New Zealand Ethical Fashion: Maggie Marilyn

Maggie Marilyn is a New Zealand based contemporary fashion brand that launched in September 2016. Maggie designs pieces that are not only effortless and beautiful but are considerate of being an ethical and environmentally conscious brand in the fashion industry. The brand works with local manufacturers, and skilled craftsman that make up the small and innovative… Continue reading New Zealand Ethical Fashion: Maggie Marilyn

Adventures In Wellington

I arrived back from Wellington last night, and I felt an overwhelming sense of love and happiness. I don't get to see my family often, and so I feel very grateful when I can. My sister and I were watching this short video that talked about how one sustains longevity and good health. The three… Continue reading Adventures In Wellington

How Do You Identify Yourself?

This is a thought that's been on my mind, ever since I've been curious to discover more about my cultural roots. My family background originates from China, with my grandparents originating from Shanghai, Hunan and Xiamen. My parents were born in Taiwan. However, it's interesting how there is always this desire to identify oneself. We… Continue reading How Do You Identify Yourself?

Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Everyone has different experiences growing up, and we have a diverse mixture of cultures in New Zealand. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by the beach, on the farm and now in the city. I consider Auckland a country… Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

How To Buy Less And Support Ethical Fashion

We live in a consumer society where the media and advertising industry is telling us that we lack something in our lives, which can only be fulfilled through purchasing a product. In the Fashion Industry, fast fashion is constantly encouraging consumers to buy clothes they don't necessarily need. I've previously written about minimalism, because I… Continue reading How To Buy Less And Support Ethical Fashion

A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

I finished reading Being Chinese - A New Zealander's Story by Helene Wong in two days, and it really made me think about my own background, experiences and thoughts on being a New Zealander. Wong was born in Taihape, with a mixture of second and third generation in her family, and in her book, she explores her… Continue reading A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

Dressing well is a form of self care. I talked to a friend of mine, and we had a really interesting conversation about how we present ourselves, how people treat us when we dress well and she told me how she believes that dressing well is a form of self care. The words really stuck… Continue reading The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

When I'm living in Taipei, I feel like it's completely normal to put up an umbrella when the sun is out. It's very common in many Asian countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. On Summer days like today, the sun can be very harsh in Auckland, and I tend to use an umbrella… Continue reading The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture

Clothes are one of the largest polluters in the world. There is so much we don't see from the clothes we wear, from the source of the fabric, where the cotton was grown, how much water was used to bring the piece of clothing to life, what environment the worker who sewed the piece of… Continue reading Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture