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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
Fashion Business | March Edit

Our top fashion business reads from March 2019…

1 April 2019
Outland Awarded the Global SDG Award
Outland has just been awarded the Global SDG Award for business leading the way to achieve the UN sustainable development goals.  Outland are the only business in the world to be awarded across 2 categories 1. Ending Poverty 8. Decent work and Economic Growth. Its good to see an Australian brand making global waves in […]
28 March 2019
This Could be a Game Changer...

We’ve all heard the stats and reports on the devastating impact our industry’s textile waste is having on the environment. Hand in hand goes the issue of recycling and the complexities of bringing textiles into this system when the majority are fibre blends. Many are looking for circular solutions here, and finally we may be moving closer to finding some answers. We catch up with Adrian Jones, Co-Founder at BlockTexx, a local team leading the way in textile recycling.

27 March 2019
Fashion Revolution Week 2019

Fashion Revolution Week 2019 is nearly here… Together we campaign for a fashion industry that conserves and restores our environment and gives people, especially women, a voice. An industry where dignity in work is the standard and not an exception…

25 March 2019
Case Study | iDA Australia & Helen Kaminski
AFC CASE STUDY _ iDA Australia & Helen Kaminski World Mode Holdings (WMH) group is a total solutions company for the fashion and cosmetics industry in Japan, and has the largest market share of fashion and cosmetics retail job placements in Japan. In 2018, WMH established a subsidiary in Australia called ‘iDA Australia’ to focus […]
15 March 2019
Fashion Equipped Announces New Social Media Coaching Programme + Partnership With WGSN

Fashion Equipped Announces New Social Media Coaching Programme + Partnership With WGSN! The new year is in full swing at Fashion Equipped, with some very exciting announcements which are set to make this year the best one yet for the fashion consultancy team…

5 March 2019
Get Ready for RawAssembly!

As a new and innovative sourcing event, RawAssembly™ aims to shape a new sourcing culture by providing sustainable textile solutions, showcasing innovative textile products and shaping the ethical and creative values of its visitors. As we get closer to the inaugural event, we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what you’ll be able to see, who you will be able to talk with and how we feel RawAssembly™ will inspire you to ‘Source Differently’!

5 March 2019
ECA put Ethical Shopping in Melbourne on the Map!

Shoppers in Melbourne will be able to support the welfare of textile, clothing and footwear workers thanks to a new Guide to Ethical Shopping in Melbourne, supported by the Andrews Labor Government…

5 March 2019
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