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The works of over 30 up and coming female designers and creators are being featured in the Wellington pop-up shop, Smashed Avocados. Aiming to prove wrong the idea that not all women can be at the top, the pop-up brings women together to support each other so that everyone can succeed. All products for sale are from 100% female-owned and run businesses and customers can
find skincare, clothing, homewares and artworks, as well as attend workshops to channel their inner-creativity. With a focus on sustainability and philanthropy, most products either help you to
reduce waste, use recycled materials or give to charity with each purchase, and customers are asked to bring their own bags. With the plan of this being the first of many pop-ups, be sure to show your support for amazing female creatives doing their thing.
45 Vivian St, Wellington, June 17- August 11.
Night Sky Chic
While chunky and bold pieces seem to be dominating the scene, fine jewellery will always remain a classic fixture. Silk&Steel have launched demi-fine jewellery collection, BLACK, taking inspiration from the night sky and using natural black diamonds. The collection features necklaces, earrings and rings and are all designed to both be layered together or as standalone pieces. Our favourite is the midnight necklace, featuring 21 natural black diamonds set into the bar. Available now from stockists nationwide.
The power of fast fashion means that clothing is bought and discarded so much quicker these days. Add to this the speed of children growing out of their clothing, and the environmental cost of this way of consuming is huge. Auckland-based Lucy Kirkwood recognised this problem and founded online children’s clothing marketplace, Little Outfitters. The store encourages parents to sell their kids’ pre-loved designer clothing on the platform to prevent it from going to landfill and give it a second life. The platform also gives other parents a low-cost, environmentally-friendly alternative to buying new, meaning their kids can stay looking stylish without the worry of forking out big for clothes they’ll outgrow soon enough.