Category: Fashion

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

Are Your Favorite Fashion Brands Sourcing ‘Natural’ Fibres That Are Destroying Ancient and Endangered Forests?

By Amanda Carr. Back in the day (we’re talking just a decade or so ago), wearing an organic cotton t-shirt was THE green fashion statement. Maybe, if you were lucky, you would get your hands on something made from hemp. Add a beanie and your reputation as a nature-lover was made for life. Anyone remember...

Eco Fashion Stylists: The Stylists Who Are Changing the Way Australians See Fashion

Eco Fashion Stylists: The Stylists Who Are Changing the Way Australians See Fashion

Most of us weren’t raised to be eco-conscious and particularly when it comes to our wardrobes. Same goes for ethics; it doesn’t seem a priority when we’re on a shopping spree. The hidden side of fast fashion – pollution, forced labor, exploitation, chemical exposure, health and safety concerns, low wages, waste – has been dwarfed...

How Fast Fashion Invaded the Philippines Retail Market

How Fast Fashion Invaded the Philippines Retail Market

Manila, Philippines: Historically, new fashion trends were introduced every season but this system has drastically changed. Nowadays, collections are produced and released to the market on a weekly basis; thus the birth of fast fashion. Fast fashion is the rapid production of inexpensive clothing by mass-market retailers. These collections are usually based on fashion trends,...

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

5 Ethical Fashion Books Newbies Must Read

New to this whole ethical fashion thing? Welcome. I was once new too. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be feeling conflicted, confused, and overwhelmed with information. The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world, and it can feel pretty devastating to hear that humans have caused this catastrophic destruction through...

Win a $200 TAMGA Designs Ethical Fashion Gift Certificate

Win a $200 TAMGA Designs Ethical Fashion Gift Certificate

TAMGA Designs is a Canada-based but global fashion label launched in 2014 on the back of the Rana Plaza tragedy. Known for their bright and colourful collections featuring exclusive hand drawn prints, has just released their newest collection ‘Tropika’ – and what an amazing collection it is! Filled with eye-catching maxi dresses, long wrap-style skirts,...

Clean Origin Lab-Grown Diamonds: A More Affordable, Ethical Alternative to Mined Diamonds

Clean Origin Lab-Grown Diamonds: A More Affordable, Ethical Alternative to Mined Diamonds

Even the most minimal among us appreciate the artistry behind a piece of fine jewelry; it’s expressive and personal. I don’t have a lot of jewelry, but every piece has a story, and it’s incredibly important to me that my pieces are made by well-paid artisans and of ethically sourced materials. So, that pretty much...

The Ultimate Guide to Australian Ethical and Eco-Friendly Swimwear Labels for 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Australian Ethical and Eco-Friendly Swimwear Labels for 2019

The beach, surf and swimming in general plays such a large part in shaping Australian culture given the country’s sunny climate, and these outdoor vibes means most Aussies are intrinsically connected to the ocean and the impact they have on it. As Aussies increasingly become more conscious of their environmental impacts, brands are meeting their...

What It Takes To Put On A Successful Industry Conference About Circular Fashion In Australia

What It Takes To Put On A Successful Industry Conference About Circular Fashion In Australia

A year on from the first successful circular fashion event in Australia, the Australian Circular Fashion Conference (ACFC), we speak to founder Camille Reed on what is expected at this years event held on March 21-22. A textile designer and responsible fashion advisor, Reed has extensive experience in the Australian fashion industry and a strong...