Category: Fashion

Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

The last few weeks have witnessed some of the greatest upheavals of our time for various industries. The protest against police brutality in the United States and agitation for the dignity of Black lives have grown into a much-needed global conversation on race, racism and discrimination. Starting with the police and the education sector down...

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS urges fashion brands to step up for all animals in the ‘new normal’. Over the past 12 months, major clothing brands have responded to customer demands and announced animal welfare policies, but do they go far enough? New research from global animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS finds that the...

Sustainable Footwear Company Allbirds Expands Its Range to Include Underwear

Sustainable Footwear Company Allbirds Expands Its Range to Include Underwear

After publishing the carbon footprint details of all its products recently, the New Zealand-American footwear company Allbirds has now expanded its clothing range to include premium underwear, launching a limited-edition collection of super soft undies for women and men. Made from a blend of fabrics such as Tencel, a material derived from responsibly harvested Eucalyptus tree...

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Ethical and Eco-Friendly Underwear Brands in Australia

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Ethical and Eco-Friendly Underwear Brands in Australia

Australia is currently in recession thanks to the unprecedented bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic and the economic outlook remains bleak in the short-term. Purchasing from brands that are committed to sourcing sustainably, paying fair wages, using eco-friendly fabrics and practicing responsible manufacturing will help to build a more sustainable and resilient Australian economy. Here are some...

Fast Jewellery: The True Cost of Costume and Where to Find Ethical Pieces

Fast Jewellery: The True Cost of Costume and Where to Find Ethical Pieces

When we think about fast fashion, we think about clothing. Anything made from fabric, we generally feel familiar with its social and environmental implications. However, as Tansy Hoskins’ new book Foot Work doubles down on, there are many fashion categories that have yet to reach the public consciousness in the ethical fashion movement. Beyond shoes,...

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

In 2018, an unusual story spread through fashion press: retail giant ASOS would be ceasing all sale of mohair, cashmere, feathers, and…silk. While the fashion industry is no stranger to brands banning materials (countless luxury designers have refused to work with fur over the last few seasons, and most retailers have banned angora), a brand...

Join The Social Outfit’s Campaign and Wear Your Values While Working from Home to Support Refugees

Join The Social Outfit’s Campaign and Wear Your Values While Working from Home to Support Refugees

The Social Outfit to Raise Funds for Refugee Training & Employment Programs The Social Outfit is a fashion label with a difference with the primary purpose of providing training and employment in the fashion industry to female humanitarian migrants. The ethically produced clothing label and social enterprise is made on-site in Newtown by a group...

Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

Kelly Slater’s Sustainable Brand Outerknown Epitomises Classic Cool and Anti-Trends

When people think of Kelly Slater, surfing, world title wins and ocean waves spring to mind. But within the sustainability community, the legendary surf champion is known for so much more. Once sponsored by global surf brand Quicksilver, in 2014, Slater went on to launch sustainable lifestyle brand Outerknown with acclaimed designer John Moore. “Outerknown...

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Q&A with John Moore, Designer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Label Outerknown

Designer John Moore co-founded ethical clothing brand Outerknown with 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. Outerknown’s creative director and lead designer opens up about the highlights and lowlights of running an apparel business, the sustainability thinkers that have influenced his journey and why he believes the slow approach to design is more sustainable. EWP: Why did...