Ready to splash – sustainable swimwear

As I write this it's bucketing down with rain, and yesterday it was snowing. I can't say that is entirely normal for this time of year, but then New Zealand wouldn't be the only country experiencing the anomalies of climate change. Give it a few days, and spring will be back!! As we're on the … Continue reading Ready to splash – sustainable swimwear

small changes create ripples

Small changes create ripples…

What an amazing few weeks are behind me. I was able to share the sustainable fashion message at three different opportunities, the Great Glenorchy Getaway hosted by Camp Glenorchy  (which I incidentally recently wrote an article about) and at the One Summit Festival of Sustainability held in Queenstown and Wanaka. The highlight was co-hosting the One Summit … Continue reading Small changes create ripples…

My top 6 sustainable backpacks

By now you’ll know I like to hang on to things. Why? Because I hate throwing things away that I know will go to landfill and just clutter up the beautiful world we live in, even before any horrible emissions are released through some process of non-bio degradation. But also, it's my way of resisting … Continue reading My top 6 sustainable backpacks

“Made in New Zealand from imported goods” – A note on WORLD’s greenwashing expose

The recent Spinoff expose that WORLD, one of New Zealand’s most iconic, avant-garde designer brands, sell Made-In-NZ labelled cotton T-shirts made in Bangladesh, is just an extreme example of the rampant greenwashing in New Zealand fashion. They have been lying to us. And they are not the only ones. Like many nationals, Kiwis are fiercely … Continue reading “Made in New Zealand from imported goods” – A note on WORLD’s greenwashing expose

Who’s been bad or good? The 2018 ethical fashion report has just been released!

When fast fashion industry’s manufacturing practices are likened to trafficking and modern slavery, it feels like it’s time for a change, don't you think? Tearfund, a development organisation, is trying to do just that. Its second annual Ethical Fashion Guide (in collaboration with Baptist World Australia) - hot off the press - rates fashion brands … Continue reading Who’s been bad or good? The 2018 ethical fashion report has just been released!

A few goodies on my Autumn list…

Ah autumn, you are a temperamental season. Hot, cold, warm breeze, rain and snow, sunny afternoons. I love spring for those very same reasons, but somehow autumn doesn't give me the same pleasure. Perhaps it's the falling leaves, the darkening evenings, the thought of winter? Having said that winter in Queenstown is superb!!!! What I … Continue reading A few goodies on my Autumn list…

11 gifts for the ultimate ethical Kiwi Christmas list

A little while ago, Claire the Ethical Fashion Project Manager from Tearfund and I, pulled together the ultimate sustainable fashion summer list, as well as one for Christmas. Here is the combined list, with some great summer items from local Kiwi ethical brands, as well as ideas rather than brands for a Christmas focused less … Continue reading 11 gifts for the ultimate ethical Kiwi Christmas list