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From camp sites to the morning commute – show off your personality with Merry People gumboots
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From camp sites to the morning commute – show off your personality with Merry People gumboots

When you think of gumboots, what do you see? Most of us associate gumboots with functional, bland-coloured footwear, reserved purely for camping or farming. Merry People is revolutionising this outlook with its super cute range of lifestyle boots that encourage wearers to experience the great outdoors in style. These boots are sure to make your adventure wardrobe a whole lot better. 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
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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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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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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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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