Travel Diary | Sydney Winter 2018
Thoughts on | Let's get Ethical
This year we decided to go to Sydney - one of James's favourite cities that I have never visited before.
Highlights included lunch and bowling with family, Taronga Zoo, ferry trips to Manly, browsing Sustainable Wardrobe Sydney's Pop up and buying matching Patagonia tees!
Press | 12 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Brands For Style-Conscious New Zealanders
This morning as a part of New Zealand Fashion Week 2018, Outliv hosted a panel discussion asking "How can we bridge the gap between the rising awareness of ethical fashion and consumer choice?."
Transparency | Creating the Supply-chain for my New Zealand Wool
Sophia Butler, the designer behind this slow fashion label has been sewing since she was 13. After gagging over a bridge in India that was polluted with chemical dyes, she dived into ethical fashion and never looked back. Sophia releases two collections every year, believing that garments should be worn for whole lifetimes, respected as investments, and never discarded. Her garments are impeccably tailored, and made to become lifelong friends of the women who wear them.
The journey of this wool began in January 2016 when a family friend and one of my long time supporters gifted me the shorn fleeces of her pet sheep. The sheep are kept as "lawnmowers" and occasionally used for meat, but otherwise left in peace. They are a crossbreed of sheep; one quarter Suffolk and three quarters Romney.