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COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 4: With the move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August, NZ Fashion Week have announced their event, including NZ Fashion Weekend will be postponed – as will related events including Fashion Weekend in the Heart of the City and Fashioning Our Future at Ellen Melville Centre. We will update as more information and details become available. Stay safe.

Join Fashion Revolution, Sustainable Future Collective, Preloved Project and Juna for a day celebrating sustainable style with a style swap and range of fun and interactive workshops. Check out what's taking place on August 28 below and get involved. 

Style Swap | 11am – 3pm

Fashion Revolution and Sustainable Future Collective are bringing you a Fashion Week clothes swap event!  Come and kōrero about the impacts of fast fashion on our people and planet and take real action by taking part in the Clothes Swap event. Have a clear out of your wardrobe and put aside items you love but no longer wear, and create a fresh new wardrobe without harming Papatūānuku or her tangata! All donated items must be in good condition (no rips, stains, tears, minimal pilling etc.) and clean so they're ready for their new home. A maximum of 15 items to be donated and 'swapped' per person (including shoes and accessories).

Sustainable Style Workshops | 11am – 4pm

Embroidery workshop
Learn how the continuous motion of embroidery can help us to slow down in our busy lives while still feeling productive, functioning as both a form of stress relief and creative expression. You'll be guided by Siobhan Ridgley, an embroidery and textile artist whose project Lunatype has popped up over Auckland in the form of exhibitions, curatorship and workshops. 

Slow stitching with fabric waste workshop
Create your own self portrait using appliqué/slow stitching/fabric waste with fashion designer, fine artist, fashion design lecturer and sustainability advocate Victoria Martinez Azaro who specialises in working with fabric waste. 

Make your own tote workshop
Join Tosh Ahkit, an established artist whose career is based on workshopping ways to communicate through the process of screen printing and printmaking. This workshop aims to normalise the use of Te Reo and encourage kaitiakitanga through the creation of one-off reusable tote bags with Te Reo slogans. At the end of it you will have printed a reusable tote bag and learnt some of the basics of screen and fabric printing.

Preloved Project Fashion Photography Experience | 11am – 3pm 

Op shop culture has taken a fashionable and funky turn positioning itself as a new way of living. The Preloved Project brings the art of the second-hand shopping experience to life in a multi-media and experiential way. In this experience, prepare to be immersed in the stories from Tamaki Makaurau as you are photographed by a fashion photographer - Multimedia artist Serena Stevenson - in your preloved outfit.  

Preloved Project Juna T-shirt Workshop | 2-4pm

In this workshop there will be the opportunity to experiment with customising a t-shirt or two, using a variety of techniques. Bring your pre-loved T-shirt or two and join teacher Julie Stevens of Juna, who has over 35 years of experience within the industry for a fun workshop. 

This event is proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 21 July 2021