How lucky are we to be living in a city where the urban landscape is so green. From Dunedin’s town belt to the native bush of Ross Creek to the distant hills of the peninsula, there’s an abundance of lush vegetation. It’s good to be green with fashion too and we’re not spoilt for choice – second-hand, vintage, recycled, upcycled and eco-friendly.
Why we love …
NOM*d – for their upcycling of vintage into new
Kowtow – for their use of only fair trade organic cotton
Melanie Child – for her entirely upcycled and innovative collections
Looking towards Flagstaff from Braeview Crescent
Shorts by NOM*d (upcycled from vintage scarves) from Plume (George Street)
Looking towards Port Chalmers from Blueskin Road
Organic cotton blazer by Kowtow from Slick Willy’s (George Street). Worn with badger necklace from a selection at Charmaine Reveley & Co. (George Street).
The Taieri plains from Halfway Bush
Upcycled dress by Melanie Child
Second-hand farm scene jumper from Toffs (Princes Street). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.
Why we love …
Underground Sundae – for their use of ‘found’ objects to create stunning unique jewellery
Vivienne Westwood – for her environmental activism
Standard Issue – for their use of only metallic-free-dyed yarn to create items “made to last”
Necklace by Underground Sundae from Company of Strangers (George Street)
Underground Sundae necklace worn with jumpsuit by Coop from Belle Bird Boutique (George Street)
Dunedin town belt
‘Climate Revolution’ organic cotton ‘knot wrap’ by Vivienne Westwood for Lush (bought online at Lush NZ). Worn with tee and shorts by NOM*d.
Top by Standard Issue from Slick Willy’s (George Street)
Sincere thanks to Slick Willy’s for allowing us to borrow this item.
Looking towards the Otago Peninsula from Ravensbourne Road
Recycled button necklace from a selection at Box of Birds (Port Chalmers)
Button necklace worn with dress by Charmaine Reveley
Looking towards Pine Hill from Queens Drive
Upcycled shirt skirt by Melanie Child
And just for Christmas …
Queens Drive, Town belt
Snow feather necklace designed by Boh Runga, made by NZ Mint