Tuesday, 6 March 2012

WE'AR @ bali spirit festival

bali spirit festival is an annual event held in Ubud, Bali to celebrate yoga, dance, music and all the other good things in life. connecting people towards positive change and togetherness through this inspiring event, WE'AR will be taking part this year and would love to share with you a little bit about the festival and the people involved...

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2012 will mark bali spirit festival's fifth year of celebration, and as their vision states, continues to grow as a premiere international holistic-wellness and world music destination event. From March 28th - April 1st there will be global music, yoga demonstrations, classes and workshops, flowing between two stunning locations - Pernati Centre for the Arts in Batuan, and ARMA in Ubud. The Dharma Fair (open to the public!) provides a marketplace and healing sanctuary for local and international arts and crafts, as well as sustainable products. The festival also endevours to support the community by raising money for charitable organizations such as the Bumi Sehat birthing foundation (founded by CNN hero if the year Robin Lim) and in 2010 the Festival founders launched an HIV/AIDS Awareness program to alert families to the prevalence of this rapidly spreading disease.  Wonderfully, in 2010, sponsorship was introduced to support the Festival for the first time.

yoga, music and food at bali spirit festival 2011
all photos from balispiritfestival facebook page

we'ar top yoga picks
NZ'er Mark Whitwell from Heart of Yoga - a not for profit organization which provides yoga education all over the world.
Twee Merrigan - for the vinyasa flow enthusiast :)
Pau Castellsague - ever wanted to try AcroYoga? me too! great chance to grab a partner and learn safely from an expert.

best we'ar threads for bali spirit
anything! but actually... our akasha pants and armadillo top are perfect for the guys, and for the ladies, the at peace dress is an awesome yoga/festival number. especially layered with our ever popular new romantic leggings.

we'ar moving pictures
friend of WE'AR Charley Patton is the co-founder of the Yoga Barn which serves as a major sponsor to bali spirit festival. our designer Jyoti talks to Charley about his yoga journey and life in Ubud.


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would you like to know more about whats happening at bali spirit festival? check out their blog, or facebook page which gives info on teachers, timetabling for the event and current community issues and events. 

buy bali spirit festival tickets here or WIN a free flight with this contest! x

keep up to date with the festival through we'ar on facebook and twitter!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

WE'AR on the Eco Runway in Canterbury

WE'AR is getting ready for our next fashion show hot off the heels of new zealand fashion festival 2012... this time for Eco Runway organized by the UC Sustainability Committee. Jyoti and Anya will be heading to Christchurch next week to showcase our fabulous winter collection...

and carries gooseberry sac bag

Eco Runway is the first of three events to take part in Waste Watchers' Week - an initiative to launch the University of Canterbury waste education programme.  The Eco fashion show (organized by the wonderful Alicia Sudden) is also collaborating with the Design and Arts College, who, after losing their building to the Feb 2011 quake are more than happy to take part in this exciting event. 

WE'AR will be one of the sustainable nz fashion brands hitting the runway, along with Starfish, Miranda Brown, Standard Issue and many more.  Not only will the Eco Runway show designer collections, there will also be a number of charity stores such as the Salvation Army showing - proving recycled fashion can be chic too!

Food and beverages will be provided by local organic and carbon zero companies such as Moveable Feasts and Greenman thoroughout the night (yum!) and everything down to the catwalk is sourced with sustainability in mind. 

It sounds like Eco Runway will be the perfect event to show our beautiful clothes, with a focus on our dedication to sustainability and conscious fashionabiltiy! watch this space for pics and updates of the event... we'ar will keep you posted on facebook and twitter with all the news...


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are you a local Cantabrian, or just simply interested in the Waste Watchers' Week events? Or want to purchase tickets to the Eco Runway fashion show? here are the details:

Waste-Lite Market - Monday 12 March, 11-3pm, next to C Block Lawn (if raining, postponed until Tuesday). Featuring food stalls, clothing, bikes, jewellery, and more. Music provided by the RDUnit.

Eco Runway, Thursday, 15 March, The Undercroft at the University of Canterbury, 6.30pm for a 7pm start. R18 event. Tickets are $25 or $20 (for UC and D&A students) and can be purchased at:

Campus Clean Up - Friday 16 March, 2-4pm. Meet at Sustainability House, 118 Ilam Road. Litter removal from the Avon River, Okeover and Ilam Streams, and beyond with drinks and nibbles at Sustainability House, 118 Ilam Road afterwards for all volunteers.