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The voice of
Australian Fashion

Our Vision

A re-shaped industry that is world-leading in purposeful innovation, mindful creativity and human-centricity.

Our Purpose

To champion and guide the evolution of a resilient and inclusive Fashion & Textile Industry.

The Australian Fashion Council is the peak body for the Fashion & Textile Industry in Australia.

The AFC has represented and served the Australian Fashion & Textile industry for over 65 years, born from the merger of the Council of Textile & Fashion and Australian Fashion Chamber in 2018.

As a not-for-profit membership organisation, our members are drawn from across the entire fashion ecosystem. Our unique position is in connecting critical stakeholders across the industry, which allows us to effectively champion an innovative, resilient and sustainable legacy for the industry.

Through collaboration and leadership, the AFC provides the resources, support and tools to enable our industry to continue to evolve and thrive. We advocate for our industry at the tables that matter.

Strategic Initiatives

  • • Developing Foundational Industry Data
  • • Articulating the brand positioning of ‘Australian Fashion’
  • • Delivering an Industry Recovery Roadmap
  • • Developing Sustainability, Technology & Diversity Strategy Resources
  • • Implementing high-value and community-building Membership & Partnership Programs

Key Activities

  • • Think Tanks & Forums
  • • Advocacy & Policy Development
  • • Best Practice Toolkits & Resources
  • • Industry Events and Networking
  • • Industry Insights & News

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Leila Naja Hibri

“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

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