Inspired and scared by Japan

We recently returned from a mammoth 6-week holiday. We knocked off family reunions and reconnecting in the Netherlands and the UK, and added Singapore and Japan to the mix on either end for 'fun'. As this is a blog about sustainable fashion, I won't go into too much detail about the actual travel. Suffice to … Continue reading Inspired and scared by Japan

Spring and change are in the air

I love Spring. It is absolutely my favourite time of the year. There's sun, but not too much of it. Beautiful blossoms start to flourish, scenting the air and bringing colour to the grey. And yet, I still get to play in the snow, and wear my jacket and scarf some days. Perfection. But it's … Continue reading Spring and change are in the air

Buyerarchy of needs, and why I disagree with it…

Back by popular demand... A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a little bit of my knowledge and passion to a packed audience of more than 200 wonderful women at Queenstown's Inaugural Women's Summit, organised by Sustainable Queenstown. In my Pecha Kucha about sustainable and ethical fashion, there was a diagram that … Continue reading Buyerarchy of needs, and why I disagree with it…

Spreading the word

A little while ago, Tearfund, a New Zealand-based human rights charity released a report rating companies in New Zealand on their ethical credentials. They did so in partnership with Baptist World Aid Australia which launched the Ethical Fashion Guide a few years ago. I got in touch with Tearfund to ask about how I might … Continue reading Spreading the word

Mid-winter crisis with a cherry on top

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