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My beautiful friends Alice and Louise, from Sinerji, an Australian ethical and sustainable fashion label, recently spoke at a TedX event. They shared what profit and loss mean to them and showed us some of the things that happen behind closed doors in the fashion industry. It is eye-opening, but in a simple and elegant way. If you have a moment, I highly recommend watching it.Read More
Have you ever felt a bit icky about taking time out for yourself? As though you are being too selfish by focusing on you when you should be focusing solely on the needs of your family, friends, dog, cat, world, etc?
Well I get the feeling that most of us have felt like this in one way or another and I am no different. It wasn’t until I was faced with ill health that I realized the importance of self-love and nourishing our own body, mind and spirit. But now that I am healthy and full of beans again, I’ve noticed that the same old habits and thought patterns try to creep back in.Read More
As I head off to Brisbane today to speak at a Self-Love and Sisterhood event with some gorgeous girls, I thought that this article I wrote for my eco-style column in the ‘Oneness’ issue of Holistic Bliss would be fitting. Taking care with our fashion choices is a reflection like any other on how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Lots of Love, Amanda xx
At first glance, it can seem that style and beauty are a far cry from oneness. Fashion can seem indulgent and frivolous but fundamentally it is about being clothed. We all have to do this and whether we realise it or not, what we wear becomes an expression of who we are, the person that we want to be and our values.Read More
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK recently teamed up with celebrity designers and socialites Sadie Frost and Meg Mathews to launch their first Vegan Fashion Awards. Honouring some of the best cruelty-free fashion on the market, the Vegan Fashion Awards celebrated creations by iconic designers such as Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood.Read More
Over the past 20 years, the importance of reducing carbon footprints and leading an ecologically friendly lifestyle has come into sharp focus. The damage that has been done by excess waste, unnecessary energy consumption and the use of dangerous chemicals has been repeatedly brought to light by scientists. Although many people understand the importance of seeking out ecologically friendly lifestyle changes, some are left in the dark about exactly what they can change about their lifestyle to reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to a healthier planet. The good news is, some of the changes are extremely simple and can even save money for the average homeowner. One great place to start making ecologically friendly lifestyle changes is in the kitchen.Read More