Category Sustainable Designers

Fashioning the Long Green Thread of Change

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending Fashionably Numb, and sustainable fashion event that was curated by Kelli Donovan. Kelli has long been a leader in the Australian sustainable fashion industry. She is the creator of Pure Pod, one of Australia’s first sustainable fashion labels, which she founded after many years working in the fashion industry. Kelli became disillusioned with the industry, left it entirely to become a

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The Fabric Social take their feminist peace-building fashion to Myanmar (+ a giveaway!!)

Just a heads up that this post was sponsored by feminist social enterprise The Fabric Social. This sponsorship helps to support the costs of running this blog so I can bring you content for free. I only partner with brands that uphold the strictest standards for ethics and sustainability. It is a delight to work with The Fabric Social on this post. They are my favourite fashion social enterprise and

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10 Ethical Fashion & Beauty Brands that Progress Women’s Economic Power

I took my two little sons along to the Canberra sister event in solidarity with the Women’s March in the US. It was inspiring to be a part of the global sisterhood that stood up expressed our anger. (And I very much enjoy being a feminist leader for my little boys) But after the energy that went into the Women’s March across the globe this past weekend  it is important

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Canberra’s sustainable fashion on show at Fashfest

As a sustainable fashion blogger I don’t often expect to see much that I am willing to buy on the runway. This was an assumption that I made based on my knowledge of the fashion industry. But I didn’t take the time to investigate whether this was the case. So I was delighted to hear that Canberra’s glamorous fashion event Fashfest would have a whole show dedicated to sustainable and slow fashion

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Re-imagining the fashion industry with a minimalist approach

I believe in the power of business for good, and believe that businesses need to be part of the solution to the sustainability crisis that faces our planet. But fashion (and indeed, capitalism) as we know it needs to be re-imagined. So you can probably understand why I am impressed with this designers take on her fashion business. This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on her

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Versatile sustainable fashion for your capsule wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes get a lot of coverage at the moment. The rising popularity of minimalism has a lot to do with this. But interestingly, there is quite a bit of interest in the entrepreneurial sector as well, where I frequently hear discussion of the wardrobe ‘uniforms’ of entrepreneurial high flyers such as Mark Zuckerberg and  Steve Jobs. I myself probably couldn’t say that I have a capsule wardrobe yet. But

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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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How to Start an Eco-fashion Label – the experience of Mighty Good Undies

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start an eco-fashion label? I certainly have. So I decided to ask one eco-fashion entrepreneur- Hannah Parris- to spill the beans. Hannah is the founder of eco-fashion label Audrey Blue and the co-founder of sustainable fair-trade underwear label Mighty Good Undies.  If you are needing some new underwear, I highly recommend supporting their crowd funding campaign. But you’d better get in quick- the campaign is closing

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When Sustainable Style meets Feminism and Empowerment: The Story of the Fabric Social

[pinterest] When Katie- one of the three co-founders of fashion social enterprise The Fabric Social– asked me to feature this brand I was thrilled. Not just because their garments are ethically produced, using sustainable fibres and are beautiful (which they, of course, are). But because The Fabric Social are so much more than the garments they produce. They are exactly that kind of extraordinary enterprise that I delight in uncovering and sharing with the

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Effortless sustainable style by Linden

[pinterest] Sometimes you come across a sustainable fashion label that makes style absolutely effortless. Ethically made in LA, using eco-conscious textiles, Linden is one such label. Committing to ethical and sustainable fashion need not require you to sacrifice your sense of style, and Linden proves this. I was gifted this stunning monochrome skirt to style for this post, worn here with my own hand-knitted recycled cotton cardigan and organic cotton nursing tee. Described as the “hottest

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