Did you know? On average, Aussies buy 56 items of new clothing per year. Most of which is made of non-sustainable material. Meanwhile, more than 200,000 tonnes of clothing and textiles will end up in landfill. Yes, fast fashion is doing a number on the planet, but there are a number of ways we can all help reduce the world’s textile trash pile. From repair bonuses and take-back schemes to upcycling and circular economies, sustainable fashion expert Clare Press gets us dressed for eco success.
More highlights in our edition:
- Writer and crafter Yen-Rong Wong on the “unravelling” movement – taking old knits and giving them a second life.
- Writer Aimee Knight on the power of dopamine dressing.
- Photographer Farbrice Monteiro turns trash into textiles for his series The Prophecy, which highlights the impact of waste on our planet.
- MasterChef favourite Poh Ling Yeow talks religion, cooking and 90210 in her Letter to My Younger Self.
- Wes Anderson regulars Adrien Brody and Bryan Cranston take us down to Asteroid City, a new cinematic treat from the quirky king of the silver screen.
- Sharp spikes, flashing lights, wayward sprinklers: hostile architecture restricts how public space is used by all of us. We talk to grassroots groups who are trying to outlaw this design trend that targets the most vulnerable in our community.
- Writer Shannon McKeogh on creating a dog park collective.
- Kids author and illustrator Jon Klassen tells us about his love of folktales and spookiness – and his new book The Skull.
- Plus, in Tastes Like Home, The Great Australian Bake Off’s Darren Purchese shares his recipe for Lamingtons!