Most of the time, it seems like you can’t go wrong with Zara for trusty wardrobe staples. But sometimes, in between the racks of almost-identical items, do you ever have a sudden pang of doubt?
I’ve got sad news for all you rebels hoping to roll a joint out of a t-shirt! Hemp is actually the “sober cousin” of marijuana. Industrial hemp contains only a tiny amount of the psychoactive component of cannabis. So the only high you’ll get from hemp fabric is the moral high-ground you’ll stand on knowing you’re wearing a sustainable fabric!
“The streets of Accra, the markets, the way people put clothes together in West Africa.”
These three things are the inspiration behind the latest collection from YEVU – the clothing label packing a punch in the fashion world and supporting local artisans in Ghana and Togo.
Here’s the scenario – Kendall Jenner just stepped out in the most fabulous burgundy waistcoat and you MUST get yourself one stat! A quick browse online and you find that Zara and Uniqlo both have something similar.
Now you pride yourself on owning a KeepCup, recycling your scrap paper and participating in Meat-Free Mondays to help reduce your carbon footprint. But have you thought about the environmental impact that burgundy waistcoat had before it made it to onto that shiny rack?
Children of Promise (COP) is a Wellington-based womenswear label and social enterprise that empowers women to do good through fashion.
Mindful design is becoming a bit of a buzzword these days, but what does it actually mean? And can it really help reduce the impact we humans have on the planet?
What do old uniforms, a fashion label and a university have in common? It might sound like the setup for a less-than-hilarious joke, but we sure love the punch line. New Zealand social enterprise, Space Between, combines all three to bring a quirky fashion label to the marketplace. They call it design led activism and we decided to find out more.
It’s here. That time of year when everyone seems to be getting married. And while we love our friends and their special days, it can be a bit stressful trying to buy a dress that isn’t too white, too black or too revealing, and will still look great when people are looking back on the photos in 20 years time (yes, I’m thinking of you, retro ‘80s shoulder pads). Continue Reading
Loved for their simple elegance, natural hues and quality materials, Kiwi fashion label Untouched World has a story worth telling. We caught up with Peri Drysdale, the CEO and founder to talk sustainability, style, and what it feels like to be the first fashion company in the world to be endorsed by UNESCO.