Shopping For Happiness
Oct06

Shopping For Happiness

Happiness! Sunshine! Rainbows! Unicorns! Hello folks. Man it’s been a long time  between posts- or at least it feels that way- one week has passed and so much has happened! If you read regularly you  may vaguely remember that I set and intention at the start of the year to ‘go with the flow‘ and 2016 decided to see my intention and raise it one heck of a rollercoaster of crazy to go with. It’s been a serious...

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Three Consciously Styled Outfits for Lazy Shoppers.
Sep23

Three Consciously Styled Outfits for Lazy Shoppers.

Sometimes all we want in life is to be told what to wear and where to get it. Because quite frankly the majority of us are too busy to be bothered looking. Which is kind of why we are in this unethical and unsustainable fashion pickle in the first place. We consumers often can’t be bothered to ask the tough questions or do hours of research just to buy ourselves a beach bag or a hat that has some kind of ethical or sustainable...

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32 Favourite Things
Sep20

32 Favourite Things

Let’s celebrate the fabulous things in life. September is one of my favourites times of the year. Spring is in full swing and there are flowers everywhere (sorry to all the Instagram people for all the flowers on my story feeds… I can’t help myself), there is a freshness in the air, and the month is loaded with celebrations. One of which is my birthday. I’m not big on celebrations about me and I usually let it...

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Taking the Hard Work out of Shopping for good!
Aug29

Taking the Hard Work out of Shopping for good!

Wish you were the type to hunt for artisan products but know you can’t be assed? Don’t worry if this is an accurate description of you. Not all of us have the time, patience, and/or resources to be ‘that’ person. You know the one. They know exactly where to find that handmade on trend necklace online and spend their weekends perusing artisan craft stalls while you sleep off your hangover. Well the good thing is...

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Getting Back To Nature.
Jul11

Getting Back To Nature.

So many worries and so little time! In a world where we spend hours in front of screens or behind the wheel (wearing out sets of tyres), caring for other, and working around the clock we can sometimes become a little lofty and stressed. This lofty feeling can result in illness, brain chatter (those thoughts that keep you awake all night), brain fog, depression, and unhealthy addiction. Retail therapy is just one example of how we...

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The Handbag with Conscious
May27

The Handbag with Conscious

For times when your conscious fails you. This toungue-in-cheek handbag was developed by Dundee University design students Rebecca Smith, Kirsty Sneddon and Leanne Fischler as a statement about consumerism in modern society. The hand crafted and programmed messenger bag is the jimmy cricket of fashion accessories, ideal for sales times and moments of emotionally provoked retail therapy, is designed to make the wearer think twice before...

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Are You A Fashion Disaster?
May03

Are You A Fashion Disaster?

Mindful or mindless? For the last two years Sustainability in Style has focused on Mindfulness for the month of may for the Mindful in May campaign, raising our mental vibrations and some well utilised money for WaterAid, providing clean drinking water and sanitation needs to those in developing countries. Mindful in May is on a brief hiatus for 2016 as the founder Elise has had a baby and taken the year off to be a present mother. So...

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Reader Picks for Secondhand Shopping
Apr29

Reader Picks for Secondhand Shopping

Round em’ up! A few weeks ago I threw it out to you guys to provide me with your top places to shop for secondhand fashion. It was an overwhelming response and I’m sure that this collection will warrant a few style-winners for many of you out there who wish to shop secondhand but don’t have the knack for thrifting. I’m wavering any responsibility as to money that may be spent on secondhand goodies as a result...

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Fashion News: Behind the Barcode 2016
Apr28

Fashion News: Behind the Barcode 2016

Get Fashion-Informed Australia. The third edition of the Australian Fashion Report was launched by Baptist World Aid on the eve of the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, a tragedy which cut short the lives of 1,136 garment workers. If you are being introduced to this report for the first time congratulations, this tool will change the way you shop for fashion. The Australian Fashion Report sheds light...

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Good Spender: The Social Enterprise Marketplace
Mar26

Good Spender: The Social Enterprise Marketplace

Shopping With Social Benefits Made Easy! As you may have seen in yesterdays PepTalks post, running a socially minded business isn’t easy. Not only do business owners face issues with getting the right products in the right time timeframe, they also have to get word out about their fab products in a marketplace where those with big budgets monopolise the print, air and web spaces.  Fortunately there are some great tools out there...

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