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Launched in 2009, Sustainable Couture has been passionate about staging events and creative activities which use recycled materials and at the same time promote Australian art and design and stimulate the global conversation about sustainability, which is a growing challenge across the globe.
Founders, Franca Frederiksen and Philomena Hali have been joined by a growing group of committed designers and volunteers who, together, coordinate and host the group’s annual art and design events and activities which are recognised locally and nationally for their quirkiness, inventive use of surprising materials and engaging approach to the issue of sustainability.
*Photo: Emma Murray, courtesy of Centralian Advocate 2018
2022 Parade and Marketplace
Shades of sustainability
The exclusive 2022 collection of eco fashion by NT and guest interstate designers, will be unveiled at the Central Australian Aviation Museum in Alice Springs on Sunday 26 June 2022.
Buy one-off creations from recycled materials by the designers in the Marketplace from 1.30 to 4pm.
View the Parade on the catwalk at 3pm
Sustainable Couture Pop-Up Shop 2022
The charming setting of The Residency, a significant heritage site in central Australia, is home to the Sustainable Couture pop-up shop in 2022. Here you can meet the designers, see their work and perhaps fall in love with the original designs and seriously damage your credit card!
Monday 27 June - Sunday 3 July 2022
Venue: The Residency
Corner of Hartley & Parsons Streets, Alice Springs
Sustainable Couture Mentorship Program
Sustainable Couture offers mentoring opportunities to local upcoming designers which helps support and nurture creative development, focusing on sustainability and eco-friendly design.
Details of the 2021 mentorship program and
application forms available soon.
2018 Mentorshp recipie
Image: Sophie Daniels, 2018 Mentorship recipient
Artists' Trail Adventure
Follow the Artists’ Trail around town and join artists in their studios and/or at their public art installations. Have a yarn about how they do what they do… see what they’re working on and be inspired.
Also on the trail will be some public art works with their backstories, as well as funky fences.
Image: Alice springs Community Garden gates designed & made by J9 Stanton
Say No to Fast Fashion - Workshops at Central Craft
Sign up for free workshops for youth - 15-25 years, learn different skills each week and Say NO to fast fashion
Thursdays - 27 May, 3 and 10 June 2021
5.30 - 8.30pm
Workshop 1 - Eco dyeing T shirts with Julie Millerick
Workshop 2 - Sew and alter design with Bernice Bristow
Workshop 3 - Stitch and embellish with Anne Stewart
Venue: Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs