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Filmmaker spearheads Ralph Lauren boycott in wake of Photoshop controversy

Filed by Lucire staff/December 11, 2009/8.26

Documentary filmmaker Darryl Roberts (director of America the Beautiful, pictured at left) is spearheading a boycott against Polo Ralph Lauren, hitting Chicago, New York and San Francisco. On December 15, Roberts, along with 100 supporters, will boycott Lauren’s Downtown Chicago store (750 N. Michigan Avenue) at 4 p.m.    Roberts says that the YWCA of […]

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Dilmah family opens new centre to help women and children in need

Filed by Lucire staff/December 10, 2009/23.57

The family behind Dilmah tea has spent over NZ$27 million on the first stage of a complex in Sri Lanka that will care for abused women, differently abled children and marginalized children from urban slums in Sri Lanka, it was announced today.    The first phase of the MJF Centre has been opened by Merrill […]

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Emporio Armani shows Product Red range

Filed by Lucire staff/December 1, 2009/15.05

Emporio Armani has shown its products to support Product Red and World Aids Day. The products, including a watch and sunglasses, will be retailed online at, which turns red for the day to promote the global initiative.    A percentage of sales go to the Red fund, which finances projects in Africa. In addition […]

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MAC Cosmetics’ artists hit the streets to commemorate World Aids Day

Filed by Lucire staff/November 23, 2009/2.05

On November 27, 45 make-up artists from MAC Cosmetics’ stores throughout New Zealand will participate in volunteer events to commemorate World Aids Day (December 1).    They will hit the streets in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to sell red ribbons, funds from which will go to the Wellness Fund.    The Wellness Fund is accessed […]

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Evolve’s certified organic beauty range: in the making for years

Filed by Lucire staff/November 16, 2009/5.32

We’ve known about Laura Rudoe’s Evolve beauty range for a long time—long before news of it became public last month. In fact, the connection to Lucire goes back to Laura’s days at Harvard University, when she was already very active in finding a way to produce ethically made and branded products.    Not only has […]

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Claudia Schiffer and others commemorate children’s rights’ convention

Filed by Lucire staff/November 9, 2009/21.48

The fall of the Berlin Wall is not the only 20th anniversary being celebrated this month. UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassadors have recorded a series of PSAs to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which takes place on November 20.    Supermodel Claudia Schiffer appears in one PSA (above) […]

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Samantha Hannah talks to Summer Rayne Oakes about Style, Naturally

Filed by Lucire staff/June 12, 2009/2.17

We know this is one Lucire team member talking to another, but considering the subject is Summer Rayne Oakes and her fantastic new book, Style, Naturally, it’s certainly worth it. Fashion editor Samantha Hannah speaks to Summer Rayne, filmed by Snap Star. […]

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Five days in New Zealand with Summer Rayne Oakes

Filed by Jack Yan/June 11, 2009/10.14

It’s been a wonderful few days chilling out with our ed.-at-large, Summer Rayne Oakes, in Lucire’s home country of New Zealand to promote her book, Style, Naturally.    Summer Rayne was out this way to attend Greenfest in Brisbane, Queensland, and decided that she should venture to New Zealand to see us and to give […]

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Denmark launches clothing with high UV protection

Filed by Lucire staff/May 1, 2009/9.37

On April 28, Kræftens Bekæmpelse (the Danish Cancer Society) launched a campaign against skin cancer, opened by Crown Princess Mary. Danish designers have created a fashion range high in UV protection made with sustainable materials. The clothes have been tested for ultraviolet radiation with the UV-801 test at the Institute of Technology, Denmark. The video […]

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The holistic approach

Filed by Parris Bambery/April 7, 2009/4.30

Photographed by Parris Bambery Tucked away at the back of Cuba Mall in Wellington lies a haven for those seeking out alternative health treatment and advice. Wellcare Chinese Medical Clinic and Herbal Shop opened in 1995 and encompasses traditional Chinese healing philosophies that have been employed for 5,000 years. The owner, Dr Jun Wu, has established […]

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