I am so excited to share this with you! I am organising a sustainable fashion event to celebrate World Environment Day and am currently looking for more designers and vintage stores to get involved.
Future Fashion Now will be happening on Friday 3 June at the St Kilda Town Hall (Melbourne, Australia) from 4pm and will celebrate and showcase artisan-made, fair trade and vintage fashion. There will also be (free!) workshops to help people to develop skills to create their own fashion/homewares that will enable them to reduce their impact on the environment.
There will be a runway parade featuring local designers including
- The Social Studio
- Foal Design
- Woods & Fields (who stock a selection of ethical labels)
- Ruby Red Dress
- Frock & Slacks
- Fancy Pants Vintage
- Hunter Gatherer (who also stock new, ethically made fashion)
- The Treasury by Emma Grace (jewellery fixing workshop)
- Learn to knit workshop
- Remaking your old clothing into new pieces
There will be two prizes for this competition – first and second place – to be judged by secret ballot at Future Fashion Now. We have some great prize donations for this competition, including a Craft Victoria membership, two KnitKnit hooded scarf knitting kits, a pair of Solmate recycled cotton socks from Dagmar Rousset, 2 yearly subscriptions to Peppermint Mag, two vouchers for Resource Rescue Craft Supplies and two short course vouchers for Centre for Adult Education.
Also up for grabs are some great door prizes (also donated) – a $50 Monolog voucher, a $50 voucher to spend at Frock & Slacks and one for Passionfoods too.
There are more designers, vintage stores, prizes and workshops being added to this list every day (literally!). There will also be organic, vegetarian food and DJ Damian Laird will be putting on records all night.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the runway or want to donate a prize for the competition or giveaway. I will accept expressions of interest for the runway until Monday 18 April and for giveaways until Monday 16 May. I prefer Australian designers but I will accept expressions of interest from internationals too.