Both challenges were implemented earlier in the year with the results of both encouraging fashion consumers to recycle and up cycle their wardrobes.
Nora Swann presented a range of looks that were entirely put together from Thrift Shop purchases.
Her well co-ordinated presentation opened the eyes of attendees to the possibilities and unique looks that could be achieved on a low budget.
The evening kicked off with a dance presented by dancers from the Hutt Valley Dance Centre.
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Nora presented twenty looks with items of clothing found in thrift stores in Lower Hutt and Auckland and showed the audience that there really is no end to the different looks that can be achieved with a wardrobe that is small, stream lined and tailored to suit individual fashion preference.
The presentation that started at the beginning of the year and was promoted via Facebook, was followed by a number of international bloggers and recycled fashion magazines.
This presentation is to be a yearly presentation going forward and especially designed for the Hunter Collector Fashion lover.
Kila's Style presented with Eco Vegan Shoe Brand Piccadilly
Following along the same lines as the thrift shop challenge. Denise Anglesey, presented over thirty different up cycled looks made from clothing that was either dated or considered waste.
With an estimated 90,000,000 pieces of perfectly good clothing going into the land fill every year internationally, this segment is aimed to educate the public that more often than not, clothing and manufacturing waste can be rescued and turned into another garment. The advantage of this is that each individual piece then becomes a one of a kind garment and is therefore more likely to remain in the wardrobe for longer periods of time.
The #ecovintagechallenge is Denise's personal design solution to help manage waste and it a concept she is passionate to share with students, other designers, manufacturers and thrift stores.
One problem that has been identified is that vast amounts of unwanted textiles either in clothing form or fabric becomes waste in New Zealand and Denise encourages manufacturers to make contact so this fabric can be redistributed to her data base of up cycling eco designers.