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.
Spring has officially sprung, making this the perfect time to get beach ready. If you’ve been indulging in a little winter hibernation don’t fear, this isn’t one of those articles. We know that the only thing you need to do to get a bikini body is to put a bikini (or tankini, or one piece, or sarong) on your body! That’s why we wanted to give you our list of eco and ethical swimwear brands suitable for every body, budget and style.
Whether you’ve been invited to a baby shower or your little one has graduated to the next size up, we’re here to make shopping for ethical children’s clothing one less thing to worry about. Continue Reading
Bright, bold and bloody comfortable – Thunderpants have been creating and selling their unique style of underpants for 20 years. They’ve become a trusted brand with a loyal customer base and they choose to use this influence for good. They’re dedicated to remaining New Zealand-made, and they also give back to the community through a range of philanthropic initiatives.
Silk; the material so soft it became an adjective.
Not only is silk timelessly elegant, it’s also a flame retardant, has antibacterial properties and is resistant to that most vexatious of phenomena – static electricity. So we want to know just how ethical and sustainable is the fabric of royalty?
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.
Passport? Check. Local currency? Sorted. Clothing that is light, breathable, warm, durable and will look good in the photos you’re planning to upload to Insta? Ummmm…..
Forget about lugging around an extra bag of checked luggage, Emily Cooper from Silkbody is here to save the day with her sustainable travel-ready pieces.