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Miranda Brown Conscious Cloth – Universal Connectedness Through Nature The MBCC brand essence lifts the human spirit above consumption to share an experience that is of the heart; mind; body and soul. We connect people to nature through our sustainable brand product range: Ethical fashion, Homeware Accessory product lines and Art commissions. We engage conscious consumers to act, participate and be part of positive change in the marketplace through the delivery of timeless design, ethical practices, heart artwork inspired by nature. MBCC is NZ leader/trailblazer in eco-fashion, implementing sustainable standards and stimulating conversation in the marketplace, creating audiences and influencing channels. • Inspired by the Cradle-2-Cradle biological loop • Timeless design: Lifestyle not trendy fashion • Ethical Sourcing: natural and organic materials • Fairtrade and NZ-made • Partnering Not-for-profit organizations, eg. Enviroschools Miranda Brown was awarded the Judges Commendation at the SBN Auckland Regional Awards 2011.

www.mirandabrown.co.nz page 23

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Sitka

At Sitka, every decision we make is based on our triple bottom line approach: how will this development affect our environment, our people, and our business? As a result of this, our clothing range and means of operations are trending towards a far more sustainable lifecycle. We educate our customers on their purchasing decisions and the bigger effects of their consumption. In turn, we offer some particularly good alternatives to similar products on the market.

www.sitka.co.nz page 24

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Starfish Starfish is a New Zealand fashion label that believes a love for clothes can go hand-in-hand with being sustainable. Since its beginnings in 1993, Starfish has strived to consider their environmental and social impact in every decision they make. Central to this is considering the lifespan of each garment. Starfish takes pride in creating beautiful, enduring clothes that move beyond just what is fashionable at the time. High priority is placed on the manufacturing chain through the use of natural and environmentally friendly fabrics, trims and dying processes. Starfish also continues to be 100% made in New Zealand, supporting the industry for future generations. The commitment to push the sustainability agenda extends to Starfish stores, which source clothing labels, footwear and accessories specifically because they offer designer style with an ethical heart. Starfish is proud to be the first fashion label to win a Sustainable Business Network award. Starfish also presented the first fully ecoshow at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2010.

www.starfish.co.nz page 25

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we’ar

inspired by yogic principles, we’ar crafting eco luxe men’s and women’s clothing built for living on the yoga mat and off. we’ar passionate about organic textiles, natural dyes, sustainable and ethical production. garments that support your fellow human, your planet, your fitness and your body in downward dog. we’ar social, we’ar certified organic and we’ar efficient. we’ar always striving to improve our processes through innovation and a holistic approach to what we’ar doing in nz and internationally. we’ar invite collaboration and education from the world around us!

www.we-ar.it page 26

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World Organic

From seed to bottle, World Organic is committed to sustainable practice and design in the creation of its organic skincare ranges (River Veda and The Organic Skin Co.). Our partnership with Indian Community farms ensures the advance of an agricultural model that eschews reliance on chemical fertilizers and which seeks instead, through the adoption of biodynamic, organic principles, to work in harmony with nature. We also use recyclable packaging, including aluminum tubes, for our products. Any glass used is recyclable, and our few plastic containers are manufactured using recyclable PETG plastic. The card we use on all our boxes is FSC card, and we print with vegetable oil-based inks. Our commitment to working with partner farms in India also brings clear social benefits. By paying 10% over the market value for all herbs we play a part in the development of local communities, helping them to improve infrastructures in areas as diverse as education, health care, and the conservation of water resources.

www.worldorganic.co.nz page 27

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Material Creative

WHO WE ARE We are the little company that could and can. Our work ranges from Interiors to Events to Design and Illustration. We have a collaborative approach, which means no job is too small or too big – we promise to give it our all. We are Material Creative. We (Toni Brandso and Olivia Harper) are Interior Designers with a strong architectural sensibility. We are passionate about design and architecture, which is why we decided to join forces after 10 years of combined experience in reputable architecture practices and establish Material Creative Ltd in 2008. OUR ETHOS We try to do our part in keeping our planet – or at least our office, fresh, clean and green. Reuse, reduce and recycle. We believe that little things can make a big impact, so we look for opportunities to use materials, water and energy efficient resources wisely in our work and in our own lives (we even have ‘keep cups’ for our takeaway coffees). As we mentioned earlier we promise to give it our all. We are Material Creative.

www.materialcreative.co.nz page 28

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