Fashion Industry Health Check | Closing The Loop

This year Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) released a report that assesses the current state of the global fashion industry in relation to sustainability.

The report,  Pulse of the Fashion Industry , exposes the overall health of the fashion industry while presenting various challenges for companies that ultimately threatens industry growth. Looking beyond the standard production and consumption figures, the report assesses how sustainable the industry is based on environmental, social and ethical costs.

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Pulse of the Fashion Industry Report | 2017

In the first Pulse of the Fashion Industry report (May 2017), The Global Fashion Agenda, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, have made an in-depth assessment of the industry’s environmental and social performance. Drawing on the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index and a survey of more than 90 senior managers responsible for sustainability issues and a variety of other sources, it offers the first comprehensive common fact base on the health of the industry – with a “Pulse Score” by type of company, size, region and stage in the value chain.

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Fast Fashion - The Dark Side of Fashion | 21 July - 9 September

What’s the true cost of that cheap bargain hanging in your wardrobe? Kicking off this month, a host of experts are joining forces to undress fashion waste. See how you can get involved!

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Wardrobe Crisis | The Podcast

Way more than just frocks…WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press is the fashion podcast you’ve been waiting for. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

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MEET | Paul Castro

Meet Paul Castro, the local designer giving surplus fashion items a new light. Since graduating from RMIT's Masters of Fashion Design Program, Paul has gone on to be recognised at the iD International Emerging Design Awards. We asked about his creative practice, designing sustainably, working with surplus stock and where he is headed next!

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YOOX Loves the Reef

This April 2017 - On Earth Day, YOOX, the world’s leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design and art, joins forces with We Are Handsome and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to present YOOX Loves the Reef, an exciting charity project aimed at supporting the preservation and restoration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.

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The New Normal | Industry Panel

Join The New Normal panel this April 20th 2017 in Sydney. Discussing circular solutions and responsible innovation in the fashion industry. Hear from Manuel Baigorri, Senior Director Global Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co , Shannon Bourke, Environmental & Social Initiatives Manager, Patagonia Australia/New Zealand  as they chat to Melinda Tually, co-ordinator of Fashion Revolution Australia.

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Fashion Revolution Week is Coming!

Fashion Revolution Week | 24th-30th 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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Ethical Fashion Report 2017 | Baptist World Aid

As part of the Behind the Barcode Project, the report seeks to raise awareness around issues of ethics and worker exploitation in the Fashion supply chain. The initiative encourages companies to make greater efforts toward protecting their workers while also providing consumers with a point of reference when seeking to make ethical purchases. 

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A.BCH | Care - Repair - Wear | Workshop

Join A.BCH this Fashion Revolution week and explore how we can make the clothes we already have, last. Learn how to sew on a button, fix that ripped hem and stitch up that growing hole in your sweater. Bring your broken wardrobe favourites and they'll provide the rest. Network with other like minded souls, learn from three guest artists/designers (to be announced shortly) and ask all the questions you want at the Q&A session.

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Amy Roberts | Vege Threads

Vege Threads is an Australian clothing label focused on keeping things simple, local and made to last. Made with intention and purpose, every step is considered to ensure minimal effect on people and the planet. Vege Threads are committed to transparency and ethical manufacturing in their supply chain and are constantly re-modelling systems to reduce their footprint. Tiarnie caught up with Amy Roberts, the woman behind Vege Threads to talk about her label and focusing on the triple bottom line in the fashion industry.

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