Local Wisdom Wellington

From 15 Mar 2013 9:00 AM
To 16 Mar 2013 4:00 PM
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Te Ara Hihiko

Massey University, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, is proud to present Local Wisdom, a project that could change the way you think about, buy and wear fashion forever.

On average in the Western world, around 30% of a person’s wardrobe sits unused and unworn for at least a year, resulting in an estimated $50 billion worth of unloved garments going to waste. The Local Wisdom project involves interviewing people who are bucking the fast fashion trend by personalising clothing, keeping their treasured items for many years, even sharing a dress and covetously passing it around amongst family or friends.

Local Wisdom started in 2009 as the brainchild of Dr Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion in London. Now a two-year project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is taking the concept worldwide, unearthing stories from people in Vancouver, New York, Melbourne and Wellington.

The key Local Wisdom event in each city is a community photo-shoot, where people share unique, often emotional, stories about how they use and care for their clothing.

The Wellington event also includes a free two-day workshop, exploring solutions to the problem of “Too Many Clothes!”, and an evening panel discussion (details below).

Local Wisdom Wellington Event Details:

Community Photoshoot

What: Bring along your favourite clothing for a community photoshoot and share its story

Date: Saturday March 16, 2013

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Level D, Block 12 Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington. Entrance C off Wallace St.


Open to the public, age 16 and over only

Changing facilities provided

Nearest Transport: Bus route: 1, 3, 10, 11, 22, 23, 43, 44

Workshop (Free)

What: A two-day workshop where we explore solutions to the problem of “Too Many Clothes!”.

Date: Friday March 15th and Saturday March 16th

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Level D, Block 12 Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington. Entrance C off Wallace St.

Register: register@localwisdomwgtn.info

Panel Discussion

What: Panel discussion with international sustainable fashion guru Dr Kate Fletcher

Date: Saturday March 16th

Time: 5pm

Location: Alex’s house, Newtown (further details when you register)

Register: register@localwisdomwgtn.info


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