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A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

If you were to judge our civilisation by what’s being put forward by commercial broadcasters and mainstream news and media, you would be forgiven for coming away with a negative impression of human society (narcissistic, self-centred, materialistic, hedonistic, stupid) or feeling a sense of doom and gloom about the future of humankind. Thankfully, we –...

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

Telling people there’s a problem isn’t the same as showing people there’s a problem – the latter is way more effective in driving home an important message. And it’s exactly the strategy that social impact designer Laura Francois and visual engineer/photographer Benjamin Von Wong employed as they set about to communicate the scale of the...

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from our weekly newsletter that I’ve chosen to republish on the site. Merry Christmas! Now it’s the season to be jolly. Christmas is a super special time of the year for me. I was a devout Catholic up until I was 15 (I attended Catholic Youth Group and Bible...

One Swimsuit, Multiple Combos: BAIIA’s Ethical, Reversible, Sustainable Swimwear is Versatile AF

One Swimsuit, Multiple Combos: BAIIA’s Ethical, Reversible, Sustainable Swimwear is Versatile AF

It was trying on a high-waisted bikini set in a dressing room back in 2016 that made Brisbane-based Australian designer Amber Boyers want to start her own swimwear line.  “Squeezing in one leg after the other, I can remember straightening up to face the mirror,” says Amber, who launched her sustainable swimwear label BAIIA in...

How Your Fashion Brand Can Avoid Being Seen As Culturally Insensitive (Like Dolce & Gabbana)

How Your Fashion Brand Can Avoid Being Seen As Culturally Insensitive (Like Dolce & Gabbana)

If you’ve been paying any attention to fashion industry news, you’ll most certainly be aware of Dolce & Gabbana‘s PR nightmare in China following a series of culturally insensitive ad videos featuring a female Asian model eating a cannoli with chopsticks. Many social media users call the videos racist. The videos, which were taken down 24...

9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

With the festive season upon us you’re bound to need some ideas for your Christmas gift list – particularly for fussy, style-conscious cruelty-free and vegan friends and family. So here’s some inspiration on what to get them. Whatever their fashion preferences, you’re likely to find a fashionable vegan Xmas gift in the list below. We...

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

My eyes often glaze over when I read press releases from natural beauty companies. They’re often filled with words such as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘innovative’ when in reality, they’re nothing more than home-based businesses creating eco beauty products from their kitchen, using proven natural beauty methodologies like throwing in a few certified organic ingredients and using...