Projects in 2021
Everything You Throw Away Has To Go Somewhere
The scale of the challenge to manage waste textiles and clothing in New Zealand, and indeed in every country on the planet, is immense.
I am working with businesses and organisations in Wellington New Zealand to source waste textiles and clothing for use in a series of immense baskets. Below is the current prototype basket using waste textiles from Wellington Curtain Bank
I am developing the Clothing Clinic workshops with Sustainability Trust in Wellington that will be presented on 9 and 23 October. Half the bookings have been reserved for people under 25 and offer a reduced rate.
We will be addressing the barriers that prevent our clothes from being on high rotation in our wardrobes
do clothes fit
are they laundered sustainably
do they need mending or repair
how can items be restyled, updated or repurposed to make them desirable again
The skills that will be shared to maintain desirable and wearable clothes include design, cutting, piecing, sewing, creative visible mending and laundering.
I assisted with the editing of Recommendations to the New Zealand Government from the Clothing and Textile Industry by Bernadette Casey and Brian Johnston, Usefully, 2021