Fabric-a-brac is back - in Newtown, on Saturday 5 November. Can you hear all the Wellington sewers and crafters shout hooray? According to the blog, all the tables are booked, and there is a super stash of donated fabric too, so this Fabric-a-brac is set to be all on in a big way. Full to the… Continue reading Fabric-a-brac
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!
HANDMADE is a celebration of beautiful and creative things. It is the place for people who want to learn the skills and crafts of previous generations but used in a modern context and using modern technology, style and flair. Excitement! And you can book in for separate workshops or the whole weekend - Oh joy!… Continue reading Many hands make life work
Only the best market in town - and just in time for festive goodies for lucky friends and family. its always chocker full of the imaginative, the clever, the local and the handmade. All details are here
Yeeehar! I went last year and got stacks of fairtrade organic threads to keep me totally happy. See you there - just don't be getting between me and one of their dresses. I am in need. Check out all their styley threads here.
I'll never be cursing the Wellington wind again. Well, perhaps not never, but definitely less often and with more compassion.
With New Zealand Fashion Week looming on the horizon in Auckland, its an attractive time to pop on up to the city of sails. The NZ Herald Designer Garage Sale is one pretty darn exciting public event - $20 entry and an array of gorgeous quality NZ designer threads to savour. Blissness. And thankfully, for… Continue reading Talking fashion
Sustainable fashion pioneers Starfish Clothing, based in Wellington, are going great guns this year - the eco friendly label has gained the prestigious opening slot for NZ Fashion Week, which runs from Sept 21 - 25 in Auckland. And us peeps here at The Big Shwop would like to congratulate them! We think it's fantastic… Continue reading Starfish & NZ Fashion Week
I noticed a wee while ago, that there was no City Guide for Wellington, our fair city, on the wonderful design*sponge. Well, never fear Wellingtonians we've just told the world how jolly choice your beautiful city is! And if you aren't a Wellingtonian? Shame on you. Ha! Just kidding. And if you aren't a Wellingtonian?… Continue reading Wellington on design*sponge!!
I have just posted a cracker album of photos from our last Big Shwop on our facebook page. Pop over and have a look. Gosh, darn it was a fabulous day of ethical shopping! Just love what can happen when you pull a bunch of switched on women and men together. Collaborative Consumption, yeehar.