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Julia McAlpine

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5 Stages of Grief: Breaking Up with an Unethical Brand

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Choosing to spend your money on ethical brands may sound simple enough – you find companies that benefit people and the planet, and shop there instead. The real challenge often lies in giving up the brands that fail to meet your values.

Going through a break-up with an unethical brand is hard, but the Good On You community is here to hold your hand through the process! Here’s what to expect when you say “sayonara” to a label you once loved.

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How Ethical Are Birkenstocks?

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The chunky sandals that once prompted many a turned-up nose in the fashion community are now more than just comfortable kicks. Spotted on the Parisian runways back in 2012, the Birkenstock has graduated from a hippie necessity to a chic statement shoe in recent times. These German sandals have been around for more than two centuries, and are now paired with everything from shorts to maxi skirts by fashion bloggers all over the world. But how ethical are these buckled slip-ons?We break the Birk down, issue by issue. Let’s take a look!

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These Are Our Latest Ethical Brands

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Each month we’re celebrating a selection of ethical brands rated and added into the app. The following companies have earned positive ratings for their environmental impact, labour practices and animal welfare policies. Next time you’re on the hunt for something new, you’ll know just where to look to find brands that match your style and values.

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Borrowing From the Fashion Bloggers

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Wish you could raid your favourite fashion blogger’s closet? We’re so with you. The best way to pay homage to your fashionista of choice is using her style as a springboard to help you recreate a look you love — ethically! Here are three fashion trends currently on the blogger radar that you can whip up with a little DIY.

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Undress Runways: Paving the Sustainable Way Forward

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This past Saturday, October 17, eco-friendly fashion lovers gathered on the roof of a car-park in Double Bay, Sydney to attend the Undress Runways fashion show.  The annual event, which was held the previous weekend in its birth city of Brisbane, showcased new collections from 23 sustainable brands. There was something for everyone; looks ranged from swimwear and yoga essentials to ethereal gowns and men’s street wear.
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