Netflix Style Round Up
Apr30

Netflix Style Round Up

Documentaries Worth Your Time. I’ve seen a quote going around on social media that says: Whenever I see people lined up outside of a club on a Saturday night I just thing… Look at all these poor people who don’t know that Netflix exists and as a Netflix addict (who is in no way affiliated with Netflix other than paying them money for their services) it makes me laugh. Netflix Australia currently has a great...

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Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man
Apr07

Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man

No Impact Man On my regular documentary binge (it happens every few days) I came across a gem on ABC iView called No Impact Man. In November 2006 author Colin Beavan, started a research project for his next book ‘No Impact Project’. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin left behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as...

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Watch This: Interview With Annie Leonard
Oct04

Watch This: Interview With Annie Leonard

Are you interested in consumerism? If the answer is yes then the Interview video above with the creator of ‘The Story of Stuff’, Annie Leonard is going to be a Sunday ‘must watch’ for you! I was first introduced to Annie Leonard and the Story of Stuff project in 2009 in one of my undergrad sustainability subjects. Her seminal video ‘The Story of Stuff’ from 2007 was shown in class and my life was changed...

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Watch This: Clothes To Die For
Sep26

Watch This: Clothes To Die For

On the 24th of April 2013 more than three and a half thousand people were injured or lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building. For contrast, the 9-11 attacks on New Yorks Twin Towers, one of the most tragic moments in modern history that left the world shell-shocked, saw an aftermath death toll of nearly three thousand. While both Rana plaza and the 9-11 involved the collapse of buildings and the loss of lives one...

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Watch This: Kids on Fashion
Aug04

Watch This: Kids on Fashion

  While fashion is known to push the boundaries when it comes to it’s editorial work and controversial advertising campaigns we can become somewhat immune by adulthood to weird, wonderful, and sometimes disturbing images that they present us. This little gem of a video from artist Yolanda Dominguez is a great look at the world of fashion through the eyes of the innocent. She asked a group of eight year olds to describe...

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Banana ‘Ice Cream’ and Superbrand Secrets
Jul01

Banana ‘Ice Cream’ and Superbrand Secrets

As you may have read in my ramblings on the Peppermint Take Action post on June 24th, for the month of July I hope to bring you delicious food and adventures around my local area as a way to nourish the body and soul over the uni mid year holiday break. Steph of The Inelegant Horse Rider, a long term blogging buddy of mine who I met via Instagram, has also jumped aboard the Nourish in July bandwagon and I can’t wait to see what...

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Watch This: Refinery 29 Style Out There
Jun22

Watch This: Refinery 29 Style Out There

Stumbled across this great little series of seven videos on the Refinery 29 YouTube Channel  that look at some of the different aspects of global style trends. Far from being the run-of-the-mill look at fashion from country to country this series focuses on the cultural and communicative context and background of each style trend. The video above was one of my favourites as it shows the universal power that clothing and fashion can...

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Watch This: Style Vs. Fashion The True Cost Movie
Jun19

Watch This: Style Vs. Fashion The True Cost Movie

  The last few days I have been contemplating the idea of style and fashion as a result of watching the True Cost Movie. Let us start with The True Cost movie review. The movie provides the viewer with a transparent look at the clothing we wear, who makes them and the impact that this consumption of clothing is having on the world we share. It is filmed in an unapologetically honest way and really shows the industry for what it...

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Watch This: The True Cost Movie
May18

Watch This: The True Cost Movie

The True Cost Movie available worldwide on the 29th of May 2015 is a documentary film by Andrew Morgan that looks at the shines a light on the untold story of where our clothing comes from and what impact the garment industry is having on the world we live in. With the price of garments dropping and our hunger for new fashion growing the social and environmental implications of the fashion industry are becoming hard to ignore. Filmed...

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Watch This: The Earth Is Full
Mar04

Watch This: The Earth Is Full

  As mentioned yesterday this months posts will focus around the ideas of redefining success out forth by Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive and the redefinition of the idea of success to be more inclusive  of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving and less focused on the duopoly of money and power. This TED talks by Paul Gilding was presented to me as part of my coursework in Education for Sustainability and I couldn’t...

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