Hi, I’m Julie, Welcome to Good Maker Tales

Ever since I was a kid helping my dad save up paper for the scouts to collect and recycle I’ve been interested in sustainability.

I was a strong supporter of all things green in the world of real estate development in which I worked for many years. But at the same time I was addicted to fashion and didn’t think too much about the ethical or sustainable side of the industry.
Photo of me with my daughter
My family and me

 

Being made redundant in July 2020, 6 months pregnant, made me decide to change direction. I took a course in sustainable fashion which opened my eyes so much and made me feel sick about my previous levels of fashion consumption.

I want to talk to many of the fashion brands I got to know in my previous life leasing and developing shopping centres.

No one is perfect. I believe that all steps in the right direction, aside from obvious greenwashing, should be celebrated. I hope that by talking about what they’re doing, and by garnering positive public response, brands will be encouraged to keep going, do more, and encourage other brands to follow suit. 

Now I wear my values by talking about what I’ve learned and what I do. I’ve converted to the new thrill of buying second-hand fashion, for my family and me. And I adapt the clothes I already own to suit me better. If I need to buy new I research ethical brands using the most sustainable fabrics possible.

But I’m not perfect either, I have many sustainable faults which I hope to improve over time. That said, this website aims to be non-judgemental and people on all levels of their sustainability journey are very welcome. I hope you enjoy!

More about me…

Credentials

Founder and chief editor of Good Maker Tales

Ambassador for Remake

Qualified LEED Green Buildings Associate

Courses

Fashion’s Future: The Sustainable Development Goals (Fashion Revolution)

Understanding Sustainable Fabrics (Common Objective)

Switching To Sustainable Fabrics (Common Objective)

Where to start?

If you are new to the world of sustainable fashion and want to know more, check out these articles:

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Team

I have an amazing team of writers helping me pull together the articles on this website, more information about them coming soon!

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