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

Protests in Kashmir

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 8 2017 In what is being described by Al Jazeera as an “extremely rare occurrence,” students have taken to the streets of central Srinagar, Kashmir, to protest the strict Indian security forces that occupy the city. Since the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani … Continue reading Protests in Kashmir

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 … Continue reading Orphanage voluntoursim a harmful exercise