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TechStylista is brought to you by a tech savvy fashionista living life to its fullest. I blog about all things to do with ethical fashion and how you can be fashion conscious whilst being kinder to the planet. With an injection of weekly technology stories to keep your manicured nails on the pulse.
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Sari Clip Clutch made with recycled saris

Photo: People Tree

Make Art Not War. 
Sustainable kids fashion.
Photo: The Fablelists
Design: Anthony Peters

Make Art Not War.

Sustainable kids fashion.

Photo: The Fablelists
Design: Anthony Peters

Want the ability to scan almost anything to instantly buy online? This app will change the way you shop! Here’s how…

The Powatag app let’s you buy instantly online with one touch. The options seem to be endless, from advertising in magazines, posters or from catalogues with one easy scan. You can also buy instantly from live broadcasts, simply by listening! Watch the video to see the app in action.

The Powatag app is available now on iTunes and Google Play.

You protect your skin from the sun, so why not protect your clothes?

Summer Skin is a range of sun protective clothing and accessories that help to protect you from the sun.

Check out the Summer Skin website for lots of products to choose from.

Imagine being locked out of your own bag! This is a reality when Aussie company Credit Card Finder combined fashion with technology to create the ultimate spending deterrent.

How does it work? Take this simple scenario of deciding to take a detour after work to your favourite shop. You enter the shop and next thing you know LED lights are flashing in your bag courtesy of a GPS chip, to prevent you from overspending. If that doesn’t stop you, then maybe the automatic locking of your bag during vulnerable times of the day will.

The bag would most likely cost around $200, if it makes it from the design to manufacturing phase.

Watch the video to see the ibag in action.

Who made your clothes?

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Today, the 24th April marks Fashion Revolution Day!  This is the first international day to commemorate the 1,133 people that died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Fashion Revolution Day aims to remember all those who suffered in the name of fashion, by hosting events to raise awareness and encourage more people to think about who made your clothes?

There are numerous events being hosted worldwide and you can check out what is happening in your country on the Fashion Revolution website.

if you can’t make it to an event, you can still take part by taking a photo of yourself wearing your clothes inside out and posting it on social media @Fash_Rev with #InsideOut to show your support.

The Rana Plaza tragedy should always remind us, that fashion has a conscience!

Green credentials finally made their way onto the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia calendar, but was it worth the wait…

After the first sustainable event on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia calendar took place last Thursday 10th April, you could visibly see the penny drop for the invitees. Gone were the images of hippie, dowdy clothing and confidently in its place were chic, vibrant designs. The Clean Cut founders Lisa Heinz and Carlie Ballard should definitely be proud.

International and local designers representing the best in sustainable fashion included, Kowtow(NZ), Desert Designs (Sydney), Lalesso (Kenya) and Goodone (UK). The scene was set for the ‘green’ runway and was perfected with hair and makeup by official sponsors LUSH.

It was a great climax to conclude fashion week, and raise awareness that sustainable fashion is not only kinder to the planet, but it is on trend too! The fabulous goodie bags included items from Camper, Eco store and LUSH cosmetics; highlighting further that fashion has a conscience.

H&M team up with Alexander Wang to create the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. It will feature apparel and accessories for women and men, and will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting 6th November 2014.

It will be interesting to see if the collection will feature any sustainable materials, given H&M’s renewed commitment to sustainability.

Photo credit: H&M.com

Video highlights of the inaugural Clean Cut Designer Showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.