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How Ethical is Kmart?

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Kmart is one of the most popular discount department stores in Australia. While there’s no denying Kmart is a quick and convenient go-to for clothing, we have to ask ourselves if affordability and availability trump ethical considerations. As ethical consumers, we have the right to know how a brand treats the earth and its inhabitants before we decide on our purchases. So, how does Kmart rate? Read More

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How Ethical is American Eagle?

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American Eagle is a go-to destination for affordable and on-trend jeans and casual wear with 949 stores worldwide. While they’ve publically committed to cleaning up their supply chain, are American Eagle all talk? We take a look at how they rate in terms of their environmental impact, labor rights and their stance on animal welfare. Read More

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How Ethical is Bonds?

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From humble beginnings as a Sydney cotton mill over 100 years ago, Bonds have grown to become the number one underwear brand in Australia. But are Bonds as concerned with the wellbeing of their workers, animals and the planet as they are with their public image? Should they be the first thing we put on in the morning and the last thing we take off? We take a look at what goes on behind the scenes to see if Bonds truly live up to their good reputation. Read More

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How Ethical is Urban Outfitters?

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American fashion chain Urban Outfitters have made a name for themselves with their on-trend and affordable clothing aimed at young adults. Affectionately referring to their customer base as ‘metropolitan hipsters’, they pull consumers in with their carefully curated, Insta-worthy image. But are their ethics as shiny as their brand persona? Read More

Lululemon

How Ethical is Lululemon?

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Lululemon is a high-end activewear chain that offers yoga-inspired athletic apparel for most sweaty pursuits. While they claim to be dedicated to sustainable practice, do Lululemon really put their best foot forward for people, planet and animals? Or is it a s-t-r-e-t-c-h to call them ethical? Read on to find out what their impact is really like. Read More

Dr. Martens #WornDifferent Campaign

How Ethical is Dr. Martens?

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They’ve gone from humble beginnings as comfortable boots for housewives in post-WW2 Germany to one of the most iconic British shoes repped by punks and musicians, and now by many other youth subcultures worldwide. Dr. Martens or “Docs” have certainly had an unforgettable style journey since their appearance in the ‘40s. But are they ticking the right boxes for people, planet, and animals? Read More

Man with dog jumping wearing Patagonia clothing

How Ethical is Patagonia?

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Patagonia are widely known as an outdoor and adventure-wear brand that leads the way on taking care of our earth. With a mission statement to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis” – Patagonia has set a high bar. Let’s take a look at how well they meet it! Read More

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How Ethical is Levi’s?

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For over fifty years, Levi’s have been a name synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll, counterculture and effortless style. It’s proof of enduring brand power that their denim continues to trade high in the currency of cool. But is this household name doing anything to ensure its jeans are not just on-trend, but ethical and sustainable too? Read More