Meat Free Week
Jul28

Meat Free Week

Meat Free for the planet So you wanna be meat free but need some motivation? From August first to the eight Meat Free Week are encouraging you to take a breather form your meat consumption and spend the week eating like a cow (as opposed to eating a cow). For some the idea of including more veggies on the dinner plate might be a bit tricky. Don’t feel bad if you are a rampant carnivore who shudders at the idea of eating like an...

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Pineapple Leather
May12

Pineapple Leather

Another Week, Another Mind-Blowing Food Related Fabric Innovation Pineapples, usually the kind of fruit you see printed on tees, tea-towels or cushion covers brightening up the modern interior of every single on-trend house and the closets of fashionistas circa 2013, are now hitting the fashion world in an entirely new way.  Introducing Piñatex, a pineapple related fabric that comes with the assurance that no pineapples are harmed...

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An Eco Mothers Day to Remember
Apr27

An Eco Mothers Day to Remember

‘Mum’ is the hardest job going. Mothers do it tough. They work around the clock providing love, care, and well wishes for their children. It’s more than a full time job, it is a lifestyle. Those who choose to take on the massive responsibility of motherhood sometimes do so without much daily acknowledgment of the sacrifices they make to keep a household running. Which is why we need prompts like Mothers day to remind...

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Coping with Compassion Fatigue
Apr14

Coping with Compassion Fatigue

But what if nobody gives a fork? Having been buried deep in contemplation over the prospects of what a zero waste future would look like over the past few days of assignment writing, today’s trip to the conventional supermarket shocked me back into reality. PLASTIC! As far as the eye could see. Everything looked shiny and exciting and somehow ordinary boring purchases like bread or tomatoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes...

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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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The Fruit Leather Bag
Apr04

The Fruit Leather Bag

A Big Fruit Filled Issue. Every Tuesday and Saturday residents and visitors of Rotterdam enjoy the market at the Binnenrotte, Blaak. As the biggest outside market in the Netherlands this market also brings with it a big waste problem. Imperfect, damaged, and unsold fruit. A three-thousand-five-hundred-kilograms of it each market day kind of problem! A group of Rotterdam based designers, from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam...

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Food and Fashion April
Apr02

Food and Fashion April

Two of my favourite things This month Sustainability in Style will be focused on two awesome areas. Food and Fashion! Why? Because Sustainable Table is running their annual sustainability education fundraising campaign Give a Fork, and as many of the ethical fashionistas out there might know, April is the month that we ask our favourite fashion companies ‘Who Made My Clothes’ for Fashion Revolution Day. You might have...

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Support Local Business
Mar13

Support Local Business

One of the best ways to know where your products are coming from is to  buy from the makers themselves. How can you do this with ease? Shop locally! While there is a global ‘top-down’ push for larger scale production systems for everything from carrots to clutch bags you as a consumer can say no to mass production by investing your money locally. Your local farmers and makers market offers you the opportunity to ask the...

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Women Who Give A Fork!
Mar09

Women Who Give A Fork!

Who run the World? Girls! You may have heard that yesterday was International Women’s Day. Unfortunately for the readers of Sustainability in Style I’m currently operating on a two-to-three day time lag due to the time zapped by some return-to-masters-study admin issues. So until early next week Sustainability in Style might be committed to reporting all the important issues that are happening in World media, three days...

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Take Action With Give A Fork
Mar01

Take Action With Give A Fork

Isn’t it way sexier to take care of the planet than it is to trash it? Um… Hell yes! Sadly we’re trashing the planet and the way we consume food has a lot to do with it; takeaway coffee cups, lettuce in plastic bags, a raw deal for farmers, double beef pattie burgers… The food we choose to eat contributes more to our eco-footprint than our transport and home energy use combined. As a result, we are wreaking absolute havoc on our...

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