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Bandsome is bringing menswear back to (sustainable) basics
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Bandsome is bringing menswear back to (sustainable) basics

It’s an exciting time for menswear – the once hard-and-fast rules of dapper dressing have been thrown out the window in favour of experimental style. But where do you turn to when your neon bum-bag and platform sneakers inevitably fall out of fashion? To basics. A good tee and a reliable pair of pants are the bread and butter of most men’s wardrobes no matter what they throw on top. Bandsome is a brand that understands this, so it’s dedicating itself to producing the best basics out there in sustainable style. more

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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

If you’ve watched the news, been online or even stepped out in the Brisbane air in the past week, you’re probably well aware of the bushfire crisis currently affecting parts of regional Queensland and New South Wales. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities need our support – but where should you start? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re here to help. We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There's a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you're likely fans of Australia's leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true ... more

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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.
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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.

You may have already spent many an afternoon or night on the terrace of Milton’s Newstead Brewing Co., waxing lyrical about inspiration and creativity after knocking back a few of their iconic brews. The team are well-versed in supporting all things local and lovable in our fair city, which is why it's no surprise they are about to launch another enticing initiative this November. more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more


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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA
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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA

Did you know that the majority of running shoes on the market are made from a material that is 99-percent plastic, specifically, a polymer that is 99-percent petroleum? It doesn't take a scientist to know that doesn't bode particularly well for the future of our planet. The good news is that there's a cleaner alternative. Introducing The Condor, the first post-petroleum running shoe from French footwear company VEJA. more

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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

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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

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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer
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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer

If you've ever daydreamed about cruising through the waterways on your own private boat while grazing on cheese boards and sipping champagne, only to be abruptly catapulted back to reality when you realise that you don't actually own a boat, let alone have a licence to drive one, then we have news for you. A fleet of eco-friendly electric-powered picnic boats is launching on the Gold Coast this summer – no licence is required, and you can BYO snacks and sips. more

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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels
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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

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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
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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

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

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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