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Why Ethical Fashion?

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Why Ethical Fashion?

Why Ethical Fashion? Surveys and statistics show that in Australia alone more than 500,000 tons of clothes including textiles and leather is dumped and ends up in landfill every year. This problem is immensely contributing to pollution as many machine-made inorganic clothes are not biodegradable. Fast fashion focuses on low cost and easy to manufacture in order to change styles according to the newest trend, usually set by models and celebrities.  Polyester is one of the main fabrics that is used in the industry of fast fashion. When washing this material sheds small particles of plastic mix into the water...

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Ancient Printing Technique - Hand Block Print

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Ancient Printing Technique - Hand Block Print

The origins of hand block printing documents back to around the 12th century, rich, vibrant colours that are 100% natural are used to make different and unique designs. During the medieval, India became widespread for its excellence in its ‘designed cotton’.  It has been and still is being practised in Rajastan for over 800 years.  Hand block printing was introduced to the capital of the state, Jaipur by the Chhipa community of that region. This community has shared the instructions for these impeccable natural colours through generations, and now the area is well known for vegetable dyes and mud resists...

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