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The Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2018

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SMC Conference & Function Centre

66 Goulburn Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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THE MOTIVATION TO ESTABLISH Australia’s first not-for-profit circular fashion conference came from the mounting body of research pointing to the negative environmental impacts caused by the fashion industry.




SPEAKERS

Clara Vuletich - PHD, Research Specialist | Consultancy Expert

Craig Reucassel - ABC’s War on Waste | Journalist

Patrick Duffy - Global Fashion Exchange | Ethical Fashion Forum

Wendy Cameron - Supply Chain + QA Specialist | Consultant + Expert

Gordon Renouf - Good on You Founder | Director

Clara Vuletich, Craig Reucassel, Patrick Duffy, Wendy Cameron, Gordon Renouf



OUR PRIMARY AIM is to first and foremost educate and start important conversations with the biggest and most influential parties in the Australian retail fashion industry.

We’ve brought together global experts who are excited to share their knowledge of how the apparel sector is tackling sustainability overseas.

The conference will help bring to light, on a corporate level, the changes that are going to largely effect fashions profitability over the next 5-10 years.

This graphic demonstrates circular systems for the fashion industry.

THE CONFERENCE IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED as a call to action for collaboration within the Australian fashion retail industry. We’ve invited business leaders from our largest retail fashion companies to attend. Over the course of the day attendees will gain powerful insight from twelve key sustainability experts; as they share important resources for growth, development, equality and responsible measures, to build a stronger fashion industry in Australia.




ROUND TABLE EXPERTS

Jaana Quaintance-James - Ethical Sourcing Professional | David Jones

Cameron Neill - Ethical Practice Consultant + Expert | Ethical Fields

Graham Ross - Kusaga Athletic | Founder

Fabia Pryor - Textile Training | Re-form Retail | Consultant + Expert

Måns Carlsson-Sweeney - ESG Research Specialist | Ausbil

Maureen Taylor - Founder/ Director | Textile Recyclers Australia

Blake Lindley + Tom Davies - Edge Envirronment

Julian Lowe - GM | NEXT Digital / Textile HUB

Lisa Heinze - Sustainability with Style Author | PHD Graduate

Ellen Miao - Managing Director | WellSilk (China)




The biggest take-away from the event will be giving businesses tangible industry outcomes.

THE KEY THEMES we’ll be addressing during the conference are:

On-shoring/ Local Manufacture
– What is required for the next generation of Australian brands to bring their manufacturing back to Australia.

Closed Loop Design
– Opportunity for brands to engage from maker to consumer to landfill.
– Expand brands perspective and sense of responsibility.
– Brands can track and extend life of garments.
– Create system to recycle gar ments/ fibres and create new garments’ from recycled materials.
– Allow consumers to engage in garment preservation/ long life care.

Systems Thinking + Environmental Stewardship
– Understand systems thinking and how it can assist in reducing impacts from textile and garment manufacture.
– Stewardship and restorative business practices as concepts for brands to adopt.

An outdated system for manufacturing and no longer effective for manufacturing longevity.

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