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.
The Fashion Revolution campaign began in response to the devastating 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Five years on, we speak to Fashion Revolution Australia’s Melinda Tually about how far things have come.
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Recently, we gave you our comprehensive guide to buying cruelty-free makeup on a budget. Now we’ve taken the hard work out of finding ethical products to keep your skin and hair looking and feeling great! Read More
While no one’s about to say ‘no thanks’ to a freshly cracked coconut on a white sandy beach somewhere, we’re all drawn to travel for something more – the journey. Opening ourselves up to these adventures provides the perfect canvas for self-discovery and figuring out what really matters to us. Read More
A crisp, well-cut blazer is a truly timeless wardrobe staple. It can easily take you from a work meeting, to lunch, and even out for a dinner date. It is the perfect piece that you can wear all year round. So look no further – we’ve compiled a list of 5 stylish and ethically-made blazers that you can invest in and keep for years to come. Read More
Have you thought about adopting a ‘work uniform’? Having a simple but elegant go-to outfit for each day of the week won’t just save you multiple decisions a day, it’s also better for the environment and your wallet. Read More
When it comes to buying eyewear, we often contemplate which styles best suit our face shape – but what about the ethical implications of your next pair of shades? Thankfully, it’s possible to find the perfect frames without compromising your ethics or style. Read More
Most people have probably heard about fair trade or have seen certifications on various products. Maybe you even grabbed a fair trade coffee on the way to work this morning. But what does the label mean? And why should we care?
When faced with complexity, we have a tendency to bury our heads in the sand – an ancient survival mechanism perhaps? Creating a better, fairer world is hard. Fashion Revolution Week is a great way to begin. It isn’t about a quick fix, it’s about starting the journey and sparking the hard yet vital conversations. Read More
When an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka three years ago, killing 1138 garment workers, we all felt uncomfortable. All of a sudden the clothes we had on took a different form. The soft fabric against our skin became heavy, itchy; suffocating. Because while we watched limp, sooty figures being carried from the rubble, we realised that there were faces, families and stories woven into what we wear. All of a sudden we were asking, who made my clothes? Read More