Earth Day: March for Science not Silence
Apr14

Earth Day: March for Science not Silence

Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy The first ever Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970,  it activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed that very first Earth Day celebration. Twenty years...

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A Sustainable Wrap Up!
Apr10

A Sustainable Wrap Up!

The Mous Mag Wrap Up! This not-so-little wrap up on the Mous Mag panel discussion I participated in last week is a little bit late. The universe and my computer seem to be conspiring against me at the moment. I’ve had words with both and hopefully (with fingers and toes crossed) this post will actually find it’s way to the online blinking computery world we know, love, and/or worship.  To recap- last Wednesday I...

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Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?
Mar25

Fungi and Fashion- What’s the Link?

Mushroom Magic! After spending the afternoon hunting for forest fungi with my Mr. in tow I thought what better time than now to share with you some fungi photos and relate it back to fashion. While it can be difficult to see the links between a forest walk loaded with bright, beautiful (and some butt-ugly but still awesome) fungi to fashion, the relationship is more obvious than you might think! Fungi, mushrooms and bacteria are being...

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Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?
Mar06

Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?

Trends come and go but our resources are finite. I was walking past a chain store on the weekend and saw they had a sign in the window saying ‘ask us about our conscious collection’. My heart did a little ‘hooray’ to celebrate the small sustainable fashion victory, while my head muttered ‘too little to late’. These conflicting sentiments are felt commonly across all areas of design and policy making...

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Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste
Dec18

Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste

It’s that shopping time of year! It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us will end up at a shopping complex at some point of December. Some will be gleefully skipping down the isles doing the big present shop while others will be trying hard to find a table to sit and wait at while silently protesting the Christmas Shopping experience. Whatever side of the love/hate scale you sit on, adopting just one of these waste...

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Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive
Dec04

Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive

Change is the only constant. It’s taken a little while to get to this obligatory ‘oh shit Trump is in power what do I think about this post’ for two reasons. The first is that I have personally been working through my own thoughts on this, and the second is that I’m not sure that my opinion on the matter really matters. As I am a product of my own ego (we all are) my initial reactions to it all came from a...

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Ocean Zen: Booties, Beaches, and Being a Beautiful Human.
Nov21

Ocean Zen: Booties, Beaches, and Being a Beautiful Human.

Ocean Zen Bikini. A label started by an inspiring woman who I am lucky enough to share a university and geographical local with! The beautiful and passionate Steph Gabriel is a Sunshine Coast based designer (who you might recognise from the recent post about the Nature & Health column) and ocean lover who just-so-happened to study Environmental Science at the same university as me. Her passion for ocean conservation and her love...

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Junkyard Planet
Nov13

Junkyard Planet

Have you ever stopped to think about the journey of your junk? As we slide face first into the Christmas season it seemed fitting to review a book on ‘junk’ that’s introduction begins with the tale of Americas Christmas lights- 6600 pounds of Christmas lights to be exact. These Christmas lights are just a small ‘off season’  mid November haul for the scrap metal facility in rural Chinese town of Shijiao....

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Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make
Nov11

Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make

Rounding up some not-so-shabby recycled chic. Sometimes when we have a little down time it can be fun to get crafty. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to locate craft projects that are useful in a hurry. There are only so many DIY’s you can store in one life, so here is a round up of some recycling inspired DIYS that can result in some very usable outcomes (no macaroni noodle picture frames here). So here goes a...

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It’s all about the Shrooms!
Oct21

It’s all about the Shrooms!

The fashion industry is high on mushroom innovations. If you read regurally the idea of fabric from mushrooms might have a sense of déjá vu about it, and for a good reason. I’ve posted on this subject before.  Like all things that are worth doing, there is more than one crew with their finger in the mushroom fabric pie. MuSkin is different from MycoTEX in that rather than growing shrooms for their fibre making prowess, MuSkin...

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