One stitch at a time
Yes…it is disappointing to have had to cancel Sustainable Couture’s live events for 2020 thanks to THAT uninvited, all pervasive, current ruler of the universe.
However, no matter where you live you can connect creatively and explore some inventive ways of living more sustainably. With everyone’s health and wellbeing more important than ever, Sustainable Couture is organising online community-sustaining opportunities for our ‘tribe’ of innovative makers, so you wherever you live.
Remember jumbo jets? Well, do you know that Australians discard clothing at the rate of one full jumbo every hour.
Click here for stories on our designers, step-by-step ways to reuse fabrics, and how to remake and refashion garments that have been hanging idly in your wardrobe, as well as linking you with other online resources to nurture your creative urges to recycle textiles.
But, be warned…once you become inspired to have a go at some creative playtime, you may not want to go back to work!
And, visit our on-line marketplace so that you can buy one-off, distinctive garments created by our passionate Sustainable Couture designers from recycled clothes & fabrics.
So, be sure to join us for Sustainability – one stitch at a time!
Philomena Hali and Franca Frederiksen
Sustainable Couture Founders
Co-instigator of Sustainable Couture and three-time recipient of ‘runner-up’ Wearable Art Awards, Franca is passionate about fashioning stylish garments from recycled and sometimes surprising fabrics.
A long-time dressmaker and passionate about the environment, Carmel prefers to reuse and repurpose, and loves working with vintage pre-loved or found natural materials that 'come with a story’.
*Sophie Daniels (centre) on the runway with her models, at Eco Fashion Week Australia 2018
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