A group of migrant and refugee women are utilising traditional sewing and craft practices to turn old things into treasures, Times reports. Auckland-based Kohna Zari Ko is a mending and upcycling service led by the Migrant Women’s Group and The New Settlers Family and Community Trust (NFACT). They undertake alterations, tailoring and unique sewing commissions with a focus on sustainability by giving ‘new life’ to old clothes and fabric. The group helps migrant and refugee communities through activities incorporating traditional sewing and craft practices from their home countries, opening up opportunities for friendship, education, and connection.