You may recall The Big Shwop girls doing the 'six items or less challenge' for a month last year. We were quietly pretty chuffed with our non-consumption efforts in the fight against fast fashion, but little did we know that around the world a group of self proclaimed 'fashion addicts' were planning to take up… Continue reading Going cold turkey in the name of fashion
Kowtow sale at Starfish – 50% off!
Yeehar - Kowtow are awesome - beautiful, finely designed 100% organic, fair trade clothing that reek of quality and not of hippy. And their clothes are even more of a score for the next couple of weeks. To make room for their upcoming Winter collection they are having a workroom sale hosted by Starfish - 128… Continue reading Kowtow sale at Starfish – 50% off!
Chrissy Week 3: 6 items or less
I have now completed three and a half weeks of the 6 items or less challenge...BUT... I'm sorry to say I had a melt-down last Wednesday. I'd just had a brand new haircut which I thought would give me a boost...but then I walked home up Brooklyn hill, arrived home with 3 of my items now sweaty, found… Continue reading Chrissy Week 3: 6 items or less
Week One : Chrissy’s Six Items or less Challenge
As Inga mentioned in a previous blog, we have both decided to undertake the six items or less challenge - which means wearing nothing but the same 6 items for one month, not including underwear,shoes or jackets. Why this madness? I feel strangely compelled to give it a go. At times I feel slightly claustrophobic… Continue reading Week One : Chrissy’s Six Items or less Challenge
Icebreaker and The Big Shwop
There is a huge amount of work that goes in behind the scenes of The Big Shwop. While putting on an awesome eco-fashion event is stacks of fun, before we get to see lots of wonderful people shwopping clothes - we have to deal with some very pesky pieces of hardware - namely clothes hangers… Continue reading Icebreaker and The Big Shwop
Tuatara and The Big Shwop
And we have another exciting development! With the introduction of the brand new He-shwop we got round to thinking hey what can we do to make the shwop a little more man-friendly? So off we went and approached award winning local brewery Tuatara to see if they could help us out… Well before you could… Continue reading Tuatara and The Big Shwop
Anyone got a pair of these to shwop?
I may not think about it all the time, but somewhere, in the back of my mind, I wish I could do a back flip. And now that this guy is imagining a Backflip shoe maybe, just maybe, my time will come. Ha ha. Awesomeness. We've decided that they look soooooo awesome that any working… Continue reading Anyone got a pair of these to shwop?
It’s BIG SHWOP time again!!!
Wellington ladies start going through your wardrobes - only 3 weeks to go until the next Big Shwop event! We're back in the capital and stoked to be having the event at the city's premiere arts venue The St James Theatre on Courtenay Place. Registrations are open and filling up fast - go to our… Continue reading It’s BIG SHWOP time again!!!
A story about an orange dress
I found this gorgeous homemade orange dress while out op-shopping for an outfit to wear to a friends funk soul party. It was a full length number that went all the way to the floor. But I wanted a short dress, so I decided to lop it off half way down. And I just wanted… Continue reading A story about an orange dress