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Five sustainable consumer trends to get excited about

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  The sustainability revolution is underway, according to a new report examining how sustainability is disrupting key sections of the global economy. Here, we highlight five sustainable

Tech giant joins fight for sustainable fashion

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th June 2019 -  Google is partnering with Stella McCartney to measure the environmental impact of the fashion industry and improve sustainability in clothing supply chains.   The tech giant is

France to lead fashion clean-up

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 25th May 2019 -  The French government is tasking a luxury fashion boss with creating a coalition of industry leaders to set sustainability targets, as part of a broader move to clean up the industry.

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.…
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