Mindful Fashion New Zealand has announced its appointment of their first Programme Director, Jacinta Fitzgerald.
As Programme Director, Fitzgerald will be in charge of driving the strategy of MFNZ whilst also being an advocate for the New Zealand fashion industry.
"This is a huge milestone for Mindful Fashion New Zealand. Now in its second year, MFNZ has reached a stage where it can employ a passionate leader to drive the organisation's mission to unite the New Zealand clothing and textile industry to create an innovative, full-circle and thriving future," said James Walker, MFNZ Chairperson.
Fitzgerald currently runs her own sustainability consultancy, Make.Good - who specialise in clothing and accessories.
"Having Jacinta Fitzgerald on board as Mindful Fashion's Programme Director is an important and exciting step forward for the organisation. Her experience and knowledge to lead Mindful Fashion's project agenda is going to bring about really positive change," noted Kate Sylvester, Co-founder of MFNZ.
Fitzgerald is excited about the opportunity she has with MFNZ to shift the needle towards a sustainable and circular clothing and textiles industry in New Zealand.
"There is enormous scope for collaboration, to drive projects forward that benefit our businesses, New Zealander's and the environment. I'm looking forward to working with our members to bring this vision to life," said Fitzgerald.