Category: Ethical Fashion

WAMA Underwear: Comfy Organic Hemp Undies for Everyday Sustainable Living

WAMA Underwear: Comfy Organic Hemp Undies for Everyday Sustainable Living

The superior sustainability qualities of the centuries-old hemp fabric have been known by environmentalists and hippies for decades, but it has taken pro-cannabis legalisation and the backing of science to de-stigmatise the benefits and uses of this plant. Learning of the eco-friendly properties of hemp fibre and betting that it would gain mainstream acceptance, US-based...

The Real Cost of Fast Fashion: An Essay Exploring the Fashion Industry’s Social and Environmental Issues

The Real Cost of Fast Fashion: An Essay Exploring the Fashion Industry’s Social and Environmental Issues

Globalisation has connected the world more than ever before and this integration has been primarily fuelled by the economy. While this process has created access to valuable opportunities, relationships and pathways, it has come at a cost to the environment, culture, human health and wellbeing 1. The fast fashion industry is booming as a result...

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...

Nordgreen: Timeless, Minimalist, Sustainable Watches That Give Back

Nordgreen: Timeless, Minimalist, Sustainable Watches That Give Back

You would think giving sleeping bags to homeless people and selling ethically made watches were completely unrelated. But on the contrary; Nordgreen do both of these things at once. Nordgreen, also known as my new sustainable watch crush, is the brainchild of founders Vasilij and Pascar. Working in tough business environments with no value or...

Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Happy belated Earth Day for yesterday! Let’s get real though, every day is Earth Day for us eco nerds lol!  Now this week is also ethical fashion’s biggest week, Fashion Revolution Week. This year we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh where more than 1,100...

Fashion Revolution Week Australia: Ethical Fashion Events You Should Attend

Fashion Revolution Week Australia: Ethical Fashion Events You Should Attend

This week marks the sixth year of Fashion Revolution Week and along with commemorating the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, this week consumers are called upon to voice for a fairer, safer and more transparent global fashion industry. If you aren’t already aware, you can read about the importance of participating in...

The Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide: A Skeptic’s Appraisal

The Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide: A Skeptic’s Appraisal

A little over a week ago the 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide was published by Baptist World Aid Australia. As the name suggests, the report is a comprehensive review of the activities of Australia brands in line with ethical practices and sustainability. The Ethical Fashion Guide highlights which Australian brands are making positive strides and meeting these...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

Faye Delanty is the founder of Australian fashion blog Fashion Hound and is one of Australia’s most recognisable sustainable stylists and thrift store advocates. Formerly a presenter of Network Ten’s Totally Wild, Faye makes regular TV appearances as a fashion commentator, is the Australian Salvos Stores Ambassador and is a committed environmentalist. In the lead...