Fashion waste grows in Australia

Taupe bamboo dress

Australians are the second largest consumers of new textiles worldwide and, at the same time, fashion is one of Australia’s fastest growing waste problems. RMIT has announced an exhibition around the cost of fast fashion, with 11 workers killed in the latest controversy to hit the sector. Their exhibition Fast Fashion: the dark side of

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What fabrics and clothes are we recycling?

Recycling Clothing Ecoture brand manager Caitlan Clark claims less than half of clothing collection bins belong to legitimate charity recyclers. Ecoture, an ethical and sustainable fashion platform, has launched a ‘Waste not, Want not’ campaign aimed at tackling textile waste. In discussing the venture, Clark claimed she was “shocked” to discover a dark underbelly in

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Mother’s Day

Silk Clothing for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to spoil your mother or yourself with Silk. Either as silk clothing or silk accessories such as silk pillowcases or silk eyemasks. Silk is a fibre, a protein like your skin that when made up into garments is something that makes a person feel very special and less likely

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Storm in a DD cup. Does sizing matter?

I recently read in the latest June edition of Ragtrader, a fashion industry magazine, where editor Tracy Porter highlighted the issues consumers have with sizing in the clothing industry. Some manufacturer’s even have different sizing amongst their own labels. It is hoped that the federal government will soon introduce a voluntary national sizing standard and

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Silk Pillowcases

Silk Pillowcases - Simply Silk and Bambootoo

I think we already know most of the features and benefits of wearing silk clothing next to our skin, but recently I have heard several anecdotal stories about the benefits of using silk pillowcases and eye masks. I decided to invest in some myself and have had amazing feedback from several sources. Older women have

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