Author: Jennifer Nini (Jennifer Nini)

Home Jennifer Nini
How To Tell If Artisan-Made Fashion Is Actually Ethical

How To Tell If Artisan-Made Fashion Is Actually Ethical

When we published the post “When Artisan Clothing is Anything But Ethical” exploring the issues surrounding artisan-made fashion in the unregulated informal sector, readers rightfully asked: So can you provide some guidance and advice on how to tell if artisan-made fashion is ethical? When it comes to ethical fashion, gold stars are often awarded to...

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

There’s no question about it: if you want a good night’s sleep you have to invest in good quality, super soft and comfortable bedding. The one I’ve been recommending since 2017? SOL Organics luxurious fair-trade, organic cotton bed sheets. This US-based organic bedding brand meets my personal ethical standards on many fronts; it has a...

Art Installation Made From 168,000 Used Plastic Straws Encourages People to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Art Installation Made From 168,000 Used Plastic Straws Encourages People to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Just weeks after his three-storey art installation filled with a lifetime of clothing “World’s Tallest Closet” was displayed in Egypt exploring the first world’s obsession with consumption, visual engineer and ‘artivist’ Benjamin Von Wong is at it again, creating an art installation made from 168,000 used plastic straws in Vietnam. While the original design was...

Isadora Alvarez of Back Beat Rags – What It Took For This Filipina Immigrant to Launch a Sustainable Fashion Label in the US

Isadora Alvarez of Back Beat Rags – What It Took For This Filipina Immigrant to Launch a Sustainable Fashion Label in the US

Last year while conducting research for an article on affordable ethical tees, I came across a super cool US-based eco fashion label called Back Beat Rags (whom I would later include in the piece). I have since learned that the brains behind the brand Isadora Alvarez immigrated to the USA from the Philippines. Raised on the beautiful...

New Documentary Exposes the Extent of Plastic Pollution in Remote Far North Queensland

New Documentary Exposes the Extent of Plastic Pollution in Remote Far North Queensland

SYDNEY, Australia: A new documentary “Protecting Paradise” investigating how the ocean plastic pollution issue is impacting remote paradises, reveals that one ton of plastic debris can be found for every kilometre of coastline in Far North Queensland. The documentary, a joint production effort by Corona, environmental charity Parley for the Oceans and National Geographic, shows an...

Are Consumers Really Prepared to Pay More for Ethically Made Fashion? This New Survey Reveals That They Are…

Are Consumers Really Prepared to Pay More for Ethically Made Fashion? This New Survey Reveals That They Are…

A new survey reveals consumers are willing to pay up to five percent more for ethically produced clothing, but one in five don’t trust the information provided by brands. The poll also found that almost 74 percent of UK respondents believe that fashion brands should be responsible for ensuring garments are manufactured in an environmentally...

Want a Fashion Industry Without Waste? Support the Australian Circular Fashion Conference…

Want a Fashion Industry Without Waste? Support the Australian Circular Fashion Conference…

Global warming and climate change, waste, environmental pollution, water scarcity, these issues are challenging the current fashion industry model, and rightfully so. With growing numbers of consumers concerned about the social and environmental impacts of their fashion purchases, forward-thinking retail businesses and brands are responding with solutions underpinned by creativity, innovation and technology. Fashion by...

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

We’re often approached by parents asking for recommendations of where to go shopping for eco-friendly and ethical baby clothing and kids toys, so it’s with great excitement that we announce our affiliate brand partnership with Wild Dill. This online boutique features a curated selection of organic, fair trade, natural and made in the USA products for...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

As we start to plan for a big year ahead for Eco Warrior Princess which includes travelling interstate and overseas for business (and a little pleasure), I’m in search of an eco-friendly travel bum bag. The fact that I’m vegan and have been for the last two years makes it that much more difficult, particularly...

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Creating a healthy and safe environment for children is the goal of most parents. With increased understanding of how some synthetic chemicals impact human health and the natural environment, the demand for certified organic items, and particularly organic products for kids, has soared over the last decade (the family organic lifestyle was made popular by...

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

We intuitively know that businesses, brands and teams of diverse representation perform better since it is commonly understood that diverse teams view and analyse issues differently, and contribute a broader range of ideas, insights and solutions which give the group a ‘winning edge’ when it comes to problem-solving, creativity and innovation. The findings of the...