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The Weekend Series: everything we are vibing in April
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The Weekend Series: everything we are vibing in April

The Easter eggs have been devoured and the long weekend is behind us. You might be thinking there’s nothing to look forward to for the forseeable future, but you’d be wrong. April is set to be a huge month, and we’ve got the proof. If you need something to ease your post-holiday blues, we’ve got tantalising news of sushi gelato, handy ridesharing arrivals, saucy stories and a recap of the best April Fool’s jokes on the internet. more

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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won't go out of style
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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won’t go out of style

We love to shop sustainably as much as the next person, but this can often seem like an impossible task when the word ‘ethical’ tends to come with an inflated price tag. While you can’t really put a dollar value on the safety of our environment, the (deserved) hype surrounding slow fashion means that it often pushes costs right up. That’s just the way it is, right? Wrong, pal. There are designers out there working to shatter the illusion that ethical production means we have to shell out more. A portmanteau of founder and creator Jessica Blume’s own name, Jume the label has landed on the fashion scene to bring us affordable and ethical basics with a truly dreamy touch. more

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Straight outta your dad's wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection
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Straight outta your dad’s wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection

You don’t exactly have to be the biggest wave shredder to know that Quiksilver totally dominates when it comes to all things surf. From the boards to the clothes and right down to the competitions, the brand has long since established itself as one of the greats in surfing history. One such moment that cemented Quiksilver’s status as a true tastemaker in the scene was the release of Max Wax, its cult surf film that celebrated a turning point in the sport’s culture and aesthetic. Inspired by the icon, Quiksilver’s Mad Wax capsule collection is serving up threads straight out of your dad’s wardrobe circa 1987. more

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The Weekend Series: make your long weekend roadtrip better with one of our killer playlists
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The Weekend Series: make your long weekend roadtrip better with one of our killer playlists

Folks, we know we don’t need to remind you that there is a long weekend ahead of us. We’re positive you are all ticking off the days as diligently as us, but in your haste to make plans to bail for the Easter holiday you might have forgotten about one crucial detail – your roadtrip playlist. Now, you’ve all got your own diverse musical tastes (we know we’ve got an exceptionally cool readership), but to make things easier on you, we’ve thrown together some great playlists to help pass the time when you’re cruising to your long-weekend hideaway destination. From up-and-coming Australian acts and old-school R’n’B jams to karaoke classics, there’s enough here to cater to nearly every mood. Happy listening! more

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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams
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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams

Make no bones about it – we are absolute fiends for online shopping. What’s not to love about sprawling out on the couch with a glass of wine and picking up a killer new outfit from the comfort of your own home? Well, one of the things not to love is the fact that plenty of our favourite dotcom shopping haunts are actually littered with brands that aren’t actually all that friendly to the earth. Here to save you all of the Googling and put your mind at ease is Well Made Clothes, an online shopping hub that only stocks brands that are good in every sense of the word – not just aesthetics. more

Forget the flowers – give the gift of sustainable greenery with this cute delivery service
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Forget the flowers – give the gift of sustainable greenery with this cute delivery service

We’re not sure when exactly, but somewhere along the line plants have become the coolest thing. This is awesome for a number of reasons – they’re pretty, they’re good for the planet and horticulture is a really wholesome hobby to have. When gifting someone a gorgeous new green friend, it seems like a bit of a cop-out to have it planted in a pot that won’t break down and swaddled in plastic. Greenery Lane has taken a far more sustainable approach, making your delivery experience as eco as possible by designing a range of growing gifts that do no harm to nature. more


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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH
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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH

When it comes to the fashion industry, sometimes it feels like being totally sustainable is an impossible task. Most of us – whether comfortable with it or not – are willing to turn a bit of a blind eye to the fact that clothing labels rarely reveal everything there is to know about their product. Ignorance is bliss, right? Not exactly. Melbourne-based label A.BCH is building a range of luxury unisex basics that are as ethical as can be, providing full disclosure across every facet of the brand – without cutting any corners. more

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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)
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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)

While the topic of shoes can invoke some pretty strong opinions, there is one thing pretty much all of us can agree on – slippers are dope. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming home after a long day and sliding your weary feet into cloud-like comfort, but unfortunately our beloved slippers rarely get a run outside the house unless we’re checking the mail or sheepishly collecting an UberEATS order. Folks, the stigma has been lifted – Bertie is here to take your slipper fantasy beyond your front door and into a whole new world. more

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Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability
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Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability

When it comes to the impact that fast fashion is having on our planet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to just look the other way in favour of a bargain. Would you be as tempted by that five for $30 deal if you could see first-hand the kind of damage that the industry is doing to the planet? Look, it’s not all doom and gloom – the first step to making a real change is seeking out rad alternative brands that take things a little slower (and more sustainably). One such label is HARA, the ethical intimates that marry style and responsibility just perfectly. more

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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up
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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up

Listen, we all know that a good suit is an investment – so it needs to be perfect. One of the best ways to cut a sleek figure is by donning a perfectly tailored ensemble, so Harrolds and Tom Ford is giving gentlemen the chance to get it right. From March 19–20, aspiring Don Drapers can score an appointment with Tom Ford’s master tailor Luca Gervasi – one of the sharpest stylists in the business. more

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The Weekend Series: five inspirational Queensland women who should be on your radar
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The Weekend Series: five inspirational Queensland women who should be on your radar

Folks, it’s been a cracker of a year in regards to women’s equality. As always the fight is never over and there is still a whole heap that can be done to level the playing field, but global movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo have seen important conversations taking place on a scale (and at a volume) like never before. One of the biggest examples that things are changing is the increased female representation in industries where men often get centre stage. In honour of International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8, we’ve decided to highlight five amazing Queensland ladies who are absolutely killing it in their respective fields. Ladies, we salute you! more

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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store
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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store

Skip that pricey brunch and volunteer to be the designated driver on your next night out – you’re going to want to ensure your wallet is as full as it can be by Wednesday March 14. Why? Well, it’s looking more likely than ever that fashion giant Zara will soon boast its own Australian online store – filled to the brim with the brand’s cutting-edge clothing and accessories. Splurge season is fast approaching, so get ready to give your wallet a workout. more

Really bloody good – Tsuno brings a sustainable and ethical touch to your period
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Really bloody good – Tsuno brings a sustainable and ethical touch to your period

Real talk – periods are the absolute worst. There is no way around this fact. Shedding your uterus, experiencing the whole spectrum of human emotion in the space of five minutes and bloating like a pufferfish are just some of the delightful things that menstruating individuals get to go through on the regular. So how on earth do you put a positive spin on something so crappy? You use it to make a tangible change in the world, which is exactly what ethical and sustainable sanitary product brand Tsuno is doing. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in March
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in March

When it comes to exciting happenings, February was positively stacked. From the lively competition of the Winter Olympics to the cinematic phenomenon that is Black Panther, there was so much to take in you’d be forgiven for missing a few things. Thankfully we’re here to fill you in on some of the bits and pieces that have flown under the radar. This month, we’re vibing hard on iconic chocolates gone ice-cream, edible banana skin, huge news from AirBnb, and a chap everyone is affectionately dubbing Tea Bae. more

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To you, with love – the monthly subscription box packed with natural goodness
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To you, with love – the monthly subscription box packed with natural goodness

Some are quick to dismiss the concept of wellness as a passing trend, but it’s hard to deny that a little self-love and natural healing can do you a world of good. With so many brands jumping on the bandwagon, it can be hard to determine which companies are in it for the trend and which ones actually care about what goes in (and on) your body. What if we told you that there was a service out there that was doing all of the hard work for you by researching products and then sending you samples of the best of the bunch? Look no further – Beautifully Well Box is the gift that truly keeps on giving. more

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Take a break from reality with Karen Walker’s bold new eyewear collection
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Take a break from reality with Karen Walker’s bold new eyewear collection

Picture this ¬– you’re on an opulent cruise ship when a storm ravages the deck, sweeping you overboard and into the ocean. When you awake, you come to discover you have washed ashore, left shipwrecked on a tropical atoll with nothing but a steamer trunk full of your worldly possessions. When you pop the lid, what’s the first thing you see? A vital accessory – sunglasses. This is the premise of Karen Walker’s latest eyewear collection, Lost in Paradise. The New Zealand designer has injected her trademark blend of elegance and eccentricity into this brand-new drop that has left us dreaming of a faraway lands and tropical escapes. more

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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail
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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail

We shouldn't have to tell you the reasons why – now more than ever we need to be considering our purchase choices and turning our dollars to support local. Brisbane is blessed with a plethora of creative minds who spend countless hours curating their stores to offer us unique goodies and let's be honest – nothing beats that tangible shopping experience. This weekend, five local women-run business are teaming up for the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail, and to sweeten the day you'll be treated to a growing discount with each store you visit. more