Posts tagged Melbourne
MEET | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Meet Elizabeth Abegg, Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of the Byron Bay label. One half of the creative minds behind Spell & The Gypsy Collective. The story began when two sisters joined each other in the idyllic beachside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Spell is inspired by Far-Off places, vintage treasures and childhood memories. Find out how one customer email started a sustainability journey and established a commitment to embedding sustainability into the brand.

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MEET | Nelson Made

Nelson Made was a reaction to the overproduction and mass consumption that is rife in the fashion industry, born from a desire to create handmade footwear locally, and build a business that is kinder to the environment. We catch up with Jamie Nelson, founder and Creative Director of the Melbourne based label.

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Designing Zero Waste.

There is a mounting business case for sustainable design and with the current fashion system in crisis, designers who can innovate in this space are more valuable than ever. Local designer and Box Hill Graduate Tess Whitfort is leading the way, catching the attention of the international industry with her zero waste design techniques. Since winning the international Redress award, the designer has released a capsule collection with The R Collective, which has been picked up by none other than Asia’s leading luxury department store Lane Crawford…

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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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KINSHIP. RAGS. RUNWAYS.

Last Month Kangan Institute and the Australian Red Cross joined forces at MFW to present Kinship - Rags to Runway! Kicking off at a warehouse in Melbourne's CBD, the night saw would be rags re-designed, re-created and re-imagined into garments down the runway. An incredible collection of innovative approaches to textile waste from Kangan Institute's fashion students, perfectly styled by Alex van Os, Red Cross Ambassador & Op-Shop to Runway Eco-Stylist - and all for a good cause!

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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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