Tag locally-made

What does the Trump Presidency mean for ethical citizens around the world?

Like most of my liberal peers around the world I am in a state of shock. I never expected to be living in a world in which the US was led by a President Trump. Even some of the right wing government ministers in Australia openly said that they hoped Clinton would win the race. Yet here we are. I haven’t had a lot of time to come to terms

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One Sustainable Change: Join your local food co-op

After taking a look through my pantry, I compose a shopping list. Buckwheat flour, cumin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, raw cacao……the list goes on. Then gathering up a container for each, I pack my shopping bags, load them on my bike and enjoy twenty minutes of sunshine as I ride. Arriving at my destination I order a Fair-trade coffee, open my laptop and sit down to a couple of hours of

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Three Things I Love: Party Dresses for New Years

[pinterest] Seeing as my little bubs is due on January 3rd, I won’t be doing much partying this New Years- I may not even make it to midnight! But I can still day dream of the gorgeous sustainable party dresses that I would love to don this New Years. 1. Eliza Zig Zag Dress by People Tree, a Fairtrade certified dress made with organic cotton. People Tree offers tortoise and lady grey readers

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Sustainable Designer Interview: Australian zero-waste designer Alice Sutton

[pinterest] Australian sustainable designer Alice Sutton creates feminine shapes with a unique contemporary aesthetic for her independent label Edition.  Employing zero-waste pattern cutting techniques, using natural fibers including merino, silk and bamboo, and local (Australian-based) production, Alice’s collections make a significant contribution to sustainable fashion design. Alice was kind enough to grant me an interview so I could learn a bit more about her motivations, values and production processes. Could

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 1: Mustard Cardigan & Navy Dress

It seems as though this month I have been inspired to introduce a few new post series on the blog. Last week I introduced the Kitchen Pampering series, which will hopefully help you to ditch your chemical cosmetics and save some money at the same time. This week I am excited to introduce my next new post series, the Sustainable Fashion Outfits. I am a sucker for fashion magazines (well

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Tips for ethical and sustainable shopping when travelling

[pinterest] I am lucky enough to have recently returned from a family holiday to China and Japan. This was my first overseas trip since making the decision to strictly abide by my ethics when it comes to shopping. Like any traveller, I love to bring home souvenirs that remind me of the places I have been. In fact, I have very few ornaments in my house that weren’t purchased on

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Human friendly fashion: an outfit

[pinterest] Today is Blog Action Day 2103, the day when members of the Human Friendly Fashion Bloggers network come together online to start a conversation about fashion and human rights. Human rights in fashion is important to me because I firmly believe that no person should suffer human rights abuses in order for me to wear beautiful clothing. Unfortunately the great majority of clothing in our stores is made in

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