It’s So Green!

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

Looking towards Flagstaff from Braeview Crescent

Shorts by NOM*d (upcycled from vintage scarves) from Plume (George Street)

Shorts by NOM*d (upcycled from vintage scarves) from Plume (George Street)

Looking towards Port Chalmers from Blueskin Road

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).

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

The Taieri plains from Halfway Bush

Upcycled dress by Melanie Child

Upcycled dress by Melanie Child

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Second-hand farm scene jumper from Toffs (Princes Street). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

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”

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Necklace by Underground Sundae from Company of Strangers (George Street)

Necklace by Underground Sundae from Company of Strangers (George Street)

Underground Sundae necklace worn with jumpsuit by Coop from Belle Bird Boutique (George Street)

Underground Sundae necklace worn with jumpsuit by Coop from Belle Bird Boutique (George Street)

Dunedin town belt

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.

‘Climate Revolution’ organic cotton ‘knot wrap’ by Vivienne Westwood for Lush (bought online at Lush NZ). Worn with tee and shorts by NOM*d.

Leith Valley

Leith Valley

Top by Standard Issue from Slick Willy's (George Street)

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

Looking towards the Otago Peninsula from Ravensbourne Road

Recycled button necklace from a selection at Box of Birds (Port Chalmers)

Recycled button necklace from a selection at Box of Birds (Port Chalmers)

Button necklace worn with dress by Charmaine Reveley

Button necklace worn with dress by Charmaine Reveley

Looking towards Pine Hill from Queens Drive

Looking towards Pine Hill from Queens Drive

Upcycled shirt skirt by Melanie Child

Upcycled shirt skirt by Melanie Child

And just for Christmas …

Queens Drive, Town belt

Queens Drive, Town belt

Snow feather necklace designed by Boh Runga, made by NZ Mint

Snow feather necklace designed by Boh Runga, made by NZ Mint

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