CREATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN
In so many communities I’ve visited with The Boundless Edit, even having chalk to write on a blackboard or electricity to light classrooms can be an issue, so to have the resources for creative classes is just not possible. We endeavour to provide creative classes of various types to classes in the communities we work in. From crafts and drawing in Micronesia and Madagascar, to painting in Uganda and photography lessons in Nepal, we also aim to leave behind as many future resources for the local school teachers to continue the lessons for as long as possible, thanks to our sponsor OfficeWorks.
JANUARY 16, 2019
NEED TO KNOW BASIS - RUSSH MAGAZINE
Fighting the fear, finding inspiration, and staying true to the vision, always. If you haven’t heard about these artists on the rise, it’s only a matter of time. In collaboration with Bigsound, we got acquainted with 12 acts making their mark on the local and international scene – from Levi’s Music Prize-winner EmersonSnowe and RUSSH Man Didirri, to punk frontwoman and junior doctor Annabel Liddell of Miss June. Diverse in sound, with a common mission to create. These close encounters left us feeling inspired. Photography by Lilli Boisselet.
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Do you have to let it linger, Part Two
“Is it love, obsession, infatuation? You don’t know. You think of a strange and beautiful word you read about once, Limerance, a psychological term, meaning an obsessive love, a state that’s almost like a drug. Need like a wolf paces the perimeter of your world, back and forth, back and forth, never letting up. ...You’re appalled by the new appetites within you, kicking their feet and clawing to get out.”
— Nikki Gemmell, The Bride Stripped Bare
Linger with me, featuring Sarah.
FEBRUARY 16, 2019
Anthousai; goddess of flowers
April 29, 2019
build me up, buttercup.
April 25, 2019
flower power for mental health with the bloom movement.
“Coming from a wedding and events background I thought flowers make people happy… right? So as an attempt to combat my own Mental Health I thought what if I was to give some bouquets to strangers, that might make them happy and in turn make me happy also. So off I set with bouquets in hand to the park. A random act of kindness by myself and the generosity and kind heart of a stranger would be the spark that would ignite The Bloom Movement and see the beginning of the return of my unicorn.
Through hardship beauty can bloom in the most unexpected of ways, so hold on because on the other side of your struggle is the best version of you & maybe even a unicorn you never knew existed.”
LOVED CLOTHES LAST.
March 10, 2019
IT’S STYLISH BEING GREEN - BTS WITH ECO-STYLIST ALEX VAN OS AROUND SYDNEY’S BEST OP SHOPS.
Eco Fashion Stylist Alex van Os will accompany you to 5 of Sydney’s best op shops where you will be provided with professional, expert styling advice. She will help you find particular pieces, advise on current trends and share with you tips and tricks on how to op shop like a pro.
Shopping with a professional fashion stylist and op shop connoisseur will take the stress out of sourcing and styling the perfect thrifted outfits. It will enhance your ability to shop in charity and secondhand stores and make the whole experience an enjoyable and exciting process. See more.
WHEN I MOVE, YOU MOVE.
March 8, 2019
Just like that. Get down to our favourite moments from our F*ck Fashion, Let’s Dance party, hosted at the Lansdowne Hotel, captured by Lily Boisselet and soundtracked by Kayex’s The Get Up.
THE CASE FOR TRADE OVER AID
March 6, 2019
An unpalatable truth for those of us who have worked in the Aid sector - over $500 billon in Aid has been spent by governments and NGOs on the African continent alone since 1970.
While this aid has helped the continent make notable progress in areas such as healthcare and education, unfortunately these gains seem disproportionately small when compared to the amount of money spent. Looking at the bigger picture, the positive impact of Aid to Africa is questionable: fuelling debilitating corruption throughout governments and creating an aid dependency, from government officials right the way down to labourers, are disincentivized to perform.
Working in a number of countries in Africa and around the world, sometimes there’s a sense of the psychology of dependency; and how it is stifling to the entrepreneurial spirit of talented artisans. Of course it is not in NGO’s interests to see the businesses they support fail – and yet this knowledge means that businesses performing poorly are propped up long after markets would have forced them to close. This is why the involvement of the private sector is so important for development in countries like Morocco. When we buy a product from craftsmen and women, they know we are buying that product for one reason only: we think it is a beautiful, high quality product. They also know that if they don’t perform on an order, we will use other suppliers. Get competitive, or lose out - it might seem harsh, but there are no blurred lines in business growth - and that clarity is what businesses need to grow.
The Concept of Patient Capital
Patient Capital works somewhere between a free market approach and a total Aid approach and tries to take the best of both - thinking of low income people not as passive recipients of charity, but as individual customers, consumers, clients who are actively involved in the decision making for their own lives.
All the artisan entrepreneurs we work with could benefit greatly from access to Patient Capitalism - the ability to invest in growing their businesses; everything from purchasing raw materials to ensuring internal infrastructure is within their business to allow their products to be shipped around the world.
The idea of Patient Capital is investment with considered return, for example, a thorough understanding of the difficulties that arise in developing communities that inherently stifle business growth. Part of what we do as TBE is to attempt to eliminate one of those difficulties - the obstacle of marketing for these small businesses and access to quality imagery to promote their products.
AS IN LOVE WITH YOU AS I AM
March 2, 2019
Love, lace and self confidence, Debonair Lingerie’s latest collection is for the romantic at heart. See an exclusive behind the scenes look at the latest collection, thanks to Lilli Boisselet.
THIS IS ME SERIES WITH JULIE ADAMS
March 1, 2019
A unique series focused on self-love, acceptance and passing positive body image to our young girls, photographer Julie Adams celebrates women in their natural beauty. Lilli captured behind the scenes of the photoshoot in Freshwater, Sydney. See more @thisismeseries.