Category Archives: Uncategorized

MARJAS – The Upcycle Minimise Waste Project

A few of you have seen me working on some upcycling projects at The Fair Trade Hub, they are now finished and ready to submit to the Worn Out event being held in QLD. These outfits will be a part … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fair Trade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight is time to stand up for what you believe in – “whether that’s protecting the environment, gender equality, or ensuring farmers and workers are paid fairly.”(http://fairtrade.com.au/Get-Involved/Our-Campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight) What is Fair Trade? Basically it is trading following the 10 Fair … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Fair Trade Hub

Next month we are opening another Fair Trade collaborative pop – up shop. This time we will be located in Belmont NSW. Here is a snapshot of what to expect….. Watch this space for more details….  In the meantime you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE AWARE LOOK 2017 ……

100% organic. Low impact colours. Fairly Traded. Hand embroidered details. Hand loomed fabric. Pockets. A style that is transeasonal. Iconic. Quality pieces that will last. Model: Rachel Bardsley Photographer: Susan Mac Makeup/hair: KOKO Makeup Design

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

World Fair Trade Day 2017

We would love to thank everyone who attended, volunteered and promoted the World Fair Trade Event last weekend. The seminar panel discussing #agentforchange was particularly the highlight of the event. We are already discussing what to do for next year! #agentforchange … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be an Agent For Change on Mother’s Day Weekend!

Its encouraging and exciting when events that have traditionally been reserved for Sydney and Melbourne make their way to my home town of Newcastle, it means that people in my part of the world are catching onto the Fair Trade … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eco-Chic Fashion Pop Up – Newcastle’s Fashion Revolution Event

We will be launching our label ‘Awear…social Re-design’ on the 30th of April at the Eco-Chic Fashion Pop-Up. Last year was so successful we will be returning to Foghorn Brewhouse for the second year running. Eco-Chic will feature upcycled and Fair Trade … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2017 FOCUS is ‘Advocacy for Fair Trade’

Why is our 2017 focus on ‘Advocacy for Fair Trade’? Firstly because there is so much greenwashing going on and secondly, the fact that ethical and Fair Trade is being confused as being the same thing. Both sound good, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Who Made My Clothes?

Let me introduce you to Nahid, she is the one doing embroidery on one of my coin purses, for a new and exciting ‘no waste’ product range. Her little boy is Cheeku. She has been given the whole project of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whats happening in March 2016..

March is going to be a very exciting month. We will be opening a PopUp shop run on a collaborative basis by like-minded social entrepreneurs active in Fair Trade. Showcasing fair and ethically produced products from across the world. This project … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment