Take Action: Hug A Vegetarian Day?
Sep27

Take Action: Hug A Vegetarian Day?

Today may or may not have something to do with hugging a herbivore. PETA have officially confused the heck out of me with their ‘Hug a’… day. Some sites say that the 26 of September is a good day to hug a Vegan, while others suggest you may want to wait until the 27th and hug a Vegan and/or a Vegetarian. Or you could just give up on the whole hugging thing and wait until the first of October to celebrate World...

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Take Action: International Day of Peace
Sep21

Take Action: International Day of Peace

Peace on Earth. World Peace is an oft touted wish from world leaders and beauty pageant contestants across the globe. September 21st is the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day established in 1981 by the General Assembly as an opportunity for people across the world to promote the resolution of conflict and observe a cessation of hostilities.   Dignity for All. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships...

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Say What? Defining Sustainability for the Fashionista
Sep17

Say What? Defining Sustainability for the Fashionista

  How do we know the sky is blue? What makes a shoe one of those things we put our feet, or a croissant a delicious buttery pastry? We call things by their name on a daily basis as a way to communicate meaning from our brain to the brain of another and we do this so often without much thought as to the meaning of the words we use. With things like shoes and croissants it’s pretty easy to thoroughly understand the meaning...

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Share Your Passion Without Annoying Others
Sep02

Share Your Passion Without Annoying Others

  There is a lady in my neighbourhood who walks the street looking like she needs directions. She wears the cutest little bucket hat and sunglasses get-up and just genuinely looks like she needs help. The first time I met her she stopped me with a polite request ‘can I ask you a question’? Immediately I got ready to offer my best directions to the shopping centre as this is what lost folks in my area usually need help...

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Peppermint Kindness Challenge: Science Week Edition
Aug18

Peppermint Kindness Challenge: Science Week Edition

  You might wonder why a blog about sustainability and lifestyle (in particular fashion) focuses so heavily on the practices of kindness, gratitude and spiritual wellness. Well when it comes down to the crunch the humanity of a human is what makes us human and the crux of humanity is our ability to be self aware. Being aware of ones self; our character, feelings, desires and motives, has some pretty amazing outcomes (like this...

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Where are all the Ladies in Lab Coats?
Aug17

Where are all the Ladies in Lab Coats?

  Well the results are in and there is officially a lady drought in science land. According to the UNESCO institute for statistics only 30% of the world’s researchers are women. In the East Asia and Pacific region females make up just 20% of the research population (sadly the figures for Australia’s female researchers aren’t available on the awesome UNESCO interactive petri dish of statistics). Interestingly there is a trend...

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Take Action: Science Week
Aug16

Take Action: Science Week

Well… my favourite week of the year has rolled around again National Science Week is the perfect excuse to talk nerdy for an entire seven days. There will be plenty of time for discussion of all things science and fashion related over the duration of science week so let’s look at what’s on offer for the national celebrations. Science week is Australia’s official celebration of all things science related, there...

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Take Action: The Peppermint Kindness Challenge Wk 7
Aug06

Take Action: The Peppermint Kindness Challenge Wk 7

Sorry I am a bit late with this weeks Peppermint Magazine Kindness Challenge. Was planning to keep well on top of the blog while on holidays in Tasmania and Melbourne with a good set of posts ready and waiting to go but catching a decent dose of the flu in Tasmania has made me a little bit slow. Despite the fact it is nearly the end of Thursday there are still another three and a bit days left of the week in which you can be kind....

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Take Action: My Bag
Jul30

Take Action: My Bag

Plastic Bags SUCK! The fab and friendly Erin from The Rogue Ginger has tagged me to join in the Story of Stuff moment to show off our reusable bags and prove to the people of California that plastic bags are so not cool. I loved Erin’s little back story regarding her involvement in the #mybag movement so I thought I might share it here. I was recently in LA and enjoyed a bike ride from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica. Along the...

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Take Action: Peppermint Kindness Challenge Wk 6
Jul29

Take Action: Peppermint Kindness Challenge Wk 6

It’s just a little bit serendipitous that this weeks Peppermint Magazine Kindness Challenge prompt of saying ‘Thank You’ follows up the ‘Thank You’ post for Sustainability in Style’s feature on Row + Rue. This week Peppermint are asking us to take our ‘thank-yous’ a little deeper than those we share with a shopkeeper who served you with a smile, the person who ran after you when you...

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