Category: People

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

When we interviewed Emily Kate Symes all the way back in 2015, we knew she would go on to even bigger and brighter things – and she proved us right. Last year the eco-conscious model and entrepreneur took her online sustainable fashion business EKOLUV to new heights by opening a boutique store in the heart...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

Vintage aficionado and eco stylist Natalie Shehata is also the founder and editor-in-chief of tommie Magazine, an online platform for creative women with a conscience. As one of Australia’s leading voices on the topics of diversity, inclusivity and representation in fashion, Natalie uses her platform and community events to encourage and empower women from all walks...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

Faye Delanty is the founder of Australian fashion blog Fashion Hound and is one of Australia’s most recognisable sustainable stylists and thrift store advocates. Formerly a presenter of Network Ten’s Totally Wild, Faye makes regular TV appearances as a fashion commentator, is the Australian Salvos Stores Ambassador and is a committed environmentalist. In the lead...

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Is corporate greed the root of capitalism’s evil? Ethical fashion entrepreneur Claudia Radu believes so. The founder of Honest Department, a UK-based global conscious fashion platform is on a mission to drive positive change, hoping to raise ethical and environmental standards not just in the fashion industry, but in the business environment too. “I believe...

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...

9 Remarkable Women to Honor This International Women’s Day

9 Remarkable Women to Honor This International Women’s Day

From a young age, we women are taught how a ‘proper lady’ should behave. Whenever you go out with your hair in disarray or with nipples blazing through your shirt, clucking tongues are sure to follow. It’s not ‘ladylike’, we’re told. No matter how much our world has evolved, so many of us women still...

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...

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Disclaimer: These two are typical Aussie larrikins so expect a lot of Australian humour, and some offensive language. Joel Gregory Hayes and Keegan Taccori are currently embarking on a two-year adventure aptly named Route Del Sol. This two-person team are the first to drive a solar powered, 100% electric camper van from Alaska to Argentina. Keegan...

Untouched World, the Iconic NZ Sustainable Fashion Label Worn By Barack Obama and Prince Harry

Untouched World, the Iconic NZ Sustainable Fashion Label Worn By Barack Obama and Prince Harry

I had the privilege and delight to meet Peri Drysdale, an exceptional woman, a Kiwi, and a pioneer of sustainable fashion. She is the founder of Untouched World, an absolutely iconic New Zealand brand. Peri was the guest speaker at the One Summit Fashion Revolution that I co-hosted. She took us through her 20-year journey...