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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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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Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider
Apr19

Beating the Eco Blues: Three Tips To Consider

Living isn’t always easy. Life is full of challenges. Navigating a social landscape where sustainability and people/animal ethics doesn’t always get the first priority can be really difficult. Add on top of that the fact that the world seems a little more bonkers than usual (i.e. the prospects of war, missile testing, financial panic, and all the other scary stuff being thrown around the news of late) it can be a little...

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A Sustainable Wrap Up!
Apr10

A Sustainable Wrap Up!

The Mous Mag Wrap Up! This not-so-little wrap up on the Mous Mag panel discussion I participated in last week is a little bit late. The universe and my computer seem to be conspiring against me at the moment. I’ve had words with both and hopefully (with fingers and toes crossed) this post will actually find it’s way to the online blinking computery world we know, love, and/or worship.  To recap- last Wednesday I...

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Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine
Mar31

Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine

Pushing Boundaries When I was in high school I was relentlessly teased for my skin condition (Rosacea) that caused me to go red when nervous or playing sports. Most of the time I just avoided sports day and things that made me nervous (which meant I was in the library reading art and science books… I was so cool). Unfortunately the one thing I couldn’t avoid entirely was public speaking. For some evil reason schools...

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Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses
Mar28

Combating Conscious Shopping Excuses

Hey Planet! I love you but nah. When it comes to being ‘eco’ we fashionistas (along with everyone else) are really good at making excuses why we can’t make more earth friendly changes. It really doesn’t matter how far along you are with your environmentally minded evolution, there are always ways to improve. It’s just the barrier or comfort zone pushing that can make the transition scary. Being the...

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Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas
Mar20

Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas

Stylish Eco living doesn’t have to cost the Earth When it comes to the crunch, the dollar is often the deciding factor in whether or not we act according to our well-meaning eco values. We can be as eco-minded as they come, but realistically our purses are our limits (something you might remember me discussing in this post). Fortunately being eco-action-based doesn’t always have to be a drain on finances. The following...

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Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal
Mar15

Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal

We love airing out dirty laundry The one thing I’ve learned in my time as a blogger is that there is no topic that translates more universally than laundry. Like birth, death and taxes, laundry is one of the unavoidable truths of life. Which explains why it’s always a hot topic for discussion when I write about it. I might be one of the few people in the world that genuinely enjoys laundry day (hands up from others who are...

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The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist
Mar13

The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist

 Sometimes life gets in the way of eco-ness When times get tough sometimes the eco aren’t as savvy as they would like to be. This sweeping generalisation is made on the basis of my own experience and with a little backing from academic literature. Busyness and money are preventative barriers to making eco-friendly choices. This academic paper (by one of my economics lecturers) shows that we are more likely to adopt positive...

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Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?
Mar06

Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron?

Trends come and go but our resources are finite. I was walking past a chain store on the weekend and saw they had a sign in the window saying ‘ask us about our conscious collection’. My heart did a little ‘hooray’ to celebrate the small sustainable fashion victory, while my head muttered ‘too little to late’. These conflicting sentiments are felt commonly across all areas of design and policy making...

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