Clothing with heart: A Brisbane mum’s passion for slow clothing

Clothing with heart: A Brisbane mum’s passion for slow clothing

After a career in media and journalism that spanned over two decades, Brisbane mum of three, Jane Milburn, knew she needed a change. Taking the time and space to realise her passion, Jane identified our obsession with excess was becoming too much of a problem for our world to handle. It was then that Textile Beat blog was born. Continue reading “Clothing with heart: A Brisbane mum’s passion for slow clothing”

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Making ethical fashion accessible: Interview with Nikki McAllum from The Road Clothing

Making ethical fashion accessible: Interview with Nikki McAllum from The Road Clothing

I first learnt about The Road Clothing in a Collective Hub article titled 4 Ethical-Fashion Labels You’ll Want in Your Wardrobe ASAP (they weren’t kidding). But what made this Sydney-based online store stand out from the others was that it was the only label with all garments under $100, most of which were under $50. The words ethical and affordable don’t usually go in the same sentence, but for designer and founder of The Road, Nikki McAllum, it was imperative she make the two go hand-in-hand. Nikki found the time in her busy schedule to tell me about how she quit her day job in commercial fashion for international brands to pursue something she was truly passionate about. Continue reading “Making ethical fashion accessible: Interview with Nikki McAllum from The Road Clothing”

Flowers with impact: What it’s like to run Brisbane’s only nonprofit florist

Flowers with impact: What it’s like to run Brisbane’s only nonprofit florist

Brisbane is home to some amazingly talented florists, but none are quite like Just Cause Bunch. As well as their gorgeous daily market bunches and free delivery across Brisbane, Just Cause Bunch is nonprofit and donates 100% of their profits to local charities. As they approach their 2nd anniversary, I caught up with the self-proclaimed (and deservedly so) change makers to find out how it all came about. Continue reading “Flowers with impact: What it’s like to run Brisbane’s only nonprofit florist”

5 Movies made by Women that you MUST watch this International Women’s Day

5 Movies made by Women that you MUST watch this International Women’s Day

Between the TimesUp movement, #MeToo, and the Women’s March on Washington (and around the world), women are becoming a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. This International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th of March, celebrate this fourth-wave feminism and all that women and girls contribute to our society with a carefully selected movie marathon. Here are five movies and television series made by women – we’re talking female directors, leads and creative teams – that you must watch this International Women’s Day, to support the efforts of women across all industries demonstrating that power comes in all shapes, sizes and genders. Continue reading “5 Movies made by Women that you MUST watch this International Women’s Day”

USA & Canada Vacay with Contiki – Eastern Escapade, Niagara Falls & Toronto

USA & Canada Vacay with Contiki – Eastern Escapade, Niagara Falls & Toronto

Over the past few weeks I’ve been recapping my travels through North America with Contiki. So far we’ve covered much of the north-east of the United States, including Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., and today we cross the border into Canada! Much of the tour group was most excited for our next stop: Niagara Falls (the Canadian side). Continue reading “USA & Canada Vacay with Contiki – Eastern Escapade, Niagara Falls & Toronto”

Recycled Fashion Tips from Brisbane’s Op-Shop Expert

Recycled Fashion Tips from Brisbane’s Op-Shop Expert

You may have watched her on Sunrise, heard her speak at Revive Festival, or know her from her blog, Never Ever Pay Retail; Hannah Klose is Brisbane’s caped crusader for recycled fashion (and that cape would have been bought at an op-shop for under $5). Hannah took some time out of her busy schedule of motherhood and thrifting to share some of her secondhand shopping secrets. Continue reading “Recycled Fashion Tips from Brisbane’s Op-Shop Expert”

Who made your clothes? A look at fast fashion’s underbelly

Who made your clothes? A look at fast fashion’s underbelly

It wasn’t that long ago that I was blissfully unaware of wear my clothing came from. Of course, there were people in a country that probably wasn’t Australia that had the job of making trendy clothes for the women, men and children of the world. But did anybody ever wonder what the working conditions of those people must be like for us to be able to buy clothes at often very affordable prices? Continue reading “Who made your clothes? A look at fast fashion’s underbelly”