Children of Promise (COP) is a Wellington-based womenswear label and social enterprise that empowers women to do good through fashion.
It’s been over five years since Lady Gaga took to the red carpet in her infamous meat dress. The year before that Sung Yeonju and Ted Sabarese created a visual feast of haute couture garments out of eggplant, artichoke, spring onions, and waffles. Being draped in meat and vege may not appeal to all of us but these days designers are salvaging food waste to create sustainable fabrics for everyday clothing.
From the catwalk to the countryside, ranging in price from $10 to over $500, from pants to skirts, to jackets, denim is as versatile as it is hardy. But with over 2 billion pairs of jeans produced worldwide each year, just how sustainable is our beloved blue fabric?
We traced its journey from the humble cotton seed to your favourite pair of high-waisted shorts to find out.
For some of us, the idea of turning up to every 5-star event in the same gown and that one pair of trusty heels is just not on. But neither is a wardrobe overflowing with barely worn formal wear or a maxed out credit card from buying clothes we can’t afford… what to do?
It’s time to look at the rental market! Renting a dress is a cost-effective, socially conscious way to make fashion’s high-end trends and couture accessible.
Are you worried that your budget combined with your love of fashion will overrule your desire to shop ethically? Scared of being forced to opt for cheap and nasty over ecochic?
Never fear! Here are 8 tips to create a versatile and ethical wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Spring has finally sprung and we’re excited to start dusting off our favourite lighter pieces for the warmer seasons. But while the sun is shining longer and our favourite flowers are coming into bloom, it’s easy to get caught out by those lingering winter chills.
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?
Shopping ethically without depleting your bank account isn’t always easy, especially when you have a penchant for style. The good news is we’re here to help make your conscious shopping journey much easier!
Have you ever been browsing for conscious clothing and stumbled across some pretty strange terminology? This can be especially frustrating if you’re trying to figure out what material something is made from, and it’s something you’ve never heard of before!
One such potential stumbling block is Tencel – so we’ve put together a cheatsheet to help demystify this fabric and put the power back in your hands. Continue Reading
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.