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So who made your clothes? It's a simple question but if you can't find a simple answer no matter the size of the brand then ask them the WHO MADE MY CLOTHES and join the Fashion Revolution! Thankfully we live in a time where brands are under more and more pressure to provide good working conditions, wages and support to their staff but there are still so many brands getting away with exploitation.

At Pt. Nemo we try to be as transparent as possible. You can email us anytime and ask us anything about our process, who makes our products and what our environmental impact is and we will respond with an honesty. We have no desire to run a successful fashion label at the cost of human lives and are constantly working to improve every aspect of our supply chain as we grow.

We urge you during Fashion Revolution Week to ask your favourite brands the simple question of WHO MADE MY CLOTHES. You can head HERE to find out some other things you can do to ensure you, as a paying customer get the answers you deserve and let's work together to make sure brand are held accountable.

Thanks to the Fashion Revolution Team for creating a movement so needed in an industry that is unnecessarily damaging to both human beings and the environment and we hope you spend some time on their website, follow them on Instagram and add your voice to the conversation this week!

Video provided by Fashion Revolution.
Meet the Pt. Nemo team HERE.

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Photographer Pierre Toussaint is a favourite, Australian fashion photographer of ours. His commissions list includes Vogue, GQ, Harpers Bazaar and SONY music to name a few and his style is subtle yet very distinguishable.

Pierre’s celebrity commissions include Miranda Kerr, Brooke Shields, Lorde, Sky Ferreira, Erin Wasson, Natalie Imbruglia, John McEnroe, Lara Worthington, Jessica Hart and Jennifer Hawkins to name a few and if you're not already then follow him on Instagram and visit his website to stay up to date with his work.

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Stephan Würth: Ghost Town | Published by Damiani | Epilogue by Lesley M. M. Blume.

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Since moving to California from his native Germany, photographer Stephan Würth has been fascinated with the mythical vistas of the American West and the isolation and freedom of vast desert expanses. Würth culminates this geographical romance with the new series Ghost Town.

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These photographs narrate the tale of three women as they journey through Nevada, where they soon find themselves stranded with a broken- down car on the side of a desolate road. Shot over seven days on black-and-white Kodak Tri-X film, the images were scanned for the book from 16 x 20 inch hand-developed prints and never retouched.

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The book also features an epilogue by fashion and culture critic Lesley M. M. BlumeFeatured image, by Stephen Würth, is reproduced from Ghost Town, in which Lesley M. M. Blume writes, "Something you should know ahead of time: Gold Point will conspire to make you into a child again. Gold point wants you to be naked out there amidst that sea of sagebrush and bleached animal bones. There is such a thing as adult childhood too, and here you make its acquaintance right away. Women drink bare- breasted at Gold Point's ramshackle saloon; peanut shells are thrown on the floor and forgotten; drinking beers while lazily shooting at your parked truck is a perfectly acceptable pastime."

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"This book is about a dream. Three girls on a road trip fall asleep in the back of their car and wake up together on the inside of the same dream. And in this dream, these ladies create a utopia of sorts, one willed with appetite and scintillating amusements and only occasionally listlessness. But even their boredom is of a pretty, temporary variety. There is nothing dreary or sordid about this dram. Once in a while, it flits towards the edge of dreariness or hints at impending salacity--but then, with the blink of a shutter, you're back from the edge and there's a new scene, a new act, a fresh new giddy game being played on the pages before you."

- Lesley M. M. Blume, excerpted from the epilogue to Ghost Town.

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Purchase Ghost Town the book HERE

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See more of Stephan's work HERE

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1 - Maldives

According to Costas Christ of National Geographic, ‘The Maldives are disappearing into the ocean’. Before the Maldives completely vanishes, we should visit it at least once in our lives. The Maldives is renowned for its incredible diving because of the amazing diversity of sea life, with incredible corals and over 2000 species of fish. The shallow lagoons make it perfect for relaxed snorkeling as well. The tropical climate in the Maldives makes it even better for us to visit at this time of the year.

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2 - Palawan

Daily Mail Australia says travelers have voted Palawan archipelago in the Philippines as the best islands in the world for the second time around. There’s nothing more to say, it’s one of the must-visit beaches on our list. Palawan is located on the Southern tip of the Philippines, just north of Malaysia. Palawan is known for its crystal clear blue waters, sandy shores and a phenomenal underwater river. As the Philippines is currently in its dry season, it’s a perfect time to visit!

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3 - Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza strikes the perfect balance of vibes. It’s well known for its nightlife however; Ibiza is also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and amazing beaches. While the temperature drops here in Australia, it’s best to go to Ibiza around June to August as the temperature starts to rise. Want to go to a place with the best of both worlds? Head on over to the island of Ibiza.

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4 - Bali

Bali is more than a tourist hub for surfers, beachgoers and yogis. It’s a mood, an aspiration and a tropical state of mind. A balance of serene beaches, tranquil mountains and strong culture, this place is one of the must-visit beach destinations. In Bali, you can have a perfect balance of partying, surf, and family-friendly beaches.

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5 - Baia do Sancho, Brazil

Best time to go to Baia do Sancho? All year round. And that’s what makes it one of the must-visit beaches in the world. It’s renowned for its crystal clear water and can be visited via boat or through a narrow staircase down the cliffs that tower around the bay. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking. Sancho is also one of the best diving spots in Brazil as tourists or visitors can enjoy great marine fauna and flora.

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It’s always summer somewhere in the world. Head on over to view our Men's or Women's swimwear collection, grab something for yourself and you’re all set to go!

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Meet Chiara. Chiara is our technical confidant and adviser in Italy. Her 35 years of experience and knowledge of the fashion industry are incredibly important in our workflow. She is an expert on every material, every technique and every timeline and whenever something is not perfect she is always our first point of contact. Chiara ensures things run smoothly and if problems arise she thinks outside the square and fixes them quickly.

Chiara thrives on doing things right, supporting good and hard working local manufacturers and reaching our goals together with the team. In her spare time, you'll find Chiara walking up to her favourite castle overlooking her hometown. She loves to read and can often be found in her rare time off sitting at the foot of her favourite ancient building reading a book or listening to music. Chiara and her partner also save and rehabilitate injured street cats in their small amount of spare time together and are two of the most passionate and inspiring people you could meet.

While Chiara’s work is often invisible in the end product her hands and mind are woven into every inch of every garment. Her work is not physically visible but it’s of the highest importance to us and the rest of the team.

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Our days in Italy with Chiara and the rest of the team are the most powerful and inspiring journeys we have. No matter how busy our day is Chiara will always find time to show us a new beach, restaurant or introduce us to a local artist. She is a proud Italian woman and always knows where to find the best gelato in any given town.

When you purchase from the Pt. Nemo Men's or Women's range you support an independent and 100% Australian owned business. Pt. Nemo operates within victimless workflows working towards complete sustainability and with some of the most talented manufacturers in the Italian fashion industry.

Chiara advises us on all things technical and is a vital part of the Pt. Nemo team in Italy. Not only does she work with Pt. Nemo she is a trustworthy adviser and great friend who we speak with daily.

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We’re so happy to be working with Chiara and we'll keep you up to date with her and the rest of our amazing team. Meet the team HERE

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Pierre Dal Corso was born in 1977 in France, where he studied Art History and Photography. After years of assisting between New York and Paris, he started his career, dividing his time between fashion magazines, commercial assignments and personal projects.

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His favorite playground is fashion photography, where he can express himself with all available tools to achieve his own vision. His work shows a strong and particular imagery of women. Stepping away from existing stereotypes, he tends to give the female body some force; an almost iconic assumed pride and sensuality. This simplicity and sophistication offer us an organic imagery, delicate and timeless. His statuesque but subtle vision invites us to enter into a rich universe, sensual and personal.

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See more of Pierre’s work HERE and remember that Pierre Dal Corso loves you…

 

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I come from a very small town in the South of Italy. I was born and grew up in Australia but a lot of my family still live in Italy.

The people of Italy were the original inspiration behind Pt. Nemo. It’s a place where everything is made from scratch or traded with neighbours. Everyone looks out for everyone, everyone respects one another and everyone presents herself or himself in a stylish and clean manner.

It’s a place where the mafia have a stronghold over local businesses and if you don’t pay your ‘taxes’ then your shop or business gets shot up. It’s the sort of place where people die from old age and rarely, car accidents. Where if you don’t grow it, make it or find it growing wild then you don’t eat it so food is so in season, so fresh and so good for you. There is even a family business who make coal the old fashion way and most people don’t even know that this goes on in the world.

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Every year my uncle Pino and Tom (Batrouney) walk up into the mountains a short distance from my Nonna’s house where the earth is always wet and full of nutrients and search for Porcini mushrooms.

My family makes absolutely everything from scratch. From red wine that you drink by the litre not by the glass to soap made from pig fat and the odd fly that falls into the mix. Nonna still to this day has people at her front door sent by the local doctor. Her soap has become a way of treating people with skin irritations and we use it everyday in Sydney. It’s unlike anything you have ever felt!

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The roads take learning and anyone in town for the holidays visiting family will learn where the new potholes are quickly or be roadside fixing their car. The drive to the beach is always spent with Tom driving fast and trying to avoid every bump while my cousin with the voice of an angel sits in the back seat singing the latest Euro hits as we tear across the countryside looking around every corner for unexpected sheep on the road.

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The beaches in the area are some of the best I have seen in the world. They are beautiful because of the colour of the water, the vibe and the people. On the right day the water is the most indescribable light blue and is so inviting. Families usually arrive to the beach early in the morning with at least 3 generations of family members and enough food for the day. Younger people will play Euro dance music and smoke cigarettes and old people will play cards, gossip and go on ‘passeggiata’ (walks) in the shallows. I have still never seen a tourist in my home town in Italy and while that makes sense I can’t help but think about the first one that shows up for some reason. Sure there may not be much to do and if you don’t know anyone it would be hard to find food and shelter but you can guarantee the day you arrive you would have half the town knocking on your door bringing you fresh ricotta, cured meats and fresh bread.

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Being from a tiny town in Italy and having lived in Rome and Venice I have a great perspective on what Italy is and what it means to be Italian. Everyone in Italy from towns to cities have similar traits. They are incredibly hard working, pride themselves on looking good every time they step outside in public and if they want to do something then they just do it themselves no matter how hard it may be.

Meet Nikki and the rest of the Pt. Nemo team HERE
Follow Nikki on Instagram HERE

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