December 30, 2016

A busy person’s guide to better fashion choices

Like many people, when I heard about the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 and read about clashes in Cambodia between badly paid workers and security forces earlier this year, I became even more concerned about the impacts my fashion choices were having on the people making the clothes.

It’s time to give fleece a chance!

Australia and New Zealand are the top wool producers worldwide and really it is time to embrace wool and its amazing qualities as a fabric.

Life is on the line, clothes line that is!

Since their invention in the 1900s tumble driers have become the energy-guzzling bad boys of the home. We now favour ease and convenience over the natural drying ability of the elements – all at the expense of our planet, but there’s no excuse for using one if the weather is fair and you have outside […]

MyHoneyBees Thongs – Product Review

Australians love our thongs (sandals!). It is the must have footwear for Summer, Spring, Autumn and even Winter in the northern states. Now our iconic footwear can also help out and raise awareness of the plight of the honeybee.

Global Warming and Organic & Recycled Clothing

Buy organic clothing for the health of our planet; wear organic clothing for your health. The reality and perils of global warming have finally broken through the walls surrounding mainstream collective consciousness and have become hot news.

Imagine a fashion store where everything is free*…

Dream no more ladies – The Clothing Exchange is a National Swap Day! My Green Australia was lucky enough to have a chat with Juliette Anich from The Clothing Exchange to get the low down on the best swap meet ever! *free in the sense that you have to swap your clothes for new ones!

Hemp – The Wonder Plant?

In Australia, it is illegal to cultivate and use Marijuana but the plant itself does have some brilliant uses such as cleaning up the soil – it was actually used in 1998, Phytotech, along with Consolidated Growers and Processors (CGP) and the Ukraine’s Institute of Bast Crops, planted industrial hemp, Cannabis sp., for the purpose […]

Bamboo – wonder grass that’s not just for chopsticks!

We have just planted a large, clumping bamboo in a huge replica of the common or garden terra cotta pot by our neighbour’s fence. 

Dyeing to renovate your wardrobe.

It’s hard to look at tie-dyed clothes without taking a trip back in time – But fear not! There are other ways to dye and be fabulous too!

A green make-over on those formal clothes.

We have a family wedding coming up towards the end of the year and the suit I had made is way too big as I have lost weight (in a good way).  Too bad for that lovely silk suit I had hand tailored for me in Kuala Lumpur!