Raelene Allen

An unconventional sock

By Raelene Allen / May 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, a very different kind of sock from New Zealand arrived at Ravir. Our initial impression of these socks was that they looked bulky and unenticing, but the first customer to give them a try came back to us with his opinion. This is a man who has significant issues with his […]

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Dressing for Warmth

By Raelene Allen / May 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Blue Mountains may not be as cold as Canberra or Goulburn, but winter in the upper mountains can be very bleak. Several decades ago, it was not uncommon to see the locals rugged up in heavy woollens to keep out the cold. That’s changed since the advent of possum/merino knitwear from New Zealand. Despite […]

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Organic cotton raincoats? Who would have thought?

By Raelene Allen / December 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Since we’re facing a rather wet summer, a raincoat is a probably a good idea. Better than an umbrella in my opinion, as it leaves your hands free to do the necessary…lock the car, unlock the door, carry the groceries, push the pram… But organic cotton raincoats? In the UK, where it obviously rains a […]

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Why our Lustre pants are such a hit with women

By Raelene Allen / December 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some years ago, Ravir stumbled upon a fantastic pant, a pant that fits most women, and looks smart. The best part is the comfort factor. Hardly anyone who tries them on walks out without a pair – or two. The pants sell throughout the year, and can be worn either as a legging or topped […]

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Why natural fibres are best for the Planet

By Raelene Allen / December 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Ravir is passionate about the need to avoid synthetic fibres wherever possible, if not for ourselves, then for the Planet. Every time a synthetic garment such as polar fleece is washed, the fibres make their way into the rivers and ocean, where they are ingested by marine life, and ultimately find their way into our […]

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