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Bianca Spender X Nobody Denim | Limited edition denim capsule collection
Bianca Spender and Nobody Denim Collaborate to Create a Collection of Sustainable, Australian Made Ready-To-Wear denim.
9 September 2022
Second Town Hall Meeting Notes | National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme
Over 250 attendees from all facets of the fashion and textile eco-system tuned in to hear insights from the consortium.
4 August 2022
Government Crackdown on Greenwashing | Olvera Advisors
Why is the ACCC targeting greenwashing and how does it impact your brand?
28 July 2022
Providing dignity & hope | Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre x Thread Together
"The most rewarding moments have been seeing the excitement, confidence, and sense of renewed dignity among the women and families who receive the clothing from Thread Together."
24 March 2022
AIME 'reclAIMEd' | Reimagining fashion waste for good
Through a partnership with the ReclAIMEd program, brands get the opportunity to enhance their brand’s ethical and environmental sustainability, reduce waste and support the educational mentorships of marginalised kids in need.
23 March 2022
AFC Volunteering at Thread Together: Team Building during lockdown 2021
Aside from giving these clothes that were donated from Thread Togethers fashion partners a new life and reverting them from landfill, it was a fantastic time to get to know each other and interact outside the confines of zoom.
18 March 2022
It all starts with a thread | Meet Anthony Chesler, CEO of circular fashion charity Thread Together
Thread Together has diverted more than 3 million pieces of clothing from landfill and this number continues to grow each day.
10 March 2022
Product Stewardship Scheme Town Hall Meeting Notes
On 2 February the AFC and Consortium members held our first open industry session to start the conversation around co-designing a National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme: A Roadmap to Clothing Circularity in Australia.
10 February 2022
A Letter from Leila, CEO of the AFC | January 2022
Despite the many Covid-related obstacles we all faced last year, as an industry we banded together, demonstrating our tenacity and sense of community.
25 January 2022
AFC FashTech Lab: Sustainable digital design workflows accelerate more fashion brands into the metaverse.
By removing friction points and collaborating with technology partners, the AFC FashTech Lab will create an industry-backed, commercially-viable pathway to help small businesses to increase sustainability through digital design workflows.
17 December 2021
Enhancing supply chains, manufacturing processes and product quality | Sourcing by Design
As a fashion sourcing and design agency, Sourcing by Design aims to assist their clients on enhancing their supply chain, manufacturing processes and product quality.
24 November 2021
Applications are open for Recycling Victoria grants to support circular projects and prevent waste | Sustainability Victoria
Grants between $75,000 and $250,000 are available to support circular projects preventing waste in the make or use phase of a resource's lifecycle.
4 November 2021
Last call for Sustainable Fashion 101 | Wardrobe Crisis Academy free for AFC members.
Over 450 students have been through the Wardrobe Crisis Academy program since it launched in May. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your team members to upskill on the sustainability basics.
22 October 2021
Modern Slavery Checklist | Fioro Legal
Fioro Legal’s Modern Slavery Checklist can help businesses identify modern slavery risks as well as areas which might benefit from improved compliance processes or enhanced focus on sustainability.
14 September 2021
A guide to circular fashion, starting with the humble t-shirt
Developed by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Circular Stories Volume 1 shares how producers, retailers, marketers and shoppers alike can reduce textile waste.
28 July 2021
AFC Resources | Responsible Industry Toolkit
Introducing the first phase of the Responsible Industry Toolkit, covering the fundamentals of sustainability, ethical sourcing and circularity for product design.
5 July 2021
High Fashion to High Vis | The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Fashion & Textile Sector
The AFC is excited to release the findings from a new report commissioned to EY, and supported by Afterpay. It is the most comprehensive study of the entire fashion and textile ecosystem in Australia, highlighting a $27.2 billion contribution to the Australian economy in 2020-21.
31 May 2021
Clare Press launches Wardrobe Crisis Academy
We are excited to announce the launch of Wardrobe Crisis Academy. The first course is ‘Sustainable Fashion 101’, an introductory 6-week course that teaches all things sustainability.
17 May 2021
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