Outland Denim shortlisted for 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Award

AFC Members Outland Denim have been shortlisted in the Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Awards, as one of only six companies, including Apple and Unilever. The Award, launched in 2015, is the first global recognition for businesses that have set a gold standard in efforts to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains… A wonderful achievement for an Australian fashion brand to be held up amongst the big brands of the world! 

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A.BCH a Finalist in Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards!

Independent fashion label, and AFC Member, A.BCH from North Fitzroy has been named a finalist in the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards Innovative Products or Services category for creating garments from responsibly sourced fibres, threads and components and ethical supply chains.

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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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