Past events:

Biomaterials: Opportunities for fashion and textiles in Aotearoa

May 8, 2024  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Zealand-based crown research institute Scion joined us online to discuss biomaterials, the latest research and developments happening locally and globally, and the opportunities in Aotearoa for fashion and textiles businesses. 

Going Plastic-Free with Kowtow

Mar 20, 2024  |  11:00 - 11:45 am

Mindful Fashion hosts Tessa Bradley, Head of Supply Chain Sustainability at Kowtow, who shares firsthand how the brand achieved its goal of 100% plastic-free clothing.

Circular Design Award Celebration Event

Nov 30, 2023  |  5:30 - 8:00 pm

Unveiling the finalists of the Circular Design Award 2023! This exciting Award presentation event celebrated the inaugural finalists of the Award, featured an exhibition of the finalist entries, and allowed guests to mix and mingle with creatives, designers, our judges and invited industry guests.

End of Year Industry Networking

Nov 21, 2023  |  5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join Mindful Fashion for pre-Christmas industry networking in 3 regions across Aotearoa.
WELLINGTON: 9 November 2023
AUCKLAND: 21 November 2023
CHRISTCHURCH: 21 November 2023

Due Diligence in Supply Chains

Sep 26, 2023  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mindful fashion hosts an online education workshop on supply chain due diligence for local and global supply chains; what good due diligence looks like; modern slavery risks; and how proposed modern slavery legislation in New Zealand will impact you. This workshop shares practical tips for members on getting started with risk assessments, and available tools for domestic and overseas markets.

Future Fashion - Unlocking a Circular Fashion Economy in Aotearoa.

Aug 31, 2023  |  5:30 - 6:30 pm

A dynamic panel discussion held as part of the Auckland Climate Festival and on the New Zealand Fashion Week 23:Kahuria schedule. This wide ranging conversation covered designing for local circular systems, to exploring circular economy from an indigenous perspective and incorporating circular business models that keep garments in use.

Leasing for Commercial and Retail businesses

Aug 16, 2023  |  10:00 - 10:30 am

PwC Legal recently hosted a seminar for members of Mindful Fashion NZ focussed on the topic of leasing for commercial and retail businesses. The seminar highlighted some key considerations to be aware of in leasing a retail premises, as well as some strategies to help you get the most out of your leasing arrangements.

Get started on your Climate Action Journey

Jul 11, 2023  |  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Mindful Fashion to learn about our Climate Action Toolkit, and how to get started on your climate action journey.

Introduction to CLO 3D Design & Sampling to Reduce Waste

Jun 20, 2023  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mindful Fashion hosts Helena Steinmann, a digital design expert who is passionate about bringing digital fashion into the mainstream for New Zealand fashion brands. In this online education seminar Helena will show you how software such as CLO3D can help your business improve environmental performance by reducing waste, and save time and money.

Communicating Sustainability in 2023

Jun 7, 2023  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Getting your sustainability communications right is critical in 2023. Mindful Fashion is hosting The Commerce Commission alongside GoodSense, experienced communications specialists, for a balanced discussion to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities of communicating sustainability impact.

Zero Waste Fashion Masterclass with Emma La Rocca

May 26, 2023

Friday 26 May 2023 | Monday 29 May 2023 | Tuesday 30 May 2023
Following the introductory online session hosted by Mindful Fashion New Zealand, Emma La Rocca is launching three in-person Zero Waste Fashion Masterclasses in May 2023.

Zero Waste Pattern Design Workshop

Mar 27, 2023  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mindful Fashion hosts Emma La Rocca, a zero-waste pattern design specialist. Emma shares her technical knowledge and expertise in innovative pattern-cutting techniques in this Introduction to Zero Waste Pattern Design workshop for the Mindful Fashion Community.

Becoming a B Corp with Tim Jones from Grow Good and Mindful Fashion

Nov 2, 2022  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Mindful Fashion and Tim Jones from Grow Good, a B Consultant who has helped more than 80 businesses in NZ on their B Corp journey. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE

Textile Exchange Climate+ Stories from The Field

Aug 25, 2022  |  3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mindful Fashion NZ are delighted to be event partner for Textile Exchange in Auckland, New Zealand as part of our work to increase uptake of better materials. Textile Exchange are a global organisation driving impact reduction in raw material production.

Design For Disassembly & End of Use Solutions

Jul 25, 2022  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Mindful Fashion are delighted to have Tara St James, an international circular design specialist, visiting us in New Zealand. Tara will run a circular design workshop for Mindful Fashion members, sharing global best practice with practical activities for you to learn from.

Rethinking Textile Waste

Jul 7, 2022  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we start to unpack some ways that businesses can manage their textile waste. Hear from leaders in the industry about how they work to reduce their textile waste - both cut and sew and end of life. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE

Mindful Fashion presents: Building Brands for a Better Future

Mar 29, 2022  |  6:30 - 7:30 pm

Its on! This panel discussion is designed to spark ideas for both emerging and established brands. The conversation will cover new models of sustainability, the Aotearoa New Zealand context and what connects with customers. Hear from emerging leaders how they're working towards a more sustainable industry. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Standards and Certifications - Traceability

Dec 10, 2021

Mindful Fashion in partnership with Raw Assembly Australia present a 5-part information series breaking down Certifications and Standards for fibres, materials and textile products.

In Session 4, Join us to learn about traceability, best practice in the supply chain and the importance of full life cycle impact data to assess sustainability and circularity of fibres and high quality products. >> WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

Oeko-Tex Standards

Nov 11, 2021  |  1:00 - 2:00 pm

Mindful Fashion in partnership with Raw Assembly Australia present a 5-part information series breaking down Certifications and Standards for fibres, materials and textile products.

In Session 3, Join us to find out how the OEKO-TEX standards work for safe use of chemicals in the fashion and textile industry. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Textile Exchange Standards and Certifications

Oct 28, 2021  |  1:00 - 2:00 pm

Mindful Fashion in partnership with Raw Assembly Australia present a 5-part information series breaking down Certifications and Standards for fibres, materials and textile products.

In Session 2, hear from Textile Exchange and Kathmandu. Standards covered include Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Content Claim Standard (CCS). >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Natural Fibre Standards and Certifications

Oct 12, 2021  |  1:00 - 2:00 pm

Mindful Fashion in partnership with Raw Assembly Australia presents a 5-part information series breaking down Certifications and Standards for fibres, materials and textile products.

In Session 1, join us to find out about the Certifications and Standards for natural fibres and materials; what they cover, what you can claim and how the whole process works. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Lenzing x Mindful Fashion NZ

Sep 28, 2021

Mindful Fashion have partnered with Lenzing to connect its members directly with the sustainable fibre producer. We are thrilled to announce an online event with fibre manufacturer Lenzing who will give a presentation to members about their range of sustainable fibres including Tencel and EcoVero. Lenzing will provide sourcing advice and answer questions. This is an incredible opportunity to expand your fibre knowledge and sourcing connections. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Getting started on Sustainability - Workshop for members

Feb 25, 2021  |  4:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us to discuss some of the industry's sustainability challenges, and priority areas for action. We will launch the Mindful Fashion Sustainability Framework, which provides an overview of the complex sustainability landscape, along with guidance for members to start to identify priorities and take action on sustainability. >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Introducing the Mindful Fashion Code of Conduct and Charter

Nov 4, 2020  |  4:00 - 5:00 pm

An introduction to Mindful Fashion’s foundational documents for members, defining the shared commitment that sets Mindful Fashion NZ members apart! >>WATCH THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.