One Low-Carbon Future, Thanks

February 9, 2018

Big business, small businesses, households, and government at all levels – we all have a role to play in protecting and preserving the environment.  In reducing carbon emissions, everyone has a role. Here at Etiko, we are conscious of the impact of our decisions and actions on our planet. Since we formed, we have been

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A Fair Go for Fair Shopping

January 17, 2018

Way back in 2006, Etiko was the FIRST non-food brand to gain Fairtrade certification in Australia and New Zealand.  People who know a little about Fairtrade may associate tea, coffee and chocolate with the brand when they see the familiar blue, green and black circular logo.  Thankfully these products are sold in major supermarkets alongside

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Value for Money: At What (whose) Expense?

November 14, 2017

Are you getting ‘value’ for money when shopping? Every day we are surrounded by signs proclaiming: Bargain, SALE, 50% off.  Prices are Down, Down! When someone is gleeful about buying a t-shirt for a few dollars from Company X, [Etiko readers, feel free to insert pretty much any major store here!] should we be celebrating

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Dump the Wasteful Attitude

October 4, 2017

Growing up in Melbourne, Australia in the 1960s, families took part in the weekly ritual of placing their rubbish bin on the grassed nature strip, at the edge of the road. Late in the afternoon or early evening, suburban Dads* lugged small-to-medium metal containers – complete with matching metal lid – to the edge of

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Fairtrade Should Never Be Free

July 5, 2017

Each week we at Etiko get an email or phone from some well-meaning people from NGOs, Churches, Eco-Events, Film Festivals, Social Justice, School, Sports club and Vegan groups asking us to donate some of our products or to sponsor their event. In the past, we’ve generally agreed to these request but more recently we’ve decided

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Etiko Becomes B Corp Certified

April 19, 2017

At Etiko, we’re totally committed to ensuring all our products are ethical throughout every step of their lifecycles. Ensuring responsible production of our products is obviously important to us – our business was founded on the principles of aspiring to do good in the world and putting people and the planet first.  When customers buy

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When “best” shouldn’t just mean “cheapest”

February 6, 2017

Forget the cheapest supermarket. Which one is the most ethical?   Every so often, on the nightly current affairs TV shows or in magazines and newspapers, I see stories discussing which Aussie supermarket is the “cheapest” offering the best deals for customers.   They’ll pit the big two players – Coles and Woolworths – against

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Etiko: Helping Make Human Rights Fashionable

January 20, 2017

You might have heard that Etiko was honoured last month by the Australian Human Rights Commission when we won a Human Rights Award for business. It was the first time an Australian fashion brand has ever won! We’re no strangers to winning awards at Etiko in our journey over the last decade, we’ve won the

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