Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Written for Broadsheet Australian intimates label Nico first launched in 2012 with its signature range of high quality, minimalist underwear. The label has since established itself as a go-to for organic basics made from premium, sustainable fabrics in soft colours such as lilac, lemon and rose. This month, the label makes its first foray into leisurewear with a capsule collection of… Continue reading Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Aussie Swimwear Label Peony Debuts Resortwear, for When We Can Next Escape to the Beach

Written for Broadsheet As a kid, Becky Morton often found herself sketching during school and on napkins at restaurants – not unusual for a creative child. Except Morton was mostly drawing swimwear. “I grew up with the ocean in my backyard, so the beach has always been an influential part of my life,” Morton says.… Continue reading Aussie Swimwear Label Peony Debuts Resortwear, for When We Can Next Escape to the Beach

Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

Written for Broadsheet Jamie Nelson launched her footwear label, Nelson Made, in October 2017 with a collection of considered modern, wearable sandals. Within a year she’d been invited to show at London Fashion Week’s Designer Showrooms event, an important trade exhibition where retailers including Arnsdorf, Well Made Clothes and The Iconic Considered, plus Garmentory in… Continue reading Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

Back to Basics: Timeless, Collectable Statement Shirting Handcrafted to Order by Sustainable Melbourne Label Kalaurie

Written for Broadsheet Canadian-born Kalaurie Karl-Crooks travelled to Australia by boat in late 1998. She grew up on the mid-north coast of NSW before moving to Melbourne in 2010 to study costume design at Swinburne University in Prahran. “Halfway through the course I realised I ultimately wasn’t interested in working in the film or television… Continue reading Back to Basics: Timeless, Collectable Statement Shirting Handcrafted to Order by Sustainable Melbourne Label Kalaurie

Seven Sustainable Labels Making Swimwear From Recycled Ocean Rubbish

Written for Broadsheet Sustainability is well and truly in fashion. While a lot of clothing we buy is still made from hard-to-break-down synthetic fibres (including polyester, nylon, rayon and spandex), more and more designers are looking to sustainable alternatives that are gentle on the environment. And consumers have become more conscious about where their clothes… Continue reading Seven Sustainable Labels Making Swimwear From Recycled Ocean Rubbish

Tumnus Is Airbnb for Sharing Clothes

Written for Broadsheet Sydney-based stylist Shanya Suppasiritad didn’t realise how damaging the fashion industry was until she watched The True Cost – an eye-opening documentary exploring the decreasing price of clothing against the growing societal and environmental costs, such as the impact of low wages and poor conditions on factory workers and pollution caused by mass clothing… Continue reading Tumnus Is Airbnb for Sharing Clothes

The North Face is selling refurbished garments for cheap

Written for Fashion Journal Saving the planet, one jacket at a time. The North Face is collaborating with The Renewal Project for an upcycled clothing collection, titled The North Face Renewed.  The project involves repairing defective or returned garments and selling them at a discounted price. For some items, it will mean replacing a zipper or button, for… Continue reading The North Face is selling refurbished garments for cheap

Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

Written for Fashion Journal Move aside pineapple leather, there’s now another sustainable leather alternative about to hit the market. And it’s made from mushrooms. Bolt Threads, a startup specialising in new and innovative materials for the fashion industry, is soon to debut handbags made from the root structure of mushrooms. Dubbed Mycelium, the fabric is far… Continue reading Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

Off The Grid 2017

Written for Broadsheet Powered 100 per cent by solar juice. Off the Grid – an environmentally conscious arts, music and ideas festival – returns to the forecourt of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The event is designed as an opportunity for Melburnians to think differently about the future and flip the script on the… Continue reading Off The Grid 2017