At the AFC, our mission is to guide the just transformation of our industry to a socially, environmentally and economically prosperous circular economy by 2030 and towards Net Zero by 2050.
We are working with industry, government and other key stakeholders within the value chain to implement four foundational policy pillars that will transform outdated business models and drive innovation and technology adoption to deliver a diverse, inclusive and thriving Australian fashion and textile sector, distinguished for its responsible practice and legacy.
These four pillars are:
1. To promote the Australian Fashion trademark to grow domestic and global demand for design-led brands committed to responsible practice
2. To build the future manufacturing capacity of fibre and its derivatives to boost jobs, the economy and our sovereign capability, and close the supply chain loop
3. To develop skills and career pathways to address current and future skills needs, create jobs and boost the economic security of the industry’s women empowered workforce
4. To transition the sector to a circular economy via a world first, National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme. As you’re now aware, the scheme, called Seamless, aims to fundamentally transform the way we design, produce, consume and recirculate our clothing.