The launch of this year’s #VAMFF Fashion Start-Up Lounge will address the looming issues of ethics and sustainability in #fashion . This is no fancy skim-the-surface just-for-looks stuff either; the Fashion Start-Up Lounge events will delve deep into the problems we face as an industry, and highlight the changes we need to make to ensure a sustainable future for Australian fashion.
On Thursday March 1st, I’ll be joining several industry professionals for the #GFX#Sustainability Panel to talk about online fashion, sustainability, market shifts and the #greatergood – and I would love you to join in on the conversation. Alongside Kate Luckins (The Clothing Exchange), Jade Arnott (Arnsdorf), Andrea Spencer-Cooke (SDG Expert), Priya Saratchandran (Human Rights Expert) and Camille Reed (Australian Circular Fashion Conference), I’ll be opening up about the ugly side of fashion, the truths and cold hard facts, the issues and the problems – so that we can create solutions and start making #positive changes. We can only make a measurable difference when we understand the true impact of our consuming habits, and to do that, we need to have open and honest conversations as an industry.
This is not about trends, this is not about who’s wearing what, this is about sustainability, and if you’re not up with it, you need to be. Buy your $10 ticket via VAMFF and prepare to be educated, engaged, #inspired and motived to drive change at next week's panel. 🌏💋
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Thank you for having me @eco_age @thewoolmarkcompany @matchesfashion and @commonwealthfashion - here representing @fashionroundtable - to engage and create potential. @tamsinblanchard took great photos of a fab dress by @stellamccartney which is totally worth looking at on her @instagram . The exhibition is free and open for several weeks at #AustraliaHouse - CHECK it out. Am very excited about aligning our work with these great projects and fantastic shared visions. #sustainable#globalfashion#commonwealthfashion#dontmakefashionhistory#fashionandpolitics 📷 by @blackneondigital #bethechange
“While traveling through SE Asia, after serving in the Peace Corps, founder Lia Valerio fell in love with Cambodia. During her initial trip to the region in 2000, she was introduced to several fair trade organizations that worked with marginalized populations to expand their access to sustainable income. She also witnessed and became aware of human trafficking for the first time, and though it was another 5 years before Malia Designs was born, the seed was planted and Malia conceived in the belief that one way to counteract this global issue is to increase access to economic opportunity in the most affected areas.” @maliadesignsfairtrade // 📍Cambodia