If no one in Australia bought a single-use coffee cup today and instead used a reusable cup, we’d save 2.7 million cups today alone. 70 million barrels of non-renewable oil are used every year to make the world’s consumption of polyester fabric, and 60% of all fashion bought is made from it.
I love the sound of bangles chiming together on my wrist. I love wearing four rings on one hand or stacking three different rings on one finger. I love dangly earrings and tribal-inspired adornments, and it's why I fell in love with Meg Watson and her jewellery.
In 2016, I spent $6500 on fashion. In 2017, I bought only Australian-made clothes. In 2018, I spent $9 on a pre-loved outfit, but otherwise, bought no new clothes. Yep, I tried the minimalist thing and bought nothing for 365 days.
This entire outfit has made by a woman who I’ve known for more than half a decade. She has children, she is passionate, she is incredibly talented, and she has never swayed from her values, remaining ethical and Australian made.
Values are what make us human. Values are what connect us, but they’re also what separates us. I value ethics and sustainability, and Burberry values their ‘reputation’, which is why they burn their end of season stock.
We all tend to make New Year’s resolutions, but what about new month resolutions? Sticking to one goal for a whole year can be hard, and let’s be honest, it’s pretty easy to fall off the wagon every now and again.