Posts tagged Sustainability
.RawAssembly. & the 'Law of Return'

RawAssembly™ Melbourne will be showcasing a wide variety of exhibitors and product innovations that embrace the ‘law of return’ and the positive impact this has on the earth. These exhibitors and innovations are a small part of what will be accessible to all visitors, with the aim to inspire and enable the industry to ‘source differently’ We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne at the Deakin Edge on the 28th & 29th October.

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ELK Launch Their Transparency Report

In line with Fashion Revolution Week this year AFC Members ELK have released a 124 page, in-depth report providing complete business transparency, from internal operations, to exploring all fabrications and materials used, to listing their tier one suppliers. Co-founders Marnie & Adam seek to share their journey and by doing so open up the conversation with their customers, business partners and team. The Transparency Report proposes goals, celebrates achievements in their ethical and environmental mission and highlights to all, the areas where their business and the industry, needs to improve.

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This Could be a Game Changer...

We’ve all heard the stats and reports on the devastating impact our industry’s textile waste is having on the environment. Hand in hand goes the issue of recycling and the complexities of bringing textiles into this system when the majority are fibre blends. Many are looking for circular solutions here, and finally we may be moving closer to finding some answers. We catch up with Adrian Jones, Co-Founder at BlockTexx, a local team leading the way in textile recycling.

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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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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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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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The Australian Circular Fashion Conference

Join Australia's first, industry-only, fashion sustainability conference focussed on: education and awareness, establishing better collaboration within the fashion industry and leveraging new tools and resources for improving businesses economic viability in environmental practice. Prominent industry experts will provide tangible advice on what sustainability means and what responsible practice looks like.

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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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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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