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A letter from Leila, CEO of the AFC | June 2021
On the 11th of May, a couple of hours before the official announcement of the Federal budget, we found out that, for the first time in decades, our industry would be allocated $1m in Federal funding to “support the design and development of an Australian fashion certification trademark promoting and endorsing the high quality of locally designed and produced products to key overseas markets”
10 June 2021
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
AFC Virtual on ORDRE | AAFW Edition
We are proud to announce the launch of the AAFW edition of AFC Virtual on ORDRE, which has been developed in partnership with Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) and ORDRE to support Australian designers during AAFW.
2 June 2021
High Fashion to High Vis: The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Fashion & Textile Sector
The AFC is excited to release the findings from a new report commissioned to EY, and supported by Afterpay. It is the most comprehensive study of the entire fashion and textile ecosystem in Australia, highlighting a $27.2 billion contribution to the Australian economy in 2020-21.
31 May 2021
Clare Press launches Wardrobe Crisis Academy
We are excited to announce the launch of Wardrobe Crisis Academy. The first course is ‘Sustainable Fashion 101’, an introductory 6-week course that teaches all things sustainability.
17 May 2021
AFC Launches New Membership Program
With a renewed and evolved focus, we are very excited to share with you that the new AFC Membership Program is now live!
17 May 2021
Meet | Isabel & Nick Renters, Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill
Meet AFC Member Isabel and Nick Renters, Owners and Operators for the Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill.
1 April 2021
Meet | Simone Agius, Simétrie
Meet AFC Member Simone Agius founder of Simétrie, one of the many amazing Australian labels to join our AFC Directory.
10 March 2021
Circular Economy Business Support Fund
The Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), in partnership with the Victorian Government, has just launched a new $10 million Business Support Fund.
16 February 2021
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
AFC Flagship x Gateway O: WeChat in China
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
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