Vintage sweatshirt updates

Kia ora and thank you for your recent purchase or enthusiasm for the vintage Green Party sweatshirt.

We sold 800 initially and over 200 in 10 minutes for the second chance sale. This is an increasingly difficult fabric to source, so unfortunately that is it. For those who snapped one up, take a look at how your order is progressing below.

Important note: because the sewing machines are running hot to fulfill the first order, the sweatshirts sold in the second chance sale will not be ready for delivery until November.

We recently went to the factory to meet the team and take a look how things were going.

Images of sweatshirt cutting, sewing, and printing

As you can see each garment is quite literally hand-made in Aotearoa. Our manufacturer employs 24 people so your order is not just supporting the Green Party’s campaign across Aotearoa to increase our Party Vote, but small business and true craftsmanship, in a vital time for the country.

So although the production lines are humming, it’s going to take some time to get them all sewn, printed, and sent out. They will be despatched in batches of 200, roughly matching when orders were received. So we appreciate your patience!

When you get yours, please do grab a pic and post on social with hashtags #VintageGreenParty and (of course) #PartyVoteGreen!

Latest updates:

11 September - first 20 produced and on their way to Party office for approval and despatch

14 September – second sale sold out in 10 minutes.

17 September – first 20 out of the box and (after a brief taste-test by staff) on their way to the lucky earlybird buyers.