Women

Meet Pramila

Pramila is part of the sewing team we met in Kathmandu working for a World Fair Trade Organisation accredited NGO. It was such a privilege to meet Pramilla. Looking at this photo, you’d never guess that just one year before she had gone through the trauma of losing her home in the big earthquake and [...]

2018-07-18T08:25:09+13:00By |0 Comments

Would You Be Interested in this Job?

I was recently sent this well written article by Anna Lee, published in Viva magazine. It gives an insight into the reality of the life of an average Third World garment factory worker. A job primarily for women and, let’s face it, children, who would be in school if they lived here. The stats show: [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:50+13:00By |0 Comments

Lest We Forget – Important Anniversaries!

Today is an important day for remembering. PHOTO: Steph Johnstone – Tower of London August 2014 Remembering the ANZACs and remembering the major earthquake that hit Nepal a year ago. Probably lesser known about is the 3rd anniversary just yesterday of the collapse of Rana Plaza. ANZAC DAY We arrived home from Nepal via Singapore [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:50+13:00By |0 Comments

Why I Started She Made This

I’m Steph – founder of an exciting new project: She Made This. Here’s the brief backstory on why I started She Made This. In late 2014 I was packing up to return to NZ after a year of exciting travels and a few months based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It’s a city of [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:51+13:00By |0 Comments

Women’s Day? Whatever You Say Honey!

Did you realise International Women’s Day was celebrated earlier this month? Was it acknowledged or observed in some way that you were aware of? I saw several posts on Instagram and Facebook but I’m not sure the wider community were aware of it. Another day another cause. However, I think this is an issue which [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:52+13:00By |0 Comments