PVC. It’s that hard plastic piping you can see under your kitchen sink right? What’s it got to do with sustainable fashion? Well, the first thing to know about PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is that it’s used in many places. It can be manufactured as a hard material or a flexible fabric sometimes known as Vinyon. But given that it’s is another form of plastic, how sustainable is PVC for your wardrobe?
For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner, and that means beach weather! If you count yourself among the rapidly expanding movement of conscious consumers, or are on your way to giving your wardrobe an eco-friendly update, think of this as your go-to ethical beachwear kit.
Yellow is having a moment. In the two years since Beyonce lit up our screens in Lemonade, the sunshine shade has taken over millenial pink as the hottest colour. But you don’t need to turn to fast fashion to get the look. Here are some of our favourite ethical brands rocking the colour that’s been dubbed Gen Z Yellow.
After gracing catwalks and red carpets for a better part of a decade, fashion is falling out of love with real animal fur, and an increasing number of designers and brands going fur-free. In its place we have faux fur – touted as the ethical alternative, it has the look of real fur while keeping animal lovers happy. So what’s the problem?
It’s almost Mother’s Day in Australia and New Zealand, a time to show our appreciation for the women that give us so much. This Mother’s Day why not look for a gift for mum that also helps empower other women. We’ve scouted out a beautiful, fair trade boutique found tucked away in north-east Melbourne filled with thoughtful gifts that give back too – by helping communities in developing countries rise out of poverty.
For many of us, abiding by an ethical code is a lifestyle. At Good On You, we believe you shouldn’t have to leave ethical practices behind when you go to work. That’s why we’ve come up with five simple things you can do to take your ethical attitude into the office from – ethical workwear to your morning ride in.
You might already buy Fairtrade coffee and chocolate, but what about fair trade clothing? Choosing a fair trade fashion brand can help protect producer’s rights and the environment. Here are some of our favourite US labels who are doing a world of good, while looking great. Read More
Fashion Revolution week is upon us.
All across the world, in more than 100 countries, fashion lovers will be asking their favourite brands ‘Who Made My Clothes’ on social media and taking part in some of the many talks, clothes swaps and the many film screenings and events there are to choose from. Read More
There are ethical brands that try to minimise their negative impact and there are others that use their power to create positive change. Outland Denim does both – a sustainable Australian brand that helps transform the lives of vulnerable women and girls. We speak to founder James Bartle. Read More