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EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

Vintage aficionado and eco stylist Natalie Shehata is also the founder and editor-in-chief of tommie Magazine, an online platform for creative women with a conscience. As one of Australia’s leading voices on the topics of diversity, inclusivity and representation in fashion, Natalie uses her platform and community events to encourage and empower women from all walks...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

Faye Delanty is the founder of Australian fashion blog Fashion Hound and is one of Australia’s most recognisable sustainable stylists and thrift store advocates. Formerly a presenter of Network Ten’s Totally Wild, Faye makes regular TV appearances as a fashion commentator, is the Australian Salvos Stores Ambassador and is a committed environmentalist. In the lead...

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Editor’s note: This is the ‘Letter from the Editor’ from this week’s newsletter. We have decided to republish it here. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletters so you receive them directly in your inbox. Hey guys, The Australian election is just around the corner and I’ve got my head buried in political news, planning...

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Is corporate greed the root of capitalism’s evil? Ethical fashion entrepreneur Claudia Radu believes so. The founder of Honest Department, a UK-based global conscious fashion platform is on a mission to drive positive change, hoping to raise ethical and environmental standards not just in the fashion industry, but in the business environment too. “I believe...

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

There is a big misconception that ethical fashion is expensive. While there are some ethical brands with high price tags that only luxury-conscious shoppers can afford, there are others who aim to make stylish ethical fashion accessible to all conscious consumers. Cue, Dorsu. This small business designs and ethically produces men’s and women’s collections of...

No Toxic Cleaners Necessary: Clean Your Kitchen Chemical-Free with ENJO

No Toxic Cleaners Necessary: Clean Your Kitchen Chemical-Free with ENJO

Australians are some of the world’s biggest waste producers. According to the 2014-2015 National Waste Report Aussies produced 64 million tonnes, equivalent to 2.7 tonnes per person of waste. The kitchen is the largest contributor of waste in the home. In addition food packaging, food waste and chemical spray bottles, the average kitchen is stocked...

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...