Get involved this week for Fashion Revolution Week (24-29 April). What is it? Why bother? How do I do it? Answers to those questions below, plus links to resources and quick clicks to lend your voice in the socialsphere. There are loads of ways that you can be part of the revolution to change the … Continue reading Viva la Revolution
I‘ve been thinking about pre-loved clothing a lot lately, especially since hosting and helping arrange the recent Walk in Wardrobe fashion show at the Sustainable Queenstown annual eco fair. I remain a strong advocate for buying sustainably-produced clothing from credible and transparent brands, but second-hand clothing is moving up in my esteem. Here’s why... It’s great … Continue reading First and second
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
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
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?
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!