The Slow Fashion Movement

Slow is a revolution, an alternative to our obsession with speed.
You see more when you take things a little slower.
Slow can manifest itself in any design, object, space or image that encourages a promotion of
local artisans, local designers, local flavours.
Slow works to counteract fast life and the disappearance of local traditions.
In a loud, crowded, crazy world, it's good for the soul to live better by living slower.

 

 

People often ask "What is slow fashion?"

Quite simply, slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion. It means you choose to buy less, purchasing better quality, classic pieces which add value to your wardrobe. It means making conscious and thoughtful decisions about what you choose to buy. It means making a stand for environmental issues by insisting on transparent and sustainable production processes that do not harm our Earth. It means protecting human rights by ensuring fair and ethical conditions and pay for workers.

McLean & Co. are committed to Slow Fashion. Our products are made from quality, sustainable New Zealand wool, using traditional weaving techniques and skills on our antique Hattersley looms. Our yarn is sourced locally, and processed by businesses who recognise their responsibility to the environment and their workers. We value fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.

Slow fashion is about developing a cultural, emotional or social connection with your fashion or home wares purchase - and that is easy to do with a McLean & Co product.

Our products are very limited edition, with only one or a few of each range being made, and are sold in a select number of outlets, including Crafted Artisan Gallery in Oamaru, and here online.