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Restock your cooler weather wardrobe

We are in the height of summer in Australia, and it has been hot. But by coincidence, today feels more like autumn again. This weather is just so unpredictable. So whether you are in the southern hemisphere, or in the north, this post may be useful for you. If your cooler weather wardrobe is wearing out and needs updating or restocking, here are some lovely picks that might help you

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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Lyocell & Modal

With the holidays approaching, why not encourage some useful sustainable gift giving? These sustainable fashion garments are made with lyocell (Tencel) or modal and offer comfortable sustainable style that you can get a great deal of wear out of. Buy something for your mother, sister or girlfriends, ecnourage your lovely ones to buy you something (by sending them this post) or treat yourself to something new (that you need of

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The environmental benefits and ethical considerations of silk

Until the advent of synthetic fibers in the early 20th century, silk was almost essential for a huge range of fashion items- from stockings and underwear, to ribbons and lace. It also represented the height of luxury. For more than a millennia, this luxurious and delicate fiber inspired the Silk Road trade routes from China through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe. Silk was partially responsible for starting

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Sustainable textile favourites: Wool & Alpaca

For warmth in the colder months, nothing beats the warmth of wool, and it is also a good sustainable textile to include in your wardrobe. Not all wool is made equal though, on the sustainability stakes nor on the ethics. Generally, if the wool comes from small artisanal farms, traditional farming methods, or certified organic farms, these are the best ways to ensure that your wool stacks up the best

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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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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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Textile Review: The ethics and sustainability of wool

Wool is fiber that I recommend as a sustainable textile. It is biodegradable, breathable and highly versatile.  But the ethics and sustainability of this textile are complicated. I chose to wear wool for it’s warmth and its sustainable qualities, but others may be put off by some of the ethical considerations attached to this animal fiber. In this post I lay out all of the ethical considerations, along with the

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Commit to sustainable fashion this New Year

[pinterest] I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions since my teens. I could never seem to keep them. But after nearly a decade of yoga practice, the transformation of my diet after a diagnosis of ceoliacs disease, and the discipline and organisation that being a mum of two little ones requires, I am looking at New Years resolutions anew. I’ve learnt a lot about habit change in the last decade, and

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Ten Australian Sustainable Fashion Brands to Look Out For

What do you find most difficult about shopping for sustainable fashion? One of my readers told me that the most difficult thing for her was to find local sustainable fashion brands from her home country. If you also find this difficult, you will enjoy my new post series inspired by this difficulty. To kick off the series, I thought I should start with my home country, Australia. Down the track

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Take a Stand Against Planned Obsolesence with the 30 Year Sweatshirt

[pinterest] I must admit that when I think of fashion the last thing I think of is a sweatshirt. Even when dressed casually, a sweatshirt is just dressing it down a little too much for me. But then I discovered a sweatshirt that has such high sustainability credentials that I am reconsidering my position. This particular sweatshirt is sustainable fashion at it’s best, even if it is a little too

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