A Fashionable Revolution

A Fashionable Revolution

I spent the day of my 21st birthday party making my outfit out of a dress my Mum found at the op shop the day before. Why?    Today is the first day of Fashion Revolution week for 2018, and tomorrow will mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse which killed more than [...]

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Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 9 2017 The Stats A report has revealed New Zealand’s ethical (and not so ethical) fashion companies for 2016, in the wake of ongoing tragedies caused by unsafe working conditions in garment sweatshops. Baptist World Aid, the organisation behind the report, said there are 14.2 [...]

Auckland University hates the environment

Auckland University hates the environment

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 14 2016 The University of Auckland’s (UoA) governing council has opted out of voting on a motion that would have urged their foundation to divest from fossil fuels. Since December last year UoA has been under pressure from students, staff, and alumni to divest from [...]

Iconic trolley buses on track for electric charge

Iconic trolley buses on track for electric charge

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 8 2016 Wellington’s iconic trolley buses will no longer be retiring in 2017, with a number set to be converted to “plug-in hybrids.” The decision comes following a Generation Zero petition, signed by thousands, calling for Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to choose the electric [...]

Ocean Atlas

Ocean Atlas

Ocean Atlas; the worlds largest underwater sculpture that I was lucky enough to explore. This beautiful girl kneels at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Nassau- 17ft tall and weighing 60 ton. Aside from her captivating size and beauty there is a thought-provoking message behind her, surrounded by such irony. The sculpture [...]