Otago Polytechnic fashion graduate Tara Viggo is helping ensure the iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2023 are on point when it comes to sustainability.

"We are encouraging participating designers to show collections that are as sustainable as possible. This year for the first time, all the emerging designers had to provide a sustainability statement to enter the competition,” Tara says.

"And from a host's side, we’re taking our responsibility to create a catwalk show that is sustainable seriously. So, this year we’re replacing all plastic drinking vessels in the bar with reusable ones, as well as partnering with Aleph and Davines for sustainable vegan makeup and haircare.”

As part of at iD Dunedin Fashion Week, Tara is moderating a panel talk at Tūhura Otago Museum, “Every Stitch Counts – a Sustainable Fashion Future in Aotearoa”, on Wednesday 29 March.

Full event details here

Read the Otago Daily Times interview with Tara Viggo here

And you can read her Stuff profile here


Published on 22 Mar 2023

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