The discussion of waste has recently turned to fashion. The industry is one of the biggest contributors to world pollution, but some are trying to make it more ethical and sustainable.
In New Zealand, more than 100 million kilos of textile waste is chucked into our rubbish dumps each year.
To combat this, is the country's only upcycled fashion awards show. It's been running for six years now and will be held in Carterton this weekend.
The Oversew Fashion Awards creative director, Kate Williams, tells us about the event and the movement.