Since landing in my new home city of Sydney, Australia I’ve been delving deeper and deeper into the Aussie ethical fashion world. There is a definite difference in designers and size of the ethical fashion market compared with London, but the unique flare that these Antipodeans neighbours bring, more than make up for it. The designers that stand out from the crowd for me are Ginger & Smart.
Ginger & Smart are sister duo Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, who founded the brand in Sydney over 10 years ago in 2002. They are one of the few high-end designers in Australia to be accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. Their designs project a cool sophisticated confidence that any women would be happy to encapsulate and epitomise eco-chic.
The array of pink garments and accessories is right on trend for AW13.
AW13 Pink Trend
The newly launched diffusion collection AKIN by Ginger & Smart, feature a range of mini and party dresses with modern graphical prints. Appealing to a broader and younger market.
AKIN by Ginger & Smart by techstylista featuring dresses
Between Somewhere & Nowhere AW13 is the latest collection and features some striking patterns and shapes.
Between Somewhere & Nowhere AW13
Ginger & Smart will be featuring their latest collection at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia event. It’s not hard to see why these designers have fast become my favourite Aussie brand, I’m hoping to get into the their collection show to see this style duo up close and personal.
Davinia writes at Tech Stylista about all things to do with ethical fashion and how you can be fashion conscious whilst being kinder to the planet with an injection of weekly technology stories to keep your manicured nails on the pulse. Follow @techstylista on Twitter.
November Polyvore Challenge by katieponies of Vintage Dork
The last three Polyvore sets were by me. What can I say, i’m a complete Polyvore addict!
I hope you are having a lovely November. Keep your eyes out for our next outfit challenge which will be posted very soon.
With warmest wishes
I’m Neutral by styleeyes1-333
For November, we are running our first ever Polyvore challenge at Ethical Fashion Bloggers. The competition is open to everyone and anyone, where or not you are a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers or even a fashion blogger. The only requirements are that you have a Polyvore account and that you set predominantly features ethical / sustainable fashion.
The outfit should be for Autumn and winter and can feature any sustainable pieces that you love including ethical/eco brands, second hand (as mine is above) or vintage which you can add to Polyvore using the ‘clip to Polyvore’ tool. You can also find eco/ ethical items that have already been added to the Polyvore site.
Once you have made and published your outfit on Polyvore, you can either share the link by commenting below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th November. If we have enough interest, I hope to run this challenge monthly and will set up an Ethical Fashion Bloggers Group on Polyvore. For this month, I will be posting all entries here on the blog.
I hope you can join in and I can’t wait to see what you create!
With warmest wishes