Author: amanda

  • To See The World in a Grain of Sand

    ‘To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild FlowerHold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour’ William Blake  I am writing my thoughts down as they cascade into my head on the way to the airport. Airports are places of transition. That’s just the gig…

  • International Women’s Day 2024

    This year International Women’s Day falls on the same day as MahaShivaratri, the Hindu festival of Shiva celebrating the union in marriage of Shiva and Parvati. I am blessed to be in India at this time and I am also blessed to be in Varanasi, the place where my journey with textiles really began over…

  • Textiles are an old, old language

    Textiles are an old, old language

    Textiles are an old, old language, adorning the body for millennia, signifying identity and tribe. Signifying home, family, and belonging. Woven in homes signifying marriage, love, dedication, devotion. Used in war signifying territory and tribe. The natural materials used are a reflection of the local landscape and natural environment. The traditional skills passed down through…

  • Interview Series: ‘Inspiring Women Who Wear Haruka,’ – Hayley Trezise
  • Fashion Revolution and Ethical Clothing: #WhoMadeMyClothes?

    Fashion Revolution and Ethical Clothing: #WhoMadeMyClothes?

    The Fashion Revolution movement launched the #whomademyclothes in the wake of the 2013 Rana Plaza Tragedy in Bangladesh where an overcrowded, poorly built and maintained factory collapsed, killing 1,138 people, and injuring 2,500. The incident became symbolic of the behemoth that fast fashion has become and became a wake up call for people to invest…

  • Inspiring Women Who Wear Haruka – Andrea

    Who are you? I’m Andrea, I’m a 48 years young business owner and mother of two beautiful grown up children. I own Natural Roots ethical salon in Glastonbury. How do you spend your time? The salon keeps me busy most of the time, I feel blessed that after 18 years I still enjoy my work.. I…

  • My Bubble Dress

    My Bubble Dress

    The Bubble Dress has landed! It is available in the shop and online. All of us at Haruka LOVE it. Designed by Amanda and Poonam in Kathmandu over a decade ago, the original bubble dress quickly became one of the key styles that defined the Haruka look. The first bubble dress was made of hemp…

  • Inspiring Women Who Wear Haruka – Dorrie Joy

    Who are you? My name is Dorrie Joy. I am an artist and craftswoman. How do you spend your time? I work with paint, clay, wood, stone, textiles, skin and feathers. I live on the land in a magic hand made house with my family, milking goat, hens and bees. I love gardening, growing food, flowers, herbs and…

  • The Haruka Models Through the Years.

    The Haruka Models Through the Years.

    From the beginning it’s been about strong empowered women who shine in our clothing, rather than trying to choose models that fit with a contemporary mainstream sense of aesthetic that does not reflect real life or real women in their incredible diversity. The models that we choose so far have always been our customers, women…