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New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 Wrap Up

New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 Wrap Up

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2018 has been and gone, and I feel kind of like I’ve been hit by a bus, but a very beautiful sparkly one. I came in one end armed with glass jars of pumpkin soup, zero waste scones, and homemade muesli bars. I popped out the other end with greasy...

13 Natural Skincare and Eco Beauty Brands from New Zealand

13 Natural Skincare and Eco Beauty Brands from New Zealand

If you aren’t participating in the latest food fad, what are you even doing with your life? These days we’re quick to jump into diets and care about what we put into our bodies, but what we put on our bodies becomes a side thought. Our body is the only one we’ve got, and whatever...

10 Ethically-Made Jewellery Brands Adorned By Style-Conscious New Zealanders

10 Ethically-Made Jewellery Brands Adorned By Style-Conscious New Zealanders

Ethical clothing makes me happy; sometimes even giddy. But there’s one thing that can make me even more excited; ethical jewellery. I like nothing more than dressing myself, turning around to my jewellery corner and thinking (or sometimes rather embarrassingly saying out loud), “what will it be today team?” Yes, I talk to my jewellery....

Why I Can’t Sit Down And Read A Book Anymore

Why I Can’t Sit Down And Read A Book Anymore

I used to read so much my eyes would hurt. Quite literally, I was given +1 reading glasses as a kid, not because I had a sight impairment, but because I would read so much my eyes would become strained. I’d take a book with me everywhere, I’d be the first in the door on...

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

Auckland, New Zealand: When I first met Cameron Sims, founder of Plant Culture, I was surrounded by ‘cool people’ with baggy pants and Nike shoes. I approached him because he was the only one with a cool linen-looking shirt; my type of person. Little did I know, he was the founder of a sustainability-focused hemp...

Can Sustainable Fashion Influencers Really Change The World?

Can Sustainable Fashion Influencers Really Change The World?

A few weeks ago, I built up the courage, emptied my bank account, and flew across the ditch to attend Australia’s first Circular Fashion Conference. I spent a few weeks in Melbourne and Sydney beforehand, meeting eco-fashion designers, bloggers, friends, and generally building up an ethical fashion whirlwind around me. When people knew about my...

Has Globalisation Ruined the Fashion Industry?

Has Globalisation Ruined the Fashion Industry?

The fact that I can buy nectarines all year round, or enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience just half an hour from my suburban New Zealand home, is all due to globalisation. Globalisation is the integration and interaction of cultures, resources, societies, companies, groups, and people. See that t-shirt you’re wearing made by a woman...