Worker Exploitation Is Not Isolated To Developing Nations
Feb07

Worker Exploitation Is Not Isolated To Developing Nations

Exploitation isn’t reserved for ‘far-off’ places. Much of the literature and imagery you will see from the sustainable and ethical fashion movements may lead you to believe that those exploited by fast fashion supply chain all live in exotic locations (don’t let the forest above fool you, it’s actually my ‘outdoor office’ and it’s in suburbia not a tropical island). While this is for most part a reality...

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Four Fashion Blogs Worth A Look
Feb01

Four Fashion Blogs Worth A Look

Sometimes brands create the most beautiful blogs. Whether they are committed to fast fashion or mindful consumption there are a lot of larger labels out there that have the money to pay fabulous writers to bring them excellent content. The following labels aren’t necessarily the most sustainable ones going but they do deliver the most amazing blogs that you can peruse at your leisure. Remember that blogs are added to labels...

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Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.
Jan30

Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.

How To Live A Good Life. I don’t often share all of my reads here as I spend a great deal of time reading outside the traditional bounds of Environmental and/or Fashion literature. Most of my additional reading is related to gender, spirituality/religion, society, economics, and new age philosophy. While I believe all of this relates directly back to creating our sense of self and our identity, outside of writing a book (which I...

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Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience
Jan15

Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience

Shopping secondhand is easy. You just have to know how to look for the right items. While I try not to spend too much time on here blabbing about what I find at thrift stores (thrifting is in my blood… my Mum was thrifting while I was in the womb so it’s easier than regular shopping for me) I do like to come on over from time to time and give you some tips. I know that it’s enjoyable to see other peoples thrifted...

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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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Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People
Jan09

Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People

Have you sidelined the New Year’s resolutions? With 2017 well underway there is a chance that some of your good intentions for the year might have been shimmied aside to fit your daily life in. If this is the case don’t go feeling too bad you are in good company. According to Statistic Brain 72.6% of people make it through the first week, and by the six month mark your more likely to have dropped your resolution than have...

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New Years Style Resolutions
Jan02

New Years Style Resolutions

 Looking to Shake Up 2017 Stylishly? Sometimes we need some help to get out of our style ruts and the New Year can be the perfect excuse to delve into some new style ideas or experiments. Shaking things up a little can help us learn more about who we are as people, what image we want to portray to the world (because first impressions count even if we like to imagine people aren’t that judgemental), and what relationship we have...

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Resolve: Your New Beginning
Dec28

Resolve: Your New Beginning

A Fresh Start for Values Based Action. The end of a year usually involves celebration followed by new resolve. Whether you are into resolutions or not there is a good chance that on January first you start to think about what it is that you hope to do or achieve in the year to come. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a gathering with three of my eco soul sisters (Fashion Hound– Faye De Lanty, the Eco Warrior...

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Top Style Tips for Eco-Fashionable Festivities
Dec20

Top Style Tips for Eco-Fashionable Festivities

What to Wear? With the party season well into full swing I thought it might be nice to take a moment to talk about the issue so close to many of our hearts – what the heck am I going to wear? While the put-together and totally self assured among us (and probably those with their perfectly curated capsule wardrobes) might not have these moments (you lucky thangs) the rest of us usually do. In an ad hoc survey conducted over a...

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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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