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Melbourne, an Op-Shopper’s dream

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Over the past 10 years op-shopping has changed, which I guess is to be expected, I mean 10 years in human years is kind of a longish time. The term Op shop is short for ‘Opportunity Shop’ so basically an op-shop is a shop that provides opportunity to those who have less money to spend on clothing and are usually run by charities to help those in need. As a child there was a certain […]

Everything you need to know about the leather industry

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Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals and tans their skins and hides to create leather. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Whether you’re a vegetarian/vegan or not, that stat is disturbing. But if you know anything about factory farming, it’s really not that surprising. I use to justify buying leather because like many people I have spoken to, we just assume leather is a by product from […]

What goes around, comes around – The circular economy

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There are so many buzz words that circulate when we talk about ethical fashion, but one that has well and truly caught my attention is the ‘circular economy’. I was quite confused about what a circular economy meant when it came to fashion, but the more I learned about it, the more and more fascinated I have become. So what exactly is a circular economy? The Ellen Macarthur Foundation sums it up beautifully. “A circular […]

H&M Sustainable?

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Guilt. What a shitty feeling. More and more I feel guilt about being human in the western world. It was guilt that turned me into a vegetarian and it was guilt (among other things) that turned me into an avid op-shopper. I guess you could say that although a shitty feeling, guilt has its place in making change. Ok, I don’t want to get all ‘Dear Diary’ on your arse, but there are times that […]