This September, Wellington will be home to the first annual Eco Fashion Week event called NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, a showcase of the latest ecologically friendly, ethically sustainable and upcycled fashion.
Designer and co-founder of the event Denise Anglesey first started upcycling clothing in 2008 (upcycling is transforming waste materials into valuable products) and has had her hopes set on running an eco-friendly fashion week ever since.
Similar concepts have been successful overseas and Anglesey says, "eco is in and New Zealanders are ready for it."
Anglesey's own label Denise H will feature in the show, alongside the work of up to 14 other environmentally conscious designers.
And it's not all about the catwalk; there will also be workshops and a pop-up shop in addition to the runway shows.
The event will be taking place at The Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt. For more information and to buy tickets, visit NZ Eco Fashion Week's website.