Hipsters have an uneasy place in our cultural landscape, not least of which is their role in gentrification. But there's an upside for inner cities and the outer suburbs shouldn't miss out, writes Peter Walters
This is Merle's house. The 82-year-old loves everything about it — especially because it means she doesn't have to rely on carers. So could tiny homes spark a retirement revolution?
British fashion label Burberry says it will no longer burn millions of dollars worth of unsold luxury goods or use real fur in its collections after a furore over its environmental record.
Tiny homes are cheap to build and run, but experts say that without affordable land, better planning laws and stricter building codes, they won't be a viable source of long-term secure housing.
A community centre in northern Victoria has banned people from entering the premises with plastic or takeaway cups in an effort to end single-use waste.
There are calls for an overhaul of the fashion industry after upmarket British fashion label Burberry says it burned unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth over $50 million last year to protect its brand.
When it comes to Sydney's sewage, the tide has turned. What was once a wasted resource causing pollution is now generating new prosperity.
Coffee drinkers in Brisbane are leading the way nationally in reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill, according to a sustainability organisation.
Many stores — particularly those that spruik their ethical standards — are now offering "vegan leather" products. So are vegan leather goods just for those who want to avoid animal products? Or are they kinder on the environment too?
What goes into manufacturing the various textiles we wear and how do the environmental impacts of each compare?