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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts
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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts

The fires that raged throughout much of December and January were beyond devastating but even now as the embers begin to die down, the true impact on the land, animals and people is just beginning to be felt. The James Street Initiative is joining forces with Brisbane artisans Blue & Grae to release a limited-edition run of unisex leather bracelets to provide a little helping hand to those people and animals impacted by the Australian bushfire crisis. 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities assisting communities and wildlife in recovery efforts. more

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Stow your stuff in a stylish (and sustainable) bag from Simétrie
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Stow your stuff in a stylish (and sustainable) bag from Simétrie

It was a case of once you know, you know for Melbourne’s Simone Agius. Working in the industry, Simone became increasingly dissatisfied with fast fashion and the devastating impact our fashion choices were having on makers as well as the environment and set out to source an alternative. She sought to strike more of a balance between aesthetics and ethics and so began the Simétrie story. If you appreciate minimalist design, sustainable materials and honest production, read on. more

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Honest luxury – Public Figure pioneers Australia's first sustainable shopping platform
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Honest luxury – Public Figure pioneers Australia’s first sustainable shopping platform

If you are one of the many Australians who have pledged to be a little more conscious when it comes to the labels you support but don't necessarily have the time for endless scrolling and researching, we have some good, nay, great news! Public Figure is an online shopping destination for sustainable luxury and brings together some of the world's best conscious labels, all in one place. more

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Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes
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Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes

Like most movements that originally set out to challenge the fashion system – punk, normcore, dadcore – sustainability has been turned into a trend itself. We’ve even invented a word for it – greenwashing. With big brands making big promises and adding leaves to their logos, it can be tricky to know who to trust. The answer? Turn to the experts. Designers like Jamie Nelson whose years of experience as a footwear designer in the fashion industry prompted her to start Nelson Made, the sustainable shoe brand that stands by its statements. 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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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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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
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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