Viva managing editor Amanda Linnell shares highlights from today’s Viva magazine. Be informed and inspired at viva.co.nz.

While you're munching on your decadent Easter treats this weekend you might want to ponder some of the more serious matters we focus on this week.

First there's environment issues journalist Lucy Siegle's challenge to give up leather and philanthropist Julie Bartlett shares her vision to replace prejudice and discrimination toward women with respect and empowerment. You can't help but be inspired.

Plus, learn about new ethical shopping site Well Made Clothes, and discover emerging designer Kingkang Chen, who was a standout at last week's ID Dunedin Fashion Week.