This modern day fashion muse began its life purely for function. During the war most airplanes didn’t have an enclosed cockpit so pilots had to wear something that would keep them warm, the coat to do the job was originally known as a flight jacket. Heavy bomb raids in Europe in WW11 took place from at least 25,000 feet where temperatures could drop to -50 degrees celsius so a thick warm ‘bomber’ as they became known was absolutely essential. Thankfully they are used for loving not fighting these days and have morphed into a wardrobe…

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  ‘ I bought a tonne of stuff online last night because it was cheap! Not sure if I’m even going to wear it but I’ve got to look hot for Greece!’ Two girls sitting beside me at training this morning confirmed it, we really think we have to buy new to be beautiful. Not only can that be a waste of money for you, it’s really not ideal for reducing our waste and footprint on our beloved planet. Reality is, fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to…

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The Greenest Tee on the Planet

April 27th, 2017

It’s a big claim but let me tell you this humble item absolutely lives up to the title! Not only is it the greenest but for reals it actually biodegrades back into the earth, so its completely zero waste too. Oh and co founder Graham Ross actually created the fabric from scratch without any previous textile or fashion industry experience. I was fortunate enough to meet him recently in Sydney at a Fashion Revolution pop up and we connected on so many levels, sustainable fashion kindred spirits I feel. We both have a television background…

Make Fashion Great Again

April 21st, 2017

‘The idea that you can’t access responsible fashion is a mindset’. A valid and very true statement from Melinda Tually who heads up Fashion Revolution here in Australia and NZ. I touched on this in my last post It’s Easy Being Green and attending an eco fashion event and forum last night drove home the same message, there is so much we can do! Try thrift shopping, vintage, swap, borrow and #buybetter ethical brands. I was fortunate to play dress ups at the Fashion Revolution and Good On You Pop Up shop in Surry Hills recently…

Its Easy Being Green

April 14th, 2017

The whole sustainable style thing can be a bit daunting at times. Perhaps you have questions like Where do I start? What can I really do? Will I still look cool? Well the good news is, if you ask me it’s easy being green and our individual impact can actually have a profound effect. My top two tips are Ask questions!? Check out online app Good On You. This is a great platform which allows you to be more informed and find out whether the brands you love are doing loving things. Type in a…