New Zealand

Space Between: Locavore Fashion Produced From Textile Waste

New Zealand fashion students at Massey University are leading a brand new kind of social enterprise producing local, recycled fashion. The initiative called Space Between is a…

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban…

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The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

For all eco-conscious runners out there here is a fantastic invention that will help keep your hard-worn sneakers odor-free. Introducing Wool Runners, strong shoe upper designs created…

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Biowool: A Tough Shell-Like Fiber Derived From Bioresin, Waste Wool

BIOWOOL /’bīō wul’/ n 1 a: Composite material currently in trial development made from bio-resin and carded wool waste fiber from the carpet industry. b. Application…

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Kowtow's "Silent Space" Collection Borrows From Japanese Architecture

Inspired by the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, this stylish collection from Kowtow echos forms of simplicity and beauty. The collection is aptly named The Silent Space, a zone…

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3D-Printed Exoskeleton Could Change the Future of Fixing Broken Bones

As it stands now when you break a bone, a technician wraps your limb in plaster – it’s cheap, moldable to your limb and hard to take off, which means you’re stuck in…

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Woolzies' Wool Dryer Balls Reduces Drying Time, Softens Laundry Naturally

Trouble weaning yourself off toxic dryer sheets or chemical-laced laundry softeners? Give Woolzies’ handmade dryer balls a shot, instead. Made from 100 percent all-natural New…

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Recycled From Film Slides, Emily Steel's LED Dress Will Light Up Your Night

Need the perfect frock for your next movie premiere? Emily Steel’s “Little Slide Dress” is positively cinematic. The Victoria University of Wellington student…

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NZ Designer Samantha Murray Turns Fruit-Scented Liquids Into Couture

CANDYLAND Getting a solution to behave like a solid wasn’t easy, of course. After researching the spray-on fabric Fabrican, Murray invented her own “low-tech” version…

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7 Australian and New Zealander Eco-Fashion Designers to Watch for

ECO-FASHION DOWN UNDER Australia and New Zealand’s ethical clothing industry may be small but it’s gaining traction, thanks to the involvement of Ethical Clothing Australia,…

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Knit a Sweater for a Penguin, Help Save an Oil-Spill Victim's Life

New Zealand wants your sweaters. More specifically, tiny, penguin-sized sweaters for birds who were caught in the country’s recent oil spill. The “penguin jumpers”…

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Holly McQuillan's Zero-Waste Dresses Incorporate "War" and "Peace" in Their Design, Literally

Cut from forms that spell out “war” and “peace,” Holly McQuillan’s breezy twin dresses are as much a critique on society as they are high fashion. The…

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18th Century "Queen Adelaide" Gown Made From Discarded Radiator Copper

Although this recycled metallic gown was designed with a different queen from a different era in mind, we imagine it’s what an alternate-reality Marie Antoinette would wear in…

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