Category: <span>Fashion</span>

In Style: Fair Trade Becomes a Fashion Trend

In Style: Fair Trade Becomes a Fashion Trend

Fast fashion is out; slow fashion is in. Today’s fashionistas are leading the way to a better world with fashion that makes a difference. They know that “looking good while doing good” is the new cool and due to events like Rana Plaza, we are more educated about the horrors of the fast fashion industry. Wearing clothes that give back is like...

The Future of Fashion Favours the Bijou

The Future of Fashion Favours the Bijou

Fashion is ever-evolving, and ever-captivating, and while fashion’s beauty is its lack of predictability, there are some trends that we can see happening a mile away. Of course, brand new fashion trends also take time to fully go into the mainstream world. The newest trends that are hitting the world of high fashion involves both...

Fair Trade Not Aid with Kaleidoscope Global

Fair Trade Not Aid with Kaleidoscope Global

What do you do when someone admits to you in an email that they are going through a divorce and “needs to make their ethical business work before having to look for a ‘day’ job”? You arrange to call them. Emailing back and forth just didn’t seem the appropriate response for a disclosure this honest. It...

Do You Share the Green Philosophy?

Do You Share the Green Philosophy?

When Malcolm Turnball was voted in as the new leader of the Australian Liberal Party by party members -thus crowning him Australia’s prime minister- educated citizens, politicos, bogans, LBGT members and greenies alike jumped on social media and Twitter particularly to show their collective approval. I was on there too of course; typing, hashtagging (#AusPol #LibSpill) and...

Kaleidoscope Global

Kaleidoscope Global

Kaleidoscope Global specialises in sourcing unique, hand crafted, fashion accessories from diverse communities around the world for the Australian market. They are proudly the Australian distributors for Tintsabas‘ jewellery range. The jewellery is handmade by a women’s group in Swaziland a tiny, land-locked country in Southern Africa. It is hand woven from sisal agave sisalensis, an invasive weed that...

Insights From 15 Ethical Fashion Bloggers

Insights From 15 Ethical Fashion Bloggers

Many people assume that with 5 years of ethical fashion blogging under my belt, I would know everything there is to know about this space. That is a fallacy. Life is a continuous learning process and anyone who thinks they know everything about a subject matter is arrogant. My understanding of this industry continues to develop through...

7 Common Misconceptions About Sustainable Fashion

7 Common Misconceptions About Sustainable Fashion

When I originally told people I was interested in sustainable fashion, I was met with a mix of puzzled and confused looks. “What’s that?” people would ask. I’d do my best to explain with terms like eco-friendly production methods and using materials that cause little or no harm to people and the environment. This usually...

Ethical Designer Spotlight: Tanya Coelho of Zefyr Jewels

Ethical Designer Spotlight: Tanya Coelho of Zefyr Jewels

“How do ‘eco-friendly’ western designers ensure their labels are operating ethically and by eco standards when their manufacturers are across the globe?”   When I read this question in an email pitch from Jess Noble, head of communications at Zefyr Jewels, I knew that I would work with them. Unlike many emails from brands that end up...

6 Steps to a Sustainable Wardrobe

6 Steps to a Sustainable Wardrobe

Looking to transition away from fast fashion but not sure where to begin? Seeking practical advice on creating a greener closet? While some of the answers will be found within the pages of this website (that is, if you can be bothered to trawl through hundreds of posts) there is a much better resource available:...

A Tomboy’s Guide to Eco Stylishness

A Tomboy’s Guide to Eco Stylishness

Each person has a particular style. Some love minimalist design and wear monochromatic everything. Some women are disciples of bohemian fashion complete with wavy hair, colourful prints and excessive layers of arm bangles. Some enjoy sexing up their fashion with a smear of red lipstick, fake lashes and figure-hugging outfits. As for me? My style has undergone many transformations and...