THE MONTHLY EDIT.
Very exciting innovations are happening in the way of sustainable, animal-friendly fashion at the moment. Native Shoes has just released a plant-based, vegan sneaker that is zero-waste, biodegradable and compostable.
In an era where it’s (slowly) dawning on us all that single-use items are not sustainable, let’s consider the more environmentally friendly alternative to the everyday disposable tissue. Enter exhibit A: a delicately embroidered handkerchief made from Oeko Tex accredited pure linen.
Being a vegan in Melbourne is gloriously easy. Far from being served a salad with all the fun flavours removed, Melbourne offers a gourmet selection of super nutritious, delicious plant based meals. Whether it’s a 100% vegan or vegetarian venue or whether it’s just got a great variety of meals for both vegans and meat/fish eaters, these are the places I go to and totally recommend.
Crispily-crunchy oat streusel, made extra-delicious with new-season pecans, is held loftily high upon a richly-orange-coloured moist spiced muffin, with all the golden flavour of freshly roasted pumpkin, in these vegan refined-sugar-free muffins.
Filbert is a high-end vegan bag & accessories label, who craft beautiful pieces from luxurious vegan suede and soft vegan leather. With a mindfully made approach, all bags are made to a high standard so they have a luxurious hand feel and look.
Emma Håkansson is a model on a mission to help shape the fashion industry for the better.
She uses her profile to inspire positive action, now works exclusively with ethical and sustainable brands, and has just launched a production and consulting agency for do-good businesses.
Get to know Emma in our recent interview.
There really are some wonderful brands out there working to clean up the fashion industry, and to have a positive impact on the world.
Melbourne-based Bhumi certainly fit this bill. After witnessing firsthand the enormous amount of harm done to workers and the environment in fast fashion and textile supply chains, the founders were inspired to create a brand that does things better.
Now, they want you be a part of their story.