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Saturday, May 11, 2013

End of Starfish clothing

I'm saddened to hear that Starfish Clothing has gone into liquidation. I've been a customer of this great Wellington business since it started. Laurie Foon has done a lot for Wellington, not only selling Wellington women fantastic clothes, she has been a staunch supporter of the city, of the campaign to stop the bypass and a pioneer in eco fashion.

The worrying aspect of this story too is that the pressure of cheap imports and online retailing has been too much for an independent retailer. Some hard questions to ask if our love of cheap imports is actually undermining our local economy.

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