Are you ready for a coworking environment?

Are you ready for a coworking environment?

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Are you ready for a coworking environment?

For me, one of the pitfalls of working from home is the sometimes intense isolation. And it’s at times like these that I long for the hustle and bustle of a newsroom.

Don’t get me wrong, I love that I can roll out of bed, brush my teeth (maybe 😁) and head to my office to get stuck in a day’s work. Sometimes, if the need arises I can even work from my bed. A sick day means I can still be productive without infecting an entire office of people. Continue reading “Are you ready for a coworking environment?”

Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

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Review: Rains Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

Nothing gets me more excited than quality brands made and sourced in Africa. I’ve written extensively about the Rain products and stores in Durban and I am excited for the opportunity to test out the latest product in their Biologie range – the Kigelia Honeybush Clay Mask. Continue reading “Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine”

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy.

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. This incident is the fourth largest industrial disaster in history after the death toll stood at 1 138 people, with an additional 2 500 injured.

All five clothing factories in the plaza were producing garments for the western market. What’s more, most of the victims of the building collapse were women. Continue reading “Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution”

Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

It’s less than a month to go to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place on April 23-29.

This year marks the 5th year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This single event shook the fashion world and set off a chain of events that eventually lead to the world’s biggest  fashion activism movement – Fashion Revolution.

People the world over are calling on brands to change. And in the past five years brands are listening and even acting. Continue reading “Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!”

#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience

#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience

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#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience

You don’t need to buy new clothes to enjoy a good haul. Why not try a haulternative?

This, essentially, is a way of refreshing your wardrobe without actually hitting the shops and buying new clothes. If you’re a YouTube fan, you may have heard of popular vloggers Noodlerella, Grav3yardgirl, and CutiePieMarzia – they’re already doing it. They’re sharing ways to “haul” that are fun and exciting.

From upcycling to swapping to trawling charity shops, fashion-conscious people are finding haulternatives to buying brand new clothes. Pick the one that inspires you most and create a video of your own for Fashion Revolution Week. Continue reading “#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience”

Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion

Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey

Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. This incident is the fourth largest industrial disaster in history after the death toll stood at 1 138 people, with an additional 2 500 injured.

There were five clothing factories in the plaza.  And all were producing garments for the western market. Furthermore, most of the victims were women. 

But sometimes, out of tragedy comes something good. How often have we heard that? In this case, out of the Rana Plaza tragedy, came Fashion Revolution. Continue reading “Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion”

The Slow Movement: What it means and why it’s relevant

The Slow Movement: What it means and why it’s relevant

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The Slow Movement: What it means and why it’s relevant

Slow has never been so fashionable as it is now. And for that I am glad.

The Slow concept originated with the Slow Food campaign in 1986 when Carlo Petrini protested the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Rome. The Slow Food movement arose out of a desire to protect local food cultures and place more emphasis on the pleasure of food rather than the instant gratification of the fast food culture.

Today, this movement is seeing the growth of a global culture that respects quality food, locally sourced ingredients and care for the earth, coupled with a strong emphasis on pleasure. Continue reading “The Slow Movement: What it means and why it’s relevant”

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

“Think globally, act locally” is a motto that is slowly, but steadily, emerging as a world trend. It’s all about consumers moving towards locally-sourced products and is directly related to the movement of reconnecting with local traditions, foods and life in general.

In a fast-paced world where globalisation is seen as sucking the authenticity out of living, many are embracing the culture of supporting and buying local. And now this label – “local” – is gaining such a massive following it is becoming a stronger prerequisite for buying than even “organic”. Continue reading “Support Local: Why I think this movement is important”