Meet | The Better Packaging Co.

Many of us are aware of the need to reduce our waste in the industry, and fashion packaging is arguably one of the major areas where we need to improve our practice.  My inquiry lead me to this amazing start up out of NZ, THE Better Packaging Co. The founders, Kate Bezar and Rebecca Percasky, are two inspiring women with a distinct vision and a game-changing product that is; biodegradable, renewable, nontoxic and durable...

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Recap | Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held each year in May, is known as the world's leading business event on sustainability and fashion, but what not everyone knows is that in the lead up to this global forum, there are critical discussions already taking place across town at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) among 112 students from around the globe...

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NORTH | THE WARLU COLLECTION

This week NORTH launches their very first fashion collection called The Warlu Collection - a joyful fashion collection of statement pieces - uniquely connected to the desert through people, art & story.

Their pre-order campaign is launching on ING’s Dreamstarter platform June 19th - July 18th, 2018.

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Outland Denim | The Social Denim

From honing their craft with pedal press sewing machines and hot-coal irons in remote Cambodian villages, through to establishing their own production facility to train and employ women rescued from, and vulnerable to, human trafficking and sexual violence. Outland Denim carries a unique story in each and every pair of jeans, crafted with quality that is a testament to the dedicated skills acquisition and restored dignity of their makers.

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TOMMY HILFIGER | Social Innovation Challenge

Tommy Hilfiger is calling YOU to take on the TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge - a global initiative that aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Since its first edition in 2009, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has established itself as the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. Convening major fashion industry decision makers, the multi-stakeholder event – regularly referred to as the Davos of the fashion industry – has become the nexus for agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, social and ethical issues facing our industry and planet. The sixth edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit is taking place this 15-16 May 2018 at the Copenhagen Concert Hall.

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Pulse of The Fashion Industry 2018 Report

The Global Fashion Agenda, together with The Boston Consulting Group, have released the 2018 edition of the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, an annual, in-depth assessment of the fashion industry’s environmental and social performance. The report follows the strong belief that the environmental, social and ethical challenges the industry faces today are not simply a threat, but instead an immense untapped value creation opportunity.

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Fashion Revolution | Transparency Index 2018

The Fashion Transparency Index 2018 reviews and ranks 150 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands and retailers according to how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies and practices, and social and environmental impact.

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Who Made My Clothes? | Merino Country

Merino Country, celebrating 25 years in business, works with Australian Farmers and Fabric Processors, supporting local people & communities. They have traceability of product from the sheep’s back to yours, with all of their fabrics & garments made in Australia. Their ethos? “Sustainable, Ethical & Really, Really Comfy… Naturally!” In the spirit of Fashion Revolution, the Merino Country team are taking a moment to share their makers with you...

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Baptist World Aid | 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide

This is the 5th report produced by Baptist World Aid Australia examining labour rights management systems in the fashion industry. The Report grades 114 companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains. For the first time, the 2018 Report also includes preliminary data on the global fashion industry’s environmental performance... 

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Jeanswest | Committed to Transparency

Jeanswest have proudly published 100% of our Tier 1 factory partners. Committed to seeking transparency in the supply chain, the detailed listing shares product categories, number of workers, and gender mix information. With our latest publication accounting for 100% of our cut, make and trim supply base, we are giving our customers assurance that our partners are operating to our required Code of Conduct, and that Jeanswest knows exactly who we are working with.

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Fashion Revolution Week is Coming!

Fashion Revolution Week | 23rd-29th of April, is the global #whomademyclothes campaign marking the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured. Fashion Revolution Week encourages people to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. See how you can get involved!

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Coreprêt. Lunch Box. 06.04.18

Meet Coreprêt. A collaborative fashion practice by designers Nessie Croft and Gabrielle Leavesley, seeking to investigate a progressive mentality towards ethical fashion by breaking down socially constructed boundaries regarding discarded cloth, and working towards a more ethically integrated industry.Join them on April 6th for ~ Lunch box ~, the brand’s second installation marries fashion to your local bake sale in an elevated canteen setting.

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Melbourne Retail Festival | Seminar Series

The Melbourne Retail Festival is a premium fashion trade event, open to all areas of the fashion, jewellery and footwear trades. As a trade only event, registered business and representatives in the fashion industry are eligible to attend, including Department store buyers, boutique & specialty store owners, online retailers, wholesalers, distributors, private label agents, manufacturers, sales agents, emerging designers, fashion students/graduates, bloggers, stylists and industry personalities.

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Gendry Morales | Merging Fashion & Technology and her collaboration with A.BCH

"With the rise of technology, it's becoming inevitable that it will soon, if not already, become a vital component to the future of fashion. Industry-specific incubators and accelerators such as the New York Fashion Tech Lab and Silicon Vally's Fashion Tech Accelerator are beginning to pop up and Melbourne now also has a new Fashion Tech tribe beginning to form meetups. That's how I met Gendry Morales, a leader and a change agent with an expertise in blockchain technology, an eye for fashion and an uncompromising connection to the planet's wellbeing. We caught up over coffee and I got the scoop on what's happening in the fashion tech world, what it could mean for the sustainable health of the fashion industry and what she's up to with A.BCH." Lisa Kjerulf

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