Australia

Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

David Day, an artist from North Queensland, has transformed thousands of discarded flip-flops into a life-size tidal wave. The sculpture, which Day describes as a testament to the…

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Aarli: Upcycled Streetwear That Promotes Australia's Indigenous People

LOCAL COLOR Besides nurturing Aboriginal talent, Aarli also uses only indigenous models in its campaigns. By doing this, Cowlishaw says she hopes to not only preserve and promote the…

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Too-Tight Skinny Jeans Could Cause Nerve Damage, Warn Doctors

Photo by Shutterstock Skinny-jean lovers beware: Wearing too-tight trousers could make you fall head over heels—literally. A 35-year-old Australian woman was hospitalized for four…

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Gehrich's Aussie-Made Outerwear Flaunts Sustainability, Timeless Style

Engrained in Melbourne-based outerwear design house Gehrich’s ethos are two simple values: timeless style and quality over quantity. Focused on a “considered” design approach,…

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Injured Koalas Need Your DIY Mittens to Treat Their Burned Paws

Know your way around a sewing needle? The koalas of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales need your help. After recent bushfires ravaged acres of the marsupials’…

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"Shark-Deterrent" Wetsuits Promise to Keep Surfers, Divers Safe

Want to live every day like it’s Shark Week? Scientists in Australia have created what they’re dubbing the world’s first shark-deterrent wetsuit. A collaboration…

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Green Embassy: Artisanal Eco-Fashion, 100 Percent Made in Australia

Organic label Green Embassy bring together ecological and ethical issues through fashion, insuring that the cloth is responsibly produced, using only organic Alpaca fibre and Merino…

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PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has obtained graphic hidden-camera footage that indicates widespread animal abuse in sheep farms across Australia and…

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that…

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Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

Imogen Anthony’s new bikini is anything but- the model marched down the runway at Bondi Bather’s fashion week show in nothing more than strategically placed sand. Designed by…

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Australia Revokes 18-Year-Old Anti-Sweatshop Program

Photo by Shutterstock Australia’s federal government is withdrawing its support from a longstanding program that protects the country’s garment workers from sweatshop…

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Corr Blimey Creates Low-Waste Clothing, Designed to be Repurposed

Canberra, Australia is a city fortunate to claim designers Lousia de Smet and Steven Wright as its own. As the founders of Corr Blimey, the duo have been electrifying the fashion scene…

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90 Percent of Australia's Fashion Retailers Are Profiting From Child Labor

Photo by Lizette Potgieter/Shutterstock The first Australian Fashion Report was launched this week by Baptist World Aid in order to assess the practices of 40 companies owning 128…

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Kowtow's "Silent Space" Collection Borrows From Japanese Architecture

Inspired by the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, this stylish collection from Kowtow echos forms of simplicity and beauty. The collection is aptly named The Silent Space, a zone…

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ALAS: Australian All-Organic Sleepwear That Soothes Both Body, Mind

DUSK RHYTHMS Dircks and Elkin, who boast extensive backgrounds in textile and fashion design in Australia and the United Kingdom, glean their inspiration from the beauty of the great…

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Aussie Bride Creates Wedding Gown From 10,000 Recycled Bread-Bag Clips

Stephanie Watson’s wedding gown has something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue covered. The recent bride’s multicolored dress was made of 10,000 bread tags…

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Australian Designer Turns Salvaged Paintings Into Sci-Fi-Inspired Jackets

SALVAGED CHIC Appropriately, Pezzano named his collection “Apparition.” “I like that the fabric was found and has a unique history, that [the jackets] are one-off,…

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Scrubba's Pocket-Size Laundry Bag is World's Smallest Washing Machine

Whether you are traveling with dirty clothes or living in an area without access to electricity, laundry can go from being a chore to a monumental task. Perfect for small loads, the…

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