploitation Is Not Isolated To Developing Nations

Exploitation isn’t reserved for ‘far-off’ places. Much of the literature and imagery you will see from the sustainable and ethical fashion movements may lead you to believe that those exploited by fast fashion supply chain all live in exotic locations (don’t let the forest above fool you, it’s actually my ‘outdoor office’ and it’s in suburbia not a tropical island). While this is for most part a reality...

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Four Fashion Blogs Worth A Look
Feb01

Four Fashion Blogs Worth A Look

Sometimes brands create the most beautiful blogs. Whether they are committed to fast fashion or mindful consumption there are a lot of larger labels out there that have the money to pay fabulous writers to bring them excellent content. The following labels aren’t necessarily the most sustainable ones going but they do deliver the most amazing blogs that you can peruse at your leisure. Remember that blogs are added to labels...

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Fashionably Revolutionary
Jan24

Fashionably Revolutionary

 The uniform of change making. This morning I opened my very first ‘fashion revolutionary’ inspired product promo. It was from one eco and ethically minded lingerie company Naja. The product being advertised was a sports bra and the tagline read: Be an active (ist) for women Be an active (ist) for the planet Be an active (ist) for yourself The sportswear is being sold for $20 (mind you I can’t for the life of me find...

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Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions
Jan21

Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions

Kitchen Beauty right from the pantry, garden, or refrigerator. Are you feeling the mid summer (or mid winter for the Northern Hemi peeps) blues? Mid season can be a pretty tough time for skin and hair and it’s only fair to indulge in a bit of a pampering from time to time. The following are a collection of super simple ways that you can get your glam on without having to spend a fortune on skincare or haircare products or...

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Can You Shop Yourself Happy?
Jan17

Can You Shop Yourself Happy?

What makes you happy? Have you ever stop to think about it? Retailers like to convince us that stuff will make us happy. That our overflowing closets full of the latest trends will somehow make our lives more complete. Those of us that fall for this (which is most of us for at least one good or service at some point in our lives) soon realise that the path to long-term happiness is not best paved with fancy consumer purchases and...

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Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience
Jan15

Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience

Shopping secondhand is easy. You just have to know how to look for the right items. While I try not to spend too much time on here blabbing about what I find at thrift stores (thrifting is in my blood… my Mum was thrifting while I was in the womb so it’s easier than regular shopping for me) I do like to come on over from time to time and give you some tips. I know that it’s enjoyable to see other peoples thrifted...

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A Former Model On A Fashion Mission
Jan11

A Former Model On A Fashion Mission

Fashion designed with heart and purpose. I was lucky enough to meet former model and foreign aid worker Yana Barankin through social media and email. Her back story and her brand TAMAGA‘s mission had me fascinated. Working with her fiancee Eric the two are on a journey to be part of the solution to fashions environmental and social footprint. I decided that it might be nice to know a little more about this inspiring woman (and...

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