Clothing
Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments
Gentlefolk

Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments

Spring has sprung, friends, and you know what that calls for – a wardrobe refresh. A decluttering of the closet is good for the soul and once you've dropped those bags of unwanted clothes to your local op-shop, you may get the urge to replace what has been Marie Kondo'd. To reduce your carbon footprint this time around, it would be wise to shop a bit more sustainably and choose to buy ethical where you can. Helping you to do just that is vegan, PETA-approved clothing brand Nōskin, which is selling everything from Japanese selvedge denim to hemp clothing and leather-alternative shoes. more

Accessories
Discover sustainable creations at Currumbin Valley's @ The Curated Space
Gentlefolk

Discover sustainable creations at Currumbin Valley’s @ The Curated Space

There's no doubt that the last couple of years have caused some serious upheaval in our daily lives, but many people have used this as an inspiration to change paths and follow their hearts – because who knows what could be around the corner? This was the case for Sally Wood, who alongside co-owner Jo Hetherington, decided to forge a new path away from the corporate ladder and towards something she was passionate about. Joining forces with talented crafter Jo, the duo created @ The Curated Space – a shop allowing inspiration to flourish with a focus on fun, sustainability and community connection. more

Clothing
Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!
Gentlewoman

Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!

Made famous by its co-founder Kim Kardashian West, the cult underwear brand SKIMS is coming to Australia! Can you hear that? That's the sound of women across the country breathing a collective sigh of relief at never having to squish into uncomfortable underwear ever again. The line of 'next-generation' underwear, shapewear and loungewear will be sold exclusively at luxe department store David Jones – but before you jump in the car and make haste to your nearest store – there are some things you need to know ...  more

Clothing
Take an evening joyride through Donny's drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander's new PJs collection
Gentlefolk

Take an evening joyride through Donny’s drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander’s new PJs collection

Have you heard the word? Macca's is celebrating 50 years in Australia and it seems with each passing day there's a new treat in store for us. The latest gift is a retro-inspired pyjama collection made in collaboration with none other than Peter Alexander. This means next time you're thinking of hopping in the car and heading to Macca's for a late-night snack, you can put on your best Ron Dons duds. more

Accessories
Step into White Bohemian's dreamy new Palm Beach space
Gentlewoman

Step into White Bohemian’s dreamy new Palm Beach space

Escaping to a tropical destination, spending all day on a white-sand beach and then rolling in to a breezy waterfront bar – all while being clad in laid-back dresses and summery basics – is kind of a dream right now. While we may not be able to whip out our passports, the recently renovated White Bohemian store in Palm Beach offers up a little slice of island-inspired paradise all without leaving the coast. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

James McMillan
As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
Clothing
Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative
Gentlefolk

Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative

Not-for-profit organisation Ovarian Cancer Australia has teamed up with the crew behind online wellness program Keep it Cleaner – Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw and Danny Kennedy – as well as some iconic Aussie brands to raise funds for ovarian cancer through the sale of teal undies. This is your official reminder (and the perfect excuse) to overhaul your undies draw. more

Clothing
Say goodbye to wasteful wardrobes and rent sustainable styles from SPELL
Gentlewoman

Say goodbye to wasteful wardrobes and rent sustainable styles from SPELL

With more and more events on the cards, it seems like we are going through all of our outfits quicker than you can say "fast fashion". Usually we are guilty of buying a new dress for every birthday bash, anniversary party and even the occasional Sunday session but in this economy? Absolutely not. Enter SPELL's new partnership with dress-rental service GlamCorner, which will take your wardrobe to the next level without leaving you penniless. more

Accessories
Give your wardrobe (and home) a makeover at Burleigh boutique Gypsy & The Wolf Co.
Gentlewoman

Give your wardrobe (and home) a makeover at Burleigh boutique Gypsy & The Wolf Co.

If you venture along the Lower Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads, you'll find a somewhat underrated pocket of some of the Gold Coasts's best cafes and restaurants. What you'll also discover is Gypsy & The Wolf Co., a new boutique that sits just around the corner on Deodar Drive. The newcomer's collection of sweet threads and unique additions for the home and wardrobe is quickly becoming a local favourite.  more

Accessories
Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach's newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus
Gentlewoman

Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach’s newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus

This year, we’re trying to do a little better by the planet. Not only are the impacts of fast-fashion well known, but it feels good to support local makers and designers focusing on ethically and sustainably-made wares. Nobby Beach’s newest space Made Collective is ticking all of the boxes, with the boutique featuring only locally designed or made products brought to you directly from their producers. The result is an eclectic mix of sustainable homewares and fashion that embodies the relaxed Gold Coast vibe that we love! more

Accessories
Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas
Gentlefolk

Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

Accessories
David Jones launches Mindfully Made so you can shop sustainably
Gentlefolk

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

Clothing
Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels
Gentlefolk

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