Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Fashion industry responsible for 10% of global annual carbon emissions

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
fashion industry

In a world before Covid, the fashion industry was responsible for producing 10% of annual global carbon emissions. This is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Have you ever stopped to think about the environmental impact your clothes have had? According to the United Nations Environment Programme, it takes an average of 3,781 Read more

The pressure is to appear normal: the crisis in modest fashion

Monday, March 8th, 2021
Modest fashion

Are Muslim women being asked to change too much of themselves in order to fit in? ‘Modest fashion’ has been a defining style for the past decade. The trend for oversize silhouettes and loose layers has united fashion fans, religious and secular; it has been in part an attempt by western brands to buy into Read more

Kiwi Muslim designer launches modest clothing line inspired by religion

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Kiwi Muslim designer Farheen Hajira said her new line of modest fashion, inspired by religion, would have global appeal. “Fashion is not about skin showing, it’s about style. I want to show the world even covered women can have trendy clothes.” Watch Video Related Posts:The pressure is to appear normal: the crisis in…Muslim shop owner told his Read more

Ethical clothing retailers – what NZ labels get a pass grade?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

An Australian survey to find ethical clothing retailers has given companies a simple letter grade based on their policies for supply chain, monitoring practises, and worker empowerment. The most ethical clothing retailers have mostly been fair trade companies, but retail giant Zara, shortly to be launched in New Zealand,  also scored an A grade. Glassons Read more

Nun’s headresses OK – Indian headdresses not

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Go to any event these days and your are sure to find some one dressed up as 1950s nun or sporting gear based on some kind of religious attire. No self respecting party hire business can afford to not have a big stock of false nun’s habits for hire . So, “What’s the fuss about Dame Read more

Fashion and the Archbishop of Canterbury

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

If there is anyone out there who doesn’t have enough to be shocked about, you can bet your John Galliano that the fashion industry will find some way to offend them within the next five minutes. That’s what fashion thrives on: subversion and irreverence; an immaculately groomed, sneering Johnny Rotten worth millions, the world’s best-dressed troll. The Read more