A Fashionable Revolution

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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 … Continue reading A Fashionable Revolution

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Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

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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 … Continue reading Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

Don’t swim in the rivers!

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 4 2016 Choose Clean Water NZ (CCW), a group demanding tougher legislation to ensure the quality of freshwater, are urging New Zealanders to stand behind them as they present a petition to parliament on March 29. CCW have been touring the country to gain signatures, … Continue reading Don’t swim in the rivers!

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 … Continue reading Auckland University hates the environment

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 … Continue reading Iconic trolley buses on track for electric charge