Melbourne-based outdoors apparel brand, Mister Timbuktu, is tackling the war on waste by recycling plastic bottles into leggings and raincoats that are made for adventure.
Recycling and fashion traditionally haven’t been analogous terms, with the fashion industry creating excessive negative impact upon both people and planet. From using scarce non-renewables for fabric, to excessive plastic usage, and not looking after workers within the supply chain, there’s been a lot left to be desired.
Quantity over quality became the focus thanks to fast fashion, with clothing production …
Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard offers advice on how to make sure you succeed in your government engagement campaign in the next few months.
Well, not many sleeps now everybody. We seemed to have avoided a February/March election but the days are creeping up on us, with a news report I heard last night saying it was “only 100 days or less until we get to cast our votes”. Only 100, that seems like a small(ish) number doesn’t it.
Each fortnight I get …
With homelessness rates rising rapidly, Kate Colvin, policy manager for Council to Homeless Persons, and spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign, is battling to make housing insecurity heard by the powerful. She’s this week’s Changemaker.
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