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Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

When people think of Kelly Slater, surfing, world title wins and ocean waves spring to mind. But within the sustainability community, the legendary surf champion is known for so much more. Once sponsored by global surf brand Quicksilver, in 2014, Slater went on to launch sustainable lifestyle brand Outerknown with acclaimed designer John Moore. “Outerknown...

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Designer John Moore co-founded ethical clothing brand Outerknown with 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. Outerknown’s creative director and lead designer opens up about the highlights and lowlights of running an apparel business, the sustainability thinkers that have influenced his journey and why he believes the slow approach to design is more sustainable. EWP: Why did...

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

In 2018, the United Nations nominated May 20 as ‘World Bee Day‘ to raise awareness of the importance of these pollinators in safeguarding food security and protect them from toxic synthetic pesticides and habitat loss due as a result of intensive agricultural practices, and rising temperatures due to climate change. According to Wikipedia, a pollinator...

Charities Are Affected By COVID-19 Lockdowns Too

Charities Are Affected By COVID-19 Lockdowns Too

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, So many industry sectors have been financially impacted by the pandemic lockdowns – charitable organisations included. Like other enterprises, they’ve been forced to change the way they operate (fundraise) in order to continue delivering social and environmental programs to the most...

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Responding to the challenging business environment resulting from pandemic lockdown restrictions, Salvos Stores, the retail arm of non-profit organisation The Salvation Army, have announced the launch of their new online store, giving the community a chance to continue op-shopping and support their social mission – all from the comfort of their lounge rooms. “Launching Salvos...

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have taught people, eco-conscious or not, it’s the value of self-sufficiency. With many shops and businesses forced to close, some individuals losing their livelihoods and experiencing financial hardship and many forced to spend more time at home, people are once again cultivating skills of self-reliance: life skills,...

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds which built its reputation on the use of natural materials such as Merino wool and ‘tree fiber’ TENCEL™ Lyocell, has begun providing the carbon footprint details for every shoe in its collection. This initiative comes on the back of the brand transitioning to carbon neutrality last year with the introduction...

5 Useful Tips to Becoming a Better Second-Hand Shopper From Eco Stylists and Thrifting Experts

5 Useful Tips to Becoming a Better Second-Hand Shopper From Eco Stylists and Thrifting Experts

Whether for reasons of sustainability, affordability or fashion creativity, second-hand shopping and the resale market is now all the rage. Thrifted and consignment platforms thredUp and Depop are seeing a surge in members and online transactions and there are more influencers on Instagram showing off their thrifted and preloved outfits. According to thredUp’s 2019 Resale...

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

So you’ve decided to flex your green thumb during the pandemic and are trying to regrow veggies from kitchen scraps but you aren’t having any success. Here are seven reasons why your vegetable scraps won’t regrow: 1. The vegetable has been sitting in cold storage for too long When you buy seed packets, they often...