Editor's view: Have nothing that's not useful or beautiful

  • Opinion
  • January 24, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Editor's view: Have nothing that's not useful or beautiful

As exciting as it is to see new retail trends develop, the emergence of the subscription box model bothers The Register editor Sarah Dunn. She wonders, is minimalism and retail fundamentally incompatible?

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New ‘shopfunding’ loyalty programme builds charity donations into shopping

  • News
  • October 10, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
New ‘shopfunding’ loyalty programme builds charity donations into shopping

Australian ecommerce venture Socielle is targeting socially-aware shoppers with a creative variation on loyalty programmes called ‘shopfunding’. Each purchase comes with shopfunding points, which can then be redeemed to support a handful of charities partnered with the business. We chatted with founder Rechelle Coombes to find out more.

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Zero-waste label Space Between crowdfunds to expand

  • Design
  • August 12, 2016
  • Benjamin Mack
Zero-waste label Space Between crowdfunds to expand

Massey University-affiliated Wellington company Space Between has been making new products out of corporate waste clothing. It's now asking for support to get a new designer, Larissa Banks, to help develop its next range.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Brand catalog aims to promote ethical fashion

  • News
  • June 30, 2016
  • Caitlin Salter
Brand catalog aims to promote ethical fashion

New York-based Project Just is hoping to change the way shoppers think about where their items came from, with the founder saying more and more people care about ethical fashion.

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Forget fast fashion: Well Made Clothes set to make ethical shopping easy

  • News
  • April 7, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Forget fast fashion: Well Made Clothes set to make ethical shopping easy

The fashion industry is notoriously cagey about its production lines, so unearthing the facts doesn't always come easy to consumers wanting to make informed shopping decisions. However, a Kiwi expat and an Australian are about to launch a website called Well Made Clothes that will act as an online hub for beautiful, ethically made garments. We talked to co-founder Courtney Sanders about the venture, the Kiwi brands it will feature and the rise of conscious consumers.

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