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Choose Nice Zine

"A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images"

Choose Nice is our self published ethical fashion and lifestyle zine inspired by Fashion Revolution Week and 100% designed and funded by Velvet Heartbeat! It’s an opportunity for us to collaborate with like-minded indie businesses and influencers to spread the message of an ethical way of life!

Consider this your entry level guide into ethical fashion and lifestyle in New Zealand

 Choose Nice Ethical Fashion Zine

Volume 3

Bigger and better! This issue we have collaborated with 7 inspiring women all bringing their insight into ethical fashion and lifestyle from the 2020 lockdown! This issue features beautiful cover art from Francesca Jorna of @visuallockup, interviews with Lizzie Turner of @maneproject.online, Sarah Lancaster of @sewlovenz, and Beccy Beavis of @thereinventedproject, style activism from Karishma Singh-Kelsey of @miraculous_me_movt, clean beauty from Annabelle Shaw of @ethicallyso, and good taste from Marina Eggleton of @vegancomfortnz

This issue also includes your guide to plant based textiles in fashion and which kiwi brands are using them, how to get involved in Fashion Revolution, and easy upcycles to update your wardrobe without buying anything new!

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Choose Nice Ethical Fashion Zine
Volume 2

Our most collaborative issue! we enlisted 6 amazingly talented women to join us for vol.2 and we amped up the production value too! This issue features cover art collab with Casey Van Reemst of @wild.flora.prints, interviews: Ami Holifield @brimstonejewellery, Eilish Lie-Olesen @eilishandco, Amy Louise @naturalnationnz, beauty with Georgette Jackson @demelzasdelights and tasty eats with Orlene Enoka @orlene_e

This issue also includes where to find your ethically made basics (tees, socks and undies), what to make with small scraps of fabric to save them from landfill, and we unpack some of the confusing ethical fashion terminology in our green glossary!

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Choose Nice Ethical Fashion Zine
Volume 1

This is the first ever issue, and is complete with interviews, how to get involved in Fashion Revolution, ethical fashion resource list, natural dyes, tips for choosing nice and some delicious recipes!

Currently this zine is available free digitally (see below) and hard copy via the shop!

Thank you so much to our contributors Ethically Kate, Summers the Label (FKA Aida Maeby) and The Good Trend - go and show them some love!

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