Clare Press, Marnie Skillings, Rachel Rutt, Tiana Wallace and Louise Van Der Vorst were just a few guests that attended a carefully curated symposium to bring to life a narrative around Shaping The Future of Fashion, developed in collaboration with Clean Cut.
The symposium explored the intersection between positive social and environmental practice and the Fashion industry. Kate Sala, former Chief Operating Officer of Honest By shared her story working alongside Bruno Pieters to ensure full supply chain transparency within the brand. Clare Press - Sunday Style, joined to share her passion for a sustainable and ethical fashion industry and how she can work towards this as a goal within her role as a well known Australian media identity, and Paul Smith founder of Compassionomics inspired guests to think about new models of business in which these practices can be supported.
Guests enjoyed an evening of storytelling and knowledge sharing in the aim of inspiring change within the current paradigm of the industry.
Blue Murder Studios partnered with us to develop our content, and Studio Neon developed an innovative culinary experience to accompany our conversation. Trolley'd collaborated with Noble Spirits to develop a bespoke cocktail for the evening. The Flower Era adorned us with native local flowers.
Asta provided us music for our video.
Guests from relevant industries gathered to hear why Traceability is important and just as relevant within the apparel industry as it is in the food industry.
Patagonia's Director of Social and Environmental Strategy Wendy Savage share Patagonia's transition to 100% traceable down in 2014 whilst Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson from The Three Blue Ducks spoke to how they ensure traceability within their practices.
Guests included RiverCottage Australia's Paul West, Costa Georgiadis, St James Ethics Centre & Ben Brown. Three Blue Ducks catered the evening.
Key apparel industry guests gathered to hear Jill Dumain, environmental director at Patagonia share their story of transition from conventional cotton to organic cotton.
The event was presented by Patagonia and supported by The Australian Fashion Chamber.
Industry representatives included TopShop, David Jones, General Pants, Gary Bigeni, KitX, ByJohnny, Christopher Esber, Vogue Australia, Spell, Alice McCall, FBI Fashion College and Apparel Group to name a few.