Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Here in wintery Australia, it seems a little odd to be thinking about sunburn. But with the hole in the ozone layer, we have some pretty harsh sun here, even in winter. Besides, most of my readers our enjoying the summer sun as we speak (I’m a little jealous…..) So today I have a post to  share which originally appeared on My Kind Closet, where Stephanie Villano writes about animal friendly

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A Guide to Sustainable Vegan Textiles

Knowing your sustainable vegan textile options is essential if you want to create a vegan wardrobe that has a low environmental impact. If you live a vegan lifestyle it can be difficult to find vegan clothing options that are genuinely sustainable. Too many vegan brands use materials such as PVC which are toxic, and cannot really be considered cruelty free (neither for the animal world nor the people who produce

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Leadership resources for the sustainable fashion advocate

Too often leadership is defined as someone who leads from a position of power. The CEO, the politician, the head of your local charity. It is a form of leadership from which women are often poorly represented. Of course we need more women in these leadership positions, but there are also many men and women who don’t aspire to be leaders in this way.  Does this mean that they have

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Ethical and Sustainable Men’s Shoes by Geox

Men are left our of the sustainable fashion conversation a lot, but it is so important that they clothing and footwear that they buy and wear is also sustainable. So today I am thrilled to be reviewing a beautiful pair of ethical and sustainable men’s leather sneakers. When it comes to the fashion and apparel industry, there are three sorts of brands. There is the fast fashion brand, and we

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Will you challenge yourself to go plastic free this July?

Plastic is designed to last. It never breaks down. Yet we use plastic for disposible single use products every day. In the US alone, over 500 million plastic straws are disposed of every day. That is more than one straw per person! Much of this plastic waste ends up in the oceans where it is a hazard to wildlife. Worldwide, 1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammels are killed by injesting

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Vegan Leather Alternatives: Environmental impacts and sustainable options

There are immense ethical and environmental implications of leather, and for this reason an increasing number of consumers are opting for vegan leather alternatives. However, when it comes to vegan leather, the options range from the highly unsustainable to the very low impact, so it pays to do your research. If you are vegan, or you just want to reduce your reliance on a product that involves the slaughter of

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Where to Buy Ethical and Sustainable Handbags and Purses

Whether you love handbags as a fashion accessory, or simply use them as a necessity, there is no doubt that they are important and useful. Most of us rarely leave home without a bag or at least a purse so it’s important that we have at least one good quality bag and purse to see us through our daily activities. Bags are intertwined with fashion. Like clothes and shoes, many

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6 things you can do to create our sustainable future

I am in middle of reading The Great Disruption and feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the state of the climate crisis, and the degree of transformation we will need to we in order to survive it. This Changes Everything inspires much the same nervousness. It is very clear that a global economy founded on consumer capitalism cannot survive if we want to survive. We have to choose- survival of the human race or business-as-usual. It

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Mend and Make Do: Guide to Mending Your Woollens

Repairing your own clothes is an important part in the transition to a sustainable wardrobe. Fixing your clothes when they begin to show signs of wear will help to extend their life and save you some money in the process. Repairing things on your own can be very satisfying, especially when you use your creativity and try some visible mending techniques that add an interesting and individual touch to your

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The Guide to Sustainable Textiles is here

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their clothing. Films and campaigns such as The True Cost movie and Detox Fashion are bringing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry to the fore. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the textile industry is the world’s second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. This increased awareness has lead to an increase in

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