Category: Business

Global Climate Action Summit: The World’s Biggest Companies and Cities Commit to Fight Climate Crisis

Global Climate Action Summit: The World’s Biggest Companies and Cities Commit to Fight Climate Crisis

The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco brought together an unprecedented gathering of forward-thinking leaders from different sectors including business, finance, cities and governments, academia and NGOs with the common goal of tackling the climate crisis. The event received very little press attention as far as I’m aware, overshadowed by a nine-year-old Australian...

The Paradox of Choice. Why Made-To-Order Might Not Solve the Fashion Industry’s Problems

The Paradox of Choice. Why Made-To-Order Might Not Solve the Fashion Industry’s Problems

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Jessica Pallant, Lecturer in Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology and Sean Sands, Associate Professor of Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology How could you go from winning awards for “Store Design of The Year” and “Best Shoe Ever” to selling nothing? In 2009 the Australian startup Shoes of Prey...

Tips for Starting Your Own Horticulture Business

Tips for Starting Your Own Horticulture Business

Starting a new business, regardless of the industry, is a daunting task. You’ve got market research to consider, purchasing a new storefront in addition to figuring out what to sell and how to make a profit.  One quickly growing field that you might want to consider – especially if you like working with plants –...

Free Online Sustainable Fashion Course – Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

Free Online Sustainable Fashion Course – Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

We receive many wonderful emails, messages, comments and constructive criticisms each week from our readers for which we are extremely thankful. An email recently landed in our inbox from a reader named Tammy, who shared about an online sustainable fashion short course that she had recently completed: I have a huge passion for Ethical Sourcing...

Female Corporate Leaders Make Firms Less Likely To Fall Foul of Environmental Laws

Female Corporate Leaders Make Firms Less Likely To Fall Foul of Environmental Laws

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Chelsea Liu, Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide   Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws, suggesting that these companies are more mindful of protecting the environment. That is the key finding of my research, published in the Journal of...

Katie Johnston, Founder of Sustainable Lifestyle Brand WILD: “Never Assume Because You Do Something Good People Will Care…”

Katie Johnston, Founder of Sustainable Lifestyle Brand WILD: “Never Assume Because You Do Something Good People Will Care…”

Katie Johnston is the Australian founder and CEO of sustainable lifestyle brand WILD – THE LIFESTYLE CO. She launched the business, formerly known as EcoBling back in 2014 where it was known for its contemporary jewellery products made from upcycled wood. After the recent rebrand, the business broadened its range to include art, homewares and furniture. The...

Can H&M Ever Be Sustainable?

Can H&M Ever Be Sustainable?

H&M Group (Hennes Mauritz AB) is a Swedish global retail behemoth known for pioneering fast fashion. H&M Group also controls brands such as Cos, And Other Stories, Weekday and Monki. Offering cheap, trendy clothes in well-located retail stores in 69 countries and 43 online markets, it is no surprise that H&M is one of the...

ING Dreamstarter Supporting Australia’s Social Enterprises – And Why You Should Too!

ING Dreamstarter Supporting Australia’s Social Enterprises – And Why You Should Too!

A social enterprise is what the name suggests; it’s a free market enterprise that trades in order to make a profit, but unlike traditional free market enterprises, its profits are used to tackle social problems or protect the environment. According to the FASES report, there are approximately 20,000 social enterprises operating within Australia. These for-profit...

Cathryn Wills, Founder of Stylish Vegan Bag Label Sans Beast: “I Am Very Clear About PU Not Being A Perfect Solution…”

Cathryn Wills, Founder of Stylish Vegan Bag Label Sans Beast: “I Am Very Clear About PU Not Being A Perfect Solution…”

Sans Beast is the vegan bag of the fashion ‘it’ pack, a label that doesn’t compromise on style in its designs. I sat down with founder Cathryn Wills to talk about environmental sustainability, veganism and the vulnerability of being open about sustainability in the fashion industry. While working as Managing and Creative Director of Mimco,...