The only upcycled fashion awards event in New Zealand
We are passionate about making these sustainable Fashion Awards a successful national sustainable Event, and are delighted to again welcome our partner sponsor, Earthcare Environmental, who have been with us on our journey since the inaugural show in 2012.
It is all about upcycling, minimizing waste, reducing landfill. What is different about Oversew is that entrants must use only pre-worn clothing – well 80% at least. It is a little limiting, but that makes it fun and rewarding!
This event showcases current and trending fashion, and many of these garments would not look out of place in top fashion outlets or could be spied being worn by some very trendy international celebrities – so say our knowledgeable judges!
We couldn’t sum it up any better than our Award of Excellence winner for 2015, Paul Edgar Bird, “It’s very disposable with the big companies, designers are told to do a poor job so clothes will wear out faster and people will keep buying more
... with upcycling, if you are working from a piece that’s stood the test of time, you know it’s going to go the distance ... you don’t have the miles of extra fabric, just what’s in front of you. It takes a bit of problem solving, the good old Kiwi number eight wire ingenuity.”
The Oversew Fashion Awards Team hope you enjoy this year’s Awards.