Here Are The Six Most Sustainable Vegan Fabrics

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Veganism is reportedly one of the fastest growing movements in the world. While most people think of it as a diet, it is actually a lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals and their byproducts where practicable and possible. This means vegans don’t wear animals, either! In an industry riddled with leather jackets, fur coats, cashmere sweaters and woolen scarves, animal-free fashion may seem like a far off dream. But it’s not as far fetched as all that. Read More

How Ethical is Uniqlo?

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Uniqlo doesn’t fit the usual fast fashion model, the Japanese brand’s preppy look is more enduring than the usual ‘new styles every week’ shtick of other big brands. Plus, when it gets cold those cardigans can look pretty compelling! But…is there more to the story? We ask how ethical is Uniqlo? Read More

Is Clothing Rental The Sustainable Option For Your Next Big Event?

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Are you looking for something chic for a special night out? An elegant gown for a formal? An amazing dress for your best friend’s wedding?  These events may not come around very often, but when they do, finding something that’s ethical as well as red-carpet-worthy isn’t easy. That’s where clothing rental comes in – it’s one way to reduce the impact of your wardrobe choices without compromising your look. Read More

Material Guide: How Sustainable is Polyester?

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If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of fashion, you probably spend some time reading garment tags to find out what your clothes are made of. When looking at labels it doesn’t take a magnifying glass to notice that one fabric comes up more than most: polyester. Considering its prevalence it is important to know exactly what you’ve got rubbing against your skin. We ask the question, how sustainable is polyester? Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical Jewellery

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Picking the right jewellery has the power to transform the look and feel of your entire outfit. Dainty minimalist ring or cocktail ring? Simple studs or chandelier earrings? Choker, princess necklace or long rope necklace? These are the decisions that we usually consider, but how often do we stop to wonder about how our jewellery was made? – Where did the materials come from? Who’s hands has it touched? What environment was it made in? Who’s lives has it affected? How long was it made to last? Read More

Behind the Original Aussie Ethical Label, Etiko

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You’ve no doubt heard to vote with your dollar. Well local Australian fashion label Etiko is without a doubt, a vote very well spent. Bona fide eco-friendly, Etiko was launched in 2005 as the first Aussie brand of its kind. Etiko today offers a fully-fledged fashion range including tees, sneakers and underwear for men, women and kids. The Etiko range is entirely vegan, organic and fair trade, made with the least possible impact on the natural environment. All of which are made available at a highly affordable price. Read More

Blazing A Trail: What’s Up With Burberry’s Decision to Stop Burning Clothes?

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In early July, Burberry provoked a storm of criticism when it was revealed the brand burned unsold stock worth up millions of dollars. Some commentators pointed out that this is commonplace in the fashion industry and that the British luxury retailer is not the only company setting its stock alight.  But the Burberry backlash made it clear consumers were not happy to discover this fashion label’s dirty secret. Read More

How Ethical Is Just Jeans?

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Founded in 1970, Just Jeans defines itself as the “Australia denim destination” and prides itself on its expertise in all things denim. The brand sells its own line, as well as some of the world’s leading denim brands, including Levi’s, Riders by Lee, Mavi, Guess, True Religion, NYDJ, Calvin Klein Jeans and Wrangler. With now more than 400 stores around Australia and New Zealand, how does that brand rate on its environmental, labour and animal welfare policies? We ask, how ethical is Just Jeans? Read More

Awesome Alternatives To Single-Use Items

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As the world rapidly approaches 8 billion people, trying to squeeze 1.3 billion tonnes of annual waste (projected to soar to 4 billion tonnes by 2100) into overflowing landfills is no easy task. In fact a lot of our waste ends up in our environment where it can impact on wildlife and take thousands and thousands of years to break down. But we can all take steps to minimise the amount of waste we create, by swapping single-use items for ones that are more durable. Here’s how. Read More

Are These The World’s Most Sustainable Jeans?

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Today’s fashion industry is built on a wasteful take-make-dispose model. But one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers C&A  wants to help change all that.  They have just released the world’s first Gold Level Cradle to Cradle-certified range of jeans for women and men – meaning that they are both sustainably made, and designed to be recycled. Here’s how they did it. Read More