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Relief for VIC Businesses | COVID-19 Support Package
Support for Victorian businesses. Find out what assistance is available to you and your business if you've been affected by the lockdowns and restrictions due to COVID-19.
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AFC + DAAFF | Indigenous Fashion Workshop | SYDNEY
Australian Fashion Council (AFC) and Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) invite you to join a morning session bringing together fashion designers, artists and industry stakeholders from across Australia to talk about the future of Indigenous fashion and textile design.  Initially hosted in Darwin by AFC and DAAFF, the Sydney forum will be the second in a series to allow […]
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Song for the Mute | AFC Flagship

Sydney designers Song for the Mute (SFTM) revealed a unique immersive concept space based on the narrative of their latest collection, ‘19.2 Hunter’. A long-form story. A male and female cast. Seasons as chapters. Never one the same. Narratives told with exceptional fabrics and experimental process. Founded by Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty in 2010, Song for the Mute is the result of a long-term creative expression between two lifelong friends…

30 August 2019
ARNSDORF Announce B Corp Certification

Arnsdorf was proud to announce that it has been awarded a full B Corp Certification after completing a rigorous 12 month audit process. Certified B Corporations​ are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

8 August 2019
Water & Fashion | Making an Impact on SDG 6

This article is the second in a series delving into the links between the Sustainable Development Goals and Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry. In this article we explore the role the TCF industry can play in achieving SDG 6 clean water and sanitation for all.

5 August 2019
Introducing | Pattern Room by Sample Room

AFC Member Julia Van Der Sommen, Director of Sample room is a 25-year industry veteran. Noticing a shift to greater awareness of the provenance of clothes through her Melbourne-based ethically-accredited business, Sample Room. Ms Van Der Sommen has created a new tech product with her team that she believes will change the way designers and manufacturers approach development.

5 August 2019
Meet | Fashion for Good

We catch up with Fashion for Good’s Managing Director Katrin Ley following AFC’s visit to the global initiative’s hub in Amsterdam earlier this June. Hear about their Innovation Platform with accelerating and scaling programmes, The Good Shop and the Fashion for Good Experience; the world’s first interactive Museum for sustainable fashion innovation...

31 July 2019
City of Sydney Supports Emerging Fashion Labels | Recap

Over the last few months City of Sydney supported the Australian Fashion Council to put on a series of workshops catered to emerging fashion labels and designed to support growth of these early stage businesses in the industry.

30 July 2019
Fashion Business | July Edit

Our top fashion business reads from July 2019…

30 July 2019
Waverly Mills | AFC Flagship

Waverley Mills is luxury, quality, sustainability. As Australia’s oldest working textile mill (established in 1874), they produce designer wool products that are guaranteed to last, beautifully and carefully crafted, and ethically produced…

30 July 2019
Knock it Off | Protect Your Brand From Rip-offs

Your business’ intellectual property is a valuable asset worth protecting. When knock-offs of your product enter the market, it is important to understand your intellectual property rights and enforcement options. These may include sending a cease and desist letter to the infringer and seeking removal of its product listings from online marketplaces.

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