Who we are

The company Academic Dress Hire Limited trading as GradGear, the business arm of Graduate Women Wellington Charitable Trust (GWWCT) provides academic dress for Victoria University of Wellington and a variety of other institutions for graduation ceremonies and school prize givings. 

Graduate Women Wellington is a branch of Graduate Women New Zealand - is a voluntary organisation of women graduates which focuses on peace and education. Funds provided from the hire of academic dress are distributed for academic scholarships and other educational causes.

What we do

Academic Dress Hire Limited (ADHL) trading as GradGear provides gowns, hoods, stoles and head gear for hire. Victoria University of Wellingon hoods and stoles may be purchased ready made.  PhD graduates wishing to purchase full academic dress should contact the ADHL Gown Room.

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Important News & Updates

Late ordering for May 2022 16 May 2022

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Ordering for May 2022 is now closed. 16 May 2022

Due to orders being placed for more than we were… More

Refund Policy 2021 06 October 2021

ACADEMIC DRESS HIRE REFUND POLICY 2021   Academic Dress Hire Ltd trading as GradGear… More

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About the trust





Graduate Women New Zealand (GWNZ) is a non-profit, charitable non-government organisation (NGO) working locally, nationally, and internationally to improve the status of women and girls, to promote lifelong education, and to enable graduate women to use their expertise to effect positive change. Graduate Women Wellington, a branch of GWNZ, operates its own activities including Academic Dress Hire Ltd trading as GradGear.  It hires academic regalia for graduation ceremonies, to raise funds for the Graduate Women Wellington Charitable Trust which distributes funds through generous scholarships, grants, and awards.

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