NZ Fashion Tech Industry Report 2012


After the glitz and the glamour of Fashion Week – An insight into the health and needs of the industry.

A report into the NZ Fashion Industry has just been launched at New Zealand Fashion Weekend.

Early in 2012, NZ Fashion Tech commissioned a survey and report, investigating and establishing the current and future needs of the New Zealand fashion, garment and sewn industries, from an economic, educational, industry training and career perspective. NZ Fashion Tech felt there was no relevant, current research available within the industry, from a tertiary education providers’ perspective.

The report examines the opportunities and challenges facing the New Zealand fashion industry and looks at its growth, production and export trends, employment levels, skills shortages and recruitment and careers prospects for young people entering tertiary education.



Kevin Smith, Managing Director of NZ Fashion Tech says: "This report shows a fashion industry which has made dramatic changes over the last 20 years and still needs more highly skilled staff to continue expanding in a fiercely competitive global marketplace."

Following the glitz and glamour of NZ Fashion Weekend, this report provides a snapshot into the health on the industry. The continued growth and the success of the NZ fashion industry depends on people following the correct career paths and obtaining skills that are in demand. It is envisaged that this report will become a catalyst to forge further links with industry and continue to address its training and educational requirements.

Copies or the report  can be download HERE.



NZ Fashion Tech is New Zealand’s leading educator in the fashion and sewn products industries. An award winning fashion and garment technology college, registered and accredited with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA. NZ Fashion Tech  works closely, with the ATITO (Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation), and is considered one of the best practical technical educators to the industry in the country:

NZ Fashion has recently been featured on TVNZ's Paper Dresses Challenge – CLICK HERE for more information

For more information and interview:
Kevin Smith – Managing Director
New Zealand Fashion Tech
09 309 5020 or 027 284 5020
[email protected]


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