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