Plastic


                Leiden: What is your relationship with fashion? Lydia Downe: I have always been a big fan of fashion. From a very young age I have used design as a creative outlet and fashion design in particular has always been one of my passions. There’s a very real ‘human’ element to fashion and I love the way it can be used as a form of expression on a personal level and also as a reflection of society. I studied textiles throughout high school and college and after college I moved to Melbourne to… Continue Reading

National Recycling Week – An Ode to Recycling


  The past two evenings I have been struggling to write an ode to recycling. I wanted to mark National Recycling Week with a witty musing on the subject however, after devoting a total of four hours to the task, all I came up with was some flat, poorly written 346 words on soft plastics. I still gave it to our copy editor to edit, half-hoping he wouldn’t think it was quite as bad as I did, but of course he confirmed — it was total rubbish. He mentioned that in trying to come off as witty I had made… Continue Reading

Rise and Resist – Learn How to Change the World with Clare Press


Join as at the Rise and Resist Book Launch Canberra, an event hosted by eco stylist Nina Gbor to celebrate author Clare Press   With so much shit going down at the moment, it’s no wonder we are so dissatisfied with the state of the world. It’s also no wonder that in the face of increased adversity activism is on the rise with more and more people speaking up, taking action and striving for lasting change. Author, speaker and sustainable and ethical fashion expert Clare Press is no stranger to striving for change, having long tackled the fashion industry on… Continue Reading

Revival


              Credits Photography: Polished Photography / www.polishedphotography.com.au / Facebook / Instagram @polished.cbr Clothing and styling: Pure Pod / purepod.com.au / Facebook / Instagram @purepodfashion Styling Assist: Emma Batchelor Model: Joanna Bear

A Few Ways to Make Your Period More Sustainable


  Bleeding, cramps, mood swings: the crimson wave not only has an impact on your body and your bank account, it also has effects the environment. During her lifetime, the average women will throw away 10,000 to 15,000 pads and tampons[i]. In Australia that equates to approximately 18 thousand metric tonnes of sanitary waste that goes into landfill every year[ii]. Once those products end up in landfill it takes an incredible 500–800 years for them to break down[iii]. Here are some options that are kinder on the environment, help reduce sanitary waste and can save you some dollars. Get a… Continue Reading