We work with a diverse range of businesses and organisations to advance our shared objectives. Our partners actively collaborate with MFNZ and share our Guiding Principles. Partners can include academia, research institutes, consultants, local and national Government and NGOs. We are always open to partnership opportunities, and welcome approaches from those who share our vision.

Our current partners are:

  • Otago Polytechnic

    Otago Polytechnic's Fashion Design School gives students the skills, knowledge and industry-awareness needed to move into the the world of fashion employment.
  • Massey University

    Fashion design at Massey University leads with sustainable fashion design research, in order to create more meaningful engagement with fashion.
  • Auckland University of Technology

    AUT is the second largest university in Aotearoa New Zealand and encourages fashion students to develop a strong conceptual design style and as well as practical design and business skills.
  • Whitecliffe College of Art and Fashion

    Whitecliffe College is one of New Zealand’s highest ranked and awarded research institutions in the private sector and runs two pathways for fashion students both with a foundation of sustainability.
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)

    EIT's NZ Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) introduces students to the bigger picture of the design & fashion industry & how it operates both locally & globally.
  • Ag Research

    AgResearch facilitate overseas research & rural projects, producing science & technology projects for the benefit of the agricultural sector and New Zealand.
  • SME Financial

    SME Financial is a Chartered Accountancy and business advisory firm specialising in small to medium enterprises. A Xero-certified partner, SME has been operating in central Auckland for over 25 years.


Our supporters are businesses or individuals who support the mission and vision of MFNZ.

Gold Supporters


  • 47 Frocks
  • Baina
  • Bella of Wanaka
  • Boh Runga Design
  • Bonded NZ
  • Britomart Group
  • Caroline Marr
  • Frost Textiles
  • Identity Solutions
  • Juliette Hogan Ltd
  • Kate Sylvester
  • Loveblockwines
  • Make Good
  • Mediaworks
  • Nancy Loves Bikes
  • Paris Georgia
  • Phoenix Eyewear
  • Porter Novelli
  • Qms Media
  • Ruby
  • Shout Media
  • Sills + Co
  • Someday Studios
  • Twenty Seven Names
  • Void Clothing
  • Wall Fabrics


  • Ailsa And Ian Deverick
  • Alice Barham
  • Anna-lise & Tom Sharma-lawson
  • Alexander Gandar
  • Bonnie Fraser
  • Bronwen Waters
  • C Turley
  • Chris & Alex Burgess
  • Christine Leung
  • Claire Allan
  • Ellie Walker-huizing
  • Emily Miller-sharma
  • Georgina Irvine
  • Georgie Waite
  • Gina Kelly
  • Hana Craig
  • Hannah-roser Skjellerup
  • Hayley Plowman
  • Ima Jujnovich
  • Imogen Seymour
  • Imogen Staines
  • Ingrid Vink
  • Issy Wilson
  • James Walker
  • Jane Malthus
  • Jenny Cameron
  • Jenny Green
  • Jessica Crosby
  • Jessica Jay
  • Johanna Mouncey-reedy
  • John & Sandy Botterill
  • Judith Shea
  • Juliette Hogan
  • Katie Brown
  • Kate Saunders
  • Kendall Mccowatt
  • Kris Lane
  • Kristy Weir
  • Laura Michael
  • Lara De Jesus
  • Ljiljana Mihaljevich
  • Lorena Giallonardo
  • Maddie Bargh
  • Margie Cooney
  • Martin Van Zonneveld
  • Maz Mck
  • Miles Gibbons
  • Nancy Huggard
  • Paul Mciver
  • Rachael McMahon
  • Rebecca McLeod
  • Sarah Bell
  • Scarlett Cibilich
  • Serena Ding
  • Stephanie Chapman
  • Stuart Baker
  • Suzy Carnachan
  • Suzy Timpson
  • Trevor And Merran Hookway
  • Tui Moore
  • Veronica Harland