Every decade there is a new movement, the 70s had punk and the 90s had grunge, the noughties? Sustainable and ethical fashion. We are becoming increasingly aware of what we buy and where it comes from, which is why when New Zealand companies emerge with ethical fashion lines we are pretty excited.
The most recent to come from our shores is Children of Promise, a womenswear range from Jes Chang – a designer born in Taiwan and raised in New Zealand.
The soft, clean lines of their clothing create staples that are not only luxurious and designed with comfort but with sustainability.
Each piece is made from natural fabrics, which is not only good for your health but for our beautiful environment.
Jes said that the most important thing for her is the well being of other people, which makes it no surprise that she has started to donate 10% from every sale to charities.
“10% to me seems like a more substantial amount instead of contributions like 1 or 5%. I believe that money can be used in good ways and by donating this would be a more tangible way to support charities in the amazing work that they do.”
They are currently supporting the Sanctuary house, which is a supervisor emergency home in Wellington for homeless teenage girls and young women.
Her first capsule collection featured transeasonal classics that are undoubtedly set to become wardrobe staples.