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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
COVID 19 | Global Call to Action in the Garment Industry

When Covid 19 had devastating repercussions on Garment Workers, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) mobilised a Call to Action across the supply chain to respond to the impact. The main areas of focus were: protection of workers’ income, health and employment, support to factories to survive during the COVID 19 crisis, and the establishment of sustainable systems of social protection. See how the cause is progressing…

20 October 2020
Meet | Adriana Glass and Ali Smyth, Electric Collective

Covid-19 has presented many challenges for the Australian TCF industry. We chat to Adriana Glass and Ali Smyth, Directors of Electric Collective, on how they are navigating the pandemic and pivoting their operations…

9 October 2020
Metro Melbourne Moves Into Step 2 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown

Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed Metro Melbourne will move into Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown as of 11:59pm on Sunday 27 September, 2020.

28 September 2020
Metro Melbourne Moves Into Step 2 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown (Copy)

Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed Metro Melbourne will move into Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown as of 11:59pm on Sunday 27 September, 2020.

28 September 2020
Meet | Susan Martin, SMART IN PLANNING

We’re catching up with a handful of members from across our industry community to see how they’re navigating these unprecedented times. Meet SMART IN PLANNING CEO & Founder Susan Martin.


28 September 2020
How a Pandemic is Reshaping the Resell Market

As consumers deal with lockdown restrictions and retailers close their bricks and mortar doors, what does the future of shopping look like? Guest contributor Evelina Kaganovitch delves into the world of online Resell platforms, how the pandemic is shaping consumer engagement with these digital shopfronts, how brands can get on board and why, when it comes to reducing fashion’s textile waste footprint, this is good news…

21 September 2020
Meet | John Condilis, Nobody Denim

Covid-19 has presented many challenges for the Australian TCF industry, particularly for those based in Victoria with the latest lockdowns in place. We chat to a familiar face, John Condilis, Chair/Co-Founder of Melbourne based label Nobody Denim, and one of AFC’s long standing Board Directors on how they are navigating the pandemic and pivoting their operations…

15 September 2020
INDUSTRY UPDATE | $3 billion support package for Victorian businesses

Premier, Treasurer and Minister Pakula announced a $3 billion support package for Victorian businesses, which brings vital funding to those in the creative industries.

14 September 2020
Meet | Richard Poulson and Kelly Atkinson, Showroom X

We’re catching up with a handful of members from across our industry community to see how they’re navigating these unprecedented times. Meet Showroom X co-founders; Richard Poulson, CEO, and Kelly Atkinson, Creative Director.


8 September 2020
Victoria Lockdown Update | 06.09.2020

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday 6 September, a further two weeks of Stage 4 Lockdowns for Metro Melbourne, seeing restrictions at this level continue until September 28…

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