Melanie Stapleton, owner of Cecilia Fox floral studio and mother of two, starts her day at 3am. Renowned for blurring the boundaries between floral arrangements and sculptural art, Cecilia Fox is different from your local florist. Mel prefers her flowers grown without a lots of chemicals, and actively encourages sustainable practices within floristry. We meet Mel in her Melbourne based studio among a plethora of seasonal and locally grown blooms.
The bond between Sigrid McCarthy and Kowtow runs deep. She is the Media & Communications Coordinator at Ethical Clothing Australia and Founder of Intent Journal, a digital magazine which promotes kindness and respect for the environment and humans in the fashion industry. In light of Fashion Revolution Week we sit down with Sigrid to learn more about her and discuss ethics in fashion.
Sadaf Lourie splits her time as a mother and the dressed to kill womenswear buyer for one of our Wellington retailers, Good As Gold. She can articulate the complexities of the fashion industry and hold an engaging conversation about bugs with her kids with the same amount of passion. Sadaf is genuine, caring and has a great sense of humor. She welcomes us to her home on a foggy Wellington morning.
Naomi Blacklock embraces alterity as a symbol of activism. The Brisbane based artist uses performance to amplify voices of minority. Working primarily with sound installation, text works and performance, her artworks involve an exploration and examination of mythologies regarding wild women archetypes and harmful histories of gender and cultural identity.
Estère Dalton is a beat maker, singer, songwriter and producer based in Wellington. With her MPC named Lola, she records beats and melodies and loops them into her self-described genre Electric Blue Witch-Hop. About to release her second album, Estère opens the doors to her home in Wellington where she writes and records her songs.