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July 09, 2021

Doing Bad To Do Good

Over the years, I have seen many brands, not-for-profits, and activist groups sell fundraising merchandise without fully considering the impact of those products. For example, a wildlife conservationist group currently sells clothing made from recycled plastic bottles, despite plastic bottles being an environmental scourge and recycled polyester shedding micro-fibres when...

- Niko

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May 20, 2021

Etiko's history with social enterprises

Long before Etiko was created or even conceptualised, our founder Niko helped communities create social enterprises, although he wasn’t familiar with the term back then (we’re talking about the late 1980’s). Instead, Niko was simply doing his best to help people make the changes they needed find purpose, create income...

- Etiko Staff

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April 21, 2021

Etiko has finally relocated!

After more than 10+ years in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Etiko has relocated to the vibrant and inner northern suburb of Brunswick—a location we've coveted for years. We are truly delighted to now find ourselves amidst a community of many like-minded people in a suburb with a history...

- Etiko Staff

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March 19, 2021

RefuJesus - our latest fundraiser and a conversation with the designer

At Etiko we are passionate about creating positive social impacts within communities and using our powers for good. Over the years we have collaborated with many designers and not-for-profits to ensure our sales support these organisations in achieving great things.  This month we are proud to release our latest fundraiser...

- Etiko Staff

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February 25, 2021

Ethical Dilemma: To Intern or Not To Intern?

At Etiko, like many other social enterprises, not-for-profits, union bodies and businesses, we provide unpaid internships to students whose courses require them to complete one. We have had mixed results with the internship program in the past, but overall, we consider it a valuable experience for passionate young students and...

- Etiko Staff

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February 09, 2021

How Etiko gives back

Etiko was created more than 15-years-ago from a desire to do good. We wanted to purchase clothing and footwear made free from modern slavery, and we wanted to show the world it was possible to manufacture products ethically. So that's what we did. But change doesn't stop at conception; it's...

- Niko

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December 04, 2020

Conscious Christmas Giving

Christmas can be a wonderful time where people connect, share and give to each other. It can be a time of love, compassion and hope for the new year. However, if you begin the festive season without a conscious approach, it can quickly become a season of monumental waste and...

- Etiko Staff

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November 06, 2020

Shouldn't ALL school uniforms be both ethically made & eco friendly?

Do schools have an obligation to provide school uniforms made from biodegradable natural fibres, without the use of slave labour? Etiko’s resident writer, Nicole Lutze, explores the topic.

- Etiko Staff

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October 28, 2020

Etiko and the COVID Fashion Report

In a year unlike any other, the Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Report has, like the rest of us, adapted. This year, the report focused on COVID-19 and has been temporarily renamed: The COVID Fashion Report. For this special report, fashion brands were not graded on the usual A+ to F...

- Niko

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October 02, 2020

Compassion in the time of Covid-19

Compassion in the time of Covid: How are people behind the Etiko supply chain going? By Sally Cunningham Compassion is critical in 2020, countless people around the world have been impacted economically, socially and personally by the long reaching arm of Covid-19. People employed by Etiko in our factories in...

- Etiko Staff

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September 04, 2020

Greenwashing and how to recognise it

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that many companies and institutions will resort to deceitful messaging if they can make money from it. Dirty tactics like green or ethical washing can cause confusion for consumers who want to make better purchasing decisions, but with a bit of critical...

- Niko

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July 31, 2020

Are your clothes made by slaves? Why Fair trade is so critical.

It's a hard question but it's highly likely that some of your clothes were made by slaves. Modern slavery is rife in the production of clothes, food and technology. No one willingly engages in the cycle of slavery, which is why Fairtrade is more important than ever. Etiko founder, Nick...

- Niko

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June 04, 2020

World Environment Day 2020

This Friday 5 June is World Environment Day, an annual event that spotlights a different environmental issue each year while focusing on positive and inspiring change. To celebrate the 46th World Environment Day, we wanted to share with you some of the ways Etiko is dedicated to protecting the environment....

- Etiko Staff

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June 03, 2020

Surely we can all agree on some simple truths....

There is no such thing as a dumb question, and, you can’t please everyone. These are two of my favourite adages that help me through some surprising comments and queries. Those words hum like a low-frequency mantra in the back of my brain, giving me patience, and keeping my mind open....

- Niko

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May 29, 2020

Etiko is now Social Traders Accredited.

Etiko is proud to be accredited as a social enterprise by Australia’s leading Social Enterprise auxiliary organisation, Social Traders. The newly appointed approval of our application has cemented something we’ve believed for a long time and that is forging a business that improves communities in a commercial and sustainable way is...

- sally cunningham

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May 05, 2020

How pure are natural fibres? We put cotton, hemp and bamboo to the test.

Did you know, two-thirds of the clothes and textiles purchased by Australians are made of synthetic fibres derived from petroleum? These fabrics will never biodegrade and instead shed tiny plastic particles that pollute our waterways and enter food-streams.

- Etiko Staff

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April 02, 2020

How has COVID-19 Impacted Etiko

The COVID-19 crisis is having a devasting impact on many Australian industries and small businesses, and Etiko is exception. As Australians suffer from job insecurity, are stood down or have their incomes severely lessened, our product sales swiftly dropped. And this is understandable. We all need to prioritise our spending...

- Niko

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March 17, 2020

Meet Ran: The Vegan Tattoo Artist Behind Our T-Shirt 'Frenchie'

 Nicole Lutze, talks to Ran MacLurkin about his design for Etiko’s latest T-shirt. Etiko is all about ethics, and we are committed to not only minimising our impact on the planet and its people, but also supporting like-minded not-for-profits and creatives. That’s why Etiko’s Thongs for Change program exists, and...

- Etiko Staff

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February 17, 2020

The Truth About Cotton- By Bridie English

We are all familiar with the term green washing, and we have all seen examples of this in the media, politics and commercial ads. It can be very difficult to know what is truth and what is beat up, so we have compiled a report about something we know a lot about-...

- Etiko Staff

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February 06, 2020

Etiko becomes the canvas of advocacy art by Nicole Lutze

Vicki Rosenthal is an artist who uses her talents to advocate for important causes, and Etiko Sneakers are her canvas of choice.  "Originally I was using other brands until I looked at the Good On You ethical fashion app. Etiko had a perfect rating and everything I read about them aligned with my...

- Etiko Staff

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In love!

These are hands down my favourite thongs! I've always worn Havaianas but I'm trying to make better choices by shopping ethically and sustainably and I'm very happy to have found these as a replacement. When I first wore them one did leave a little sore on the top of my foot, but whatever was causing that friction seemed to wear off fairly quick so I don't think it's a common or problematic issue, and certainly nothing a bandaid while breaking in can't fix. I think the print is really cute as well, I usually like to keep things simple and pick all black but the print on these always makes me feel a little better when I put them on. Very happy with my purchase and will definitely continue to choose these over any other brand!

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Unisex Navy Crew Neck Organic Fairtrade
Sophia Holden (Adelaide, AU)

Lovely fit and feel to the fabric

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Unisex Charcoal T-shirt Organic Fairtrade
Mitzi Galant (Wellington, NZ)
T-shirt

All great, except 3 x tags seems too much

I Like This Hoodie

I've worn it every day since it arrived. It's very comfy.

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Bikini, Black, Organic & Fairtrade
Karin at Tinkerwell (Melbourne, AU)
Undies

These undies are simply fantastic! Comfortable and soft. Reassuring to know both workers and environment are being treated with care and respect too.

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