When an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka three years ago, killing 1138 garment workers, we all felt uncomfortable. All of a sudden the clothes we had on took a different form. The soft fabric against our skin became heavy, itchy; suffocating. Because while we watched limp, sooty figures being carried from the rubble, we realised that there were faces, families and stories woven into what we wear. All of a sudden we were asking, who made my clothes? Read More
From yoga mat to manufacturing, Eleven44 incorporates mindfulness and respect for nature into everything they do. An organic cotton activewear brand inspired by the natural world, Eleven44 bring bold, unapologetic prints to the front of the class. Read More
When Carlie Ballard’s namesake label burst onto the Australian fashion scene almost five years ago, it was like discovering an oasis in the dessert. She was one of the first to put ethics into the heart of her brand and create clothing I would actually love to wear.
Circular economies. Bespoke labels. Transparency and technology. It’s going to be a big and exciting year for ethical fashion in 2017. So we asked some our favourite ladies in Australia leading the way towards transformations in the fashion industry what their predictions for the year are. Read More
A few years ago it struck me – I am complicit with modern-day slavery and serious environmental destruction. I had been campaigning against the insidious crime of sex trafficking when I found myself chatting with two passionate campaigners at a pop-up shop in London. They told me about the children picking my cotton in Uzbekistan and the widespread impact of pesticide runoff in India. Read More
I’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars trying to get good skin. But here’s what I’ve learnt, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive products, and a good nights sleep will do your complexion wonders. A few years ago I got rid of my chemical ridden cleansers and moisturisers and instead used products I would only ever be comfortable eating. So here’s what I found. Read More
We’re pretty sure we’ve discovered the perfect silk shirt. Meet The Fable — silk shirts hand-made in India. Discover a brand born from a love of adventure and beauty.
If you’re ever lost in a crowd in nothing but your underwear (although we’d never wish that on you), you’d want to be wearing Thunderpants. They’re bright, bold and comfy, and give back to the local community with every sale. Read More