Take the 28 Day Fresh Start Challenge

Eating well means different things to different people. But one thing we can all agree on is that eating well should be simple and uncomplicated. Thermomix have lovingly curated and triple-tested their favourite nutrient dense recipes for you to try as part of the 28 Day Fresh Start Challenge. By focusing on eating nutrient [...]

2019-01-30T20:50:19+13:00By |0 Comments

Meet Pramila

Pramila is part of the sewing team we met in Kathmandu working for a World Fair Trade Organisation accredited NGO. It was such a privilege to meet Pramilla. Looking at this photo, you’d never guess that just one year before she had gone through the trauma of losing her home in the big earthquake and [...]

2018-07-18T08:25:09+13:00By |0 Comments

What will your legacy be?

It all starts with awareness. By simply raising awareness about what trading fairly is and making a choice to talk and share about our own personal journeys towards being more conscious of our consuming – we can’t help but start making a difference. Understanding the impact our purchases have on the makers, suppliers, farmers - [...]

2018-07-18T08:30:22+13:00By |0 Comments

Don’t be an Ostrich

What concerns you most in the world today?  Here’s a few key issues that concern me to start things off. Gender Inequality Poverty Human Trafficking Child Labour World Health These are some of the key issues that we hear on a regular basis and they have become so frequent that they almost wash over us [...]

2018-07-18T08:27:40+13:00By |0 Comments

A VISUAL FEAST

Here’s some inspiration for some cold winter evenings to make dinner fun, simple & delicious. Yes, SOUP CAN BE A MEAL and not just an entrée! It is a quick and easy meal for families of all ages & stages. I embrace the AND philosophy. What’s that you might wonder? Well I believe our [...]

2021-04-20T13:31:01+13:00By |0 Comments

Would You Be Interested in this Job?

I was recently sent this well written article by Anna Lee, published in Viva magazine. It gives an insight into the reality of the life of an average Third World garment factory worker. A job primarily for women and, let’s face it, children, who would be in school if they lived here. The stats show: [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:50+13:00By |0 Comments

Experience the Reality of Human Trafficking

On the 28th–29th of October Steph Johnstone from She Made This attended the first NZ “Justice Conference” and as part of it she went on a simulated “Experience” of being trafficked. The “E” on her hand was symbolic of the tattoos a pimp puts on his “girls” usually on their chest or face! Given only [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:50+13:00By |0 Comments

Lest We Forget – Important Anniversaries!

Today is an important day for remembering. PHOTO: Steph Johnstone – Tower of London August 2014 Remembering the ANZACs and remembering the major earthquake that hit Nepal a year ago. Probably lesser known about is the 3rd anniversary just yesterday of the collapse of Rana Plaza. ANZAC DAY We arrived home from Nepal via Singapore [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:50+13:00By |0 Comments

Dhaka Attack

An Islamist attack on a cafe in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, in early July – and the subsequent siege – ended with 20 people, mostly foreigners, dead. How has this affected the mood in Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries?” – BBC On the 1st of July we woke to the news of yet [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:51+13:00By |0 Comments

Why I Started She Made This

I’m Steph – founder of an exciting new project: She Made This. Here’s the brief backstory on why I started She Made This. In late 2014 I was packing up to return to NZ after a year of exciting travels and a few months based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It’s a city of [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:51+13:00By |0 Comments

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