A Former Model On A Fashion Mission
Jan11

A Former Model On A Fashion Mission

Fashion designed with heart and purpose. I was lucky enough to meet former model and foreign aid worker Yana Barankin through social media and email. Her back story and her brand TAMAGA‘s mission had me fascinated. Working with her fiancee Eric the two are on a journey to be part of the solution to fashions environmental and social footprint. I decided that it might be nice to know a little more about this inspiring woman (and...

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EcoBling: Wearing the Kitchen Sink
Dec16

EcoBling: Wearing the Kitchen Sink

Planet Friendly Jewellery I’ve been lucky enough to know Katie Johnston- founder of EcoBling– for quite some time now and she is a seriously awesome earth warrior. Not only does this woman run her own jewellery label (designing, making, styling, and hitting up international runway shows) she also spends her time traveling to and working with Indigenous communities, and can often be found overseas in Nepal working directly...

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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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A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled
Nov19

A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled

 How I stay organised and never miss a deadline. Let me start with a general disclaimer. This post should be consumed with an awareness that no one anywhere has their shit 100% sorted. We all have areas that need improving and sometimes those areas are so large they are pretty much cover everything. At different stages in life we have different levels of commitments and some are more demanding than others. Although I have no kids (nor...

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Monetising Happiness
Nov03

Monetising Happiness

Have you ever stopped to contemplate the cost of happiness? For some of us it might be as easy as the RRP of a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or our morning cup of coffee, for others happiness might be a little harder to quantify. Perhaps it’s the smell or rain, a day at the beach, or the sound of your child laughing…how can you put a value on something as intangible as that? Well it turns out that our emotions are being...

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The Global Trekker With a Desire To Do Good
Oct11

The Global Trekker With a Desire To Do Good

Socks with soul from a man on a social mission. You might remember a little post I did on Preserving Artisan Culture way back on the first of June this year where I featured a label called Tibetan Socks (a brand that got epic amounts of Instagram love). Since then Tibetan Socks founder Adrien Field and I have been pen pals. With all the chit chatting I’ve come to consider Adrien and the Tibetan Sock mission pretty gosh-darn...

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Introducing Dove Feathered Raven
Oct09

Introducing Dove Feathered Raven

Shop Mindfully and support sustainability education. You might have noticed that I’ve been a little distracted and quiet over the last few days. It’s because I’ve been working on the new member of the Sustainability In Style family and it’s with great pleasure that I can now introduce you to Dove Feathered Raven. Dove Feathered Raven (DFR) is a little slice of vintage-style secondhand goodie heaven curated to...

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One to watch: Native Color
Sep09

One to watch: Native Color

Native Color in bloom. I got chatting to Ted via Instagram when I spotted the most darling necklaces I had seen in a while. After some email communications I got the low-down on  Native Color. An up-and-coming venture that spawned from Ted and his girlfriend Jordan’s  mission to make affordable clothing and accessories that don’t exploit workers or harm the Earth. The real lynchpin vision for Native Earth is their total...

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Book Review: A guidebook to sanity
Jul22

Book Review: A guidebook to sanity

A guide book to sanity. As you may have noticed things have been a little quiet here for a few days now. My apologies. Lots have been happening outside of the computer screen. Some have been good things, one sad, and a few were productive. Anyways, I was off visiting my good friend Katie from EcoBling at her tree top home in the Sunny Coast hinterland when I happened to come across an incredibly apt book for a woman who lives in a...

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An Education In Style
Jul02

An Education In Style

What do fashion and textbooks have in common? Seemingly not very much.However there are some surprising link ups happening between fashion and education in the form of social enterprise. Some of us shop for our new gear in hopes that our purchases might contribute to organic farming, fair trade, or some kind of recycling or tree planting scheme. But what if you could have your clothes and send someone to school at the same time?...

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