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Up-cycling threads and turning heads on the catwalk

In Business and Environment, Eco Fashion, Products and Services by Living Now0 Comments

Inspired by ‘anything and everything’, Australian eco fashion designer Rachael Cassar creates textural garments using second-hand materials, designed with a customer who has ‘a creative spirit and values the different’ in mind. Since launching her namesake label back in 2007, a mere four months after graduating from the University of …

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Clothes with a conscience

In Business and Environment, Eco Fashion, Products and Services, Environment, Ethical and Eco Agriculture by Martin Oliver0 Comments

With the arrival of modern capitalism, fashion has become the force driving the scale of the clothing industry. Between 1990 and 2005, global textile production increased by 50%, while global population rose by 23% during the same period. Colours that are ‘in’ one season are ‘out’ the next, and clothes …

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Where to invest your money for maximum effect and security

In Business and Environment, Community and Relationship, Eco Fashion, Products and Services by Living Now0 Comments

Across the country, environmentally aware people are recycling their waste, making local trips by push bike, and buying organic food. In many cases, however, their money may be supporting activities that are at odds with their personal values. While investment decisions are often made on purely financial grounds, there is …