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 Vol 2 Velvet Heartbeat Ethical Fashion and Lifestyle Zine

Vol 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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Vol 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!