Nopesisters clothing is a Wellington brand started by local sisters Brittany and Johanna Cosgrove, and their mum Bette! Brittany joins to tell us all about their MastectoTees and NOPEtees and the causes you can support by buying them, as well as a new shirt just around the corner…
You can check out the shirts on their facebook page and buy them using their very easy order forms!
Sam Seiniger has come up with a creative solution to keeping warm during the Wellington winter, converting a shipping container into a sauna, built with recycled material, right on the Wellington waterfront with views of the harbour. Sam from NZ Pop-Up Sauna talks with Katharine about sauna traditions, ‘sweat bathing’, and whether people really do jump in the Wellington harbour after a sauna session. www.nzpopupsauna.com/
#Why Music is the question at the heart of local charity, One Percent Collective’s, latest generosity journal. Joining host Martin Andrews this week was OPC Chief Doer Of Things, Pat Shepherd, to discuss how the generosity of music and musicians can translate into everyday giving by all walks of life.
Word on Welly streets is that people can hardly wait for Mevo Car Share, New Zealand’s FIRST electric car share, to be launched here this spring. MEVO came through last year’s Smart Energy Challenge, and now looks set to not only disrupt the current car sharing system, but also be a shift in attitude for us “must own our own car kiwi’s” by being a cost saving, better experience alternative to car ownership. Founder Erik Erik Zydervelt talks to B-Side Stories about the journey.
Thanks to Stuff for the photo.
Pinaman Owusu never thought she’d have anything to do with fashion, but now this Ghanaian born kiwi will have the honour of showcasing collections from 6 contemporary African designers & 2 emerging hot NZ based African talents to about 300 guests in Wellington at an event she has been working toward for over three years – the first ever Africa Fashion Festival New Zealand.
Wellington has been a Fair Trade City for over five years! In this episode of B-Side Stories, Laurie and Laura visit some businesses that bring fair trade values to life.
Wellington Chocolate Factory – http://www.wcf.co.nz/
All Good Bananas and Karma Cola – http://allgoodorganics.co.nz/
Stories coffee – https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/661693826/
Trade Aid Wellington – http://www.tradeaid.org.nz/index.php
Commonsense Organics – http://www.commonsenseorganics.co.nz/
How do you get from working in the air force to wanting to help revolutionise the fashion industry? Samantha Jones, founder of a new Wellington business Little Yellow Bird, tells us about her journey doing just that, and her passion behind supplying corporate uniforms that use ethically sourced fabrics and are made under fair working conditions.
Her big message -” Buy less and be thoughtful about what we do buy.”
This week on B-Side Stories host Martin Andrews chats with Body Love Blueprint founder Courtney Durr, about her journey from personal trainer to start up founder and incorporating her own personal philosophy of self love and worth being more important than whats reflected on the bathroom scales. An honest and inspiring discussion for both men and women alike!
One Wellingtonian currently rocking the electricity boat is Flick Electric Co. CEO Steve O’Connor. As well as being just the kind of rising star in the tech scene that Wellington is trumpeting, Flick Electric is bringing our attention closely to the dirty side of our power use, with their “Choice” app. The app has been downloaded by over 3000 people since it’s release in February.
The dirty truth is out; listen to this interview with Steve to hear more about what we can do to clean up our act.
We were joined by Lee Barry and Rena Kohere from the Sustainability Trust to discuss their upcoming Warm Up for Winter Market this Saturday 10am til 2pm at their shop on Forresters Lane.
They also chatted about the other great products that can help you keep warm this winter, including their Curtain Bank that helps those in need get custom made curtains free of charge.
Listen to the interview below:
And for more information, visit their website.