Today marks Sustainable Fashion Day (SFD), a seasonal event within the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. While the Australian MB fashion week doesn’t role around until the week after Bindaring 2016 (a perfect sustainable shopping opportunity!) we think it’s never a bad time to discuss fashion and sustainability!
With the goal to provide professionals and the public education in sustainable fashion, the event showcases attractive, sustainable and ethical alternatives to mainstream fashion. It also offers practical solutions on how to change your wardrobe as well as advice on designing clothes and fashion brand management. This year’s program includes interactive shopping, workshops and a roundtable discussion. It’s the kind of event that delivers education and buckets full of karma.
We encourage you to take a look here so that you can get involved in your own SFD or start preparing for the Australian Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in May later this year (image courtesy the following website):
So whether you’re preparing your wardrobe for the onset (finally) of cooler weather, making a last dash for summer or at work today, we’d love it if you gave a thought to the impact your wardrobe is having on the world around you. Don’t worry if it doesn’t feel ‘green’ yet, we’ve borrowed a list of ecological brands (and handy definitions) from Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) to help you out.
Don’t forget the best way to help the planet, and your wallet, is upcycling. We’d love to see your cast offs and for you to pencil in the Bindaring Sale on May 8th this year!
The first step towards a sustainable fashion is the attitude of each of us.
Sustainable fashion definitions
To help you make sense of that tag!
FT - FAIR-TRADE / SUPPLY-CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
OR - ORGANIC
AM - AUSTRALIAN MADE
AF - ALTERNATIVE FIBRES
SH - SECOND-HAND / RECLAIMED / RECYCLED
VM - VEGAN MATERIALS
EC - ETHICAL CLOTHING AUSTRALIA LABEL
Sustainable fashion brands
We’re pleased to say that following brands are listed as ECA compliant – and they make repeated appearances at the Bindaring Sale every year!
Cameron and James
Ginger & Smart
Good Day Girl
Inside Outside Projects
New Model Beauty Queen
Otto & Spike
Tatyana Ariyan Design
The Social Studio
Viktoria and Woods
For more information on Ethical Clothing Australia, is an accreditation body working collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear companies to ensure their Australian supply chains are transparent and legally compliant, please look here: