Mindful Partnerships
May25

Mindful Partnerships

Making lasting collaborations. Today is Ged and I’s anniversary so I thought what better time than now to write a post about mindful partnerships. Sustainability in Style isn’t a dating or romantic relationship advice site, so this post is all about mindful partnerships in stylish lives- not how to find love. However, I thought it might be nice to quickly say a huge thank you to Ged for being there for me. The photo above...

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Dressing Mindfully
May19

Dressing Mindfully

The art of dressing mindfully. Getting dressed is something we do habitually. It’s not often that one thinks about every detail of their outfit unless there is a special occasion or event. Most of us (not all…but most) will have items we wear out of habit. These items are usually the ones we feel most comfortable with in a literal and/or emotional sense or the ones that made us smile from ear to ear. Every once and a while it’s good...

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Mindful Shopping
May17

Mindful Shopping

Shopping on autopilot doesn’t make for meaningful purchases. Have you ever found yourself in the shopping centre car park- shopping in hand- only to wonder how the heck you got there? We are busy people and it’s pretty easy to shop on autopilot. We can find ourselves in situations where we can’t find our keys, can’t remember what happened on the weekend, or fail to remember that we bought new gym wear until it...

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Mindful In May: Join The Team
May01

Mindful In May: Join The Team

Train your brain and change the world. It’s that time of year again! Each May (last year excluded because the program wasn’t happening) Sustainability in Style gets a little bit obsessed with mindfulness. Why? Good question. It’s because May is the month for meditation, mindfulness and giving. Mindful in May is a one month, online meditation training program that teaches science based mindfulness meditation tools to...

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Fashion Revolution: Haulternative
Apr29

Fashion Revolution: Haulternative

Alternatives you can shop by. Part of the Fashion Revolution challenge is finding more mindful ways to shop. So this year I’m taking part by doing my first ever video- a haulternative! What’s a haulternative you say? Good question! It’s an alternative to the traditional haul-shopping- video that shows more ethical and mindful ways to work with what you have or introduce additional items to your closet. My video is focused on the...

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Postive Exposure
Apr27

Postive Exposure

Rethinking Beauty Yesterday I was lucky enough to find myself seated front and centre for one of the most inspiring presentations I’ve seen in a long time. The presenter- Rick Guidotti- worked as a high profile fashion photographer for fifteen years in New York, Milan, Paris, and London shooting campaigns for labels like Yves Saint Laurent and editorial images for all the best glossies. While he enjoyed the art of photography...

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Fashion Revolution 2017: Sass & Bide
Apr24

Fashion Revolution 2017: Sass & Bide

We will never forget. On this day in 2013 the Rana Plaza building collapsed killing 1,138 people and injuring more than 2500 others. Many of those involved in the incident were garment factory workers who were sent to work to meet the tight manufacturing deadlines enforced by fast-fashion turnaround times. There were reported structural faults in the building prior to the 24th. It’s safety had been discussed in the local media...

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Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living
Apr22

Must Watch: Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Living

It’s a little chilly here in Australia. As the weather cools and we start to get ready for the winter months ahead there is nothing better than a night in with good people and a movie, doco, or series. Given that today is Earth Day and our Fashion Revolution week celebrations will be kicking off on the 24th why not have a sustainability or fashion themed home-theatre night in this weekend? The following suggestions should help...

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Fashion Revolution 2017: Sportsgirl
Apr17

Fashion Revolution 2017: Sportsgirl

Communication is key for starting a Fashion Revolution! The clothing industry is not just frivolous fashion for silly fashionistas. It’s actually big business and the second largest polluter in the World following the oil industry. It’s also an industry where unethical manufacturing practices run rife without much intervention from legislating bodies. Which is why the folks at Fashion Revolution have asked us to ask the...

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Freedom through Fashion
Apr15

Freedom through Fashion

Freedom of choice. For some, the decision to choose how you what to express yourself is not accessible. Many of us experience this at least once. It might be stringent work dress codes, school uniforms, or that black tie event you just don’t know how to work around. In some cases, failure to meet these dress requirements can result in bodily harm or death. As extreme as it sounds, in some parts of the world cultural norms mean...

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