NZ Eco Fashion Week Launches in Lower Hutt

New Zealand’s third Eco Fashion Week has launched on June 09 at the Dowse Art Centre in Lower Hutt with mayoral reception and a speech from Denise Anglesey, the founder and director of the event.

As part of the event fashion runways, pop up shopping and designer styling sessions will be hosted in Lower Hutt as well as an exclusive screening of The True Cost, a documentary about the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

“New Zealand Eco Fashion Week brings excitement, innovation and forward-thinking to our city”, said Ray Wallace, Mayor of Hutt City and host of the event.

Miranda Brown, one of New Zealand’s best known socially responsible designers, is headlining the Eco Fashion Week’s Saturday show.

“Fashion is an ever-changing expression of personal identity. Unfortunately modern fashion is often disposable fashion, which has a negative impact on our environment”, said Wallace.

“Eco Fashion Week addresses this disposable attitude, and opens our eyes to the environmental consequences of fast fashion with a positive solution.”

The 2015 show attracted a range of designers such as Wellington based Dane Dagger and Undivided, Tauranga’s Gem Chérie, Woodville’s  Ron Tekawa, Christchurch based Julia May, New Zealand jewellery label Sylver & Shackel and Peruvian Fair Trade shoe brand Inkkas.

Sante, German made natural make-up brand, The Hodge Group and Coffee News were three major sponsors of the event.

Article Source: Lucire, Jack Yan, June 10, 2015.

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