Beauty
Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo's organic pads and tampons
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Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo’s organic pads and tampons

Let's talk periods for a moment (we'll just give the gents who accidentally clicked on the story a second to make a hasty exit). While we here in Australia have things largely sorted when it comes to our monthly visits from Aunty Flo, the heartbreaking truth is that 30-percent of girls in developing countries will drop out of school once they start having periods. Furthermore, far too many reproductive complications stem from the lack of appropriate menstrual health care and education. TABOO is a social enterprise turning the tide on period poverty. more

Clothing
Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays
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Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays

Second to oil, the clothing industry is the largest industry polluter in the world. Thankfully, the tide is turning on fast fashion as consumers demand more from the labels they choose to support giving way to more conscious, considered practices. One label that is pioneering a shift towards a more sustainable industry is Instanbul-based OhSevenDays.  more

Clothing
Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels
Gentlefolk

Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels

Whether you're an intrepid traveller with an incurable case of wanderlust or you're just planning a getaway without loads of baggage, Tasi Travels has you covered (literally) with clothing designed for suitcases. The jet-set inspired collection has been consciously created for those times when you need versatile pieces that breathe and roll neatly into a backpack. more

Accessories
Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
Gentlefolk

Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique

If you go out of your way to pat a pooch, involuntarily let out a high-pitched squeal if a four-legged friend looks at you cutely or happily drop dosh on your (or someone else's) doggo, it's pretty likely you're a dog person. Don't worry, there's no judgement here, we too are proud dog people. If your hound deserves to be spoilt, look no further than Brisbane's Topdog Boutique – it's an online destination for designer and pretty things for your pet pal. more

Clothing
Pick up a pair of trendy trunks from the Gold Coast's PEAR swim
Gentleman

Pick up a pair of trendy trunks from the Gold Coast’s PEAR swim

If the last few weeks of 30-plus temps are indicative of the impending season, it's going to be a scorcher! Gents, if your boardies are looking a bit Pete Murray (in that they've seen better days), pick up a pair from Gold Coast-label PEAR swim. Inspired by the salty shores of Italy, Turkey and Greece, the shorts will have you all set for summer and beyond. more

Sink your teeth into theFold online magazine by Double Double
Gentleman

Sink your teeth into theFold online magazine by Double Double

If you're pretty sick of seeing the same rehashed stories pop up across every possible platform (except ours, of course) or are just in the mood for something a little meatier, sink your teeth into theFold by Double Double – it's an online magazine that delves deep and dishes up critical perspectives on contemporary culture, broadly defined. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Vivien Goldman
I've been brought up with the ideology of finding a way to function, even if you have to hack out some new path ... ~ Vivien Goldman more
Clothing
SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women
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SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women

If you happen to be female and have a physically demanding job (the kind that is traditionally dominated by men) or generally like to get your hands dirty, say hello to SÜK Workwear's range of stylish-yet-functional boilersuits, overalls, work pants and work shorts that are designed to help everybody feel strong in their skin. more

Clothing
The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience
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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience

It may come as a surprise that Australia is one of the largest consumers of new textiles in the developed world with some sources citing the average person buys an average of 27-kilograms of new textiles each year, of which 23-kilograms is discarded into landfill. If that's a tough pill to swallow, jump on board the shift toward more sustainable and ethical fashion labels and embrace quality over quantity. One such label that is pioneering a more sustainable fashion industry is The Social Outfit, which just so happens to have a bold (and inspiring) new collection that is guaranteed to capture hearts and eyes across the country. more

Clothing
Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection
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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection

When it comes to keeping the people of Brisbane looking their best, Camargue has a serious hand in the matter. The beloved independent boutique has been bringing high-end international fashion to our streets since 1978, establishing itself as the place to go for perfectly curated pieces that stand out from the crowd. As the exclusive Queensland stockist for Tsumori Chisato’s iconic eponymous label, it was only fitting that Camargue wanted to see off the brand’s final ever collection in style – with a little help from local innovator Stephen Mok. more

Play
Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse

We don’t mean to alarm you, but now that we’re in September it is officially Christmas party season. Hey, we don’t make the rules – we’re just here to help you from having a small-scale heart attack when you realise it’s the festive season and you haven’t so much as considered your annual Christmas party. If you’ve been chasing something that’s going to wow your guests, you’ll want to listen up – Brisbane Powerhouse (yep, the cultural icon) is offering a full garden lounge party service alongside its other stunning spaces. Prepare yourself for the ego boost of becoming the office legend … more

Beauty
Go nude with APHA.LAB's free-from deodorant
Gentlewoman

Go nude with APHA.LAB’s free-from deodorant

It's probably not something you've spent too much time thinking about, but if you were to take a peek at the ingredients list of your deodorant you might be perturbed to find some pretty heavy ingredients in the mix. We're talking everything from aluminium chlorohydrate to triclosan (the antibacterial chemical used to kill odour-causing germs on the skin) and phthalates galore. The good news is that Melbourne's APHA.LAB has crafted an all-natural alternative that actually works! more

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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What's Golden
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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What’s Golden

Ask any Brisbane-based live-music fan, and we guarantee they'll have have a story to share about a gig they saw at The Tivoli. Since it was first transformed into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre in 1989, the building has housed countless shows, from Slash and PJ Harvey to Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens and Missy Higgins. Everyone has a tale to tell about a performance that blew them away, meaning that of all of Brisbane's cultural landmarks, The Tivoli might boast the most amount of shared history. The Tivoli's current owners – brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick – have sought to enhance The Tivoli's offering for contemporary needs, transforming its entry foyer into the intimate entertainment space What's Golden. The boutique space officially opens this week, and marks a new era in The Tivoli's history – a period where countless more punters will undoubtedly accumulate the next wave of… more