The Season of New Zealand Made Luxury Knitwear

New Zealanders have a unique story, we are passionate people, obsessed with nature and with locally made products. New Zealand fashion is no different, designers and consumers alike are enthusiastic about supporting New Zealand made products.   This season, as New Zealand rolls into colder months,… Read More

Traditional textiles influence the international fashion industry

Skilled textile craftsmanship and traditional artisanal makers are a huge part of the fashion industry. With specialised¬†expertise, they manufacture fabrics and garments, create embellishments and historically have provided inspiration to designers all over the world. In every culture there are different traditional textile crafts and ways of making that are… Read More

Technology leads us to the future of the fashion industry

We are always inspired and astounded at the constant development of technology moving the fashion industry into a more efficient and creative future. Refining and developing manufacturing processes allows designers limitless possibility. The ever growing digital world opens up new opportunities, both in the creative process and the way we… Read More

The evolution, spectacle and future of the fashion show

The fashion show has come a long way since its humble beginnings in European hotels and ateliers, where designers hosted exclusive viewings for the fashion elite. With the rise of the internet and social media, fashion collections are more accessible than ever, forcing designers to push the boundaries of their… Read More

A what to wear fibre guide for the sensitive fashion victim

Have you ever experienced discomfort wearing wool against your skin? There are many myths and theories when it comes to wool allergies, however, research has concluded wool is not an allergen. Choosing high quality, natural fibres with a low micron count is better for people with sensitive skin. It is… Read More

NZ’s Obsession with Native Wildlife

New Zealanders are incredibly spoilt when it comes to native wildlife. It is inherently part of the culture, making New Zealanders passionate about their native plants and animals. Due to the isolation of New Zealand, after splitting from other land mass, the wildlife was left to evolve with no predators… Read More

Sustainability ingrained in the modern fashion tertiary curriculum

It is no surprise that with ongoing research and the current scientific outlook on our environment and climate change, international tertiary providers would include sustainability and ethics in their curriculums. With the textile and fashion industries listed amongst the top polluters globally, it is interesting to see the changes to… Read More