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Central City Library set to dress the city green

Published: 12 August 2019

Auckland’s Central City Library is set to become Fashion Central thanks to a partnership between Auckland Council and New Zealand Fashion Week.

Fashion Week is taking sustainable fashion from the runways onto the streets and now among the shelves and e-books at Central City Library.

Hands-on and hand-made sewing workshops encouraging renewable fashion, fashionable talks, clothes swaps, 3D and block printing and upcycled miniature fashion for toys are on offer from 26 August to 1 September to help champion a sustainable approach to self-expression.

Library loyalists and newcomers alike will also get to read about fashion in the library’s digitised bank of Vogue magazines and view the region’s heritage fashion images online.

Already available to view at the library’s online portal, Kura Heritage Collections Online, photos of retro fashion will be projected onto the St James Theatre frontage throughout New Zealand Fashion Week.  

Get involved

To get involved, Aucklanders are invited to attend Make, Do, Mend sewing workshops with Gracie Matthews, make jewellery using the library’s 3D printer, hear A Very Fashionable Talk, ‘speed-date’ in one-on-one fashion chats with industry leaders, join the popular Swap it Like it’s Hot 3.0 clothes swap, try block printing with Auckland’s Migrant Zine Collective and see your kids make miniature fashion pieces from upcycled fabric for their dolls, toys and teddy bears.

All times, dates and details of this Central City Library-hosted activity are available on the library website.

This partnership in sustainable fashion leadership is part of Auckland Council’s commitment to Live Lightly, launched in 2017.


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