In garment factories across South Asia and India, millions of women work long hours for minimal wages, in uncomfortable and often dangerous conditions making “fast fashion” clothing for women (and men) in Australia and other first world countries to wear. Read More
When faced with complexity, we have a tendency to bury our heads in the sand – an ancient survival mechanism perhaps? Creating a better, fairer world is hard. Fashion Revolution Week is a great way to begin. It isn’t about a quick fix, it’s about starting the journey and sparking the hard yet vital conversations. Read More
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
You know that when a mother and daughter team up to say enough is enough to fast fashion – it’s the start of something special. Ecoture’s Rebecca Dow and Caitlin Clark are bringing you clothing, accessories and beauty products that are ethical, sustainable and cruelty-free. Oh and they look great too! Read More
Victoria’s Secret is the largest retailer of women’s lingerie in the United States. Aided by celebrity endorsements and the famous annual Fashion Show, the brand’s revenue continues to soar. But if you’re on the hunt for ethical lingerie, you may want to look elsewhere. Behind the lace, glitz, glamor and parties lie darker truths that aren’t so alluring. Read More
Over the past few years, British company ASOS has blown up and become one of the world’s most popular online fashion destinations. They sell over 850 different brands and also make their own range of affordable clothing and accessories. But how ethical is the ASOS private range, and should you be looking elsewhere for your online shopping fix? Read More
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
The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax with a good book. To help you create a shortlist, we’ve asked three amazing women to review ground-breaking books which delve deep into the world of fashion. Read More
Here’s the scenario – Kendall Jenner just stepped out in the most fabulous burgundy waistcoat and you MUST get yourself one stat! A quick browse online and you find that Zara and Uniqlo both have something similar.
Now you pride yourself on owning a KeepCup, recycling your scrap paper and participating in Meat-Free Mondays to help reduce your carbon footprint. But have you thought about the environmental impact that burgundy waistcoat had before it made it to onto that shiny rack?