Zero waste garment design led by Holly McQuillan


Make/Use is an experiential project that introduces the 'ethical fashion' concept of zero waste garment creation in relation to making both new and modifying existing garments. Over 4 weeks the Make/Use design team will be working in the gallery designing and making zero waste garments and leading weekend workshops that engage participants with the practical application of the zero-waste garment concept.


Through encouraging visitors and participants, including novice sewers, to make their own simple but experimental garments, Make/Use Project Leader Holly McQuillan hopes to assist others to re-evaluate their understanding of making, wearing, modifying and designing clothing.


Make/Use aims to make you ethical and fashionable. Accompanying Make/Use is a series of weekend workshops led by Holly. These are suitable for all skill levels.


The Make/Use Project Team is:


Holly McQuillan, Senior Lecturer at Massey University and founder of the Make/Use project

Jen Archer, spatial designer

Greta Menzies, surface

Emma Fox-Derwin, object

Jo Bailey, identity

Karl Kane, identity

Bonny Stewart-MacDonald, photography 

Jason O'Hara, film