sustainability

WORKSHOP | Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles

WORKSHOP | Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles

During the 2018 International Sourcing Expo, Australian Fashion Council and UL bring you a workshop focused on "Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles: Reducing Recall Risk and Chemical Management – A ZDHC Overview".

Redress Design Award 2018!

Redress Design Award 2018!

Following intense rounds of preliminary judging, the 30 semi-finalists for the Redress Design Award 2018 have been unveiled. Organised by Hong Kong-based environmental NGO Redress, this year’s competition has been the toughest cycle yet since the launch of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition in 2011. Reviewing a record number of applications from 56 regions, the expert judging panels scored the applicants based on creativity, originality, sustainability and market viability in order to cut hundreds of ambitious young sustainable designers down to just 30, including 1 Australian designer; Tess Whitfort from Boxhill Institute!

Circular Fashion | What Innovations can we Look to?

Circular Fashion | What Innovations can we Look to?

The natural resources that fashion designers have relied on for generations have depleted at an exponential rate over the past 15 years. In reality, we’re potentially facing complete exhaustion of most natural resources by 2030. In response, it’s been announced that Australia’s first, industry only, Circular Fashion Conference will take place in Sydney Australia on 22 March 2018.

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2018

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2018

With mounting environmental pressure, Australia’s disposable fashion crisis is helping forge new alliances between the recycling sector and advocacy groups. This year, a group of industry advocacy specialists and Australia’s most renowned sustainability experts have joined forces to announce The Australian Circular Fashion Conference.

ALDI | MADE IN GREEN

ALDI | MADE IN GREEN

ALDI Australia introduced the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in 2009 on their home textiles ensuring product safety for their customers. Now they bring the focus to a transparent supply chain,  introducing their new MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certified bath towels and bath sheets. They are the first retailer in Australia to bring the traceable textile label to their customers.

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Meet Paul Castro, the local designer giving surplus fashion items a new light. Since graduating from RMIT's Masters of Fashion Design program, Paul has gone on to be recognised at the iD International Emerging Design Award. We asked about his creative practice, designing sustainably, working with surplus stock and where he's headed next!

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

Want to ensure your leather goods are free from harmful substances? The Leather Standard from OEKO-TEX allows manufacturers and sellers of leather articles to visibly and transparently document their product stewardship, and provides consumers with a reliable tool to support their buying decisions.

Member Spotlight | Testex

Member Spotlight | Testex

Get to know CTF Members TESTEX, the independent Swiss testing and certification organisation operating worldwide with the focus on textile testing since 1846! Sustainability, transparency and ethical standards are core principles to which TESTEX is committed. Through their expertise and services, TESTEX supports manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, brands and end-users alike.

Industry Snapshot | Melinda Tually

Industry Snapshot | Melinda Tually

This month we catch up with Melinda Tually, the driving force behind Fashion Revolution Au/NZ and Nndless - The New Normal. In her role a as a Responsible Retail Strategist, Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks and develop systems understanding and policies to guide best practice...

Workshop | Water Stewardship in the Fashion & Textile Industry Supply Chain

Workshop | Water Stewardship in the Fashion & Textile Industry Supply Chain

Want improve your supply chain's environmental footprint and become more sustainable? Join the Council of Textile and Fashion for an engaging workshop on Water Stewardship in the Textile & Fashion Industry Supply Chain. This workshop is an opportunity to hear about water issues relevant to your supply chain, projects and activities currently underway, responses to water issues and how water stewardship can work with and benefit your business...

Guest Blog | Trusted Clothes on Sustainable Textiles

Guest Blog | Trusted Clothes on Sustainable Textiles

Navigating the minefield of sustainable textiles is a tricky business. This week, our guest bloggers Trusted Clothes have tackled the issue, and presented an overview for designers wanting to choose more sustainable textiles - 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly'...

The Value of Clothes | Paul Castro

The Value of Clothes | Paul Castro

Imagine a world where clothes are considered so valuable they form part of peoples’ wills and are handed down from generation to generation. Or a world where clothes are routinely stolen from laundries! This was the situation 300-400 years ago...

TFIA Guest Blogger | Trusted Clothes

TFIA Guest Blogger | Trusted Clothes

The TFIA would like you to meet Trusted Clothes, who will be guest blogging over the coming months to keep you updated on all things ethical and sustainable across the global Fashion and Textile industry! This week Trusted Clothes founder, Shannon, tells us what the company is all about and what brought Trusted Clothes to life...

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Paul Castro

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Paul Castro

Introducing TFIA Member Paul Castro! Paul is among the first batch of students undertaking the new Masters of Fashion (Design) program at RMIT. With incredible talent and a dedication to sustainable design you need to keep an eye on this one!