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Fashion and mental health: It’s time to mend our mess.

Photo Credit: @india_stibilj x the syndicate A recent study conducted by the US Center for Disease Control, which compared suicide rates among occupations, confirmed a strong correlation between working in the fashion industry and developing mental illnesses (we see you nodding fashion friends). The fashion industry has a problem. But what we also need to talk about is the strong relationship between fashion consumption and mental health. All markets are two sides of the same coin, so let’s go beyond the business side for a moment and start talking how you, the consumer, can create greater wellbeing through your relationship with fashion.Our fashion habits may well be a mirror to our thoughts. I read a simple statement recently, ‘a resilient...

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Towards Zero. VIVID 2018. Fashioning for a Circular Economy

"It's a good time to be YOU" Clare Press The Possibility Project was deeply grateful for the opportunity to create a Future Fashion event for VIVID 2018. We were joined on stage with the talents of Clare Press, Tonia Bastyan and Jess Miller. This sold-out event was made possible by the collective efforts of so many, but we remain deeply appreciative of the VIVID organisers who generously supported our creative ideas to host this event and Jess Miller, Sydney's Deputy Lord Mayor and all round brilliant self-confessed 'ratbag activist'  Towards Zero is our attempt to open conversations that relate to the circular economy and encourage all players within the fashion supply chain to address waste. Click on audio link here....

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What if depression was a form of amnesia?

'The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering'. Ben OkriI want to preface this with an opening line we use in our presentations, nothing I'm about to say is scientifically proven, instead, I'm drawing on my own experiences as someone who struggled with the darkness, came through and now devotes much time and purpose to not living 'untruths'. I don't always succeed but thats why we called our social enterprise The Possibility Project (not the 'Positivity' project) because a purposeful existence is one where there are many paths home, not just a happy one. The focus of our social enterprise is mindset...

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Act with Dignity - For a Change.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was written nearly 70 years ago and at its core is the recognition that when we value the inherent dignity (from Latin; dignitas: worthiness) of every human we will create a world of freedom, justice and peace. Little wonder it is the most translated document on earth, its message holding universal value. But whilst the tenets of the Declaration are paramount to a life worth living, they also reflect a thinking that has reached its limit. When the Declaration was written it was enshrined in a belief that a person's...

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