Monday, 21 December 2015

// SLOW HOLIDAY GREETINGS //

Team A/BARENESS want to wish you all a
slow & happy
Christmas celebration 

and 
of course we are taking a holiday too, 
but we|ll be back and ready to rock 2016
 by the 4th of January.

Meanwhile,
thank you all for your support & efforts 

to make our world
become a more sustainable and fair place.

Slow Fashion Love 

from
Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Friday, 11 December 2015

// PRESENTS WITH A PURPOSE //

Vil du gi en julegave med mening i år?
5 kroner fra hvert produkt vi selger går til
vannprosjektet vårt i Nepal.
Hittil har vi installert bærekraftige
vannsystemer for rent drikkevann
på 5 barneskoler og det gir 2000 elever
 rent vann på skolen! 

www.abareness.com
Husk å bestille før 15. desember
 for å være sikker på at pakken
 når frem til jul

If you want to get your A/BARENESS
gifts in time for Christmas,
please order before the 15th of December
You want to get it shipped outside of
Norway, please vistit our
E-tailer.
wwww.justfashion.no
and you see all prices and costs in Euro

Slow Christmas Love
Karoline & Anne-Marthe


Thursday, 26 November 2015

// SEE YOU AT DEJM? //

YAY!

After applying to become a part of this
great design market a couple of times
we finally got a yes!! :D

See you there?
Anne-Marthe & I will be there both
SAT & SUN from 10-17

// SHOP SMALL // SUPPORT THE LOCALS //

Slow Fashion love from
Karoline 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

// MADE IN NEPAL //





We are so happy for this article in
 the latest edition of the
Norwegian magazine
HENNE <3

The multitalented Nepal lover,
mountain climber,
 fashionista, journalist & blogger+ ,
Elisa Røtterud,
 has written about one
of her latest trips to Nepal
in June 2015,
after the Earth Quake,
and
about Norwegian brands and designers
 working
with, in and for Nepal.

Thank you for your support,
Elisa, by
traveling there, time after time
and
also for supporting us that works with
the beautiful people
in
this beautiful country.
- NAMASTE - 

PSST!
We love Elisa's cool & inspiring
blog too, check out:

www.elisarotterud.no


It's in Norwegian, but luckily there
 is lot's of cool pics
 that will inspire you anyways (:

Thursday, 5 November 2015

// OUR ADVENTUROUS UNIVERSE //


Hello, you (:

Don't forget to follow
us at Instagram for
more updates on
what's moving
in our world,
both in
 Nepal & Norway.

@abarenessfashion 

https://instagram.com/abarenessfashion/ 


Peace & love
from
Anne-Marthe & Karoline 



Sunday, 1 November 2015

// THE END OF A FRIEND //




My friend had colon cancer. 
She was very close to me, loved me.
A typical Limbuni, both stern and fun.
Very clean and organized. She'd prepare lunch
in just 30 mins.
When I see people hurting and
 I am unable to help, I tend to run away from them.
When her health started deteriorating,
I started avoiding her.
Every time I saw her I felt 
very helpless.
I could not explain this to people because I knew they
wouldn't understand how I was feeling.
I did go meet her one time when she was in the hospital.
She was in the bed. She was in pain.
She started crying and I just couldn't.
I got up and told her I had to go to work and I left,
 crying the whole way.
She passed away and I couldn't even go to her cremation.
After two three months she came in my dreams.
 She looked her healthy normal self. She said,
'It's okay, I am in a better place'.
I felt glad that she was in a better place,
without pain."
(Abhilasha Subba, Kirtipur)


More stories:
www.storiesofnepal.com

Thursday, 29 October 2015

// VIXEN ABOUT US //


The webazine Vixen.no has us on their
 hot-list over
 Norwegian jewellery brands
you should know about,
check out
the whole list here: 


http://www.vixen.no/2015/10/27/
norske-smykkemerker-du-bor-kjenne-til/


Feeling proud.

Slow Fashion Love,
Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Friday, 23 October 2015

// THE GOOD ONES //


"I cannot handle people's suffering.
When I see someone in need,
I feel their sorrow like it was mine.
Even though I have very little,
all I think about is giving what I have
to the ones in need, the ones in the
streets,
 the ones who have no home.

 And when I have money, I do.
 When I don’t,
I shed a tear and walk away fast."

(Krishna Bahadur Tiwari,
Khalte,
 Dhadhing, Nepal.

www.storiesofnepal.com

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

// LOVE AUTUMN IN NORWAY //


Love this pic from one of our photoshoots
earlier this year.
This season is all about layers of wool
and buckets of tea.

We absolutely love the chilly,
but crispy autumns
in Oslo,
and the luxury of
heated houses and electricity.

After spending several winters in Kathmandu,
living in an uninsulated house
with temperatures down to zero
during the nights,
We have really learned how
to appreciate
the things we used to take for granted.

Lucky us (:

Slow Fashion love
Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Saturday, 10 October 2015

// COMPASSION IS ..... //




"Every time I went to the train station
 to buy goods,I would see him,
 quietly sitting by the corner. 
He wouldn't be begging. 
I heard a few people say that one day 
he just arrived 
there and has been there since.
 He would eat what the nearby shop-owners 
offered. 
So one day, I went to talk to him, 
but he didn't answer much. 
He would just utter a few words.
I felt sorry for him. 
So I decided to take him home. 
I tried to find out where he is from but 
no one knew so I assume he has wandered
 a long way. 
It has been six years now and I and my family
 take care him.
 He has become family.
 And we worry if he wanders too far." 

(Sanjay Yadav, Alau Kuniya, Parsa)

You want more stories 
like this? 

Click into 
www.storiesofnepal.com




Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015

// EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE //


May this brother
and many other brothers
and sisters,
get an opportunity to go to school
 and new lessons of equality,
 compassion, tolerance
&
 freedom be taught,
this we hope. 

#nepalsnewconstitution

Jay, Stories of Nepal

www.storiesofnepal.com )

Thursday, 1 October 2015

// WRAPPING UP IN NEPAL //


Just received this pic from the
 metal workshop in Nepal.

So looking forward to get
new & old designs
 back in stock;

Our casted "Mountain top" Devak Ring 

and
the Yangi Horn'n brass Pendant 

are new additions to 
our Slow Fashion Jewellery
Collection
&
finally more of our
KARMA/ KARISMA
Pendant (:

// Will update you as soon as it is
available in our webshop // 

Saturday, 26 September 2015

// BEAUTIFUL NEPAL //


'With every journey I embark on,
I discover new things about Nepal
and her beautiful people.
 A deep sense of realization as to how
I have taken Nepal for granted many times.
 And it is only through travel will I unlearn
what has been fed to me.
Recently, I have been walking
 the western hills of Nepal,
talking to people and taking pictures.
 A few of these villages are quite remote,
 but pristine.
 The n
ature here is a feast to the eyes
and the people are holy
- innocent, welcoming and resilient.
Amidst all hardship of poverty,
years of neglect,
social ills and unfriendly geography,
 they still prevail with their
heartfelt stories of daily struggles
and there hopes and dreams.
What will follow is my experience
of talking and listening to their stories

Some laughter shared,
some songs sung
and
some tears shed.'
Words & Pic by Jay Poudal,our friend and the guy behind
www.Stories of Nepal.com

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

// A GIANT LEAP FOR NEPAL //

Here's to progress! 
After 65 years "In the making" 
Nepal has finally got a constitution. 

#ChangeIsPossible

Even if not everyone are
content with the new constitution, 
we think it's at huge leap for a more united 
Nepal.

You can read more here: 
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/nepals-new-constitution-
65-years-in-the-making/


Sunday, 20 September 2015

// THE PRICE FOR RICE //


"When the food runs out,
I go to the
well-to-do
of the village
and ask them if I can borrow some rice.
 I tell them,
'I will repay if I can, but if in case
 I am not able to,
you can take away my land.
But I hope you won't take away
my land.'"
(Ram Bahadur Kumal, Kewul, Gulmi)

See more stories
www.storiesofnepal.com

Thursday, 17 September 2015

// SOOONISH BACK IN STOCK //


Finally found a new supplier of the 
semi precious stones we use
for our designs. 

YAY!

 Thank you Stone Heritage in
Jaipur, India 
for starting collaborating
with us!


The stones used on this 
lot is from a local supplier
in Nepal, but 
future productions 
will hopefully be more smooth as
we now can order
directly from Jaipur too (: 


Just received the top pic of
our Jagat Pendant from
the metal workshop in Nepal.
This beautiful
"Moonstone in a Cage"
will hopefully
reach Norway end September.
Will let you know.

Slow Fashion Love
Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

// NICE PRICE WOOL @designerkollektivet //




★ Super nice price on selected designs ★ 
100 % Merino Jumpers & Cardigans 
NOW 600 NOK 
 Drop by the DK shop at
NG20 - Fashion & design hub Pop Up 
WED- SAT 12-18 or SUN 13-17 
// WELCOME //

Sunday, 13 September 2015

// KIDS //

What do you like about your sister?
"She gives me sweets."
What do you like about your brother?
"His happiness."

We <3 this pic & this story.
You like it too?
See more at
www.storiesofnepal.com


Sunday, 30 August 2015

// EVERYDAY WEAR //





The A/BARENESS Drop shaped earrings
are 

perfect for any everyday wear outfit,
as shown in this
cool
editorial published in KK Magazine.


//Buy them online here //

SILVER: 
www.abareness.com/accessories/kanti-earrings-detail
BRASS: 
www.abareness.com/accessories/sanu-earrings-detail
or check out
 our retailers here: 
www.abareness.com/retailers

SLOW FASHION SUNDAY LOVE;
Karoline & Anne-Marthe 





Saturday, 22 August 2015

// LATE SUMMER STYLE //





Love this editorial published in
"Kamille"
a
Norwegian lifestyle and fashion
magazine <3
 

Are you based outside of Norway?
Visit www.justfashion.no
if you want to invest in some
Slow Fashion
A/BARENESS JeWellery



PSST!
 Come by our stand 
B0430
27.-30.August
@gaveoginteriørmessen 

// Happy weekend // 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

// NEW IN FROM NEPAL //


NAMASTE!

Our tiny, yet stylish

"Horn'n brass"
Jewellery Collection is
 finally
here in Norway!
Check out all designs in our webshop:
www.abareness.no


PSST!
 Come by our stand 
B0430
27.-30.August
@gaveoginteriørmessen 
www.messe.no/GaveInterior/

Slow Fashion Love
Anne-Marthe & Karoline 


Sunday, 12 July 2015

// BUY TO SUPPORT //


We are working a bit slower
 during summer,
 but if you want to
support our
Give Back Project right now,
you can always 

purchase our
designs
at
www.just fashion.no


or you find our retailer
overview
and our webshop
at
www.abareness.com


5 NOK from each piece sold goes
 to
#coolkidsneedcleanwater

Slow Summer Love
Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

// MOVIETIME // COOL KIDS KATHMANDU //




On our P(ART)Y FOR NEPAL here in Oslo
 on Thursday
we showed a short'n sweet movie
from one of
the
live graffiti stunts
we
have had in Kathmandu.

The artists are our Nepali friends
Aditya and Shraddha,
aka
 @saadhux and @deadline

Now you can watch it too:


https://vimeo.com/134711047

Weeeeeeee!

Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

// #COOL KIDS NEED CLEAN WATER //








Thanks to you, 
dearest customers & supporters,
these cool kids are some of the pupils in 
Nepal
 that now has
the 

#COOLKIDSNEEDCLEANWATER

a rainwater harvesting & biofilter
 system, that provides clean 
drinking water,
installed at their school.

4 schools down,
2 i progress.
Many more to come!

Karoline & Anne-Marthe