Category: Business

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

When we interviewed Emily Kate Symes all the way back in 2015, we knew she would go on to even bigger and brighter things – and she proved us right. Last year the eco-conscious model and entrepreneur took her online sustainable fashion business EKOLUV to new heights by opening a boutique store in the heart...

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...

Noissue, a Sustainable Business Helping Brands Create Custom Eco-Friendly Packaging and Reduce Waste

Noissue, a Sustainable Business Helping Brands Create Custom Eco-Friendly Packaging and Reduce Waste

With brands from Guinness to Hermes announcing their switch to sustainable packaging, and others like Glossier suffering backlash over over-packaged goods (though the brand announced it would change its packaging, particularly in itsPlay line which packaged the makeup in plastic wraps and cardboard boxes), consumers are paying attention to unnecessary waste. Companies, particularly small startups,...

Australasia’s E-Commerce Giant THE ICONIC Takes Mainstream Shoppers into Sustainable Fashion Territory

Australasia’s E-Commerce Giant THE ICONIC Takes Mainstream Shoppers into Sustainable Fashion Territory

This week Australia and New Zealand’s leading e-commerce platform THE ICONIC launched a new part of their website, Considered by THE ICONIC, allowing customers to shop by their personal sustainability values. This is not a new concept, smaller ethical fashion focussed online marketplaces have led the way with this business model, however this marks the...

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest economies in the world are the United States and China. Along with these two countries are other industrialised countries like Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. With trillions of dollars in GDP, these countries sit at the top of the world’s economic pyramids and along with...

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical profession. Research indicates working...

1% For The Planet: The International Member-Based Organisation Preserving Australia’s Natural Environment

1% For The Planet: The International Member-Based Organisation Preserving Australia’s Natural Environment

This week I was fortunate enough to attend a panel event discussing sustainability for businesses and individuals in conjunction with 1% for the Planet hosted at Patagonia’s Sydney store. The event was an overwhelming success, a tight packed store full of conscious people networking and discussing sustainability – it’s eco events like this that show...