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Fashion Business | April Edit

Our top fashion business reads from April 2019…

6 May 2019
Opportunity | Fashion Equipped

Melbourne-based fashion consultancy, Fashion Equipped are the masterminds behind the ‘Start Your Fashion Business’ (SYFB) online learning programme, designed to equip upcoming fashion business owners with the skills to successfully launch and run their own fashion business. Fashion Equipped have a series of exclusive offers for AFC and Curated members…

6 May 2019
MEET | Lambert + Associates

Ahead of their International Sales Seminar at this year’s MBFWA, we caught up with Lambert + Associates’ Market Manager & Retail Expert; Odette Rushton.

6 May 2019
David Jones Publish Interactive Factory List

In line with this year’s Fashion Revolution week, AFC Members David Jones have set the bar high for department stores both local and global. With a campaign sharing the stories of some amazing local Australian labels, the team at David Jones took transparency one step further, publishing an interactive map releasing the locations and details of their Tier One factory list, the suppliers worldwide responsible for the manufacturing of David Jones products.

6 May 2019
ELK Launch Their Transparency Report

In line with Fashion Revolution Week this year AFC Members ELK have released a 124 page, in-depth report providing complete business transparency, from internal operations, to exploring all fabrications and materials used, to listing their tier one suppliers. Co-founders Marnie & Adam seek to share their journey and by doing so open up the conversation with their customers, business partners and team. The Transparency Report proposes goals, celebrates achievements in their ethical and environmental mission and highlights to all, the areas where their business and the industry, needs to improve.

6 May 2019
Fashion Transparency Index 2019

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2019 reviews and ranks 200 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands and retailers according to how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies and practices, and social and environmental impact.

3 May 2019
Threading the Needle | Weaving SDGs in the Textile, Retail, & Apparel Industry

Textile Exchange joined forces with KPMG LLP, a leading global advisory firm, to develop Threading the Needle: Weaving SDGs in the Textile, Retail, and Apparel industry.

3 May 2019
Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

3 May 2019
Opportunity | Attend Hong Kong Fashion Week 2019

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) are inviting AFC Members to attend Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, which will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8-11th July 2019.

1 May 2019
Meet | AMXANDER

For our first Designers Abroad spotlight we caught up with Rong Jake Chen, Co-Creative at AMXANDER, to discuss the brands success in Asia and how Australian fashion is being perceived internationally…

29 April 2019
Blair Archibald wins BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award 2019

Meet the winner of the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award 209, Blair Archibald!

12 April 2019
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
STRATEAS CARLUCCI | AFC Flagship

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…

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