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Fashionistas set to descend on Hutt City for eco-fashion week

New Zealand’s only eco fashion designer runway event is set to be held in Lower Hutt from 9-13 June 2015.

A showcase of sustainable and ethical fashion will be walking the catwalk, with not only New Zealand designs but designers from around the world will show their collections.

Event Director Denise Anglesey has created this platform for eco-friendly designers and businesses which has only grown in popularity since it started in 2013. 

“We’ve received queries from around the globe, and are thrilled with early interest from designers. Local brands Dane Dagger and Heke Design are joining us for a third year along with newcomers Recreate,” she says.

Bea Lorimer the designer behind Heke Design creates unique fashion using post-consumer resources which are all locally sourced, re-claimed textiles and ethically manufactured on Waiheke Island.

This year Lorimer has teamed up with contemporary Maori artist Totaea Rendell to showcase his stunning prints.

With international demands, the event has expanded to a full four-day schedule, with two runway shows, styling events, and exclusive movie screening and pop-up shops.

Not only does the week provide opportunity for already established designers to showcase their collections, but it also provides a platform for new, up and coming designers and eco-related businesses and organisations.

“This event is sure to capture the imagination, with a perfect fusion of style and innovation to bring ethical products to the forefront of fashion,” says Anglesey.

The full line up of designers and events is expected to be announced early May with Anglesey promising an impressive one.

For more information visit Eco Fashion Week

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