I’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars trying to get good skin. But here’s what I’ve learnt, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive products, and a good nights sleep will do your complexion wonders. A few years ago I got rid of my chemical ridden cleansers and moisturisers and instead used products I would only ever be comfortable eating. So here’s what I found.
The summer holidays are the perfect time to relax with a good book. To help you create a shortlist, we’ve asked three amazing women to review ground-breaking books which delve deep into the world of fashion.
I love it when I discover a brand that’s creating stunning ethical fashion. It’s something special, however, when you realise they’re also making life better for women. Raven + Lily is a fashion label dedicated to empowering
When it comes to conscious consumerism, the focus is firmly on transparent supply chains and re-connecting with the people who make the items we buy. For most of us that means relying on the key advocacy organisations campaigning for social and environmental reform in the fashion industry to keep us informed about the faces behind our garments or accessories.
Enter two self-described dorks, who have decided to get up close and personal with the way our fashion is being made.
Children of Promise (COP) is a Wellington-based womenswear label and social enterprise that empowers women to do good through fashion.
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.
It’s 2016, and yet women’s bodies are still being used to sell everything from beer to burgers to organ donation. Are we ok with this? Caitlin from Collective Shout gives us her two cents.
The film Suffragette is a brutal reminder of how limited women’s rights were at the turn of last century, and the progress we’ve made towards gender equality.
Watching Carey Mulligan’s character Maud sweat, heave and work to the bone in an industrial laundry in London in the early 1900s for next-to-no pay also made me cry for the many women around the world who remain disenfranchised and endure similar working conditions today.
If you’re becoming aware of your ‘leather footprint’, but not sure you want to give leather the boot, you’re in luck; ethical leather is on the rise as a serious sartorial alternative. Innovators and fashion designers are making lust-worthy products, with much less harm to the environment and animals.
British menswear designer Tom Cridland has made clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and plenty more – and that was just in the past year. Now, he is taking a stand against fast fashion by crowdfunding a sweatshirt that will last a lifetime and promote sustainable fashion.
Enter the 30 Year Sweatshirt.
The fashion industry is huge, and its impact on people, the planet and animals is just as huge. But consumers have the power to make sure that impact is a positive one. Every time you buy a piece of clothing, you are supporting the practices of the brand that made it. Ethical fashion is about educating yourself and making informed choices.