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Media Release: Australian Fashion Council appoints two new Non-Executive Directors to its Board
“We are delighted to welcome Mr Schuman and Ms Waldron who bring a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to advancing our industry."
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AFC Curated | M/FW Pop-Up Launch Night
AFC Curated | M/FW Pop-Up Launch Night! JOIN US AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL, AUGUST 29 FROM 6PM DURING VAEFNO... This August 29th - September 5th, AFC Curated returns to Melbourne Town Hall for Melbourne Fashion Week with a pop-up retail space featuring a Australian labels from across the country.  We'd love to invite you to […]
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AFC | Indigenous Fashion Update

The recent Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) and From Country to Couture runway held in August this year has once again highlighted the incredible talent of our Indigenous designers and artists, along with the broader impact that opportunities in the Fashion industry can have for Indigenous communities. The event also saw the announcement of an exciting Industry initiative moving ahead in this space; The Inaugural National Aboriginal Fashion Awards to be launched in Darwin next year.

3 September 2019
Can Artificial Intelligence Take Over Buying?

As an industry notoriously driven by intuition, luxury retailers are beginning to turn to artificial intelligence (AI) for demand-planning and inventory management. By mining social media, a host of AI start-ups are using user-generated content to track the rise and fall of fashion trends.

2 September 2019
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…

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