“Play is the work of the child.”
In a globalised world where factories are in a “race to the bottom” to provide cheap fashion fast, children are often involved in the supply chain. Sadly they constitute a cheap, compliant and easily exploited labour force. Read More
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…..
Loved for their simple elegance, natural hues and quality materials, Untouched World has a story worth telling. We caught up with founder Peri Drysdale to talk sustainability, style, and what it feels like to be the first fashion company in the world to be endorsed by UNESCO. Read More
I’ve got sad news for all you rebels hoping to roll a joint out of a t-shirt! Hemp is actually the “sober cousin” of marijuana. Industrial hemp contains only a tiny amount of the psychoactive component of cannabis. So the only high you’ll get from hemp fabric is the moral high-ground you’ll stand on knowing you’re wearing a sustainable fabric!
“The streets of Accra, the markets, the way people put clothes together in West Africa.”
These three things are the inspiration behind the latest collection from YEVU – the clothing label packing a punch in the fashion world and supporting local artisans in Ghana and Togo.
Here’s the scenario – Kendall Jenner just stepped out in the most fabulous burgundy waistcoat and you MUST get yourself one stat! A quick browse online and you find that Zara and Uniqlo both have something similar.
Now you pride yourself on owning a KeepCup, recycling your scrap paper and participating in Meat-Free Mondays to help reduce your carbon footprint. But have you thought about the environmental impact that burgundy waistcoat had before it made it to onto that shiny rack?
Children of Promise (COP) is a Wellington-based womenswear label and social enterprise that empowers women to do good through fashion.