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AFC Volunteering at Thread Together: Team Building during lockdown 2021
Aside from giving these clothes that were donated from Thread Togethers fashion partners a new life and reverting them from landfill, it was a fantastic time to get to know each other and interact outside the confines of zoom.
18 March 2022
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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 […]
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AFC Curated | MFW
AFC Curated | M/FW 2019 MEET. CONNECT. SHOP. This Aug 29 - Sep 5, AFC Curated returns to the Melbourne Town Hall for Melbourne Fashion Week! The pop-up retail space will feature a curated collection of Australia’s independent labels, hand selected by the Australian Fashion Council, celebrating local and innovative design. Meet the designers in […]
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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Baptist Ethical Fashion Guide | COVID EDITION

The Baptist Ethical Fashion Guide 2020 edition has been released. This year’s edition takes a look at the way fashion companies have navigated and protected their garment workers throughout the pandemic.

1 November 2020
WALK FREE | Business & Investor Toolkit

Walk Free has created a toolkit; designed to help businesses and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. Learn more here..

29 October 2020
AFC Virtual on ORDRE | Edition #2

Fashion buyers from across Australia and the globe can now access new season’s wholesale collections from some of Australia’s leading designers on a dedicated section of the ORDRE platform; AFC VIRTUAL. Now in its second edition, the platform includes the latest Australian collections from Jac + Jack, P.E Nation, Ginger & Smart, Nico, Et Cetera, Porcelain and G Terlato…

27 October 2020
Metro Melbourne to Move to Third Step

For the first time since early June, 2020, Melbourne has seen zero new cases and zero deaths for 2 consecutive days. This is huge news for the city and the state as the next stage of lockdown relief was announced on Monday.

27 October 2020
SDG 7 | Clean Energy and Fashion

This article is the tenth in a series delving into the links between the Sustainable Development Goals and Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry. This article explores the role the TCF industry plays in achieving SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all…

26 October 2020
Sourcing Cloth Masks

We are regularly receiving requests from Government and the community to be connected with businesses manufacturing cloth masks. Below is a list of businesses, resources and links that we’ll be updating as we receive new information.

21 October 2020
COVID 19 | Global Call to Action in the Garment Industry

When Covid 19 had devastating repercussions on Garment Workers, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) mobilised a Call to Action across the supply chain to respond to the impact. The main areas of focus were: protection of workers’ income, health and employment, support to factories to survive during the COVID 19 crisis, and the establishment of sustainable systems of social protection. See how the cause is progressing…

20 October 2020
Meet | Adriana Glass and Ali Smyth, Electric Collective

Covid-19 has presented many challenges for the Australian TCF industry. We chat to Adriana Glass and Ali Smyth, Directors of Electric Collective, on how they are navigating the pandemic and pivoting their operations…

9 October 2020
Metro Melbourne Moves Into Step 2 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown (Copy)

Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed Metro Melbourne will move into Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown as of 11:59pm on Sunday 27 September, 2020.

28 September 2020
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