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Design for Change has been changing

It’s been a busy few months at Design for Change. A new website, a whole host of new design concepts tackling fair trade and Indigenous health, and an exciting new conversation series called Troublemakers, coming to a city near you. Read more »

3things has a whole new look!

We’ve just launched a brand new website, designed to give young people their daily fix of inspiration to change the world, wherever they are. Fully mobile-responsive, will curate the best and most interesting social change ideas and trends from around the world. Read more »

Vibewire + 3things do FastBREAK

Sunday morning was epic. I don’t usually say that because, let’s face it, Sunday mornings usually involve me feeling a little under the weather (through no fault of my own of course!) But last Sunday morning really was amazing. We were super excited at 3things to be sponsoring the supersized version of Vibewire‘s fastBREAK this month. And with a […] Read more »

Ethical Fashion Season is here!

It’s been a few weeks of catwalks, convos and clothes inside out – and with the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, MB Fashion week + Fashion Revolution Day, it seems like the perfect time to go behind the seams and talk ethical fashion. Welcome to 3things’ Ethical Fashion Season – a celebration of compassion fashion, ethical clothes, sartorial sanity, […] Read more »

Fancy yourself as a bit of a closet designer?

Our trusty friend the air conditioning unit can’t be the only solution to combating climate change. The stark truth is that climate change is happening now, and it’s making the world hot and hungry. Yes friends climate change has a direct effect on…Food glorious food. But we need decent weather to grow the stuff – […] Read more »

Student Activism, Swingin’ Sixties Style

What is it about the 60’s at the moment? Youth program staff members recently held a John and Yoko style bed-stunt in front of a crowd of hundreds, Oxfam turns the big 6-0  (no grey hairs yet!) and students have been combing up their beehives and brushing off their flares in the name of some […] Read more »

Have yourself a Very Ethical Christmas

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Oooh! Can you smell that? That intoxicating mix of mango, suncream and pine trees tickling our nostrils? It must be December. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and we’re getting caught up in the festive cheer, stocking up on fair-trade goodies  and chuckling at the behind the scenes videos of errant chooks and calves clucking […] Read more »

If Only All Great Discussions Could Happen In Bed

It’s the oft-posed hypothetical: who would your ideal fantasy dinner party guests be? Oxfam’s Design for Change staff, never ones for conventionality, decided to take that one step further last week and plot who they’d like to be in bed with. Read more »

Repurpose your formal dress!

by 3things blogger Emily Chantler Five creative solutions to repurpose your formal dress once your end-of-year evening is over! Revive it A great way to repurpose your formal gown is to give it a makeover. With the most basic of sewing skills, you could add some embellishments to your dress—a row of sequins or jewels […] Read more »

Oxfam UNIte Conference: an arena for new ideas

By Heather Wortes – University of Woollongong student Oxfam University group members from around Australia joined forces at a three day conference in Sydney last week. Students came from as far as Perth and Brisbane to share their success stories from past events and to brainstorm ideas for campaigns and events in 2013. The university […] Read more »