I'm having a bit of a crisis. We've just had the shortest day of the year here in New Zealand. The weather this weekend has been particularly horrible, grey and overcast. Everything feels drab. My winter wardrobe just seems so grey and brown. It all feels dull and dreary. It doesn't help that a lot … Continue reading Mid-winter crisis with a cherry on top
Winter is here, and I need a whole new wardrobe!! Fear not - I've been shopping in the garage and not the mall. I've laid all my winter and autumn clothes out, and I'm ready to chose 30 items for my winter capsule wardrobe. What is a capsule wardrobe? About three months ago, off the back … Continue reading Five tips to get your capsule wardrobe sorted for winter
There is a perception that sustainable ethical fashion is expensive. Of course it depends on how you look at it. Dirt cheap has become normal. But actually, way back when (it wasn't even that long ago) clothing was generally ethical and sustainable. It was locally-made using natural dyes and was designed to last for years. … Continue reading 5 reasons ethical fashion is not more expensive than fast fashion
Fashion Revolution week ends, but the cause doesn't. Never stop questioning who made your clothes. During Fash Rev Week, as they call it, I asked Ice breaker, a New Zealand outdoor active wear brand that specialises in Merino wool, and Everlane, a US-based online fashion retailer with strong transparency principles, about their ethics. I approached Everlane because … Continue reading What did they say?
Fashion revolution week starts today. What is it? Fashion Revolution Week and the #whomademyclothes hashtag campaign runs in April around the same time as the Rana Plaza factory collapse happened in 2013. The event is more than commemorative, it is designed to raise awareness about who makes our clothes, calling on us - consumers - to ask for … Continue reading Be curious, be revolutionary
Baptist World Aid Australia have released their 2017 guide to how well - or poor - fashion brands in Australia and New Zealand are shaping up when it comes to ethical suppliers. Click here to view it. This guide is excellent and is setting the standard in ethical fashion rating for this region. While some … Continue reading Flash alert – ethical guide released
Finished! It's been a challenge but I've loved the experience. I've also loved being reunited with my wardrobe. But I am a changed person. Here's my take on finishing the challenge. But before I kick off, I want to extend a very warm welcome to new followers to the blog. Hello! I look forward to us sharing … Continue reading Finished, Far & Wide
It's the final day of the challenge. How do I feel? Relieved. Proud. Contemplative. I'm unsure of what to wear tomorrow... I have documented the whole experience in a story for http://www.stuff.co.nz. It says it all. Have a look - there are a few lovely photos too. Celebrations tomorrow and commiserations as I say goodbye to at least three … Continue reading Last day! Tears, tears and STUFF
How am I feeling with just one week left of my Six Items Challenge? I'm getting excited to delve back into my wardrobe and rediscover my clothes. At the same time I think I'll be sad to let go of my items. And let's face it, I really will need to let go. Look at the … Continue reading One more week to go!
If, as the saying goes, a change is as good as a haircut, is a haircut as good as change? I think so. Or in my case it's as good as another item. Even though I lost a lot of locks, I gained a new look. A short bob that was so beautifully styled and … Continue reading Cuts and revelations