View from eARTh

View from eARTh

Sandra Conte

1 February 2014

This February issue sees us ‘frock up’ in the name of eco-fashion and design.

Our stunning front cover photograph by the renowned Wayne Quilliam captures the ‘haute couture’ designs of Shona Tawhiao and represents the rise in eco-fashion, while our world seas also rise.

Woven materials sourced directly from mother earth also feature in articles on the monumental, predominantly bamboo, installations of Wang Wen-Chih (Taiwan) and millinery by the Austrian, now Australian-based, Waltraud Reiner. These are but a sample of the multitude of articles, including an eco-jewellery section, to be discovered overleaf.

‘First Word’ contributor Tina Waru brings the essence of
Aotearoa (New Zealand) with spin-off articles on designers, models and photographers and for this we thank her.

Edition #4 is being prepared and will focus on art’s ability to move minds and save mountains, especially through the medium of music and also ‘moving image’ – when combined, these form a powerful, transitional force. The aim of this subsequent issue is to travel the reader into the ‘natural mystic’ and eARTh will bring some ‘Marley magic’ in a micro-e-interview undertaken with Julian Marley focussing on where music and environment, art and earth meet.

Yours in eARTh
Sandra Conte, Editor


ISSUE #3: February 2014
TITLE: Eco-Fashion Rising

EDITOR: Sandra Conte
DESIGNER: Alana Hall
WEBMASTER: Declan Holt
CONTRIBUTORS: Rich Field, Michaél Beaty, Jaia, Rachel Welsh, Tina Waru, Corrie Wright, Sonya K.

Front cover
Designer: Shona Tawhiao, top from ‘Te Whiri’
and skirt from ‘Black Grace’; Model: Chantell Waho-Moo (Ngati Maniapoto, Mitiaro/Cook Island); Photography: Wayne Quilliam

Back cover
Wang Wen-Chih, ‘Woven Sky’, Woodford Folk Festival 2013, Photography Michaél Beaty

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