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 the coin purse.

Sarita is standing at the table. She does quality control. She is such an asset to creating a boutique level quality garment.

Akhtar is at the sewing machine. She and Nahid are trainee tailors. Both very talented. And they get to learn from our master tailor Amit.

I am so grateful to have these artisans on my team.


Here are some of the beautiful things we have created together:

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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.

12715301_879874962128716_466384668673829315_n.jpgThis project is a Wyong Shire Council initiative. The objective is to educate what being a Social Entrepreneur is all about and to help facilitate those interested in going about it. Below is the ‘Social Enterprise Launch Pad’ Program:


Words can’t express how excited we are that Fair Trade and ethical initiatives supported by Councils is growing. We are thrilled to be representing fashion at the Fair Trade Hub.

In preparation for this event we have been reviewing our 4 year journey. So many wonderful memories:

The journey

And we couldn’t have done this without the help of so many amazing supporters of Fair trade. Thank you!


Yvie Johnston

Founder of ‘Aware…The social design project’


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The Kylie Dress is made by….

Fair trade Melb 2015 Kylie producer copy

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Our label: Awear… social re-design!

About awares producer

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Artisan Art – Hand Embroidery!

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Premium organic cotton. Hand embroidered feature.

Premium organic cotton. Hand embroidered feature.

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On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the RanaPlaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue.

Fashion Revolution says enough is enough.

Sydney friends I would love to see you come support this event. And it’s free, however we will be taking donations where 100% of money raised goes to the survivors of Rana Plaza.

Mwah and much love,


Social Entrepreneur

Aware…the social design project


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Art Worth preserving…

Artisan skills web

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The Fair Trade Emporium

Fair Trade is more than just a word. It’s a verb. It comes into play when the producer and customer choose to see that their product value goes beyond the “thing”, they recognise that a human laboured to make it, and thus factor into their production or purchase decision; quality of life, the environment, equality and justice.

A very exciting Fair Trade initiative is occur10420344_789948911048227_1671918767915173632_nring inside this building. A collaboration of the NSW Fair Trade Network in conjunction with Addison Rd Community Centre. Inside this stone shed will be a shop called the “Fair Trade Emporium”. We are very excited to be apart of this and would love to invite you to join us on this new journey, to do so please pop along and like our shops facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/thefairtradeemporium, and also put the 6th of November into  your diary if you would like to join us on our opening night. 1555388_789948867714898_7776654587085664691_n

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The “Awear” Iconic range; out and about and ready for summer :)

Aware range first Aware range 3 aware range 2Made following the the 10 Fair Trade principles:

10672352_627117184071163_2149129816158922280_nTo everyone supporting us in doing this – THANK YOU! 

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Some romance has just arrived…..

Beautiful hand embroidered pieces that will be featured at our next market.


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