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Don’t stop believing: the role the TCF industry plays in achieving the SDGs

This article is the final of a series that has delved into the links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry. This article summarises why the TCF industry should use the SDGs as a framework for future action.

6 December 2020
OLVERA ADVISORS | Insolvency law reforms for small business

In September 2020, the government announced the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years. These reforms aim to help support small businesses work through the financial impacts of COVID-19 and plan for their future. The Olvera Advisors explain what this means for Small Businesses…

3 December 2020
Meet | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

MEET Julie Shaw, Founder and Creative Director of MAARA Collective who was awarded the Fashion Design Award at the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) this August, presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects. We take a moment to catch up with the incredibly talented Yuwaalaraay designer, to talk about her work, collaborations, community and culture.

1 December 2020
Meet | Sally Coates and Cheryl Rae, The Retail Mentors

We’re catching up with a handful of members from across our industry community to see how they’re navigating these unprecedented times. Meet The Retail Mentors; Sally Coates and Cheryl Rae.

29 November 2020
AFC 2020 AGM and Fashion Roundtable

Earlier this month the AFC Board, Members and our broader industry network came together online for the 2020 AFC AGM and final AFC Fashion Roundtable for the year…

26 November 2020
MCKINSEY AUSTRALIA | Getting acquainted with a more mindful Australian consumer

After a year of uncertainty, Australia’s consumers want to be back in charge. Australians are looking to take more control of their day-to-day shopping decisions – and this has significant implications for Australian retailers and B2C businesses according to new McKinsey & Company research.

17 November 2020
National Retail Association | Children's Apparel Product Safety Guidelines

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released the second revision of the Children’s Apparel Product Safety Guidelines in an effort to improve child safety. Learn more here..

12 November 2020
Sustainable fashion label A.BCH launches new ‘seasons’ to educate customers on the lifecycle of garments

Melbourne sustainable fashion label, A.BCH, has launched its new campaign - ‘Rituals of Care’ - as part of its new seasons calendar that reflects the lifecycle of garments.

4 November 2020
Meet | ALEEM YUSUF

Covid-19 has presented many challenges for the Australian TCF industry. We chat to Aleem Yusuf, on how they are navigating the pandemic and pivoting their operations…

4 November 2020
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
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