Wrapping Up Wastebusters’ Slow Fashion Month: Celebrating Sustainable Style

Wastebusters Slow Fashion Month has officially come to a close, and what a month it’s been! A huge thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating sustainable style in all its glory.

We kicked off the month at the Enviroschools secondary schools hui in Cromwell, where students from Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District immersed themselves in the world of slow fashion. From there, the excitement continued to Mount Aspiring College, where students from all year groups came together for engaging discussions and activities aimed at reducing our fashion footprint.

One of the highlights of the month was undoubtedly our sold-out Refashion show. Here, local sustainable designers and slow fashion superstars stole the spotlight, showcasing what’s possible when the fashion industry slows down, and our people and planet at the heart of their practices. A heartfelt thank you to all of the designers for sharing their beautiful creations, to the wonderful models who strutted their stuff on the runway, or to the volunteers who volunteered their time and energy. And to all the attendees, we hope you had as much fun as we did! 

Over the hill, our delivery partners, Sustainable Queenstown, hosted their first-ever Refashion event, drawing a crowd of over 100 attendees. The event featured secondhand and upcycled ensembles, emphasising the fun and community spirit of sustainable fashion.

While Slow Fashion Month may be over, we’ll continue to celebrate slow fashion every day of the year! Shop your style, choose well, buy less and the most sustainable garment is the one that already exists! #shopsecondhand  

Wastebusters’ Slow Fashion Month is proudly supported by Queenstown Lakes District Council Zero Waste District Programme. 

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