Category: Fashion

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...

How To Tell If Artisan-Made Fashion Is Actually Ethical

How To Tell If Artisan-Made Fashion Is Actually Ethical

When we published the post “When Artisan Clothing is Anything But Ethical” exploring the issues surrounding artisan-made fashion in the unregulated informal sector, readers rightfully asked: So can you provide some guidance and advice on how to tell if artisan-made fashion is ethical? When it comes to ethical fashion, gold stars are often awarded to...

Isadora Alvarez of Back Beat Rags – What It Took For This Filipina Immigrant to Launch a Sustainable Fashion Label in the US

Isadora Alvarez of Back Beat Rags – What It Took For This Filipina Immigrant to Launch a Sustainable Fashion Label in the US

Last year while conducting research for an article on affordable ethical tees, I came across a super cool US-based eco fashion label called Back Beat Rags (whom I would later include in the piece). I have since learned that the brains behind the brand Isadora Alvarez immigrated to the USA from the Philippines. Raised on the beautiful...

RED by Modibodi: Period Undies That Meet the Needs of Young, Red-Blooded Sustainable Females

RED by Modibodi: Period Undies That Meet the Needs of Young, Red-Blooded Sustainable Females

As the 2018 year wrapped up, I was given the opportunity to attend Modibodi’s RED Launch; Modibodi are the makers of reusable and eco-friendly period underwear and the event brought to light the topic of what it means to be a sustainable female. Although there’s now a magnitude of awareness on eco-friendly menstrual products (zero...

Are Consumers Really Prepared to Pay More for Ethically Made Fashion? This New Survey Reveals That They Are…

Are Consumers Really Prepared to Pay More for Ethically Made Fashion? This New Survey Reveals That They Are…

A new survey reveals consumers are willing to pay up to five percent more for ethically produced clothing, but one in five don’t trust the information provided by brands. The poll also found that almost 74 percent of UK respondents believe that fashion brands should be responsible for ensuring garments are manufactured in an environmentally...

Want a Fashion Industry Without Waste? Support the Australian Circular Fashion Conference…

Want a Fashion Industry Without Waste? Support the Australian Circular Fashion Conference…

Global warming and climate change, waste, environmental pollution, water scarcity, these issues are challenging the current fashion industry model, and rightfully so. With growing numbers of consumers concerned about the social and environmental impacts of their fashion purchases, forward-thinking retail businesses and brands are responding with solutions underpinned by creativity, innovation and technology. Fashion by...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

As we start to plan for a big year ahead for Eco Warrior Princess which includes travelling interstate and overseas for business (and a little pleasure), I’m in search of an eco-friendly travel bum bag. The fact that I’m vegan and have been for the last two years makes it that much more difficult, particularly...