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Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers
May 14, 2017 - 2:55:07 AM

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Eco Fashion Week Australia
is set to take place Down Under from November 23 - 27, 2017 and the festival will be packed with national and international designer runway shows, design and textile art exhibitions, pop up shops, workshops, and seminars to promote sustainability. Founded by Perth-based Australian eco fashion designer and visual artist Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy, Zuhal has taken her passion for slow fashion to a new level with the creation of this first of its kind fashion event for the region.

The focus will be sustainable, ethical production, organic and natural materials which does not leave carbon foot prints. Garments created with Organic, re-cycled, up-cycled fabrics, traditional hand-crafted textiles; EFWA is passionate about creating a world where garments have a clean and positive story to tell. The week-long event will be held in the historic town of Fremantle, in Perth City.

After traveling the globe and showcasing her own lines in locations as far away at Canada, Kuvan-Mills is setting her sights on promoting and showcasing Australian and international sustainable artists and designers in her beloved home of Australia.

Eco Fashion Week Australia will bring together designers, artists, community, media, businesses and educational programs, as well as the local Governments, to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion.

"The goal is to ignite and inspire attendees to change their perspective on fashion and take a good look at who makes their clothing, and how it is manufactured," said Zuhal-Mills. "Rallying against the notion that Eco fashion is all hemp and granola, EFWA will present only the most creative, artistic and beautiful sustainable fashion."
This is crucial, considering that the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters worldwide, not to mention one of the least ethical. EFWA and Kuvan-Mills seek to prove that Eco fashion can be just as stylish as its fast fashion counterpart, while remaining socially and environmentally responsible.

This very first Eco designer runway for Western Australia will offer schools offering student designer shows and awards, collaborating with universities, TAFE (Australia's largest vocational education and training provider) and design schools addressing sustainability wholeheartedly.

Ethical designs by Green Embassy of Perth, Australia

EFWA is looking for ethical designers who offer:

Environmentally friendly fabrics (Organic cotton, wool, alpaca, hemp, bamboo, silk );

Evidence of Zero waste in your collection;

Locally produced products;

Re-cycled/Up cycled materials;

Application of traditional hand made textile techniques and craft.

(Strictly NO fur, and NO any animal parts.)

Designers Applications: More information can be obtained at: http://www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/

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