Perth-based Haute Couture designer Zuhal of Green Embassy is set to have her work showcased in the United States in November as the designer of Mrs Australia World’s national costume. Local woman Danielle Marsh is our representative as the current Mrs Australia World and is campaigning on a platform of organics for health and Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
The Mrs World title originates from the prestigous Mrs America competition and are broadcast to audiences worldwide. Ladies from all over the world come to compete for the title of Mrs World. Danielle Marsh has campaigned to raise awareness for this silent killer that claims over 1200 women each year in Australia and every 10 hours a woman is diagnosed. Danielle has campaigned to raise awareness for the signs and symptoms as there is no test as well as promoting the benefits of an organic lifestyle to reduce your risk factors of cancer and improve recovery during and after treatment. Recently she swam from Victoria Point in Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island over 15km without a shark cage and by herself to raise awareness and will trek to Everest Base Camp in September to further raise awareness. Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/don-t-stop-teal-i-drop for more information
The gorgeous national costume is made from all organic materials sourced locally and also features traditional aboriginal art from artist Deborah Bonar and made of organic merino wool, silk, real iron ore beads and fresh water pearls to showcase the best of Australia.
Green Embassy is the brain child of Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, using 100% handmade organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and recycled natural fibres, each garment is beautifully unique. Each item is entirely hand crafted and hand dyed. Our knits are made from hand-spun yarns making each piece almost a work of art than just clothing. She originally was a veterinarian and animal science lecturer before starting Green Embassy from her own NASAA certified organic alpaca hobby farm.
Despite appearing in UK Vogue and featuring in a number of fashion shows across the world, local interest has been minimal.
Together Green Embassy and Mrs Australia World plan to take on the world to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and help promote Australian organic businesses and the benefits of its lifestyle.