This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. Fur is a hot topic at the moment. Gucci and Michael Kors have scrapped it from future collections and online retailers are pulling the plug. Authentic fur wearers are heckled and harassed while faux lovers embrace the comfort of cruelty-free clothing. But for those of us looking… Continue reading Does Faux Fur Live Up to the Sustainable Hype?
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. And why ‘Made in China’ doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We’ve all heard the reports regarding China’s horror pollution; daily air contamination readings are frequently concerning for citizen health. While facts are often dire, China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change last year… Continue reading How We Could All Learn a Thing or Two From China’s Approach to Sustainable Fashion
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis, edited by Clare Press. Adidas is making a name for itself as a self-aware, convention-challenging label. Following the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a new collab is set to launch which, on purpose or otherwise, poses a poignant question to our consumerist society: Have we reached peak instant… Continue reading the slow sneakers everybody’s talking about.
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis. The age old saying “one’s trash is another's treasure” is becoming increasingly applicable in fashion today. Upcycling, the process of converting old, used or waste materials into something new and useful, is a technique growing in momentum and interest - whether it’s a well-worn pair of denim jeans,… Continue reading these new gen designers are making upcycling chic.
This piece was written for The Ladies Network. Periods. They are a bloody inconvenience, aren’t they? Sorry. We spend so long as young girls growing up, waiting, wishing, for that day we would dash to the toilet and see that faint little mark lining our underwear: the apparent “beginning of womanhood”; the “rose-petal stain” so… Continue reading the menstrual cup: a lesson in appreciating my own experience of womanhood.
This piece was written for VAMFF. It’s the unique intricacies and quirks that make us wholly who we are. Without these, we are not ourselves; we do not truly live the life set out for us. So it was that Kate V M Sylvester unintentionally discovered her craft. What was once a high school habit… Continue reading the report: wear me.
This piece was written for The Ladies Network. Marie Kondo entered the scene and changed the future of our homes, our belongings, and subsequently, the op shop. In teaching us, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart, then take the plunge and discard all the rest,” you can imagine countless women lugging old,… Continue reading the op shop allure: friend or foe? | The Ladies Network