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Get Educated With These Free Sustainable Fashion and Ethical Business Online Courses

Get Educated With These Free Sustainable Fashion and Ethical Business Online Courses

Whether you just watched the eye-opening The True Cost fashion documentary or are just concerned about climate change and the state of our planet, we’re glad you’re here and looking to get educated about the clothes you wear and how you can bring more sustainability into your wardrobe and other aspects of your life. So without...

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

If you conduct a search for me on LinkedIn, you’ll find my current job title is “Sustainability Consultant”. Scroll through my profile and you’ll learn that my work experience includes several consultancy assignments for various corporate clients in the food, fashion and cosmetics sectors mainly. My responsibilities include strategy development, sustainable sourcing, stakeholder engagement and communication....

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato and Belinda Wheaton, Associate Professor in Sport, Leisure and Health, University of Waikato. The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male...

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

The topic of sustainably-sourced ethical paper has been percolating in my mind since our partnership with Officeworks back in July. Officeworks is one of Australia’s leading retailers with 166 stores nationwide. Each of its stores carries over 30,000 products; 8,000 of which are paper and wood-based products. Any sustainability initiatives the company implements could mean a significant reduction in...

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...