In the heart of Kolkata, Bethany Noble, discovered how ‘freedom businesses’ provide new opportunities for women and girls who had been trafficked. Buying clothing and accessories from social enterprises like these is a great way to act on your commitment to ending trafficking and forced labour.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights”
– Gloria Steinem –
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.
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.
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
Here’s our guide to how you can ethically incorporate NY Fashion Week trends into your wardrobe with our Good On You rated products. Everything here is rated Good, Great or Excellent, so you can know you’re being fashionably and ethically minded!
Sunday 8th March is International Women’s day, a chance to recognise the social, political and economic achievements of women. You can help celebrate International Womens day in a practical and direct way through your fashion choices.
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
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?
It’s the web series that everyone’s talking about, and you’ve probably seen the headlines on your social media networks: ‘Norwegian fashionistas travel to Cambodian sweatshop’.
Released with English subtitles last week, the five-part series Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion is produced by Norway’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten.
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