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?
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.
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.
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.
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.