The Power of Collaboration

Mike Barry, UK Sustainable Business leader is an advocate for the fashion industry to reform on itself sustainability. We spoke to him for a recent member’s workshop, and he shared some valuable insight into the power of industry-wide collaboration to make positive change happen.

Where To From Here?

Jacinta FitzGerald, programme director of Mindful Fashion New Zealand, reflects on fashion’s most unforeseeable year and ponders, what’s next for sustainability? This article originally appeared in Fashion Quarterly’s Spring/Summer 2020 relaunch edition.

MFNZ's first ever Programme Director

Mindful Fashion New Zealand has announced its appointment of their first Programme Director, Jacinta FitzGerald, who will drive the strategy MFNZ whilst also being an advocate for the New Zealand fashion industry.

There are just no young people: New Zealand clothing manufacturers sound alarm

You could say Gary Fernandez is something of an endangered species. The 71-year-old fabric cutter is among the last of his kind, a specialist in the New Zealand fashion manufacturing industry that is under threat of disappearing as cheap fast fashion swamps the market.

Best foot forward - New Zealand Fashion businesses are leading a global shift

For many established brands, becoming a sustainable business – environmentally, socially and culturally – requires a fresh perspective. Business Desk reports they would do well to look to the New Zealand fashion industry.

How important is Made In NZ to you?

One positive to come out of 2020 was New Zealanders celebrating local more than ever before. Supporting local brands, local creativity, local craft and manufacturing. Kate Sylvester writes why it’s so critical the NZ industry comes together to address its challenges.