Category: Fashion

13 Affordable Ethical and Eco-Friendly Brands Producing Basics and Wardrobe Essentials

13 Affordable Ethical and Eco-Friendly Brands Producing Basics and Wardrobe Essentials

One of the biggest barriers to ethical consumption is the price of responsibly-made and sustainable products. We’ve covered this issue in great detail over the years, most recently our post, “Sustainable Living: Is It Just For Rich People?” ignited a great discussion on Instagram. While we absolutely understand the many reasons for why ethical goods...

5 Handcrafted Australian Jewellery Brands For Stylish, Sassy Shoppers

5 Handcrafted Australian Jewellery Brands For Stylish, Sassy Shoppers

In an increasingly globalised world, it’s becoming more difficult to have any connection with the maker of any of our products. That’s why, there is nothing more beautiful than a piece of jewellery that’s been lovingly handmade by someone. Many people often believe that handmade means expensive, which isn’t necessarily true. Yes a machine is...

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...

Sustainable Fashion Has An Inclusion Issue

Sustainable Fashion Has An Inclusion Issue

I sometimes dread shopping. From struggling to imagine an interesting shirt gracing my favorite sustainable lifestyle blogger on my body to the frustration of thrifting when nothing fits right, it’s stressful. There are significantly fewer options for stylish clothes if you want sustainable and ethical options and have a body that is outside the Instagram...

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...

New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 Wrap Up

New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 Wrap Up

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2018 has been and gone, and I feel kind of like I’ve been hit by a bus, but a very beautiful sparkly one. I came in one end armed with glass jars of pumpkin soup, zero waste scones, and homemade muesli bars. I popped out the other end with greasy...

Behind the Stylish Ethically-Made Wide Brim, What Goes Into a Sarah J Curtis Hat

Behind the Stylish Ethically-Made Wide Brim, What Goes Into a Sarah J Curtis Hat

You may have seen the iconic oversized hat designs of luxury resort label Sarah J Curtis on the heads of Australian celebrities and influencers but there is more to her collections than just a pretty accessory. Founded in 2013 by namesake designer Sarah Curtis after being diagnosed with melanoma when pregnant with her second child,...

What We Can Learn About Fashion From These Style Icons

What We Can Learn About Fashion From These Style Icons

I’ve always had a big issue with idolizing random people and influencer culture, it leads to false perceptions of the real world. Style icons are another warped reality that Instagram has both expanded and damaged with influencers and fast fashion. I know because I’m a target of it too, mindlessly scrolling through someone’s social feed,...

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...

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,...

11 Affordable Eco-Friendly and Ethical T-Shirt Brands For Men and Women (USD $40 or Less)

11 Affordable Eco-Friendly and Ethical T-Shirt Brands For Men and Women (USD $40 or Less)

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely searching for some eco-friendly and ethical tees that won’t put you in credit card debt or managing an outstanding balance on Afterpay. Whether you’re in need of a fair-trade organic basic tee or a tee with cool prints, we hope this curated list of conscious t-shirt brands cuts...