Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Bhalo Panels and Pockets dress in Tangerine/Violet - $109

Bhalo is a new Melbourne-based fashion label with a focus on ethical production methods and the empowerment of disadvantaged people in developing countries. Bhalo uses hand-loomed, hand-dyed and hand-embroidered cotton made by women in NGO-run workshops in rural Bangladesh, giving them much needed employment and training, and providing them with simple life-changing services such as education/childcare for their children and basic healthcare.

Bhalo is the brainchild of young Melbourne designer Jess Priemus, who has teamed with Bangladeshi business partner Minhas Uddin Shimul to realise this ambitious creative vision! I am loving the simple, loose summery shapes and muted colours ...wouldn't that 'Panels and Pockets' dress be a gorgeous, versatile addition to any summer wardrobe!?

All designs are available to purchase on the Bhalo website, and also be sure to pop over to the Bhalo blog and give Jess your support and encouragement!

Gorgeous Big Friendship bracelets! - $16.00


  1. gorgeous! big friendship - i love that x

  2. Lucy,

    When going to vote at The Homies I found a link to a great house design blog which I thought I put in my favourites. I realise now I didn't. apartmenttherapy.com site has changed since I last clicked on the link you gave us. I have spent so much time trying to find this blog again, with no success. The only thing I remember is that the blog had a regular "white wednesday" post where the blogger would post photos of all white interiors on a wednesday. The blog had some of the best house interior photos I've seen plus some excellent phrase pictures. If you by some chance know what blog I'm talking about it would save me hours of web surfing.

    Thanks in advance. xo

  3. Evie - thanks for your comment! Yes a gorgeous idea huh? also, you are such a fabulously loyal reader and commenter! Thankyou thankyou I really appreciate it! xxx

    Anonymous - I am so sorry.. I have been hunting for this Homies blog you mention and I can't seem to find it either :( SO sorry! There were so many listed it's impossible to know which one it could have been! So sorry! Good luck! Did you try searching through Technorati? It's a blog search engine - will search keywords posted only on blogs... maybe that might help? Good luck!

  4. Lucy,

    I just wanted to let you know that I finally found the blog, HORAY!!!!!!! I just couldn't let it go.

    Here is the link:

    Anyway, thank you so much for trying, I hope you enjoy it as much a I do. The proverbs are a favourite.

    Thanks again.

    P.S. Keep up the brilliant work on the thedesignfiles... great stuff!