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Get Ready for RawAssembly!

As a new and innovative sourcing event, RawAssembly™ aims to shape a new sourcing culture by providing sustainable textile solutions, showcasing innovative textile products and shaping the ethical and creative values of its visitors. As we get closer to the inaugural event, we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what you’ll be able to see, who you will be able to talk with and how we feel RawAssembly™ will inspire you to ‘Source Differently’!

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Meet | Artisans of Fashion

The richness and diversity of textile traditions provide sustainable solutions for the fashion industry layered with cultural heritage, authenticity and stories of positive social and environmental impact. Founder & CEO of Artisans of Fashion (AOF), Caroline Poiner is on a mission to find a way to engage with industry and develop new technologies, strategies and processes to create ethical pathways for designers to access these incredible cultural traditions as a key factor in the design process…

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Meet | SELJAK BRAND

We caught up with Karina Seljak, Co-Founder and Director of the Tasmanian based SELJAK BRAND, to talk about their closed loop design approach, and vision for a world without waste…

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Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2019

Following the success of Australia’s first inaugural, annual Circular Fashion Conference in 2018 – the 2019 Australian Circular Fashion Conference is a call to action to industry on implementing fashion sustainability within 5-10 years. With global experts excited to share their knowledge of how the apparel sector is tackling sustainability, the ACFC’s primary aim is to ignite the fashion sectors environmental awareness and stewardship…

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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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