“First, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Australia’s Fashion, Textile and Uniform Industry (commonly and hereafter referred to as the ‘fashion industry’) is widely misunderstood outside the industry itself, but is an integral part of Australian culture, society and economy. It sits at the heart of a critical and multi-layered ecosystem that incorporates complex business models across education, workforce management, primary industries, design, product development, manufacturing, technology, supply chains, marketing, wholesale, retail, export, tourism, waste management, circularity and more.
In 2021 and onwards, we hope to work with our sponsors, partners, members and affiliates towards achieving our vision: A re-shaped industry that is world-leading in purposeful innovation, mindful creativity and human-centricity.
We will continue to champion, support and guide the recovery and evolution of a thriving, resilient and inclusive industry by focusing on building short and long-term roadmaps that will set the foundations for the future of our sector to:
- Grow national and international demand and create sustainable jobs and career paths.
- Build a future framework covering the entire value chain including primary industry & manufacturing, workforce planning & education, technology & innovation, design & product development, responsible practice & circularity and diversity & collaboration.
Our industry has proven over the years that we have what it takes to punch way above our weight on the global arena. By collaborating, by being fearless and stepping out of our comfort zone, we will be a force to be reckoned with.”
— Leila Naja Hibri