Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2019

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference is back in 2019 with another inspiring line-up of Australian and international sustainability leaders. The brainchild of textile designer and responsible fashion adviser Camille Reed, the inaugural conference saw industry experts from around Australia come together in Sydney to hear from a range of keynote speakers and to participate in practical, interactive sessions. For a full run down on what happened check out our wrap up here.

This year the conference has expanded and will span two days in Melbourne: a one-day conference followed by a second day of circular strategy workshops. Once again attendees will hear from Australian and international sustainability experts including Dana Davis, Head of Sustainability at Mara Hoffman in New York; Giusy Bettoni, Sustainability Specialist at C.L.A.S.S in Milan; Elin Larsson, Materials Expert at Filippa K in Stockholm and Dean Jones, co-founder of Glam Corner here in Australia.

The agenda for Day one will centre around the following broad topics:

Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2019

Day two will feature five in depth workshops covering each of the topics on the Day one agenda.

A new industry body, the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA), will be officially launched at the conference. ACTA will support the Australian and New Zealand fashion industry in becoming fully sustainable.

We got a lot of value out of last year’s conference; it was a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people working towards the same goal. Join us at this year’s conference to not only enhance your understanding of sustainability but play a role in improving the circularity of the Australian fashion and textile industry.

When: Thursday 21 March

Timing: 8am registration, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Where: St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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