Tuesday, 23 December 2014

// HAPPY HOLIDAYS //











✮ We wish you a slow & peaceful holiday ✮

We took the "Merry Christmas" pic
 when we visited 
Maya Universe Academy in
 April 2014 ;)
They have now started to build
 a new toilet 
for the money we collected
 from our sales in 2013, 
and we are in the planning stage for
 the money 
we collected this year.

We are looking forward to 
tell you more about it 
&
 show you some results next year! 


We will be out of the office during
 Dec 23rd to January 5th
 to hang out with our family & friends
and
 to collect inspiration and
 energy for 2015.

// The A/BARENESS web shop is open //

 Feel free to check it out,
but all e-mails & handling of
web orders
will not happen
 until 5th of January. 


Slow fashion 
from
 Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Saturday, 20 December 2014

//Stories of Nepal // KIDS //




Jay, the photographer asked this boy
named Akshay Kumar;

'What do you want to be
when you grow up? '

The boy replied 'Akshay Kumar'

Smart kid that Akshay! 


See more stories 

 www.storiesofnepal.com

Anne-Marthe & Karoline x

Monday, 15 December 2014

// Yak Attack //



A Yak spotted in Nepal in
the Anne Purna Circuit area in Nepal.

The Yak is a long haired bovid
that can be found throughout 
the Himalaya Region,
the Tibetan Plateau and 
in Mongolia & Russia. 

Warm, odour resistant,breathable,
 strong 
yak fibre.
 Warmer and softer and more luxurious
than merino 
wool,
more durable than cashmere.

Tibetans playing "Yak Polo"


Our Jiwan Beanie made of
25 % Yak- and 75 % Merino Wool


** Available in black too **
** Perfect for cold winter days **

See all our basic knits 

here:

www.abareness.com/clothing


Have a Slow & Fashionable day!

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x 




Friday, 12 December 2014

// SLOW FASHION = ETERNAL FASHION ? //

The OH! Life E-Magazine
has written a piece
 about fashion that never runs out of fashion
 and OH YES,
 A/BARENESS is eternal according to them!
Read the full story
in
 Norwegian here: 


http://www.theoh.life/mote/utlopsdato-aldri-2/

** Happy Slow Fashion Weekend**

Karoline & Anne- Marthe

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

// OUR JWLR // WOS STORE STOCKHOLM //








If you are around in Stockholm
and into unique shops &
accessories, you simply
have to drop by
WOS Store in the old part
of the Swedish capital.

You'll find selected
pieces of the
 A/BARENESS Jewellery
amongst other brands, 
vintage stuff
WOS own leather bags
 and purses.

NOT IN STOCKHOLM???

Check out their supercool & inspiring
website/shop where 
you can shop the A/BARENESS 
Jewellery too (: 

// WORLD WIDE SHIPPING //



Slow Fashion love
Karoline & Anne-Marthe x




Saturday, 6 December 2014

// Stories of Nepal // DREAMS//





DREAMS


This Nepali woman was asked
what she dreams about for her own life,
 but she didn't
think her own dreams
mattered much....

Read the full short story here:  

http://www.storiesofnepal.com/
sons-dreams/


#educationforeveryone

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x





Thursday, 4 December 2014

// A/BARENESS SHOP IN OSLO //


You are most welcome to drop by
our shop at Grunerløkka, 
in the NG 20 Building. 

Check out all the designers 
& events here: 

https://www.facebook.com/NordreGate20PopUp

All the jewellery & knitwear
that you can also buy at our
webshop
is available. 

Our web shop distribution is in 
Norway so as long as you order
 within 10th December your order will 
reach you in time <3

http://www.abareness.com/clothing

Slow Fashion love 

Anne-Marthe & Karoline

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

// ETHICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS //




Looking for christmas gifts, but you would
like to buy "fair gifts"

Check out the list of
some Norwegian designers 
and brands here: 

http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/nyheter-og-reportasjer/arkiv-nyheter-og-reportasjer/etisk-under-juletreet

And yes, A/BARENESS 
is one
 of the brands listed!

YaY :) 

Slow Fashion Christmas vibes
from Karoline & Anne-Marthe x 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

// STYLE IT UP //


Our Meha arm warmers

made in soft Yak / Merino Wool
 has been
out and about in

Shape Up Magazine and the  
Tara Frisk Magazine.

What do you say?

Sporty Spice or Cozy Spice ?! 


The arm warmers works
 with both 
styles.

Buy them here: 
http://www.abareness.com/clothing/meha-armwarmers-detail

**** PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT ****

Thursday, 27 November 2014

// A good wardrobe? //


Need some inspo on
how to make your wardrobe
 more sustainable?
The Good Wardrobe is an online
 style-sharing
 community hub mixing
the best of sustainable fashion
with services that prolong
 the life of your wardrobe.


Check it out here: 
http://www.thegoodwardrobe.com/about-good-wardrobe

Slow Fashion Love

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

// COVER KNITWEAR //




Our 2nd Cover in the A/BARENESS 
history & 1st time for 
the knitwear!

YAY!!

Model wearing our Holika fitted
jumper made of 100 % Merino 
 in the light grey melange color.  
Also available in 
Nature White & black. 

Check it out here: 


Our basic knitwear might look boring on 
the product photos in our web shop
but basics are basics and it 
is all about how you put the
whole outfit together, 
make it your own
and remember; 

You are never fully dressed
without a
SMILE :) 

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Stories of Nepal



When Jay, the photographer behind Stories Of Nepal
 reached the top of a hill, 
he met these two little fellas. 
The one with the yellow beanie looked really discontent
 and was talking to himself.
Jay asked him what the matter was and he said that
 he was upset that his brother won’t return 
his pen and his notebook.

Read the full story
here: 


http://www.storiesofnepal.com/pen-and-notebook/

Friday, 21 November 2014

// A/BARENESS @JUSTFASHION POP UP SHOP OSLO //




POP POP POP POP POP! 

The girls behind Just Fashion
are popping up at Internasjonalen
downtown Oslo tomorrow! 

Cool ethical designs 
&
the A/BARENESS Jewellery & Knitwear 

Check out all details on the FB event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/303614046508169/?fref=ts



Monday, 17 November 2014

// IN THE MAGAZINE //


Our Ela Silver Ring, with the semi-

precious black onyx stone
is the perfect match for adding
some edge to your
metallic outfit or makeup!

** Be inspired & Do it your way **

Available in our web shop here:

 http://www.abareness.com/accessories/ela-ring-detail

Peace from Anne-Marthe & Karoline
Oslo, Norway 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

// ABARENESS @JUST FASHION POP UP IN BERGEN //




Meet Marthe & Marthe
They are 
the girls behind justfashion.no
& this weekend they are coming to 
Bergen in Norway to speak
about ethical & slow fashion 
and they are bringing our knitwear
and jewellery amongst
the other designers & brand that 
they are representing. 

Come and check out 
the designs and be inspired! See all details 
and attend the event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/289154911277077/?fref=ts 





Tuesday, 11 November 2014

// SHOP WARMING PARTY //

In collaboration with Designerkollektivet
we are throwing an opening party
coming Thursday as we are
moving into to a small space
in Nordre Gate 20 ( NG20 )
at Grünerløkka, Oslo.

We are gonna have
a small shop, showroom and
office space
and both Anne-Marthe & I are
really looking forward
to have a creative place to
go to instead of mostly
working from home.

Will get back to you
about openinghours
& so on.

Want to join the party?

Send rsvp to

abareness@abareness.com

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

// Stories of Nepal //


I could not continue with school.
When father became ill, mother 
couldn’t afford my fees. 
I started working around home, mostly 
farming. 
But the crops hardly support my big family.
It’s just something to get by. 
But I’ll be leaving for Malaysia soon. 
And I am happy. 
I am looking forward to do something 
that pays. 
Finally, I have hope that I will be able
 to support my family financially.”

- Surendra Kuman, Thulgaun, 
Pipaltaar, Nuwakot

#educationforeveryone

You can read more stories from Nepal
 here: 


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

// The Fashion Archives //




The Fashion Archives is a curated

 2nd Hand & Vintage market
where collectors and select fashionistas
open up their private wardrobes.
The market currently takes place
in Berlin and Oslo.
And the next happening is coming 
Saturday 8th November.

Drop by for sustainable shopping, 
good music & nice price
drinks :) 

Check out the Facebook event for
further details here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571146896450182/?fref=ts



The Tableau Paper wrote this about
The Fashion Archives.





Outside "Kulturhuset",
one of our favorite hangout
 spots in Oslo
&
the location for
The Fashion Archives Market.

This pic is from the previous
Fashion Archives
market earlier this year.

#reuse #rethink
#sustainablefashion

Saturday, 1 November 2014

// NORWEGIAN FASHION //


It is always inspiring to see
how the fashion stylists
 put together
outfits with 

different shapes, colors
and structures, all 
though it is sometimes a bit
too edgy you can always pic
and choose the elements you like
about it. 

Like the combo of the cold blueish
color palette combined
with soft brown color, 

or how the stylist has used
our Yak & Merino
wool "Meha" armwarmers
as legwamers!
Multiple usage- we love it!


And the bare, rocky background
really add a lot to these pics 
and make them so much more interesting! 

Well done @stellamagasinet :)

Slow Fashion love

Anne-Marthe & Karoline x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

// Life in Nepal //













Snapshots from Swayambhunath,
also called The monkey temple.
This is one of the most popular temples in 
the KTM Valley. 
It is actually one big Buddhist Stupa
( first pic ) 
several smaller traditional Hindu temples
gathered together on a hill top. 

Locals, tourists & lovebirds
 go here to pray and make blessings
or just to enjoy the view over Kathmandu 
at
sunrise or sunset. 

Read more about Swayambhu here: 


Leaving Nepal on Sunday and 
I think I would have to drop by
this spot for 
one last sunrise before
Norway is calling. 

Karoline x