Industry Resources

Threads of Tomorrow - NZ Industry Value Report 2024

Mindful Fashion NZ's landmark Industry value report, Threads of Tomorrow, produced by EY NZ, showing the industry's value and charts a course for the future. Read more

Seamless - the Australian National Textile Product Stewardship Scheme

Progress update on the launch of the Australian Clothing Product Stewardship scheme. Currently voluntary, the Environment minister has signalled it will be regulated if the industry does not sign up. Read more

Mindful Fashion Climate Action Toolkit

The Mindful Fashion Climate Action Toolkit helps businesses measure their carbon footprint and develop reduction strategies. Read more

Textile end of use pathways in New Zealand

A guide for reuse and recycling pathways for end of life textiles in New Zealand. Read more

UNEP and UN Climate Change: The Sustainable Fashion Communication Playbook

The Sustainable Fashion Communication Playbook, co-published by UNEP and UN Climate Change, provides a shared vision, principles and guidance on how to align consumer-facing communication across the global fashion industry with sustainability targets. Read more

UNEP: Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain - A Global Roadmap

United Nations Environment Programme report ‘Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain: A Global Roadmap’ outlines what each stakeholder group can do individually and collectively to reach the shared destination of a circular textile sector. Read more

Guidance for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Apparel & Footwear Industry

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Guidance for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Purchased Goods and Services for the Apparel and Footwear Industry Read more

Internship Guide for the Fashion and Textile Industry

A series of guides, co-developed by industry stakeholders, on how to run an effective internship for both businesses and interns. Read more

PCW Legal Privacy Fact Sheet

As part of our ongoing strategic relationship with PWC Legal, we are delighted to share their Privacy Fact Sheet outlining key data privacy practices for sustainable businesses. Read more

PWC Legal Employment Factsheet

As part of our ongoing strategic relationship with PWC Legal, we are delighted to share some employment insights from their team. Read more

PWC Legal Leasing Fact Sheet

As part of our strategic relationship with PWC Legal, we are delighted to bring you some market insights from their team. Read more

Mindful Fashion New Zealand Industry Role Map

The Mindful Fashion Fashion and Textile industry Role Map provides a snapshot of core roles in the industry, broken down by function. A useful tool for businesses, educators and learners to explore the broad range of careers the industry has to offer. Read more

Role Profile Library

Mindful Fashion presents a series of profiles spotlighting key roles within the fashion and textile industry with case study interviews that bring each role to life. Read more

Mindful Fashion New Zealand Skills Framework

The Mindful Fashion Skills Framework provides a matrix overview of the broad range of roles and skills within Aotearoa New Zealand’s fashion and textile industry. View the PDF or download the Excel spreadsheet for your own use. Read more

New Zealand Fashion and Textile Industry Skills Landscape

Mindful Fashion, in collaboration with members of NZ’s fashion and textile industry and the sector's tertiary education providers, has built a comprehensive picture of the skills landscape across the industry in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more

Mindful Fashion Sustainability Insights Report 2021

Mindful Fashion NZ has released an inaugural Sustainability Insights Report, an industry first for New Zealand. The report demonstrates the collective progress being made in the NZ fashion industry and presents a path forward for positive sustainability action. Read more

Mindful Fashion Newsletters

Stay up to date with Mindful Fashion latest news. Our newsletters include monthly updates from Mindful Fashion and our network, our upcoming events and resources, new member announcements and useful industry news and resources. Read more

Lenzing Fibres Introduction

Lenzing is an innovative fibre producer, making fibres from sustainable cellulose. Read more

Vision for a Circular Economy for Fashion

The Ellen MacArthur Foundations Make Fashion Circular initiative presents its vision of a circular economy for fashion, where products (apparel, footwear, and accessories) are used more, made to be made again, made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs. Read more

Fashion on Climate

This report from McKinsey & Co and Global Fashion Agenda presents an analysis on the fashion industry’s GHG emissions and outlines areas in which players can focus their efforts to meet climate targets. Read more

Textile Flows in NZ

Until now, no overview of the textile flows in Aotearoa has been available to inform business and government on the scale of the challenge we are facing with the current linear textile system. Read more

The Nature of Fashion

The Biomimicry institute looks to answer the question: What would the fashion industry look like if it acted like a natural ecosystem? Read more

How to go organic - Industry guide

The newly published organic cotton sourcing guide “How to go organic” provides practical answers to the question how companies can source organic cotton. This guide was published by the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles under the German government & industry organisations including Textile Exchange and GOTS. Read more

Leading Circular 2020

Pathways for evolving apparel and textile businesses from linear to circular. The Renewal Workshop, a leading circular solution provider for the apparel industry reports on the power of circular business models and presents examples of how circular practices are being used across the apparel and textile industry. Read more

The State of Fashion 2021

2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging for the fashion industry on record, marked by declining sales, shifting customer behaviour and disrupted supply chains. Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Co provide expert analysis on the trends and challenges facing the industry in the year ahead. Read more

Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

In 2018, UN Climate Change convened companies from across the fashion value chain - raw material producers, textile producers, apparel manufacturers, and brands - as well as other organizations to align on a holistic set of commitments on climate action. From this came the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (Charter). Building on the Charter, the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action has developed the Climate Action Playbook to guide industry action. Read more