Meet AFC FashTech Lab Technology brands Bandicoot & Couture Cad, who throughout the program's duration will be guiding the nine fashion businesses through every step of their digital sampling strategies and workflows.
Through a partnership with the ReclAIMEd program, brands get the opportunity to enhance their brand’s ethical and environmental sustainability, reduce waste and support the educational mentorships of marginalised kids in need.
Aside from giving these clothes that were donated from Thread Togethers fashion partners a new life and reverting them from landfill, it was a fantastic time to get to know each other and interact outside the confines of zoom.
Thank you to our technology partners; Bandicoot Imaging, CoutureCAD, Ponz Studio and Style Atlas; who demonstrated how their software and services work together to tackle a new, more sustainable sampling process.
On 2 February the AFC and Consortium members held our first open industry session to start the conversation around co-designing a National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme: A Roadmap to Clothing Circularity in Australia.
Developed specifically for businesses in the Australian fashion & textile industry, this guide outlines the resources and funding opportunities available to support initiatives around innovation, exporting, sustainability, manufacturing and more.
By removing friction points and collaborating with technology partners, the AFC FashTech Lab will create an industry-backed, commercially-viable pathway to help small businesses to increase sustainability through digital design workflows.