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What we’re talking about: Slow fashion market

All the latest in fashion, health and beauty.

Slow Fashion Market

Canberra’s first sustainable and ethical fashion market, the Slow Fashion Market, will be at Albert Hall on Saturday 17 August with over 30 independent brands. Originating from the Fashion Revolution campaign, a global movement that calls for transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry, the Slow Fashion Market will showcase stallholders and participating brands who produce new fashion and accessories with an emphasis on quality and durability, those who use sustainable, non-toxic materials, and those who make the pieces themselves or pay their workers fair wages.

The Slow Fashion Market is on Saturday 17 August 10am-3pm at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla; entry $2. Details: slowfashiomarket.com.au

August Dignity Drive

Australian charity Share the Dignity’s ‘August Dignity Drive’ is underway, collecting sanitary products for women and girls in need across Australia. Share the Dignity asks consumers that for every sanitary product they buy, to purchase one for Share the Dignity to distribute to charities in the local community. For the first time, Woolworths supermarkets around the country are a collection point for the sanitary items.

For more information visit, sharethedignity.com.au

Grandpa style

Hush Puppies have announced an update to their orthopaedic Power Walkers shoes, introducing new colour ways to celebrate 20 years of the iconic style. Hush Puppies have said they are “embracing the ugly”, making the shoe available in super limited-edition colours – seafoam, silver metallic, surf blue and shrimp – as well as two styles: double Velcro strap and lace-up. Surpassing the ‘dad sneaker’ trend, Hush Puppies have gone straight for grandad sneakers, and we love it!

Limited-edition Power Walkers, $159.95 each. Stockists: hushpuppies.com.au

Tradies Health Month

We’re right in the middle of Tradies Health Month, and a local audiologist is urging tradies to be mindful of their hearing and look after their ear-health. Specsavers audiologist Jai Gowder says tradies should take note of the following tips to make sure they protect their hearing:

  • Insist on wearing hearing protection. Everyday equipment such as lawnmowers and power tools may be loud enough to impact your hearing.
  • Reduce the number of different noises at any one time. Simultaneous conversations, power tools and a loud radio can place undue strain on the ears.
  • If noise is a concern for you, raise it with your manager. Follow the ‘one metre rule’: if you need to raise your voice to talk to someone one metre away, you can assume the sound level could be hazardous to hearing.
  • Get your hearing checked every two years or sooner if you notice any changes.

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