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Our Little Yellow Blog

In 2017 I wrote about the 10 things I’ve learnt since starting a fashion brand. To date it’s still one of my most popular blogs. It’s been almost five years since I wrote that and while most of this is still true, I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learnt since. If you haven’t yet read the first blog and you are just sta
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Learn how to care for your clothes properly, so you can keep them lasting longer whilst still looking brand new.
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In this blog we wanted to share news of scheduled changes to our online pricing structure - these decisions are never made lightly, and are a result of a long period of steep increases in a range of costs, plus the move to incorporate end of life solutions into the base price of our products.
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Our Wellington site has created only 10kg of waste since August last year. We thought it would be useful to go through our mentality and practices that keep this number down. And, we'll certainly admit we're not perfect. In this blog we're also talking about our shortcomings and future goals.
It can be hard to know what to do with your bed sheets at the end of their lives. Many sheets, and other textiles, get sent to landfill. But there are many other solutions you can explore. We reached out to the Little Yellow Bird community for some ideas on what you can do with your worn out sheets.
Here at Little Yellow Bird we care as much about what happens to our garments after they’ve been used as we do about how they’re made. Today we’re announcing that we now have access to the technology to recycle all of our garments and turn them back into usable fibre. The fashion industry is out of control with New Zea
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We’re excited to announce the release of our much anticipated Merino line. Staying true to our vision of helping create a sustainably-sourced and ethically-produced fashion industry we’ve partnered with ZQ Merino to offer our 100% Merino wool garments. Our Merino range will start with a limited run of our two most popu
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Since we last posted, a few people have asked to know more about how the migrant workers we are helping to provide meals for are coping, and what we are doing to support them. In this blog post, we take a look at what is going on in India generally, and how we are supporting migrant workers with our local impact partne
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Covid-19 has up-ended lives and livelihoods across the globe - everyone seems to have been touched in some way. As always, we've been staying in close touch with all of the people who help us create our products - and in this blog post, we share the latest news from the people who grow and produce our raw materials: ou
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Some edits have been made to the original blog first published in April 2020 Where to buy your face mask in New Zealand There are no two ways about it: the last year and a bit have been an extraordinary time for pretty much everyone. When Aotearoa entered its first lockdown requests keep coming in from you, our custome
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As we work together to ‘flatten the curve’ (and maybe even eliminate) the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand, many of us are thinking and focusing on what is near and close to us. We’re all working from home - we’re connecting with our neighbours - we’re buying local. With this perspective shift, it’s easy to forget tha
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As I write this blog post, I feel a sense of both relief and responsibility. I feel relieved because Little Yellow Bird is in a much better place financially than we were a week ago – thanks to your extraordinary support and response to our call out for help. I feel a sense of responsibility because I’m acutely aware o
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