Call for entries for the Eco Fashion Runway Show 2019

Hutt Winter Festival 2019

Looks from The Eco Fashion Runway Show. Image by Captur8 Photography.

Want to showcase your design talents on the runway as part of the Eco Fashion Runway Show? Entries are now open for New Zealand’s only one-day eco fashion event – the Eco Fashion Runway Show – which is held on the opening night of the Hutt Winter Festival. The show takes place on 15th August and is open to established, emerging and novice designers. Participants are encouraged to register their interest for the event before entries close on 30th June.

The Eco Fashion Runway Show showcases designers from around New Zealand, as well as several locally based Lower Hutt designers. The event aims to promote materials and production methods that are intentionally sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly. Emerging and established designers can enter their collections in  the following eco and ethical criteria: Eco, Ethical, Up-Cycled, Locally Produced and NZ Made.

“Eco fashion has become increasingly popular with consumers and is no longer a niche market –all aspects of what make up eco and ethical fashion is becoming increasingly promoted across the fashion industry to try and curb the vast waste generated by the fast fashion industry,” says Eco Fashion Runway Show Director Denise Anglese.

“My goal with this sustainable fashion event is to provide accessibility for designers who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to showcase their talent. For this event the runway will be divided into two separate segments one being a competition for home sewers, senior high school and fashion design students to get creative with recycled fabrics and the other being an opportunity for emerging and established designers to showcase their collections.”

An on-site pop-up shop on the evening will also be available for designers to promote their collections.

More information and application forms for the Eco Fashion Runway Show are available online.

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