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Ethics shouldn’t have to get in the way of style. We went on a hunt for some sweet sneakers that look good + will make you feel even better.

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3 Spring Fashun Picks

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by: Simone, 05 Sep 2014.

Posted in: Fashion

Spring is a coming. Dust off your shorts and get the legs out with these spring picks that won’t break your bank or the environment.

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Wear it with Pride

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by: Simone, 05 Sep 2014.

Posted in: Fashion

“I was thinking about what I was going to wear for fashion week, as everyone who’s going to fashion week does, and I thought I should wear something that makes a difference.”

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Taking shorter showers, using less electricity, eating less meat and dairy.-there's lots of little things you can do to reduce the impacts of Climate Change. Read on as Kate Roff suggests 5 small ways to make a big difference on the climate change scene...

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Cast your mind back, dear reader, to Part 2 of this Upcycle series, you might remember that I bought a really rad Spiderman pillowcase for only $2 from an op shop. Now I know what you're thinking; why on earth would you want spend what could almost buy you coffee on such a thing? Well, it's not for sleeping purposes - although I'm sure it'd give you some sweet dreams. No, in the interests of ethical fashion and nifty planet savin; craftiness I'm going to show you how to turn this pillowcase into super cool little skirt.

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Sometimes, some things are better left unsaid. You don’t want your partner in crime giving you the low down on what is exactly in your burger as you take that first glorious bight during a midnight Maccas run. And what about watching a life-affirming sunset over the beach while your lover starts ranting about a gross sewage plant flowing out onto the next bay (“no, I don’t wanna check it out right now”). Sometimes, though, it’s necessary to take a closer look. From the cradle to the grave, Lucy goes on a sobering but hilarious investigation of everyone's favourite little accessory: the smartphone.

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Cheap + Dirty: The Wrap

by: Catherine C, 19 May 2014.

Posted in: Fashion

Ethical fashion is no longer all hemp and hippie pants; in fact there are some incredible ethical designers creating clothing that doesn’t compromise at all on style and affordability. Check out our Cheap and Dirty wrap-up and see what happened when 3things brought together 60 designers, bloggers, instagrammers and artists to talk about using their place within the industry to push ethics and sustainability forward into mainstream fashion.

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It's Ethical Fashion Season at 3things, and this week marks the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse and Fashion Revolution's Inside Out day. So I though it was high time I asked a couple of friends (and myself!) one simple question: Do you think about the people who make your clothes when you buy them?

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We're talking fashion and creating a global movement to turn the industry upside down and inside out. To expose its falls, broken kinks and defunct systems that is more concerned about the dollar amount than the wellbeing of its workers and the state of the environment. But most all, we're talking about sustainability. A lifestyle and way of thinking that honours social and environmental values first and foremost. I talk with fashion boutique 69b from Hackney in East London on what is means to be ethical and sustainable in an industry which thrives on competitiveness, greed and power plays.

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So Ethical Fashion Month has well and truly kicked off over here at 3things (yay so exciting!), and so we thought it would fun to inject your week with some inspirational goodness! From biologically farmed compostable fabrics, to travelling with only one week's worth of undies, Tegan has managed to collect some truly incredible talks by people who are approaching fashion from completely different and totally fabulous angles.

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