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Stitching a Future | Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in India

Zenena Women is a social enterprise in Lucknow India, set up for a group of talented women who make ethical hand-made textile products & exquisite embroidery. Australian designers Carlie Ballard, Pure Pod, Awear, and One Another Design have come together with a crowd funding project to help ensure a safe workplace and fair and secure income…

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What will our LEGACY be?

Last Month, AFC were thrilled to be a presenting partner, alongside Fashion Revolution and content partners Intent Journal for LEGACY Responsible Fashion Summit. LEGACY was a monumental 2 days for our Industry, which saw a community of local and international individuals and businesses come together to deep dive into the big and ugly issues our sector is facing, with an emphasis on action and real solutions. Organised by Melinda Tually from Ndless The New Normal and her amazing team, we can’t thank them enough for making this happen and look forward to what is to come next year…

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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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Calling Social Entrepreneurs to Take on the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge

Year two applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are now open! The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion…

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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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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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