It’s with great sadness that we share the news that NZ sustainable fashion leaders Starfish will be closing their doors after 20 years of beautiful eco/ethical creations. A statement from the brand’s founder and head designer, Laurie Foon, has been issued on the Starfish’s Facebook page, setting off a series of sad farewells from fans around the world. “It has become evident that our vision of bringing NZ women designer fashion, made in NZ out of natural and eco-friendly fabrics, is no longer possible in our current form,” says Laurie. “We want you to know that we’ve tried many things and haven’t made this decision lightly. While it is sad to say goodbye, we’re proud of all we’ve achieved.” Starfish’s Wellington store will be open for another few weeks, but this weekend marks their last in Auckland and they are inviting fans down to the store to say their farewells. If you can make it along, please pass along our best wishes (and a few hugs). As trailblazers for a better industry, the brand will never be forgotten. We love you, Starfish!