No matter your religion or lack thereof - this time of the year carries with it a strong message of kindness toward others! For some people this involves their spiritual beliefs, for others it simply marks the end of a year and a time to take stock and appreciate those around us. This special holiday … Continue reading The Kindness by Design Guide to More Love & Less Stuff!
In 2007 designer Kelli Donovan and photographer Sean Watson went out on a limb and launched their own ethical fashion label - Pure Pod. It's amazing to think that next year they'll be celebrating Pure Pod's tenth birthday! This ethical fashion label was born in the idyllic Byron Bay hinterland, on a beautiful organic macadamia … Continue reading Ethical Designer Spotlight: Pure Pod
Flowers have played a significant role in the natural history of our planet and in our lives as human beings. So I think it’s fitting to incorporate this wonder of nature into our lives – in an ecochic way of course 🙂
When you hear the term "model" what comes to mind? Perhaps you conjure up images of cat-fights on and off the catwalk? Skinny young things starving themselves to reach fame and fortune? Materialism and fast living? Well Amanda Rootsey is proving that modelling can be a path toward ethical action and empowerment! Australia's first ever … Continue reading Meet Amanda Rootsey: Australia’s First Ecofashion Model
I like a dress that isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd and a bold print is a brilliant way to differentiate yourself from the everyday. Here are some dazzling ethical designs that caught my eye! Osei-duro: Toss Kimono in Waterbolt The print on this beautiful kimono-style dress reminds me of an icy lake … Continue reading Pretty in Print: Ethical Dresses That Stand Out From the Crowd
I never cease to be inspired by the wealth of crowd-funded projects seeking to create a more equitable and sustainable world through fashion. Over the past few years, I've seen so many amazing initiatives take flight, including: The brainchild of Hong Kong-based fashion and textile designer Cassandra Postema, Emi & Eve roams the remote "...and … Continue reading Project JUST wants to change the way we shop
Enter two self-described dorks, who have decided to get up close and personal with the way our fashion is being made.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a champion of socially and environmentally conscious fashion, is the people. Truly. I've had the privilege of meeting (and e-meeting) so many inspiring women who advocate for ethical fashion - each from a unique perspective. Here are some that I'm currently reading: Sasstainable - This blog is … Continue reading 8 amazing ecofashion bloggers making a difference in the world
On Sunday 8 May, children young and young-at-heart living in Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada, will be celebrating Mother's Day. If you watch television, you've probably seen a multitude of ads promoting 'the perfect gift for your Mother'. I find these really annoying as - funnily enough - mothers are individuals just like … Continue reading Review: LUSH Limited Edition Mother’s Day Range
In my recent guide to Fashion Revolution Week (18-24 April), I mentioned that one way to get involved is to organise or attend an event in your local area. There are a myriad of interesting events happening all over the globe - from a Fashion Africa Business Workshop in Ghana, to a Clothes Swap Party … Continue reading Explore conscious consumerism during Fashion Revolution Week