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Harlow is a fashion label that ticks all the boxes. It is sustainable, Australian owned and made, size-inclusive, ethical and accessible.

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Leanne is one of those people who see the bigger picture, and while Burnt Country may be a small little hand-dying business, her impact is big.

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Urban Brew coffee pods are biodegradable, and each one of these bad boys takes the same time as an orange peel to break down in landfill.

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Creative Cubes is not just a co-working space. It’s a community of like-minded businesses, startups and entrepreneurs elevating each other to success.

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I’m big on sustainable business, and that means building your business blocks when you can afford it, or leaping at a fantastic opportunity when it presents itself.

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Ethical fashion is about the people behind it, the intent and the impact of it, and it's the kind of fashion you want to be involved in.

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In the 90s, we were blonde and skinny bombshells. Today, we are empowered, diverse and determined – and none of that has anything to do with what we look like.

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Sasha Morello is the founder and CEO of The Clean Skin Movement, a skincare range made from superfoods rather than synthetic ingredients, and she stands by her belief that health and happiness can go hand in hand.

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Now that Melbourne’s last artisan pleater is threatened, it’s clear the Australian fashion manufacturing industry is feeling the pinch.

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The Raisin Dit It now in its fifteenth year of operation, but it’s been a unique slow fashion label with a vintage-inspired twist from the very beginning.

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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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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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When most of us are sleepily tapping the snooze button for the fourth time, Chris Archer has already completed his daily 5km ride and wrapped up his first Pilates class for the day, and it’s a routine he follows all week.

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From model to entrepreneur to CEO and Founder of a tech company, Taryn Williams is not your average business owner.

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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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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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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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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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Chilly Melbourne days are best spent rummaging through racks from store to store, and Penny Lane is one of Brunswick’s most beloved destinations to do exactly that

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Melbourne is the city of plenty, with incredible coffee shops on every second corner, local labels and hidden gems in warehouses and basements, and it’s home to some of the most revered restaurants in the country.

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Luxe Deluxe Stripe Sweater, POL Ribbed Knit, Shona Joy Midi Pencil Skirt, Luxe Deluxe Coat, Luxe Deluxe Cardigan, French Connection Felt Fedora, The Fifth Label Helicopter Coat, OnceWas Viscose Crepe Pants, Zoe Wittner Ankle Boots, OnceWas Bomber Jacket and Zara Over the Knee Boots.

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I recently caught up with Shelly Gow, Kinki Gerlinki head designer, in her Brunswick based studio as her team prepared for an upcoming shoot.

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