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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now
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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now

We all don activewear for different reasons. Some may be wrangling hardcore weights, while others may be walking to brunch or shopping for groceries – but regardless of its function, we can all agree we want to feel good wearing it. You can mull over as many seams and fabric choices as you like, but the most foolproof way to ensure you feel good while wearing your athleisure gear is to choose homegrown, ethical and sustainable brands. We’ve hunted down five of the best we’re loving right now. more

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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market
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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market

More and more consumers are wising up to the fact that the fast fashion industry is problematic, which is a great realisation – but we still haven’t quite reached the stage where ethical threads are the norm. The fact that this market is still young comes with some challenges – there isn’t as much choice, the costs are quite high and a lot of styles tend to cross over without much variation. In her own journey towards more sustainable habits, Esther Kirwan recognised these shortcomings and founded Theo the Label – a project to reflect her own ethics blended with creative freedom. more

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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care
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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care

Let’s face it – we’re living in a pretty bloody accelerated age. Thanks to always being on the go – both personally and professionally – a lot of us are suffering from serious burnout. One of the biggest contributing factors to this vicious cycle of overextending ourselves is a lack of self care – taking the time to stop, recharge and engage in practices that get us back on track (whatever that might be for you). A Melbourne-based brand has spearheaded a wearable activism project that reminds us of both the essence and importance of self care – because sometimes, you’ve gotta do you. more

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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Pablo & Co.
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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Pablo & Co.

Let’s be honest – the only thing more pure and perfect than dogs is dogs wearing tiny outfits that were specifically made for them. If you want to add another layer to this perfection sundae, have you considered wearing an outfit that matches your dog’s? For those who have entertained this notion, we’ve found the solution – say hello to Pablo & Co., purveyors of fine apparel for both the two- and four-legged persuasion. more

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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads
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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads

The strict gendering of clothing can be a pretty serious drag – after all, it’s 2019 and people should be free to wear whatever the heck they want. While unisex clothing is a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusion, the legends at Genkstasy are doing you one better – welcome to the non-binary clothing revolution! This Brisbane-based brand is blazing a trail in the fashion industry, filling a gaping hole in the market for inclusive casual-cool streetwear that doesn’t conform. more


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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep
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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep

The founder of The Very Good Bra – a revolutionary undergarment crafted from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – has now launched a collection of sustainable zero-waste pyjamas. Under the brand The Very Good Sleep (makes sense) the pyjamas offer a completely waste-free alternative for all of the environmentally conscious sleepers and power nappers out there. more

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Nine Lives Bazaar brings boho and vintage vibes to Cooly
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Nine Lives Bazaar brings boho and vintage vibes to Cooly

Ladies, if you're a fan of bell-sleeves, bold, colourful prints and palazzo pants in pretty hues, we have some exciting news. Local fashion label Nine Lives Bazaar has just opened the doors to its first bricks-and-mortar space in Coolangatta and its like a colourful time capsule to the 1960s and 70s. more

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Get suited up by one of the masters of style at Harrolds Pacific Fair
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Get suited up by one of the masters of style at Harrolds Pacific Fair

It's no secret that when a gent dons a perfectly tailored suit, heads will turn. If you're due for a new ensemble and want to invest in making it yours, then Harrolds and Tom Ford are giving you the chance to have it tailored by one of the sharpest stylists in the business – Tom Ford’s own master tailor Luca Gervasi. The exclusive made-to-measure event is happening by appointment only on March 20. more

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Former by Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson has landed
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Former by Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson has landed

When rumblings first surfaced of the new brand from legendary surfers Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson alongside pro skateboarders Austyn Gillette and the late Dylan Rieder, it's fair to say industry folk were watching with bated breath. Well, friends, the wait is over. Former has landed. more

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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees
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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees

If you love sporting the odd vintage piece but don't necessarily want to invest every waking moment of the weekend rummaging through op shops and rack sales only to come home empty handed, say hello to Ricky Bees. They do the hard trawling for you so you can enjoy the fruits of their labour without the effort, that's win win in our books! more

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Get set to shred with a new sled from Palm Beach Surf Store
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Get set to shred with a new sled from Palm Beach Surf Store

We have some sad news and some happy news. The Apparel Collective in Palm Beach is no more but, before you go getting too upset, in its place is Palm Beach Surf Store. Along with a fresh new look, the store comes with an exciting new direction that focusses more on boards of the surf and snow variety. Two things that haven't changed though is the chilled vibe and commitment to quality. more