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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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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, every house has one. That cupboard where you put all of the things that don't have a place. The only problem is, what to do with it all 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

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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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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 fashion's most divisive categories that has emerged over the last decade, with people either firmly for or against the form-fitting attire. 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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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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Step up your race-day style with four chic fashion trends to nail this summer
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Step up your race-day style with four chic fashion trends to nail this summer

If you thought the racing season finished with the Melbourne Cup, think again. In fact, it's just getting started! This summer, the Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club is rolling out a series of high-fashion events at its ultra-exclusive pop-up The Beach Club by Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. The theme for the luxe experience is French Riviera so whilst spring racing is all about pastels and florals, summer is all about chic Mediterranean vibes like you've just stepped off a plane from Côte d'Azur. Here are four trends to nail the summer racing theme, for guys and girls. 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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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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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more

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Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays
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Be part of the solution with conscious threads from OhSevenDays

Second to oil, the clothing industry is the largest industry polluter in the world. Thankfully, the tide is turning on fast fashion as consumers demand more from the labels they choose to support giving way to more conscious, considered practices. One label that is pioneering a shift towards a more sustainable industry is Instanbul-based OhSevenDays.  more

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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA
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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA

Did you know that the majority of running shoes on the market are made from a material that is 99-percent plastic, specifically, a polymer that is 99-percent petroleum? It doesn't take a scientist to know that doesn't bode particularly well for the future of our planet. The good news is that there's a cleaner alternative. Introducing The Condor, the first post-petroleum running shoe from French footwear company VEJA. more

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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels
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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels

Whether you're an intrepid traveller with an incurable case of wanderlust or you're just planning a getaway without loads of baggage, Tasi Travels has you covered (literally) with clothing designed for suitcases. The jet-set inspired collection has been consciously created for those times when you need versatile pieces that breathe and roll neatly into a backpack. more

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SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women
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SÜK Workwear delivers ethical clothing for hard-working women

If you happen to be female and have a physically demanding job (the kind that is traditionally dominated by men) or generally like to get your hands dirty, say hello to SÜK Workwear's range of stylish-yet-functional boilersuits, overalls, work pants and work shorts that are designed to help everybody feel strong in their skin. more

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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience
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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience

It may come as a surprise that Australia is one of the largest consumers of new textiles in the developed world with some sources citing the average person buys an average of 27-kilograms of new textiles each year, of which 23-kilograms is discarded into landfill. If that's a tough pill to swallow, jump on board the shift toward more sustainable and ethical fashion labels and embrace quality over quantity. One such label that is pioneering a more sustainable fashion industry is The Social Outfit, which just so happens to have a bold (and inspiring) new collection that is guaranteed to capture hearts and eyes across the country. more