According to TreeHugger,
three out of every four garments in New Zealand are made in China and very little cloth is produced locally. Green designers are working hard to change all of that by supporting local farmers and manufacturing on-island. With sleek, flattering lines functionality and durability, Kiwis want their fashion to be both cutting-edge stylish and able to go the distance.
There are a growing number of designers, who, being aware of eco-issues are embracing the triple bottom line – profit, environmental sustainability and community involvement. Subscribe
to the Australian eco-fashion magazine Peppermint
in either print or digital format, for current antipodean eco-fashion.
The Cuckoo's Nest
Shop for Locally-made, also Fairtrade Fashion:
A haven of ethical shopping alternatives, in a world of mass production – browse their little boutique and delight yourselves in shopping with an easy conscience. The Cuckoo's Nest stocks Fairtrade, NZ made and vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. The Cuckoo’s Nest is the dream-now-reality of Susan Wardell & Annika Metua, born-and-bred Dunedin girls whose passion is to provide ethical clothing options in their home town.
You can find them at their new location:
82 St Andrew St
Tel: 03 5520989
Tired of only buying plain, eco-friendly basics? No problem. Miranda Brown
specializes in making NZ wool, organic cotton, and natural fiber clothing with prints and patterns in beautiful colors.
Chalkydigits online store
Creative lifestyle and fashion clothing made in New Zealand from natural and sustainable fabrics; merino, organic cotton and love.
WE'AR Yoga Clothing & Off Duty Wear
Shop 1, 114 Ocean View Road
Waiheke Island 1081
Ph: +64 9 372 5113
122 Ponsonby Road
Ph: +64 9 378 8140
Certified organic fairtrade threads. 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing - Welcome
Aims to respect the people who produce the cotton, manufacture the clothing and those wearing it. Micah Clothing is founded on the principals of Micah 6:8 to “Act Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly”.
Shop online at the home of New Zealand organic fashion, the first fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability.
20 High Street, Auckland, Tel 09 303 1382, other store locations available
Shikoba Clothing Fashion and Designer Clothing
SHIKOBA is a New Zealand Fashion Designer Label supplying womans designer ... They are also developing a special eco label that will use NZ Made fabrics.
Sistahood organic eco clothing made in New Zealand
Sistahood is a clothing label by Freddy Chur. Made from 100% organic fair trade cotton. You can order online and we ship worldwide!
Eco-fur & Possum Wool Knitwear & Accessories - New Zealand Nature
› Clothing › Eco-fur and Possum Merino
This introduced pest has no natural predators in New Zealand, and is decimating the native bush and bird population. Buying Eco-fur Clothing and Accessories from New Zealand Nature is easy.
247 Atkinson Road, Rd 1, Seddon, 7285
PH. 64 27 6930804
Why merino? - Sustainable and renewable. Quite simply, merino is the whitest, finest, longest and strongest wool in the world. The unique quality of merino wool is that unlike man-made fibres, it is sustainable and renewable, increasing biodiversity and adding value to the landscape.
Make all their clothes in New Zealand to support local industry. The raw materials are derived from the land and they use environmentally friendly, metallic free dyes. The clothes are made to last - the opposite of disposable fashion. "We want Standard Issue to be worn by people who support these values, and who follow similar values in the things they do.
Organic clothing available to buy for Children and babies:
Kids Organic Fashion
Snooky Bamboo & organic cotton eco-friendly baby clothing
Collection of gorgeous baby clothes made from the finest bamboo and organic cotton. Based in NZ. Bamboo fabric is perfect for babys delicate skin.
organic baby wear is manufactured in New Zealand using only one hundred percent certified organic cotton.
23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket, Auckland Phone: 09 523 4161
Earthlings New Zealand (NZ)
100% natural organic cotton clothing for babies, toddlers and children. New Zealands only certified FAIRTRADE clothing company for kids.
Green Bean Kids LTD
Green Bean is a manufacturer of Organic cotton and Eco bamboo baby clothing.
Grey Lynn Auckland. Specialising in organic and natural products and clothes for babies. freephone 0800 222 920
Check out 8yr old Zoe's recycled aluminium jewelry products.
(currently being rebranded as Organic Baby
) is an exciting new eco, baby and maternity store based in Petone. For eco babies to adults! They also have a great selection of pre-loved toys and childrens clothing (up to size 6). Reduce, reuse , recycle!
Ground Floor 115 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt City, Wellington 5012. Phone: (04) 5682194 www.organicbaby.co.nz
Buy recycled fashion
bags: funky satchels, laptop bags and more – made in New Zealand from recycled billboards. For stockists check out www.wasnewzealand.co.nz/stockists.asp
Buy vintage and antique clothes. Buy from second hand designer stores:
It's big, bright and beautiful and seriously stocked with beuatiful new and recycled designer fashion.
305 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby. Tel 09 376 1667 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycle Boutique is a sustainable fashion company that works to protect the environment by recycling clothing. A second hand clothing store specialising in mens and womens designer clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories with locations throughout New Zealand.
Cnr Queen St and Darby St.
Ph 09 379 8891
2A Kent St, Newmarket
Ph 09 524 8347
322 Grey Street
Ph 07 211 7511
154 The Square
Ph 06 357 6702
128 Dalton Street
Ph 06 833 7300
3 Garlands Rd, Woolston
Ph - 03 389 5896
Vivian & Cuba Streets corner (enter on Vivian St).
Ph 04 916 2020
Franchise Opportunities: NZ/AUS
Recycle Boutique (2005) Ltd
Wellesley St, Auckland
Darby Street Auckland Central. Tel 09 379 8891
8 Blair Street, Wellington. Tel 04 385 4722
is the online sister to one of Wellington’s best-kept secrets, Soup Fashion Recovery
at 8 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand. A delicious mix of vintage recycle ingredients and the best way to savour designer alphabet soup! New items daily.
This website is a hand-selected sampling of what’s available. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online it may be waiting for you in-store.
Tel:09 307 0884
Trade Aid is all about making change happen. They help talented people around the world improve their lives through trade. Skilled artisans make their beautiful products. Buying their products changes the world for good.
Trade Aid Operate a series of shops stretching the length and breadth of New Zealand, as well as a central warehouse where imported goods from developing countries are delivered, sorted, quality checked and dispatched. Or browse their extensive online shop:
0800 223 344 both sell organic tees and other ethically sourced merchandise.
A website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design. Dedicated to showcasing and supporting designers who not only contemplate cut, form, and drape, but also a garment’s social and environmental impact, from the cultivation of its fibers to its use and disposal. Our mission: To follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation about why sustainable fashion matters.