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THE LATEST — Sustainable

53 million tonnes of clothing will be produced this year and 87% of it will be landfilled or be incinerated. It’s a fact that we cannot ignore any longer; what are we doing about it? 

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Instead of just quitting fashion, I’m trying to change it. I embrace sustainability. I empower people who are designing for positive change. I advocate for transparency. I am socially responsible.

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Let’s celebrate those who stand up against modern slave labour, and support the independent Australian designers who put people before profit.

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Over the past five years, the fashion industry has woken up. For Sarah Garrett-Hodoniczky though, sustainable fashion is something she’s spent the last 15 years advocating for. 

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To combat the environmental issues we face as an online retailer, we’re taking responsibility for our packaging, and within the next six months, The Fashion Advocate will be an entirely plastic-free e-commerce retailer.

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As a community, we take responsibility for the impact that our industry has on people and the planet and our designers are at the forefront of the revolution.

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Faye De Lanty is an advocate for sustainable fashion, a thrift-shop stylist, and a passionate environmentalist.

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Last Thursday night, six industry professionals opened a can of worms at the GFX Sustainability Panel and addressed the issues we face as an industry around sustainability, collaboration, human rights, market shifts and global competition.

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This is not about trends, this is not about who’s wearing what, this is about sustainability, and if you’re not up with it, you need to be.

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Camille Reed has seen every side of the rag trade and now, she's determined to change it for the better with her inaugural event, The Australian Circular Fashion Conference.

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While the process might be emotional and awkward, there's generally a good reason why people breakup, and there's a good reason why you should breakup with fast fashion too.

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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.

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Anne describes her products as a ‘holiday for your skin’, and she’s not wrong; with naturally derived ingredients like flower oils, olive oil and citrus oil, among other organic and vegan-friendly ingredients, Seven Islands Skincare heals like a two week holiday in the Mediterranean.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lois McGruer-Fraser is humble, unassuming, and quiet, and in a room full of people at her own events, she walks amidst the crowd as if she were a guest.

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