People: Olwethu Ngcobo

Olwethu Ngcobo is the founder and creator of the local, organic skincare brand, Lola and Co. Organics. Often, the skincare products that you find in supermarkets are filled with chemicals that are harmful to the planet and are not the best for your skin either. We are trying to make a shift to more natural…

Part 1: Making Loved Clothes Last

“My aim is to have everything in my wardrobe to be my favourite for a different reason.” – Laura Rose in her interview with cnscs_ Recently, we have been thinking about the precious heirloom and handed down garments in our wardrobes, filled with stories, nostalgia and history, which we cherish so dearly. That got us…

Staycation: 5 ideas for social distancing

We are living through uncertain and often anxious times. Staying informed is important, so if you are looking for some guidance, take a look at our Instagram post that shares the accounts that we have been looking to during this time. When you focus on the little, tender moments in each day, it often reminds…

Visuals: Bad clothes, good weather

In scandi (or Scandinavian) countries, you’ll hear this saying anytime you complain about the cold AF weather – “There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” You’ll realise they’re onto something – clothing is all about how you layer and style it. But, even when the seasons change, our wardrobes do not…

People: Laura Rose

Laura Rose is the founder of Hadeda, a pre-loved and vintage clothing boutique. We have followed the Hadeda journey for a while now, and we knew that Laura would have some pearls of pre-loved wisdom to share with us. Grab a cup of tea and give this interview a read. Laura talks about all things…

10 terms to start your cnscs_vocab

Welcome to the first Sustainability School article! As Masego mentioned in her interview, one of the best ways to start your sustainable and ethical fashion journey is to learn the terminology and the basic definitions. So, for our first article, we thought we would share ten terms to start your cnscs_ vocab. We hope that these…

Style: DIY Beaded Bag

In our recent cnscs_ eye candy shoot, you may have spotted a beaded bag. Masego has two (which she adores) and they are both thrifted vintage bags. After crushing on them for ages, I decided that I wanted one too. I find working with my hands very cathartic, and I’m always up for a good…

Visuals: Soft Girl Summer

Hot, humid, soft and hazy. This visual compilation is an ode to long summer days that stretch into warm summer nights. We slipped away to the Long Street Baths, as a brief reprieve from the summer heat. An air of nostalgia washed over us, as we sauntered through the Baths, spotting clues from an era…

Life: 5 Ways To Show You Care In The Month Of Love

It’s officially the month of love! We love love, but we don’t love getting swept up in the Valentine’s Day craziness that sees us running around the shops and buying heart-shaped items that nobody needs. Whether you are celebrating this month with your lover, or with your friends, here are 5 ways to show you…