Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Durban, Lifestyle

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!

Durban, Lifestyle

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

Durban, Lifestyle

#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

Lifestyle, My Journey

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”

Be bold in your curves

Be bold in your curves

Durban, Lifestyle

Bold in Curves will be hosting an exclusive Women’s Day celebration tomorrow at 47th Avenue Lounge in Durban at 6pm.

The aim of the evening is to celebrate woman, embrace them, motivate them and build an image that will last forever.

Bold in Curves believes beauty isn’t about size and works to inspire women to be bold when they take on the world. Its main aim is to help women be proud and confident in their bodies.

Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, but from embracing the one a woman already has. Tomorrow evening is all about that.

So head over to 47th Avenue Lounge tomorrow at 6pm. Early bird tickets are R200 or you can get tickets at the door for R250.

On arrival you will get a complimentary glass of champagne as well as snacks. Guests will also be treated to a fashion show, a bit of pampering as well as a great after party.

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