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2018 August - New Zealand Fashion Weekend Here We Come!

Exciting Holi Boli news....

Wow! It is amazing how life turns out. When I chose to come live in the backwoods of India I thought I had traded all the glitter and glam of the fashion world for the heat and dust of beautiful India. Apparently not! I am going to the New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) all because of another NZ woman's dream to empower women in rural India. Jodie Woods started Tonic &...

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2018 July - Newsflash

We are super excited to welcome Sanghamitra and Rubina to Holi Boli.  Contracts in hand. Best part of my job! Banita ensures the ladies understand my poor Odia language.  Thanks to u who have supported Holi Boli !  Special thanks Two Lippy Ladies  and Tonic & Cloth 



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2018 July - What have CHICKEN EGGS got to do with it?

Ethical and sustainable are buzzy words at the moment.  It seems that many people like the idea of buying ethical and sustainable.  Fair trade is an important brand these days.  Many of us want to know that we are not harming our planet or the life on the planet with the purchases we make.  In my last blogI wrote about the important part we play as consumers and the role that business has in...

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2018 July - The Important Choice of Empowering Women

Picture Credit: The Economist

In 1967 the UN Member States adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against women.  The articles in the declaration clearly seek to ensure women have equity with men and to have a freedom as a human being to make choices about how to live their life.  In 1979 the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Womenwas...

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