Journal

  • Why Does a Sweet Purchase Leave a Bitter Aftertaste? Unpacking the Guilt Behind Buying

    Why Does a Sweet Purchase Leave a Bitter Aftertaste? Unpacking the Guilt Behind Buying

    Have you ever strolled out of a store, arms laden with bags, only to be hit by a wave of guilt strong enough to drown out the jingle of receipts? You're not alone. Post-purchase guilt, that nagging feeling of regret after spending your hard-earned cash, is a common, and surprisingly complex, phenomenon.
  • 5 Reasons to Ditch the Drama, Embrace Simplicity, and Glow with Foile Skincare

    5 Reasons to Ditch the Drama, Embrace Simplicity, and Glow with Foile Skincare

    The world of skincare can be overwhelming. Countless products, conflicting advice, and ever-changing trends – it's enough to make your head spin (and your skin break out!). But before you get lost in the noise, take a deep breath and step into the refreshingly uncomplicated world of Foile Skincare.
  • We recently spoke to Fashion Journal on how and why we opened.

    We recently spoke to Fashion Journal on how and why we opened.

    Sandwiched between coffee shops and art galleries on Brunswick’s bustling Sydney Road, Better with Friends is a concept store offering a selection of colourful pieces from local designers. Its Founder, Rebecca Koster, had been working on her own label full-time for over five years when she felt ready to bring her own space to life. In March of 2022, Better with Friends opened its doors.
  • The Great Pivot

    The Great Pivot

    A deep dive into Copenhagen Fashion Summit and their push to re-evaluate value in the Fashion Industry.

  • It's not that easy being green

    It's not that easy being green

    Buzzwords are a concept that are familiar to most people. Advertisements and marketing are saturated in them, with promises of “long lasting” and “new and improved formulas”. Fashion, being the trend hungry industry that it is, has been no exception to this surge, with ‘sustainability’ and ‘eco friendly’ forming like a tidal wave that douses all that lays in its path in a brilliant wash of green.
  • Caring for Kiyo Socks

    Caring for Kiyo Socks

    Say hello to KIYO – our brand new label that brings you strikingly designed, sustainably and ethically-made socks. Created with love by Sharin & Thanh, they're all about our planet and the people that live in it. Sharin & Thanh shared their top tips for keeping your socks hole free and your toes warm this winter.