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I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

At nearly 28 years old, with absolutely no savings and a hefty student debt, I’ve never had any interest in my personal finances. No offence to my Mum, but she is also terrible with her finances. She is 62-years old, with no savings or assets and relies heavily on my Dad to live. “Financial independence...

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

With adventure and travel more popular than ever, it’s an exciting time for outdoor brands to influence sustainability in the textile industry. From failures to progression, it’s integral for both consumers and other companies to learn and understand a brand’s journey in social and environmental responsibility. Kathmandu is an adventure and travel brand originating in...

From Art Workshops to Vegan Cooking Classes, These ‘Experiences’ Make Purposeful Xmas Gifts

From Art Workshops to Vegan Cooking Classes, These ‘Experiences’ Make Purposeful Xmas Gifts

With Christmas literally around the corner, it’s peak panic time for people to buy shoddy presents that will inevitably be thrown out by February. There are endless lists of ‘conscious’ gifts out there, but have you considered buying an experience with purpose for your loved one? Experience gifts can be life-changing, educational or just plain fun...

Is HuskeeCup the Innovation We Need For Takeaway Coffee?

Is HuskeeCup the Innovation We Need For Takeaway Coffee?

Writers note: This article is not sponsored, we are just interested in smart ideas.  A few days ago a Sperm Whale, one of the world’s largest vulnerable animals, washed up dead on an Indonesian beach having ingested six kilograms of plastic. The stomach consisted of mostly single-use items and reportedly, 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles,...

5 Fashion Shows That Are More Inclusive Than the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

5 Fashion Shows That Are More Inclusive Than the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Snooze, I could not be more bored of watching the hype around the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I’m not hating on the models or event crew that work hard on that show, I’m just over brands using unrealistically thin women in uncomfortable underwear to shame us into buying their products. It’s 2018 and we...

5 Handcrafted Australian Jewellery Brands For Stylish, Sassy Shoppers

5 Handcrafted Australian Jewellery Brands For Stylish, Sassy Shoppers

In an increasingly globalised world, it’s becoming more difficult to have any connection with the maker of any of our products. That’s why, there is nothing more beautiful than a piece of jewellery that’s been lovingly handmade by someone. Many people often believe that handmade means expensive, which isn’t necessarily true. Yes a machine is...

What We Can Learn About Fashion From These Style Icons

What We Can Learn About Fashion From These Style Icons

I’ve always had a big issue with idolizing random people and influencer culture, it leads to false perceptions of the real world. Style icons are another warped reality that Instagram has both expanded and damaged with influencers and fast fashion. I know because I’m a target of it too, mindlessly scrolling through someone’s social feed,...

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

Writer’s note: This is an opinion piece based on experience and research, I am not a medical professional nor a naturopath.  I’ve always been a natural pessimist, maybe because I’m British, but probably because I question everything. When I first moved to Australia a few years ago, I didn’t even understand the word naturopath, until...

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

There’s nothing more frustrating than a painfully ironic clothing brand, classic example; t-shirts that say “female empowerment” made by female garment workers that aren’t paid a fair living wage (I’m looking at you Beyonce). I’ve always felt that some surf brands are also a prime example of this irony, with mainstream surf brands promoting outdoor life...