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!
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