about us

 Sustainable Couture is a thriving network of Australian designers who have fused their skills to forge a unique approach to recycling, refashioning and reconstructing textiles.


By creating one-off, edgy fashion designs, accessories and

homewares, the designers focus community attention on

sustainability through the endless possibilities of recycling and reducing textile waste.




- - - One stitch at a time - - -



Yes…it is disappointing to have to cancel the live events for Sustainable Couture 2020 thanks to THAT uninvited, all pervasive, current ruler of the universe. 

However, 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 can connect creatively and explore some inventive ways of living more sustainably, wherever you live.

In the coming months we will be bringing you inspiring ways to reuse fabrics, 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, you may not want to go back to work!

And we’ll be launching 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

Ps  in the meantime, clean out those cupboards and be ready for some creative playtime.

 We thank our sponsors - 

Alice Springs Town Council, Brian Tucker Accounting, Alan Phillips Art - for giving us the opportunity to develop our creative skills, contribute to a rich, innovative art, craft and design community and bring attention to the national discussion around our environment and the urgent need to reduce textile waste in landfill

We thank our partners - Central Craft, The Residency, Heritage Alice Springs and the Central Australian Aviation Museum

Carmel Ryan, designer -  using recycled doona cover and fabric by Linda Jackson

                                 Simply sensational...


So sustainable


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