What was it that made you conscious of eco/ethical fashion?
Watching the documentary 'The True Cost' had a huge impact on me, and after that I started reading blogs and books about what's truly happening in the fashion industry.
For a beginner, your top 3 tips to shopping ethically...
1. Ask the tough questions, like 'who made my clothes?' and try to support labels that are transparent about their production cycle.
2. Host a clothing swap with your friends.
3. Rummage, thrift, eBay, buy-sell-swap groups on Facebook, raid your Nanna's closet - enjoy the challenge!
Your favourite eco fabric to wear...
Eco fabric is a tricky term as all fabrics have environmental pros and cons, however as a Queenslander I love to wear natural fibres like silk and cotton.
Suggested reading... The Minimalists
Suggested viewing... The True Cost
In the shower I keep...
Thank You Peppermint body wash, R+C Shampoo and Conditioner (vegan, cruelty free, paraban & sulphate free)
On my bedside table...
Peppermint magazine and a fresh glass of water. Always.
Learning Italian in preparation for my upcoming four month study trip to Milan.
Once a month I… Eat a Happy Meal.
In fashion, are you a minimalist or maximist and why?
I'm a minimalist in that I don't bring clothes into my life that I don't see sticking around with me for a long time, or that I'll be able to sew and turn into something new or take to my next clothing swap event.
Top tip to go plastic free/latest habit you've made/changed to go plastic free...
I purchased a KeepCup from my workplace (Biome) and haven't looked back! Plus I've saved money every time I've bought a coffee too, as my local place offers discounts for reusable cup users.
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