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You Are What You Wear – Moving Away from Fast Fashion

01 May 2020


Friday 1 May 2020, 5.30pm - Friday 1 May 2020, 8.30pm


Ellen Melville Centre, Pioneer Women's Hall, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland City Centre

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  • $25.69-$49.62


Sustainable Business Network and The Now Crowd are excited to present an evening of sustainability, fashion, music, food and drink.

You Are What You Wear pulls together experts in sustainable fashion – heralded makers, trend setters, consultants – to tell their stories and journeys of creating a world where fashion won’t harm people or the planet.

Our awesome speakers for the night are:

  • Maggie Hewitt - Founder, Maggie Marilyn
    Founded In 2016, the Maggie Marilyn brand embodies sustainability, with all textiles being ethically sourced or recycled. Sustainability is an inbuilt mindset, culture and lifestyle, for us it is the heart of the company.
  • Jacinta Fitzgerald - Sustainability and product strategist, Make.Good
    Jacinta began her career in the fashion industry as a creator, realised the damage that fashion was wreaking the world over, and founded Make.Good to guide others towards a sustainable path. She has worked with Kowtow, Matteau, Project Just, Mindful Fashion New Zealand, Bally and Content, on projects as diverse as strategic planning, product and sourcing for sustainability, circular design strategies and measuring carbon footprints, in addition to writing industry-standard reports, developing Seal of Approval programs and procurement guides.
  • Kate Hall - Fashion activist, Ethically Kate
    Kate lives and breathes sustainable living and ethical fashion. This alternative way of consuming and existing dominates her every waking moment- and sometimes more. Ethical fashion and living are no longer her hobbies, they have become her mission... to change the future of fast fashion and the way we consume.

  • Angela Means - Vintage clothing curator, Greatest Friend
    Angela was one of the first vintage sellers featured on the now-global shopping platform Etsy. In a first for New Zealand Fashion Week, Greatest Friend, her Oneroa-based clothing store, showed an entirely vintage collection. Currently curating accurate-era clothing for television and film productions, Angela continually strives to turn others onto the beauty of used clothing, and away from fast fashion.

Bring items of clothes for a clothing swap, which we're having the speakers. Clothes must be clean and quality – NO FAST FASHION! One garment brought = one garment swapped. The more you bring, the more you swap!

In addition to the clothing swap, Greatest Friend will be bringing a rack of beautiful vintage clothing , all available for purchase, to the event!

Browse to vinyl-spinning DJs Indie 500 with a wine or beer, and nibbles – all sustainable.

Your ticket covers the cost of venue hire, food and drink and music.

Any money left over goes into the Million Metre Streams programme, New Zealand’s only dedicated programme for connecting local waterway restoration projects with large scale funding and resources. Million Metres is an initiative of the Sustainable Business Network.


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