Palm oil. Blamed for deforestation and the destruction of natural habitats, it has certainly earned itself a name as the bogeyman of sustainable farming. But is it the worst option out there? And how can we, as consumers, change things for the better? Continue Reading
As we hear about unethical practices in the wool industry and the huge environmental toll associated with cashmere, you might think those days of getting cosy in a luxuriously soft and fluffy jumper were gone. And then in walks the alpaca to steal our hearts and our wardrobe space!
Winter is here, and we’re on the hunt for stylish, ethical boots to keep us warm and dry. We know that several things are essential for winter boots: comfort, warmth, sustainability and waterproofing.
But with so many options available, where to start? Do you get classic black knee-highs or sunny yellow gumboots? And what about the material? Should you go for leather, which is stylish and durable but takes a toll on the environment and animals, or should you choose synthetic materials some of which can also pollute the planet?
We’ve put together a list of our favourite brands to protect your toes from the elements. With a variety of companies that focus on different issues, you’ll definitely find something to stop you from getting cold feet this winter!
As winter approaches it’s time to pull out your favourite socks, scarves and gloves to get nice and cozy. We all know the drill: great knitwear needs to be warm, snug, stylish and silky soft. In order to achieve this end, a lot of designers turn to angora for the super soft warmness we all know and love. At Good On You, we love a warm jumper as much as the next person. But is all angora created equally?
If you’re becoming aware of your ‘leather footprint’, but not sure you want to give leather the boot, you’re in luck; ethical leather is on the rise as a serious sartorial alternative. Innovators and fashion designers are making lust-worthy products, with much less harm to the environment and animals.
So long, dry winter lips! It’s time to celebrate the coming of spring with some sunny-weather lipsticks. If you’re not sure which brands are better for people, the planet, and animals, we’ve done the research for you! Read on to discover some of our favourite cruelty-free lipsticks for the spring season.
Ancient rainforest, peat swamps, alpine shrubland and limestone caves – Borneo, Indonesia seems like a world away.
The reality is, however, that our consumer habits right here in Australia are impacting hugely on this island and its inhabitants – including orangutans, the Malay term meaning “people of the forest”.
Scrambled, fried, poached or hard-boiled, no matter how you like them it’s sunny side up for egg lovers this week! Last week sandwich giant Subway Australia announced on its Facebook page that it had made the switch to cage-free eggs and was “stoked” to have achieved its goal sooner than expected. Continue Reading
Updated 15 June 2016
Wool. It’s the perfect antidote to the freezing weather that’s been blasted across much of Australia this winter. But with complex supply chains, it’s hard to know how the sheep that provided the wool were treated.
Once upon a time it was difficult to get your hands on great cosmetics that weren’t tainted by animal testing. These days, however, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to ethical makeup. Here are our top picks that are fantastic for filling your makeup bag, and even better for our furry-friends.
The fashion industry is huge, and its impact on people, the planet and animals is just as huge. But consumers have the power to make sure that impact is a positive one. Every time you buy a piece of clothing, you are supporting the practices of the brand that made it. Ethical fashion is about educating yourself and making informed choices.