• The Conundrum of Shopping Local: Australian-Made or Australian-Owned?

    The Conundrum of Shopping Local: Australian-Made or Australian-Owned?

    by Mike-Dave AyeniSustainable Fashion Writer According to statistics from the United Nations trade data, only 4% of clothing sold in Australia was made domestically until this year. It is no secret that most Australian sustainable fashion brands do not manufacture their products locally - or more accurately, can not. The cost of local production is way more expensive than these small brands can afford...
  • Is ethical and sustainable footwear an unattainable goal?

    Is ethical and sustainable footwear an unattainable goal?

    Written by Zenda NelSustainability Fashion Writer   While there has been a global outcry in response to the fashion industry’s colossal impact on the environment, the shoe industry has been flying quietly below the radar. Prominent clothing brands have made commitments to more sustainable and ethical practices, but is the footwear industry following the same trends? According to a study by the environmental sustainability...
  • Hemp Clothing: Trend or Real Value?

    Hemp Clothing: Trend or Real Value?

    by Mike-Dave AyeniSustainable Fashion Writer Although this interesting fabric has been around for millennia, hemp clothing is becoming a rising trend in fabric choice for sustainable fashion. Currently, it has become the major raw material used in the manufacturing of thousands of products.  Considering the controversy following the use of the plant for its psychoactive properties, it is understandable that questions have arisen about...
  • BEHIND THE LABEL: DREWS CLOTHING

    BEHIND THE LABEL: DREWS CLOTHING

    What's you brand all about? Drews clothing is a men’s swimwear brand located in Melbourne producing high quality and stylish designs to get guys to go from beach to bar with no hassle at all. Where are you based?  Melbourne  When did you start your label, and why? In 2019. Drews was a random idea that came to life, by the pool, in Vegas...
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