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Women Making Clothes for Australians Trapped in Poverty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Oxfam is demanding that Australian fashion brands commit to paying all workers in their supply chains a living wage, after the aid group found women in Bangladesh and Vietnam were

A New Standard of Sustainability

Contributor, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  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

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Buy a Dress, Buy Empowerment

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  In this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, Maggie McGowan talks to Pro Bono News about Magpie Goose, a loud, funky fashion brand she co-founded hoping to share Aboriginal stories

Museum Director Quits Amid Fundraising Furore

Paul Carter, Monday, 30th July 2018 -  The director of a major Sydney museum has quit after a fundraising controversy led to calls for her resignation and that of the New South Wales arts minister. A statement from the Museum

Ethical Fashion Report Finds Worker Exploitation Still Rampant

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th April 2018 -  Only 5 per cent of fashion companies are paying all their workers a living wage, according to a new report examining worker exploitation in the fashion industry. Baptist World Aid

One to Watch: Emma O’Rourke

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  Emma O’Rourke is the owner and designer of THE LABEL, a Canberra based fashion label which focuses on garments designed and constructed using minimal waste techniques. She

Aussie Fashion Brands Failing Workers

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 -  Almost two years after the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which saw over 1,100 workers lose their lives, a new Australian fashion industry report reveals that fashion…

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Beauty Both Inside and Out

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th March 2014 -  A burgeoning social enterprise is showing its inner beauty by professionally outfitting men in need, as journalist Nadia Boyce discovered in this latest Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

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Compassion Through Fashion

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 13th November 2013 -  Melbourne social enterprise The Social Studio is stitching the first thread in what they hope will become a tapestry of mainstream employment opportunities for those new to Australia.…

Fashion for Good: The World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th November 2011 -  A unique fundraising initiative where people purchase t-shirts which depict an item of aid that their purchase has paid for, hopes to deliver much needed relief to children caught…

A Practical Seminar for Social Entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th May 2011 -  There's an upcoming workshop for budding Melbourne-based social entrepreneurs  who have a social idea they want to develop, along with candid conversations about setting…

Fashion Show with a Social Enterprise Twist

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th May 2010 -    Above: Grace McQuilten in front of The Social Studio's Smith St store The styles and skills of Melbourne's young refugee community are set to be put on show, as a unique…
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