Fashioning Reuse 

Making vintage skills as popular as vintage clothes

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What we do

Many are still "stuck" with fast fashion. 

Yes, slow fashion and eco-ethical brands are becoming more popular but they remain a niche - expensive and limited in styles. Fast fashion, for the most part, is still cheap, convenient and offers plenty of choices. We need to slow down fast fashion with an alternative that appeals to the majority.

At Conscious Layers,  we actively work on removing barriers people encounter or perceive when it comes to buying/ swapping preloved items, repairing, redesigning and experimenting with their own styles.

Experiences that transform are at the heart of everything we do (our services).

Swap & 

Swapping - be that clothes, skills, or knowledge - is the ultimate experience of the reuse economy!




Because waste is not waste till you
make it. Check out how we make repairs easy and fun.  
Because waste exists in our wardrobes (we don't use everything we've got). See you at the 9th September  styling event.   
Because everybody ​​ CAN.  Here are the projects you can get involved in more ways than one. 

What's on

Our Community

  1. Conscious Layers has a community-based approach to addressing fast fashion, and is a welcoming space for discussion on related issues. I got involved as a seamstress for both the Ecowest Wardrobe Upkeep and the Oversew fashion awards. The key values I share with the Conscious Layers team is sustainability and responsibility for the consequences of fast fashion. This team is one of the many emerging sustainability focused enterprises that we are seeing at a time of growing awareness of production lifecycles and impacts of our hyper consumption ways.
    Helena Li
  2. Conscious Layers is all about finding real alternatives to the fast fashion industry, and the project brings all sorts of people together who share that ideal. We’ve been involved with the Conscious Layers group since 2016, and love the way Yaki, Maja and the rest of the team drive the project. They’re motivated, creative, energetic and above all, practical. They want to make things happen - to make a difference, to win hearts and change minds - and they’re prepared to do what it takes! Their achievements so far have all shown us there are solid, practical alternatives, and that we can make them a reality. Keep at it!
    Jay Stone and Carolynn Day
  3. It is the people who draw me in. I first volunteered for Conscious Layers' EcoDay stall. There I met a lot of courageous interesting people. Conscious Layers have some great initiatives and are intelligent, creative, open, and radiate enthusiasm. It takes courage to change the world. When I meet people like you, I want to help you change the world into a better place. Friends like this, I know, also help me change for the better.
  4. After relocating to Auckland in late 2016, I was lucky enough to come across an organization as wonderful and genuine as Conscious Layers. Initially, I found a CL Facebook event, in which I persuaded a friend to come along to. We spent the evening sewing and patching up old clothing items, as well as connecting with such passionate, like-minded individuals. Since then, I have to admit, ever so humbly, I am a CL ‘groupie’ through and through. I stand fully behind their mission, future aspirations, incredibly genuine team members and all of the community impact they have already made. I cannot wait to see where Conscious Layers will go!
    Courtney Windju

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