What We Do

We support long term sustainable success for members and the wider clothing and textiles industry in New Zealand through our core objectives to:

  • Advocate for the industry to New Zealanders, Government, and our stakeholders.
  • Facilitate collaborative solutions and collective action.
  • Support innovation to ensure a sustainable industry into the future.

Our Strategy

The Mindful Fashion Strategy 2020-2022 is an establishment strategy outlining our priority work areas.

Read our full MFNZ 2020-2022 Strategy here.

Vision

New Zealand’s unique clothing and textile industry inspires better in the world.

Mission

We unite the New Zealand clothing and textile industry to create an innovative, full-circle and thriving future.

Purpose

We exist because we believe in a future for the New Zealand clothing and textile industry that is inclusive, sustainable and successful.

Priority 1

Advocate for the industry to New Zealanders and our stakeholders.

Objectives:

  • Act as voice of the industry, to raise the profile of, and advocate for, NZ clothing and textiles businesses with government and industry.
  • Tell the stories of NZ’s industry to local and global audiences. Build on the integrity of NZ’s reputation to strengthen our message.
  • Promote local.

Priority 2

Facilitate collaborative solutions and collective action.

Objectives:

  • Advance knowledge sharing and collaboration between industry players to share current industry best practice.
  • Facilitate industry-led solutions to address productivity, resource efficiency, critical skills gaps and to develop capability.
  • Build resilience into local supply chains

Priority 3

Support innovation to ensure a sustainable industry into the future.

Objectives:

Identify and facilitate innovation / R&D projects, such as:

  • Circular supply chains where NZ materials are fully processed, made, taken back and re-enter the system in NZ.
  • Pilot circular business models.
  • Identify how technology can enable efficient and cost effective local manufacturing.
  • Circular solutions for NZ textiles.

Priority 4

Run a sustainable organisation

Objectives:

  • Deliver value to all members by ensuring our organisation is resourced to succeed