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I didn't really think about this when I started the shop, but somehow I have found out we have turned into a bit of a space for body positivity for some of our customers. I hope this is true, that everyone who comes in here and tries on clothes feels safe and comfortable here. Although of course I have moments of lacking when it comes to my body image, and I wanted to share a story about this. So, I had one such moment this morning when I looked at my bottom in the mirror in a pair of lace...

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Sustainability Begets Sustainability: How I realised that the only way to live the sustainable, ethical life I wanted was to live a personally sustainable life.

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Sustainability Begets Sustainability: How I realised that the only way to live the sustainable, ethical life I wanted was to live a personally sustainable life.

So, this thinking all came about because I was thinking what to post on Instagram today. Basically I like to be honest with you all in my social media use because I believe it is essential in life to be honest, to reveal your true self, that is the only path to self-acceptance and appreciation; but at the same time there are other people in my life who don't wish to be fully revealed, so sometimes it's hard to balance the two. But today I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and down on life... So, I decided to share an image of...

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World Environment Day... my plastic nemesis.

World Environment Day... my plastic nemesis.

Yesterday was World Environment Day and the theme for this year was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.  And plastic is my nemesis. I think we have all known for a long time how bad plastic is for the planet. Just a cursory look at some of the World Environment Day articles and shocking statistics just lurch out of the page – every year globally we use around 5 trillion plastic bags; each Australian uses around 200 plastic bags per year; we use a plastic bag for around 12 minutes and then it takes around 500 years to break down… and that’s just the...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2018: My Granny the Revolutionary

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Fashion Revolution Week 2018: My Granny the Revolutionary

Today, as my next blog post for Fashion Revolution Week I want to tell you about my grandmother. Granny Allison was one of the great loves of my life, she was wondrous in so many ways, and here is a story of something truly wonderful she unknowingly taught me that is ringing so loudly in my head right now, and shaping my life. I first want to tell you how the idea for this post came about. It was during a conversation I was having with someone during which this person said ‘I just can’t afford ethical fashion’ and I...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2018: Getting better at Conscious Consumption.

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Fashion Revolution Week 2018: Getting better at Conscious Consumption.

Hello Darling Loves, it's been a fair while between blog posts but we have just headed into Fashion Revolution Week 2018 and so it was time for me to get writing again and join this conversation. At Brown's we are all about local, ethical and handmade goods, everything that comes into the store I either know the maker personally, or if it's a designer who makes overseas I am very thorough in asking questions about who is making the products, under what conditions and what materials they use. Now, there are of course I am imperfect, and some items I know where the...

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