Ethical Chic

The Little Blue Shed is a business giving African women the means to financially support themselves through the creation of arty but stylish handbags and accessories made from 100% recycled paper.

Lisa Blue Swim is an Australian swimwear label dedicating 25% of its profits to the conservation of the world’s precious marine life.

Bottletop is a foundation using contemporary art and music to raise funds and awareness for education projects that tackle delicate teenage health issues such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and teenage pregnancy. The Bottletop Foundation supports young people in Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Brazil and the UK.

Oxfam Shop deals on a fair trade basis with 60 fair trade organisations around the world. Fair trade empowers disadvantaged communities by paying producers of goods fair and stable prices for their work, helping them to gain the skills they need to develop their business, and giving them access to world markets.

Olive & Finn: An online fashion boutique for the trendsetter

Whilst trawling the internet the other day to discover new and exciting fashion pieces for my blog Chic Online Fashion Finds, I happened upon a true gem of a website: Olive & Finn.

Olive & Finn's philosophy is about being "a community for young designers to showcase their passions" ...and it does exactly this.  Home to lesser known Australian and New Zealand fashion and accessories labels, each piece selected for sale is not only covetable and edgy (fitting right into even the most discerning fashionista's wardrobe), but also very affordable.

Admittedly, I have been mesmerised by the jewellery creations of Lauren DiPalma, Heather Lighton, Estelle Deve and Sollis.

Some of my favourite jewellery pieces are showcased below.

- Michelle x

LAUREN DIPALMA

HEATHER LIGHTON

ESTELLE DEVE

SOLLIS