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What Is Your Colour Story?

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What Is Your Colour Story?

Colour speaks louder than words— it can not only brighten your home; it can brighten your life. Colour can transform a room—your mood, and even your well-being. Are you living life in colour—or living in neutral?According to author and interior designer Moll Anderson, understanding why we love and dislike certain colours is key to exploring our own personal colour story. Anderson says "I became interested in color when I discovered that it was not only a reflection of my mood, but my state of being. I looked around and saw I was living in black and white, and I realized...

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The Art of Smart Casual

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The Art of Smart Casual

You just received an invitation to an event or party, and in the dress code section it says "smart casual".  Smart casual is one of the most common, yet confusing dress codes which can put you on the back foot before the date has even arrived. Here are a few guidelines to help navigate "smart casual" and ensure you put your best foot forward:Tailored TROUSERS are a reliable go-to for when you're really lost on what to wear. Start with a pair of well-cut trousers and work the rest of your outfit around them. If you opt for denim make...

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Waging War On Textile & Clothing Waste

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Waging War On Textile & Clothing Waste

Australia's waste is growing at double the rate of our population. When it comes to fashion, a recent audit carried out by the City of Sydney revealed that six tonnes of textile and fashion waste are going to landfill in Australia every ten minutes. Let's learn how, together, we can all do something about it. So raid your wardrobe and tomorrow, Saturday 20 May, join ABC Radio Sydney's live broadcast of their inaugural War on Waste Clothes Swap in conjunction with The Clothing Exchange, Dress For Success, and the Australian Red Cross. Registration is at 8:45am sharp at ABC Ultimo...

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Who Made My Clothes?

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Who Made My Clothes?

The fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. "We love fashion, but we don't want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet" is the message from Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution's main campaign #whomademyclothes?, held this week coincides with the Rana Plaza factory collapse where 1138 people were killed and many more injured on April 24, 2013 in Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution uses this week to encourage millions of people to ask brands "Who made my clothes?",...

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In Celebration of The Egg

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In Celebration of The Egg

Easter/ˈiːstə/noun1. the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and held on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.OriginOld English ēastre ; of Germanic origin and related to German Ostern and east; perhaps from Ēastre, the name of a goddess associated with spring.
 The holiday of Easter has gradually become secularised, and for many it's the equivalent of a celebration of spring and good weather. The tradition of decorating eggs for Easter has been around since the 13th century, when early Christians stained eggs red in honour...

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