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What to take away from the 2018 New Zealand Ethical Fashion Guide

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What to take away from the 2018 New Zealand Ethical Fashion Guide

The 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide by Tearfund has shown Kiwis how some of our most trusted brands have performed when put under the microscope. A lot of the brands within New Zealand performed well and had good results, yet some scored lower than expected. So, what do the grades reflect, and what should we take from the study?

Make it work

Eighteen years of iD Dunedin Fashion weeks, as well as a globally recognised bachelor’s degree in fashion - it appears there is more to Dunedin’s fashion scene than David Bain’s sweater collection. Students Lillian Cotter and Paige Jansen have made their mark there with a pop-up store that funded a research trip to Shanghai.

Looks can be revealing

Micro-trends in fashion are constantly changing – one minute we’re being told we should be wearing harem pants, and the next you shouldn’t be seen dead in them. TRA's Claire Tutill and designer Rory Docherty explain how there's far more to it than just what looks good.

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New Zealand’s top fashion brands are being encouraged to share information about their supply chains by the likes of Child Labor Free, Space Between and Sustainable Fashion. The three organisations are trying to create more dialogue around ethics, sustainability and fashion in light of NZFW.

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Over the last hundred years, the fashion world has gone through a number of innovations and rehashes, and it’s the same for hairstyles. Take a look at some of the “in” styles in the past, and see which one you like the most.