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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.
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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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Stitching a Future | Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in India

Zenena Women is a social enterprise in Lucknow India, set up for a group of talented women who make ethical hand-made textile products & exquisite embroidery. Australian designers Carlie Ballard, Pure Pod, Awear, and One Another Design have come together with a crowd funding project to help ensure a safe workplace and fair and secure income…

10 April 2019
BWA | 2019 Ethical Fashion Report

The Ethical Fashion Report is the 6th from Baptist World Aid, seeking to shed light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation.

10 April 2019
What will our LEGACY be?

Last Month, AFC were thrilled to be a presenting partner, alongside Fashion Revolution and content partners Intent Journal for LEGACY Responsible Fashion Summit. LEGACY was a monumental 2 days for our Industry, which saw a community of local and international individuals and businesses come together to deep dive into the big and ugly issues our sector is facing, with an emphasis on action and real solutions. Organised by Melinda Tually from Ndless The New Normal and her amazing team, we can’t thank them enough for making this happen and look forward to what is to come next year…

8 April 2019

We were thrilled to announce earlier this year, that we’d be undertaking a new project; AFC Flagship, and that we’d be kicking things off with local Melbourne label Strateas Carlucci! AFC Flagship connects our renowned designers with temporary retail spaces to call their own, and tell their brand story. Thanks to support from the prestigious shopping destination St. Collins Lane, AFC Flagship came to life this March 2019…

5 April 2019
AFC Members Shaping the Future of Fashion Technology | Flaunter

We caught up with Gaby Howard, the founder and CEO of Flaunter to hear a bit about where she sees the industry changing and how Flaunter is constantly adapting and challenging the status quo to offer the best service she can to the industry.

5 April 2019
Technology in Fashion | March Edit

A few quick reads for March 2019 to brush up on movements in the technology space for fashion…

4 April 2019
MEET | Nelson Made

Nelson Made was a reaction to the overproduction and mass consumption that is rife in the fashion industry, born from a desire to create handmade footwear locally, and build a business that is kinder to the environment. We catch up with Jamie Nelson, founder and Creative Director of the Melbourne based label.

4 April 2019
Designing Zero Waste.

There is a mounting business case for sustainable design and with the current fashion system in crisis, designers who can innovate in this space are more valuable than ever. Local designer and Box Hill Graduate Tess Whitfort is leading the way, catching the attention of the international industry with her zero waste design techniques. Since winning the international Redress award, the designer has released a capsule collection with The R Collective, which has been picked up by none other than Asia’s leading luxury department store Lane Crawford…

3 April 2019
Calling Social Entrepreneurs to Take on the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge

Year two applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are now open! The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion…

2 April 2019
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