‘Meet Your Maker’

The wonderful Polly Mae recently attended an eco-friendly fashion event on The Belle Lumiere’s behalf, and here is what she had to say…

I like to think I’m a pretty decent person. Wow, that sounded a little egotistical, didn’t it? Let’s try this again… I mean, I eat the free-range eggs, I always recycle, I never use beauty products that test on animals, and I smile at random people in the street, just because. But I have to admit, my first thought when trying on a pair of skinny leg jeans or cute little summer dress isn’t: “I wonder who made this.” It’s usually more along the lines of: “Does this make my legs look fat?”

Meet Your Maker is the new campaign from Ethical Clothing Australia, the government-funded initiative ensuring Australians workers are being treated as they deserve. The aim of their new campaign is to bring the awareness back into fashion about the people behind your fab new threads. With a great group of Australia’s top designers on board, you – the buyer – are now free to check out the men and women who are hard at work to bring you the best of the best in Aussie fashion. When you stop by one of their retailers, you’ll notice the little eco-friendly swing tags with all the info you need to track down your ‘maker’ online. And with over tens of thousands of Australian brands still undercutting their garment makers, the campaign is trying to bring back the awareness we have all lost (myself, included!) around fair trade in the world of fashion.

And, as a little ‘did you know?’ side note, you can look for the Ethical Clothing Australia trademark on any garment produced in Australia, which shows that each and every worker involved in its production were treated and paid fairly. So next time you make everyone in the store stop and reassure you that ‘no, your ass doesn’t look massive in that skirt!’… Take a moment to think about the people behind the scenes who are working hard to make you look so good. Because, let’s face it, you probably look HOT.

Visit Meet Your Maker to learn more about this iniative.

Beauty Box #1

Beauty Box is another Australian luxury samples company that have recently launched, and pictured above was the first box to be released this year. To be honest I wasn’t that impressed with the selection of products. I did however prefer the packaging of the Beauty Box to the Lust Have It box, so that is one thing. Contained in the September box were the following product samples: YSL Beauty Sleep, Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola! Fragrances, Sally Hansen Everyday Strength Medium Nail File, Playboy (yeah, really…) Play It Spicy Body Spray & Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil. Beauty Box is $14.95 AUD per month and is a recurring subscription service. You can check out their website for more info.

Lust Have It Box #2

Lust Have It was the first Australian “luxury sample” company to get up and running, so of course I signed up right away. I received my second sample box a couple of weeks ago, and I thought I would share it with you guys because I knew some people are on the fence about whether or not to sign up. Contained in box #2 were the following product samples: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes, Pure Fiji Coconut Milk Shower Gel, Kerastase Elixir Ultime, 2 x Nicole/OPI Nail Polishes and an Urban Rituelle Organic Hand Cream. Lust Have It is $14.95 per month and is a recurring subscription service. You can check out their website for more info.

Hiatus

Well kids, I’m off to Sydney for the week. Be good while I’m gone and don’t forget to feed the dog. If the plane goes down in flames as my crippling and chronic fear of flying would lead me to believe it will, I bequeath all of my beauty products to my sisters. Peace out.