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Eco-Friendly Croatian Start-Up MIRET’s 97% Ecological Sneakers Are a Kickstarter Sensation

Eco-Friendly Croatian Start-Up MIRET’s 97% Ecological Sneakers Are a Kickstarter Sensation

A Kickstarter campaign for a Croatian start-up’s eco-friendly sneakers has just launched and with 21 days to go (at the time of writing), MIRET already has 509 backers and surpassed its AU$15,350 goal, raising over $93,700 so far and counting. Following in their father’s footsteps into the footwear industry (literally), MIRET’s founders and brothers Hrvoje...

The Petition Making Everlane Accountable to its ‘Radical Transparency’ Brand Philosophy

The Petition Making Everlane Accountable to its ‘Radical Transparency’ Brand Philosophy

A petition to make American cult fashion brand Everlane accountable to its promise of “Radical Transparency” has been launched by Remake.world, a non-profit organisation advocating for a more ethical fashion industry and asking consumers to break up with fast fashion. “It’s time Everlane stopped greenwashing and misleading consumers about its supply chain ethics,” the Change.org...

Be Kind, Always

Be Kind, Always

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! First off, if you replied to our last newsletter and got a bounce back, I apologise. We continue to have tech issues and it has been a huge source of my frustrations this year. First NBN, then Telstra, then...

Why Sustainable Living Requires Tackling Emotional Labor

Why Sustainable Living Requires Tackling Emotional Labor

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! I’m writing this newsletter from a quiet coastal town called Seventeen Seventy (also known as 1770) in Queensland’s Gladstone region and almost six hours north of Brisbane. This town is known for being the second landing in Australia...

MATTER Prints: When Heritage Textiles Meets the Modern, Ethically-Minded Woman

MATTER Prints: When Heritage Textiles Meets the Modern, Ethically-Minded Woman

If you’re looking for ethically-made clothing blending traditional textiles and creative flair, you can’t go past MATTER Prints. Distinctive prints and patterns, traditional woven fabrics made by generational artisans and a wrap pant style that seems part sarong and part origami; MATTER Prints is easy to spot once you know what to look for. When...

Thought Clothing: Contemporary Prints, Romantic Dresses and Sustainable Work Style

Thought Clothing: Contemporary Prints, Romantic Dresses and Sustainable Work Style

Sustainable clothing brand Thought has just released its latest collection, showcasing contemporary product lines featuring gorgeous prints, sustainable fabrics and feminine silhouettes for the modern, independent woman. Continuing its commitment to timeless classics, its SS20 range features a core collection of easy-to-style pieces to complement their key product offerings. The new range features eye-catching exclusive...

Green Storytellers: Relatable Enough To Be Influential?

Green Storytellers: Relatable Enough To Be Influential?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Several years ago a work colleague turned friend who had come to Australia as an international student from Thailand and whose parents were working for the United Nations said something to me that I have never forgotten. She said, “If you...

What’s a Sustainable Life Without Love?

What’s a Sustainable Life Without Love?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, I’m not one to deep dive into my romantic relationship but if you can’t share about your relationship on the eve of Valentine’s Day when can you? LOL! So here’s an insight into mine: There are times...

Toxic Beauty: A Documentary Film About How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Are Making Us Sick

Toxic Beauty: A Documentary Film About How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Are Making Us Sick

Top researchers worldwide have the hard science to answer the question ‘Are cosmetics and personal care products making us sick?’ When headlines about a U.S. class action lawsuit against the $347b pharmaceutical behemoth Johnson & Johnson linking talc in baby powder to ovarian cancer made national news, Toronto-based writer, director and producer Phyllis Ellis knew...

5 Tips to Effectively Communicating Climate Change

5 Tips to Effectively Communicating Climate Change

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! First off, thanks to those women/womxn who joined our private Facebook group ‘Women Who Love Politics‘. We now have 200+ members and it’s been wonderful to see women share opinions about political candidates, policies, media coverage,...

Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Through using cloth nappies, a parent can save over $5000 and over 1,700kgs of landfill, per child. Now that’s a conversation worth having.  Disposable nappies may appeal to ease the burden on new parents, but it’s the planet that pays the true cost of this convenience. Roughly 20 billion disposable nappies are landfilled each year,...