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From Country to Couture | Meet the Designers

"From Country to Couture" celebrates the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high-end fashion. The success of the textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities has led to exciting collaborations with well known Australian designers. This year, DAAF are proud to present two spectacular shows on August 7th…

26 July 2019
Vend's Retail Benchmarks 2019

Is the Australian retail scene is doing well? Vend sure think so, and they have the numbers to prove it. In Vend’s recent Retail Benchmarks Report, the company analysed the data of thousands of Australian retailers over the last financial year (April 2018 - March 2019) to surface key insights into their revenues, transactions, and customers... See how your business stacks up.

14 July 2019
Fashion for Good COLOUR Outside The Lines.

In June this year, Amsterdam’s Fashion for Good launched a new theme in their Good Shop: COLOUR, exploring the alternative methods to colouring textiles and footwear. The Good Shop is the concept store within the Experience – the world’s first interactive museum for sustainable fashion and innovation.

12 July 2019
MEET | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Meet Elizabeth Abegg, Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of the Byron Bay label. One half of the creative minds behind Spell & The Gypsy Collective. The story began when two sisters joined each other in the idyllic beachside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Spell is inspired by Far-Off places, vintage treasures and childhood memories. Find out how one customer email started a sustainability journey and established a commitment to embedding sustainability into the brand.

2 July 2019
Hong Kong Export Session | Meet the Speakers

AFC are thrilled to be working with HKTDC to bring a Hong Kong Export Session to Sydney this July! Get to know some of the speakers and organisations involved…

27 June 2019
Delving Into the Links Between the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fashion Industry in Australia

This article is the first in a series describing the links between the Sustainable Development Goals and Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear industry. In this article we explore how the SDGs provide an opportunity for the fashion industry to work with other stakeholders to progress the achievement of the SDGs.

25 June 2019
The Fashion Advocate | Opportunity for AFC Members

Meet The Fashion Advocate, one of the largest online retailers for 100% ethical Australian and New Zealand fashion. After five years advocating for ethical and sustainable fashion online, The Fashion Advocate is now opening a retail boutique in Melbourne's Bayside to further support Australian and New Zealand fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. Applications to stock in-store with The Fashion Advocate are now open.

25 June 2019
Meet | Thread Harvest

We caught up with Davyn de Bruyn, managing director of Thread Harvest, to hear a bit about where he sees the industry changing, and how Thread Harvest is constantly adapting to offer the best product to their customers while advocating for a more transparent and socially conscious fashion industry.

25 June 2019
Fashion Business | June Edit

Our top fashion business reads from June 2019…

25 June 2019
Flaunter | Opportunity for AFC Members

Meet Flaunter, the online platform making it easy for brands to reach bigger audiences. Save time and scale your PR efforts with image management, sample tracking, media lists and reporting all in the one tool. Flaunter is where brands and media come together to create, connect, and collaborate. To celebrate the ongoing collaboration, Flaunter have a series of exclusive offers just for our AFC members!

24 June 2019
A.BCH | AFC Flagship

Discover the unique space from A.BCH as part of AFC Flagship, featuring 'Momentary Field', an installation collaboration with Art Director, Marsha Golemac. UN – DYED is both a temporary store and exhibition and will be open to the public for a limited time, from June 23-30, 2019 at Emporium Melbourne.

24 June 2019
Find us on WeChat!

Did you hear? AFC are now on WeChat! Watch this space and stay tuned for updates. If you’re on WeChat be sure to follow.

23 June 2019
HKTDC | Centre Stage

Is Asia an export destination for your label? Then CentreStage may just be the launch pad you need. HKTDC have travel incentives available for AFC Members (Including Hotel sponsorship or Travel Reimbursement)…

21 June 2019
Pared Eyewear at MBFWA

This year’s MBFWA saw an innovative showcase from AFC members Pared Eyewear in collaboration with Handpicked Wines! Hosted at the iconic Handpicked Cellar Door in the heart of Sydney, the event saw the launch of a number of exclusive designer collaborations for the Australian duo Samantha Stevenson and Edward Baker…

18 June 2019
Designers Abroad Spotlight | Beach Collective 2019

In partnership with Bluestone Lane, we are excited to announce the opening of their ‘Beach Collective’ retail activation in Mountauk, New York! Now in its second year, the Australian hospitality brand will offer, along with its famed Melbourne-style coffee and healthy café fare, a curated selection of nine Australian-born fashion brands to join them in their combined retail and café space in Montauk, NY…

12 June 2019
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