New Zealand Fashion and Textile Industry Skills Landscape

Do we have the skilled workforce needed to support a thriving fashion and textiles industry in Aotearoa New Zealand?

That’s the question Mindful Fashion set out to answer with this project. In collaboration with members of NZ’s fashion and textile industry and the sector's tertiary education providers, Mindful Fashion has built a comprehensive picture of the skills landscape across the industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This paper presents a summary of findings based on analysis of stakeholder interviews, outlining gaps and opportunities and presenting recommendations for workforce, education and pathway planning.