The Difficulty of Making Ethical Decisions

A little while ago I gave a talk at Pop CBR, a wonderful store dedicated to selling products made by local Canberra makers. I spoke on conscious consumerism, particularly the difficulty of making ethical decisions and how this is different for everyone. Since then I have had quite a few interesting conversations with friends and readers about the grey areas of sustainability. Can you still feel good about wearing glitter nail polish? How ethical is it to buy fast fashion but from a small local business? It can feel impossible to do the right thing. This is a difficult question… Continue Reading

Curvature and Couture: Design and the Pear shaped Woman

  Last night we attended the opening of a new exhibition by designer Bronwynne Jones, Curvature and Couture: Design and the Pear shaped Woman. After struggling to find clothes that suited her body shape, Bronwynne decided to take matters into her own hands. Under her label Thunder Thighs she creates garments for women whose waist to hip to thigh ratio isn’t catered to in mainstream fashion. Clothing, accessories and sculptural textile installations were all on display as well as runway event showcasing new designs. Within the main gallery of the M16 Artspace we crowded around a pop up runway lined by… Continue Reading