The Oversew Fashion Awards.

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The aim of “The Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards” - the only upcycled fashion awards event in NZ is to promote ‘upcycled’ fashion by recognising talented designers who redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.

What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?

The aim of “Oversew Fashion” and “The Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards” - the only upcycled fashion awards event in New Zealand - is to promote ‘upcycled’ fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments. Our aspiring and emerging designers span all age groups.

We have an experienced team that is passionate about making this sustainable Fashion Awards a successful sustainable event .

Our partner sponsor, Earthcare Environmental, refers to our relationship with them as ‘a match made in recycling heaven’... We agree.

We couldn't have summed it up better than our Award of Excellence winner for 2015, Paul Edgar Bird.

"It's very disposable - with the big companies, designers are told to do a poor job, so clothes will wear out faster and people will keep buying more. With upcycling, if you're working from a piece that's stood the test of time, it's going to go the distance. You don't have the miles of extra fabric; it's just what's in front of you. It takes a bit of problem solving -- the old Kiwi number eight wire ingenuity."

It's all about upcycling, minimising waste, reducing landfill.

Entrants start with pre-worn clothing and end with current and trending fashion clothing, and the majority of materials used must be pre-worn clothing. 
(See our terms and conditions at www.oversewfashion.com)

Theme for 2016:
Fire & Ice - Upcycle Old Fashion Into New

Categories for 2016:

Chill Out – 'casual wear for playtime'
Hot Night in the City - 'cool clothes for after 5'
Fireworx – 'hot work-wear'
Wild and Woolly - 'fleecy delights'
(Must be a minimum of 60% wool.

What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?

The aim of “Oversew Fashion” and “The Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards” - the only upcycled fashion awards event in New Zealand is to promote ‘upcycled’ fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments. Our aspiring and emerging designers span all age groups.

We have an experienced team that is passionate about making this sustainable Fashion Awards a successful sustainable event .

Our partner sponsor, Earthcare Environmental, refers to our relationship with them as ‘a match made in recycling heaven’... We agree.

We couldn't have summed it up better than our Award of Excellence winner for 2015, Paul Edgar Bird.

"It's very disposable - with the big companies, designers are told to do a poor job, so clothes will wear out faster and people will keep buying more. With upcycling, if you're working from a piece that's stood the test of time, it's going to go the distance. You don't have the miles of extra fabric; it's just what's in front of you. It takes a bit of problem solving -- the old Kiwi number eight wire ingenuity."

It's all about upcycling, minimising waste, reducing landfill.

Entrants start with pre-worn clothing and end with current and trending fashion clothing, and the majority of materials used must be pre-worn clothing.
(See our terms and conditions at www.oversewfashion.com)

Theme for 2016:
Fire & Ice - Upcycle Old Fashion Into New

Categories for 2016:

Chill Out – 'casual wear for playtime'
Hot Night in the City - 'cool clothes for after 5'
Fireworx – 'hot work-wear'
Wild and Woolly - 'fleecy delights'
(Must be a minimum of 60% wool. Pure Wool and/or Synthetic Wool)

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