On Tap: Delicious, Refreshing and Free Water

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Hi. My name is Mariko, and I come from Kyoto, Japan. I’m in Australia for three months to learn new professional skills to take back to Japan.

It’s my first time experiencing an Australian summer! It’s been really hot, but I’m happy because here in Australia, we can enjoy safe, accessible tap water.

You might think that’s strange, but let me explain.
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Why I Care About Ethical Fashion

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Julia McAlpine is a fashion devotee and regular Good On You contributor. She takes us on her journey from fast-fashion addict to conscious consumer. From Southern California to sunny Sydney, handmade Halloween costumes and vintage market treasures, Julia’s ethical fashion story is shaped by those closest to her, with a concern for those she won’t even know.

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How is Hollywood’s Red Carpet Turning Green?

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It’s the time of year when Hollywood’s elite don themselves in luxury gowns and answer questions such as “who are you wearing tonight”.

Award season is sweeping the world, and it’s not just the celebs and their movies that are in the lime-light. Dresses and the designers behind the dresses are getting their own time to shine in the glitz and glamour. And those with a social and environmental conscience are taking this opportunity to showcase their eco-luxe style. Enter the Green Carpet Challenge. Read More

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5 Ways to Source Ethical Flowers this Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, florists are gearing up for the annual ambush of husbands, boyfriends, admirers and friends.

But those florists aren’t heading into local fields of colourful flowers to source their fresh roses. Cut flowers are often imported from other countries in order to meet the demand for variety; our search for colour and delight can raise several ethical dilemmas.

Australians spend over $23 million each year on imported flowers and Good On You wants to help you make a more ethical (and meaningful) floral decision this Valentine’s Day. Read More

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Does shopping ethically really make a difference?

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Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!

I am sure, like me, you are appalled that in 2015 there are 168 million children trapped in child labour. I know you too will be saddened that in this day and age, children are still being denied access to the most basic rights, such as an education.

So here is a challenging thought for you:
Do you sometimes make excuses for not doing something about it?

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Ethical gifts for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day

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Whether you think that it’s the most romantic day of the year, or the dreaded Singles Awareness Day, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.

At Good On You, we believe that all kinds of love should be celebrated on Valentine’s Day, not just the romantic kind, so we’ve got you covered for the most ethical and romantic gifts this V-Day for friends, family and lovers. Read More