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The Inspiring Journey of The Very Good Bra, the world's first Circular Economy bra
After two years of searching worldwide for plastic-free materials, Stephanie launched The Very Good Bra, ensuring that its design left no trace at its end of life.
16 April 2024
Fashion Revolution Week is coming: become a Fashion Revolutionary.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Fashion Revolution Week, a global movement advocating for a safe, clean, transparent, and accountable fashion industry.
10 April 2024
Victoria Revealed as Australia’s $1 Billion Fashion Manufacturing Capital
“Victoria can be a global leader in advanced, sustainable manufacturing while boosting jobs and developing skills."
27 March 2024
Recycling Textile Waste into Yarn: Get to know Guy Dempster
"No effort is too small. Start where you can. Even a goliath ocean liner needs a small, nimble tugboat to guide it into harbour."
27 March 2024
Dempstah, The Very Good Bra & Rcycl announced as winners of eBay Circular Fashion Fund
eBay Australia, with support from the AFC, announced Dempstah as the recipient of eBay’s 2024 Circular Fashion Fund
22 February 2024
5 Sustainable Fashion Films to Inspire Ethical Choices
This holiday season, explore our favourite films and series for resources and insights into innovative solutions and steps toward change.
20 December 2023
AFC Highlights from 2023: Guiding the Just Transformation of our Industry
Let’s celebrate the milestones achieved for our industry, all made possible through the unwavering support of our dedicated AFC Members, Patrons and Partners.
14 December 2023
Seamless announces inaugural CEO and Board of Directors
The AFC is proud to support Seamless as it enters its next phase, welcoming the announcement of its new CEO and Board of Directors.
18 December 2023
DECJUBA is on a journey towards a more responsible future
"DECJUBA Future is a responsible sourcing initiative fuelled by our commitment to becoming a more responsible fashion brand."
12 December 2023
Our continued support for First Nations people and reconciliation
Looking ahead, in 2024 we are focussed on maximising the opportunity we have through the activation of the AFC’s Indigenous Fashion Fund.
21 November 2023
Discover the Melbourne Fashion Week Conversation Series
This year's Conversations will explore circular fashion design, new-age careers and supply chain transparency.
23 October 2023
Progress Update: Seamless breaks new ground appointing new independent Director
The newly created Constitution establishes a robust framework with clear objectives related to clothing circularity.
16 October 2023
Womenswear giant Sussan Group joins Seamless Foundation Members
The Sussan Group, which owns and operates Sussan, Sportsgirl and Suzanne Grae - has signed on as a foundation member of Seamless.
29 September 2023
eBay announces $200K fund to support circular fashion businesses
$200,000 in funding available for Australian start-ups specialising in circular fashion solutions.
26 September 2023
AFC supports Yes with #FashionForYes
TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP MAKE HISTORY: This is our chance to ‘walk the talk’ and act on our industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
18 September 2023
Progress Update: Seamless enters its transition phase
Seamless starts its transition phase and begins the journey to transform how clothing is made, used and recirculated in Australia to achieve clothing circularity by 2030.
14 September 2023
The Rise of Recommerce: What brands need to know
Pre-loved fashion has transitioned from a niche market to mainstream acceptance, presenting a unique opportunity for brands to align with the evolving values of consumers. 
26 February 2024
Make fashion not waste with Circular Sourcing
Courtney Holm, AFC member and founder of ethical Melbourne-based fashion brand A.BCH, has launched a new platform called Circular Sourcing to help keep Australian surplus fabrics in use and out of landfill. 
15 August 2023
Roadmap to clothing circularity
The roadmap to clothing circularity is a guide to how our industry can transform from a linear clothing lifecycle - take, make and dispose – to a circular clothing lifecycle - reduce, reuse and recycle – by 2030.
15 June 2023
Meet the foundation members of Seamless
Some of Australia’s major fashion and clothing brands have committed to be foundation members of a national stewardship scheme, called Seamless, that aims to make Australian clothing truly circular.
15 June 2023
Seamless: a just transformation to clothing circularity
AFC CEO, Leila Naja Hibri, shares how collaboration, creativity and courage resulted in the design of Seamless, a scheme to guide the just transformation of the Australian clothing industry.
15 June 2023
Changing how we design, consume and recycle clothing
We’re answering your questions about the clothing stewardship scheme, Seamless, and how it will drive the industry towards clothing circularity by 2030.
14 June 2023
Minister Plibersek takes a stand against clothing waste
The Hon Tanya Plibersek, Minister for the Environment and Water, delivered an unforgettable speech at the launch of Seamless, the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme.
14 June 2023
Australian clothing industry launches roadmap to circularity
Some of Australia’s major fashion and clothing brands have committed to be foundation members of a national stewardship scheme that aims to make Australian fashion and clothing truly circular.
8 June 2023
Transitioning from physical to digital sampling
AFC’s FashTech Lab helps Australian fashion brands transition from physical to digital sampling and the results from the first pilot program are in, with participants reducing sampling costs by 50% and sampling time from 12 weeks to just 4 weeks.
2 March 2023
Our transformation journey
Looking forward to the year ahead with AFC CEO, Leila Naja Hibri
2 March 2023
Australian fashion industry to move towards circularity by 2030
The new National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme aims to transform the way we make, consume and recycle clothing.
23 February 2023
Watch | Melbourne Fashion Week Conversation Panels
Listen in on experts discuss the issues that matter along with insights into the inner workings of the current and future state of the Australian Fashion industry.
21 November 2022
Meet the winner of the 2022 Melbourne Fashion Week Student Runway
In creating this collection I spent a great deal researching to find products that could replace plastic and be harmless to the environment.
2 November 2022
AFC Conversations at Melbourne Fashion Week presented by Creative Victoria
M/FW Conversations presented by Creative Victoria
5 October 2022
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
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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