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By day, Paolo Castro is a physiotherapist, but by night, he is a designer, a businessman, an artist and an entrepreneur.

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You’ve got two days to pop into the Sarah Conners and Kholo pop-up, and it’s worth the drive to Hawthorn East.

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April, Aaron and Declan are passionate about sustainability. Driven by their combined entrepreneurial spirit and desire to combat fast fashion, the team's business launch couldn’t come at a better time.

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The Melbourne made Radical Yes capsule features two pairs of ‘Cosmic Wonder’ sandals, both handcrafted in Abbotsford, and they’re consistent with the brand's mission to minimise waste and push boundaries with one silhouette. 

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Every woman needs a good lipstick, a signature scent, and respect for her body, and that means being prepared.

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The silly season is upon us and festivities are in full swing. Not only are we exposed to the summer sun, but also the celebratory lifestyle with Christmas party after Christmas party and the annual New Year’s salute. 

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MOGA Founder and Creative Director, Azahn Munas, has designed the scarf to represent much more than the modern Christmas we’ve all come to know that over-emphasises spending and gift-giving.

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Instead of shopping and buying mindless throwaway stuff, get personal with your gift giving this year; frame some pictures, try your hand at painting, scrapbook some memories, or start baking.

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We make 400 billion square meters of textiles every single year. 60 billion square meters of that ends up as waste on the cutting room floor, heading straight into landfill.

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I am a fashion blogger, a magazine editor, an avid clothes lover and an advocate for the Australian creative industry, but first and foremost, I am a conscious consumer.

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The first floatation tank was designed in 1954 and used for studies on sensory deprivation. Now, floatation therapy is quickly becoming the preferred way to unplug, switch off, reduce stress, and relieve pain.

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Inspired by environmental activism in the hopes of eliminating this kind of clothing waste, Kangan fashion students embraced the challenge of beautifying unsalable second-hand Red Cross clothing for their annual Rags To Runway showcase.  

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In the case of Jacky Stickler and Lauren Malone, the meeting of their two minds has delivered a collaborative limited-edition outfit that highlights their shared values.

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Katie-Ann Houghton is a nationally recognised glass artist. She’s worked alongside some of the industry’s most renowned both locally and internationally, and three of her pieces are part of Australia’s National Glass Art Collection.

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MOGA unabashedly supports marriage equality in Australia, as does The Fashion Advocate, and their adoration for the LGBTIQ community is strong.

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Spring is one of my favourite seasons. The sun comes out, the days are a little longer, fresh flowers are aplenty and the layers come off.

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‘The Three M’s’ are easy to understand and remember, and when you stop to think about it, it all makes sense. Where a garment is MADE, what MATERIALS it's made from and how MUCH it costs, will answer any questions you have about ethics and sustainability.

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I recently featured in the Herald Sun and my hero image aptly sums up how excited I was. I share news and interviews with Australian brands through The Fashion Advocate blog on a weekly basis, but it's not often the tables are turned and I get the opportunity to share mine.

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We aren’t a nation of Size 6 blue-eyed blondes; we’re a nation of different sizes, different ethnicities and different ages, and the media we see and hear should reflect that.

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Sticks + Stone is not your average fashion label; in a world where fast fashion and petrochemical fabrics are the norm, Jacky Stickler cuts through the crap, delivering an ethical and sustainable label with a conscious.

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In our competitive and fast-paced industry, a great design alone doesn’t cut it anymore, and for success and longevity in fashion, the formula is simple: guts, hard work, and a serious business strategy.

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I believe every woman deserves to own one high quality, handcrafted, sustainably dyed and ethically sourced leather garment – if she wants to.

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I’m a thrift shopper from way back. Growing up in a small country town meant little shopping diversity, so I would trawl my local op shops for vintage treasures and unique finds.

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Melbourne may not have cottoned on yet, but Spring has officially arrived and the sun baby within me is ready to shed some layers.

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