The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) exists to promote the growth of the textile & fashion industry in Australia.
The newly formed AFC is the result of the 2018 merging of the former Council of Textile & Fashion, and Australian Fashion Chamber, who together share a history of over 65 years service to the industry. The AFC is a not-for-profit membership organisation, with members drawn from across the fashion and textile industry.
When we look at the industry, we are viewing ‘fashion’ as encompassing the entire spectrum of the value chain. From students to multinational companies. From shopping centres to fibre growers. From workwear companies to luxury goods. From the product to the consumer.
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that works for a more sustainable fashion industry, campaigning for systemic reform with a special focus on the need for greater transparency and sustainability in the fashion supply chain.
Established in 2013 after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, the movement encourages international and local fashion brands to commit to transparency across the length of the value chain; from farmers to factory workers, to brands, buyers and consumers.
Composed of key figures from the fashion industry and beyond including industry leaders, press, designers, charities, politicians and academics, volunteers in over 100 countries engage their communities around the issues of supply chain responsibility.
EDITORIAL CONTENT PARTNER
Redefining the role of fashion media and embracing its responsibility to critique not merely document, Intent questions the current fashion system and its environmental, social and psychological impact. We are interested in the interconnectedness of fashion and the need to develop an industry standard that values human welfare and the health of our ecosystem.
We do not wish to oversimplify systemic issues or define the subjective term ‘ethical fashion’; instead, we explore the varying interpretations and how these can be reflected in our lifestyles and the way we do business.
Our content is shaped by the knowledge and expertise of makers, retailers, farmers, educators, unionists, designers, environmentalists, ethical sourcing specialists, regulators, policy makers and more. It is this broad input that helps us build a more credible and balanced platform.
NETWORKING DRINKS PARTNER
Avery Dennison RBIS has a commitment to people and the planet that fuels its social compliance internally and is the foundation of its broad offering of responsible solutions.
From developing waste-reducing SmartFace™ RFID labels to supporting emerging designers who use a diverse portfolio of sustainable branding elements, Avery Dennison RBIS helps apparel and footwear brands meet consumer demand for ethical, green products. With high sustainability standards that exceed the industry norm, Avery Dennison RBIS is committed to leveraging its reputation among retailers, manufacturers, and brands to accelerate performance intelligently, while delivering positive economic, social, and environmental impact.
Avery Dennison is the largest supplier of apparel labels and swing tags in the world. Customers include Nike, Adidas, Levi's, GAP, H&M, Zara, Marks and Spencer, Hugo Boss, Lululemon, Country Road, Outerknown, Kathmandu, Victoria’s Secret and more.
SPEAKER GIFT PARTNER
HuskeeCup is a considered, design-driven response to a mature reusable coffee cup market. Visually iconic and functionally sophisticated, HuskeeCup’s materiality boasts a unique eco-composite polymer that features coffee husk as a raw material.
By repurposing this bi-product from the production of coffee, the HuskeeCup range reduces waste from the coffee farm through to the cafe, where it diverts disposables from landfill.
The Huskee Cup was awarded the 2018 Good Design Award Best in Class Product Design – Housewares and Objects. Huskee are designed by Vert Design.