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How IAMISIGO weaves stories to decolonise the mind

How IAMISIGO weaves stories to decolonise the mind

The IAMISIGO mission is to decolonise the mind thoroughly. Creative director Babu Ogisi finds little-known historical stories in remote African communities and applies these to fibres and garments, “as a form of silent protest to post and neo-colonialism”. Babu who is...

Tried and Tested: 4 Fresh Food Deliveries

Tried and Tested: 4 Fresh Food Deliveries

These tried and tested local Cape Town food brands are perfect to kickstart your lockdown level 4. With the press of a button, you can have fresh tasty treats at your doorstep in no time. Cool Bananas – The Vegologist Situated in Maitland, Cool Bananas is a fresh...

Give To Make

Give To Make

For R100 you can pay for 5 reusable cloth masks! To make 2020 masks, we need 404 of you lovely humans to donate R100 each.

It’s time to sew masks

It’s time to sew masks

Finally, general opinion, informed by a growing number of experts and virologists, is in favour of wearing face masks. The question whether to mask or not has led to increasingly tense conversations as the number of global infections of Covid-19 continues to rise....

Why sustainability departments are old-fashioned

Why sustainability departments are old-fashioned

Instead of applying sustainability practices across its entire business, the fashion industry has introduced them in a piecemeal fashion.  Now, as we peer over a precipice of radical and unplanned change, it's worth taking a closer look at this old-fashioned approach....

Lockdown blog: Fashion insiders share their stories

Lockdown blog: Fashion insiders share their stories

For 21 days, we're keeping a running blog with advice and comments from our community. What support can you offer? What are your hopes? What are your fears? Join the conversation. Send comments to jackie@twyg.co.za Katherine-Mary Pichulik, founder and creative...

Fashion must change. Lucilla Booyzen explains why

Fashion must change. Lucilla Booyzen explains why

In a matter of days SA Fashion Week's Spring Summer shows went from being a conventional live event to going digital to being postponed.  Despite this, the work of SA Fashion Week will continue. We asked the event's founder and director Lucilla Booyzen about her plans...

Fashion in the time of coronavirus

Fashion in the time of coronavirus

Talking fashion during a time of coronavirus seems fickle, but it's in fact really important. Many institutions and organisations have had to take difficult decisions to help stop the spread of infection by cancelling gatherings, lessons and shows. This weekend...

Design Indaba inspires us to take our cues from nature

Design Indaba inspires us to take our cues from nature

Anyone working in sustainability is pondering the big question of how we can meet the growing demand for stuff without destroying the environment. If you attended Design Indaba 2020, you’d be feeling confident that answers to this question lie in nature. Borrowing,...

Our work is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 12, which aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production. Read More