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 [...]

Orphanage voluntoursim a harmful exercise

Orphanage voluntoursim a harmful exercise

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 24 2017 Worth an estimated $173 billion dollars globally, the “voluntourism” industry attracts well-intentioned volunteers to residential care institutions such as orphanages in Cambodia, but may be doing more harm than good. Recent research conducted by Cambodia’s Ministry for Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth [...]

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 [...]

Appreciate

I am currently sitting poolside with a view out to our beautiful bahamian beach thats white sand is being pounded by the Atlantic oceans' turquoise waters wondering how on earth I got here. The truth is I really do not know. One thing I do know is how incredibly blessed we are to be living [...]