Journal

Our journal is the place you’ll read ethical and sustainable focused thought pieces, meet the founders behind the epic companies featured in our Ethical Brand Directory, and hear from the Movers & Shakers who are shaking their industries up for the better.

Oh, and did we mention the best things about this journal are you can read it without stealing it from your sister’s bedroom, and there’s actually some useful stuff inside?  

Have a flick through. You’re actually allowed to.

Tessa Carroll will get your creative juices flowing with her company, Ahimsa Collective.

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Tessa Carroll will get your creative juices flowing with her company, Ahimsa Collective.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s annoyingly hard to find plastic-free vegan alternatives on the ethical and sustainable market. Tessa thought this also, so she created vegan products for Ahimsa Collective from vegan leather containing no plastic whatsoever. Tessa's a yogi, a coffee enthusiast, and she also mentions two of our favourite companies as her Movers & Shakers to watch.

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Umberto and his company Yatay are trying to bridge the gap between Italian designer and ethical.

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Umberto and his company Yatay are trying to bridge the gap between Italian designer and ethical.

Umberto and his brother wanted to change the way in which sneakers were made for the better, so they started Yatay with a goal of prioritising not only ethical and sustainable practices, but also to prove luxury does not have to compromise people or the planet. Umberto’s most valued piece of advice, “don’t give up what you want most for what you want now”, is something we wholeheartedly agree with.

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We sat down with Joel Cooper, to talk ethics, his family, and the beautiful story behind his company’s name: Frank & Dollys.

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We sat down with Joel Cooper, to talk ethics, his family, and the beautiful story behind his company’s name: Frank & Dollys.

Joel’s wife, Rachel, actually started Frank & Dolly’s after holding a lifelong appreciation of and passion for fabrics, op-shopping, and crafting. Joel, a former Oxfam employee, later joined his wife on her creative endeavour. The two always had a profound amount of respect for ethical production and sustainable practices, so they naturally implemented this into their own business. Is this a match made in heaven or what?

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What can the power of a friendship between two ethically driven, like-minded people do? Duffle & Co; that’s what.

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What can the power of a friendship between two ethically driven, like-minded people do? Duffle & Co; that’s what.

After both travelling to India and meeting the incredibly talented artisans competing against sweatshops and factories, Kai and Danny decided to do their part in supporting them and the traditional ways in which they were crafting garments. That’s how Duffle & Co came to be. Now with a bit more experience under their belt, they’re trying to tackle this issue in a few different countries.

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Phoebe Yu couldn’t find a bedding fabric she liked, so she decided to create one herself.

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Phoebe Yu couldn’t find a bedding fabric she liked, so she decided to create one herself.

Phobe Yu was already well aware of the happenings within the textile industry, though she realised there was a massive gap between affordable and high-quality ethical and sustainable bedding. From here Ettitude came to life, and so too did the world's first 100% organic bamboo lyocell.

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We speak to Nicki, the less furry half of the milo+nicki team.

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We speak to Nicki, the less furry half of the milo+nicki team.

The foundation of milo+nicki was built on rock bottom - after a few health scares from both herself and her best friend Milo, Nicki decided to channel this negativity into something incredibly beautiful. Entrepreneurship is no easy feat for anybody, but thanks to adaption, growth and, of course, her little friend Milo, Nicki pulled through and has a thriving, ethically-minded fashion brand to show for it.

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Eric Phu had a simple idea, and that simple idea became Citizen Wolf.

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Eric Phu had a simple idea, and that simple idea became Citizen Wolf.

Eric's words will make you want to become a citizen of this particular community - pun definitely intended. Eric Phu saw a gap in the market for tailor-made everyday clothing, and as the co-founder of Citizen Wolf, he decided to do something about it.

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Meet Suzie, the beating heart of Velvet Heartbeat.

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Meet Suzie, the beating heart of Velvet Heartbeat.

Meet Suzie, the beating heart of Velvet Heartbeat. When Suzie couldn’t find high quality, cruelty-free products, she decided to make them herself, and voila; Velvet Heartbeat was born. Since that day in 2017, and with a little help from some very strong cups of coffee, Suzie has been designing and creating vegan goodies from her house in New Zealand.

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Meet Tony and Tracy, the geniuses behind New Zealand grown Au Natural Skinfood.

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Meet Tony and Tracy, the geniuses behind New Zealand grown Au Natural Skinfood.

Tony and Tracy created the Au Natural Skinfood range with the consumer and the environment in mind. Not only was this dynamic duo extremely aware of the nasties that hide in the conventional skincare products so readily available on the market but also of the devastating effects plastic pollution has on our planet. So, they decided to do things a bit differently.

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Tarj Marvi started out creating skincare products to help with her post-partum melasma. She’s now made a business out of it.

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Tarj Marvi started out creating skincare products to help with her post-partum melasma. She’s now made a business out of it.

What originated from a self-made remedy for severe post-partum melasma developed into a line of products that are not harmful for the environment or for the consumer. She’s completely dedicated to her Australian-made, toxic-free, certified organic range, and she’s also just total mum goals.

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