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Afterpay Australian Fashion Week: A momentous week for the Australian Industry
With the close of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW), we recap on the first physical fashion week held globally after the impact of COVID-19. With a mixture of digital shows, runways, presentations and talk panels, the five day schedule was an insight into the current state of the Australian industry and showcased the resilience local designers have ensued amidst the turbulent 2020/21.
7 June 2021
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Webinar | Economic Contribution of Australia’s Fashion & Textile Sector
Discover the latest findings on the economic contribution of Australia’s fashion & textile sector, in this special AFC member-only webinar. The AFC warmly invites its valued members to a special webinar, where we will breakdown the findings from the report High Fashion to High Vis -The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Fashion and Textile Sector, commissioned […]
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Fashion as a Force for Change
As part of the AFC Responsible Practice series, supported by City of Sydney Presented by the AFC and IMG, this seminar will explore how Australian fashion brands can be a force of change by embedding and activating responsible practices into their business - through diversity, gender equality, ethical practice, and sustainability. A panel of industry […]
AFC Webinar | Local Fashion Production - Challenges and Opportunities
As part of the AFC’s Responsible Practice series, supported by City of Sydney. With COVID still impacting global supply chains and with a growing consumer appetite for “Australian Made”, is this the perfect time for brands to consider local manufacturing? What are the prerequisites that will make local production work? What are the real costs […]
Redesigned and Reimagined Fashion with Technology
Redesigned and Reimagined Fashion with Technology | Presented by AFC for MFF 2021 Image | Ashwin Vaswani on Unsplash How is technology redesigning the future of the fashion industry? With shifts in the global landscape accelerating digital transformation, fashion's early adopters are challenging what is possible with the integration of technology into the way they […]
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The AFC Directory
The AFC is updating the current TFIA Directory with a new and improved AFC Directory. 
10 February 2021
Meet | Maxime Renaudin, Tree-Nation
Meet Maxime Renaudin founder of Tree-Nation. A company that ‘gathers and coordinates reforestation efforts worldwide in a unique platform, enabling every citizen, company and planter to take action’ against climate change.
1 February 2021
Meet | 2020 MFW Student Award Finalists
A big congratulations to the Student Award finalists from 2020 Melbourne Fashion Week; Blaize Marshall, Donna Priseman, Luisa Marrollo and Tijen Bozdmir.
25 January 2021
Meet | 2020 MFW Student Award Winner Alexander Bourgazas

The AFC were once again thrilled to support the M/FW Student Award last year! Get to know Alexander Bourgazas From RMIT University. Get to know the 2020 winning designer and RMIT University Fashion graduate, Alexander Bourgazas! The award recognises excellence in innovation, quality, design and their potential to contribute to the future growth of the Australian fashion industry..

25 January 2021
AFC Flagship x Gateway O: WeChat in China
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18 January 2021
The Future of Fashion | Tech Accelerating Change

Over the last few months the AFC team have been in talks with multiple businesses that are leading the way in the fashion tech and innovation space — We’d like to draw your attention to these business as resources…

7 December 2020
Don’t stop believing: the role the TCF industry plays in achieving the SDGs

This article is the final of a series that has delved into the links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry. This article summarises why the TCF industry should use the SDGs as a framework for future action.

6 December 2020
OLVERA ADVISORS | Insolvency law reforms for small business

In September 2020, the government announced the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years. These reforms aim to help support small businesses work through the financial impacts of COVID-19 and plan for their future. The Olvera Advisors explain what this means for Small Businesses…

3 December 2020
Meet | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

MEET Julie Shaw, Founder and Creative Director of MAARA Collective who was awarded the Fashion Design Award at the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) this August, presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects. We take a moment to catch up with the incredibly talented Yuwaalaraay designer, to talk about her work, collaborations, community and culture.

1 December 2020
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