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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique
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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique

Emerging retail precinct Colwill Place is starting to come alive, with the first wave of retailers opening their doors for the first time. One of the most anticipated arrivals is Casuarina-born slow-fashion boutique Nikkou Store, which is bringing some of its sun-kissed style north with its first Brisbane location. If your wardrobe needs a summer-appropriate sprucing, then look no further than this newly open repository of covetable wares. more

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David Jones launches Mindfully Made so you can shop sustainably
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David Jones launches Mindfully Made so you can shop sustainably

It is widely understood that fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world (the first is oil, just in case you were wondering) but what isn't as straight forward is where or how to start your conscious shopping journey. One of the reasons for this is that the term 'sustainable fashion' is inherently loaded and to borrow from the beloved green ogre Shrek, it's like an onion in that there are many layers. To help you navigate the minefield, retailer David Jones has joined the likes of Net-A-Porter and The Iconic to launch a platform dedicated to share the stories behind conscious brands and makers to make it easier than ever to shop better. more

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Burberry showcases modernised creative vision at its new QueensPlaza store
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Burberry showcases modernised creative vision at its new QueensPlaza store

Burberry has been a stalwart on the global fashion scene since a very young Thomas Burberry created the company back in 1856 with the view that clothing should be designed to protect people from the British weather. A few years later, in 1879, Thomas invented gabardine – a breathable, weatherproof material and hard-wearing fabric that revolutionised rainwear. The resulting trench coat spurred a fashion empire that remains one of the world's most iconic and recognised fashion houses, Burberry. After almost six years in its original QueensPlaza space, Burberry has opened a striking new boutique in the mall, the first in Australia to encapsulate chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s new creative vision.  more

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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels
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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels

By now it's abundantly clear that simply liking or sharing a post declaring #BlackLivesMatter on social media is not enough. It's time to distill thoughts and intentions into actions. One small, but tangible, way you can do that is by actively supporting brands and companies that are Indigenous-owned-and-operated, or in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Last week, we showcased some seriously amazing skincare and beauty brands (you can check it out here if you missed it), but this week it's about wearing your heart on your sleeve with clothing and apparel. Next week, we'll bring you some amazing pieces created by Indigenous and Aboriginal artists as well as handmade jewellery. These lists are by no means exhaustive and are intended as a starting point for you to continue your own personal journey of listening, learning and ultimately becoming a better anti-racist… more

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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market's virtual op-shop
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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market’s virtual op-shop

All of this extra time at home has yielded some unexpected outcomes. For some, it's a newfound interest in baking whilst for others, isolation has meant time to tackle all of those annoying tasks you've been meaning to do – like clearing out the junk cupboard! You know the one – that cupboard where you put all of the things that don't have a place. The only problem is figuring out what to do with it all, especially since the vast majority of op-shops are closed for donations for the foreseeable future. Say hello to Good Stuff Market – it's the virtual op-shop 2020 needs right now.  more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Heads up – P.E Nation’s massive warehouse sale goes online today
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Heads up – P.E Nation’s massive warehouse sale goes online today

Coronavirus may suck majorly, but out of the chaos has risen a beautiful phoenix-like gift for us Queenslanders. Beloved activewear empire P.E Nation is shifting its famous warehouse sale online this year, meaning that you (yes, you) can access loads of iso-appropriate gear for a very tidy discount. From midday on Thursday April 16, the virtual doors will swing open for a shopping bonanza – get those clicking fingers ready! more

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Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation
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Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation

While we're long-time fans of enjoying downtime at home on the couch, this self-isolation business takes things to a whole new level. As an anonymous meme maker penned the other day, 'you're not stuck at home – you're safe at home', so let's change our tunes about being bound to our abodes and aim to look and feel our best! One way to help boost your mood (especially while working from home) is to not kick around in your pyjamas all day – trust us, that novelty will quickly wear off. That's what loungewear is for, friends. To help, we've put together a handy list of five of our favourite Australian brands so you can nail the loungewear look (from head-to-toe) during self-isolation. more

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Veja and Rick Owens collaborate to create kicks with conscience
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Veja and Rick Owens collaborate to create kicks with conscience

When it comes to sneakers, not all are created equal. Some (read: most) are made from various types of plastic and unsustainable rubber, which doesn't bode well for you in terms of comfort but it's also not great news for Mother Earth. Thankfully there's a fashion-led alternative from French footwear company Veja and lauded fashion designer Rick Owens, who have come together for a second time to set a new standard for kicks with conscience. more

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H&M and P.E Nation join forces for sustainable (and affordable) new range of activewear
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H&M and P.E Nation join forces for sustainable (and affordable) new range of activewear

Activewear – it's probably one of the most divisive categories that has emerged in fashion over the last decade. People are either firmly for or against the form-fitting attire, but regardless of which camp you're in, there's a new collaboration on the horizon that's set to blur the lines between fashion and fitness even further. Lycra-loving ladies, H&M is gearing up to release a limited-edition collection with P.E Nation and let's just hope your Afterpay account can handle the upcoming assault because it's going to be big. more

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Lounge in luxury with silk sleepwear from Maison Essentiele
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Lounge in luxury with silk sleepwear from Maison Essentiele

When it comes to sleeping attire, comfort is king. Sure, pretty has its place but generally, if there's a choice – it's the old faithful band tee you inherited from an ex with holes under the arms that trumps pretty every time. What if we told you there was a way you could have both? Maison Essentiele has created a collection of luxurious sustainable sleepwear that will have you looking but more importantly feeling fabulous while you snooze. more

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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley's Forge Forward
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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley’s Forge Forward

There's a movement brewing in the heart of The Valley, one that is championing local endeavour and uniting makers under a banner of mutual support and empowerment. This wellspring of energy can be found on Ann Street, where more and more shop spaces are becoming occupied by co-working studios, multidisciplinary hubs and boutique retail. Forge Forward is the newest name in the game – a forward-thinking incubator of upcoming, emerging and established retail and art that is all about growth, guidance and creativity. more

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Practice Studio showcases the best of considered fashion and sustainable making
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Practice Studio showcases the best of considered fashion and sustainable making

Australian consumers are making the shift to slow fashion in greater numbers, opting for handcrafted and sustainably crafted garments instead of mass-manufactured pieces from large conglomerates. The tricky aspect of slow fashion is discovering these artisan makers, many of whom are independent or small-scale operators. Fortitude Valley's Practice Studio is a unique resource for both designer and buyer – one part store and one part workroom, it aims to bridge the gap between emerging makers and those seeking consciously made clothing. more

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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal
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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal

The ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires have left us all feeling helpless, but the overwhelming number of generous individuals and businesses stepping up to support the victims and our firefighters – whether it be by donating funds, spreading awareness, volunteer efforts or fundraising – is nothing short of an amazing feat. Through tough times such as these, our Aussie spirit of kindness and generosity never ceases to prevail. Here is a list of homegrown brands and labels that are donating part (or all) of their sales profits to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal and related charities. more