Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living
Apr22

Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living

It’s a little chilly here in Australia. As the weather cools and we start to get ready for the winter months ahead there is nothing better than a night in with good people and a movie, doco, or series. Given that today is Earth Day and our Fashion Revolution week celebrations will be kicking off on the 24th why not have a sustainability or fashion themed home-theatre night in this weekend? The following suggestions should help...

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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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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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Equality is the Way Forward
Nov28

Equality is the Way Forward

The Ascent of Woman. Searching around Netflix the other day I stumbled across a fab four part doco series The Ascent of Woman.  This series was created for BBC2 in the UK that charts the role of women in society over the course of 10,000 years.  Dr. Amanda Foreman hosts this landmark series and it’s the first ever documentary to present the history of women from the dawn of civilisation to the modern day.  The Ascent of Woman...

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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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The Science Behind Yoga.
Oct30

The Science Behind Yoga.

Bending and stretching quantified. If you have been checking out the Instagram feed over the last week you might have noticed that I’ve been off Yoga-ing up. The last post gave you a bit of a wrap up of all the awesome folks I met at Wanderlust and today I spent the afternoon at Yogafest (which is still happening all weekend if you are a Sunny Coaster). Peppermint mag asked me to do a bit of a summary of Wanderlust over on their...

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My Top Three Sustainability Watches Might Shock You
Oct13

My Top Three Sustainability Watches Might Shock You

Sustainability is a much broader topic than one might initially think. Sure, you can go traditional when you choose your sustainability viewing material and watch documentaries like The True Cost, Cowspiracy, Waste Land and such, but there are some real lessons to be learned in the most unlikely of viewing pleasures. You don’t have to watch serious to do some serious learning. The following three movies are my top picks for...

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Inside Fashion with British Vogue
Sep05

Inside Fashion with British Vogue

Want ‘in’ on fashions secrets? Lucky for you Alexa  Chung has taken all the hard work out of this investigative process for you in British Vogue’s Future of Fashion series above. While it would be nice to go around and ask all these questions for yourself, it can be equally nice to sit on the couch in your pyjamas with a cat asleep on your lap and watch this one and a bit hour long clip instead. If you love...

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Abundance and Scarcity
Jun27

Abundance and Scarcity

Abundance is all around. Hey folks! Sorry for the seven day blog absence. Last week threw a few challenges my way (including a tummy bug… blerk) but I’m feeling much better now and I am glad to be back here writing to you. Today I’m here to share with you a really interesting little doco that I have come across over the last couple of weeks that have been waiting to come online so I could write to you about it. Julie...

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