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Karmme merges handmade appeal with timeless design to craft everyday leather essentials
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Karmme merges handmade appeal with timeless design to craft everyday leather essentials

Australian leather accessories brand Karmme was born out of pure necessity. Its founder, Imby Langenbac, had neck surgery and couldn't carry a bag on her shoulder. She needed to go out with her phone, keys and purse together, but didn't have enough hands to hold it all. She needed something that was easy, something she could hold from just a mere corner, scrunch up, or fold under her arm – and that's how Karmme came to life. more

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Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories
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Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories

When it comes to food, it's now easier (and more delicious) than ever to be a plant-based eater, with more and more vegan-friendly crusaders popping up in the hospitality scene. But what about your wardrobe? It's not always as easy to apply the same level of sustainability and environmentally conscious way to everyday clothing and accessories. Enter Ahimsa Collective and its collection of luxe accessories made from discarded pineapple leaves. more

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

The month of March feels a little lost in no man’s land: the excitement of the new year is long forgotten and the sweet bingeing of Easter is yet to begin. But fear not, dear friends, for we have once again dutifully scoured the globe to bring you a taste of the best things happening this month. Think major moves in the war on plastic, Australia’s biggest ocean park and a new hashtag challenge. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know
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Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know

You know that saying how behind every great woman is a group of other kick-ass women? Well, that quote might not be exact but it’s pretty bloody true – a whole bunch of positive change in the world is currently happening because women are standing up, speaking out and making their voices heard. While there’s still a lot of work to be done in the fight for equality, it’s important to acknowledge the women all around us doing inspiring work across all facets of life. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8, we’ve rounded up five phenomenal Queensland gals who are totally killing it in their respective fields. Who run the world? more

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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes
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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes

No bones about it – we are absolutely frothing over the amount of choice that is available in the sustainable clothing community at the moment. While many brands are favouring the more basic and monochromatic route, there are still options available for those who prefer to get a little bit loud with their wardrobe (but would prefer to do so with minimal damage to the environment). Arc & Bow is a New Zealand-based brand that is bringing the fun back to slow fashion with its bold prints and striking silhouettes. more

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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the sneaker industry is actually rife with waste. High demand, mass production and loads of unsustainable rubber that refuses to break down make for a pretty toxic cocktail, don’t you think? Luckily, the ethical sneaker movement is really taking off – and you need only look to Veja as an example. The European sneaker brand is taking over the style scene with its conscious footwear, offering a range of sustainable and vegan alternatives for the market. more

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Whimsical prints and dad designs – Australian label Dougal celebrates the best of Down Under
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Whimsical prints and dad designs – Australian label Dougal celebrates the best of Down Under

A dad-and-daughter collaboration inspired by the wonder and nostalgia of our great southern land, Dougal's unique womenswear line oozes a laid back, larrikin vibe. The small lifestyle brand is the effort of Paris-educated textile designer Arabella Ramsay and her father, acclaimed illustrator Dougal Ramsay, who aim to combine art and fashion with a quirky and native twist. more

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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month

With the hubbub surrounding this year’s Oscar season, it’s easy to forget that some incredible television exists. We’re not talking about Married at First Sight (but we’re also not knocking that perfectly addictive drama-fest) – we’re talking about the five must-watch television shows of 2019. We’ve curated a list of episodical entertainment that is available to binge now, or will be soon. Superheroes, angels and demons, prison escapes, and dark comedies – what’s not to like? 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