Samantha Jones – little yellow bird

Sam at Little Yellow Bird

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.”

http://www.littleyellowbird.co.nz/

Steve O’Connor – rocking the electricity boat

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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.

https://www.flickelectric.co.nz/company/#sustainability

http://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/71790/bernard-hickey-looks-whether-flick-electric-could-use-new-technology-and-raw-market

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/energy/energy-data-modelling/publications/energy-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Clare Bowden – Mandatory meets Miramar

Claire Mandatory - blue IMG_7630 This is the illustrious and industrious Clare Bowden, designer for one of Welly’s most iconic businesses, Mandatory Menswear. She along with business partner Fiona Edwards has been dressing men from around the country and beyond from their Cuba street store for 18 years now. In this interview Clare talks about what it is like being in the rag trade for men and how she got the zips into the armpits of Fat Freddy’s Drop horn player, Joe Lindsay’s suits, and why Mandatory are popping up in Miramar next week.

Thanks to Pat Shepherd for the photo.

http://www.mandatory.co.nz/

Mandatory Menswear Pop Up Shop at Sadhana Yoga Studio, 9 Park Road, Miramar Tuesday 30TH June – Sunday 5TH July 2015

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