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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

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2023 Parade and Marketplace

Give a Frock

The exclusive 2023 collection of eco fashion  by NT and guest interstate designers, will be unveiled at the Araluen Cultural Precinct in Alice Springs on Saturday 24 June 2023

Buy one-off creations from recycled materials by the designers in the Marketplace from 3.15 to 4pm.

Enjoy pre show drinks


View the Parade on the runway located by the Caterpillar Dreaming sculpture at 4pm

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Sustainable Couture Marketplace and Pop-Up Shop 2023

The Araluen Cultural Precincct is home to the Sustainable Couture marketplace in 2023. Here you can meet the designers, see their work and perhaps fall in love with the original designs and seriously damage your credit card!

Saturday 24 June 2023 - Caterpillar Dreaming sculture site  3.15 - 4pm

Sunday 25 June 2023 - Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct


Sustainable Couture will offer community workshps in 2023. These will nurture your creative  spirit, bring you in touch with others interested in sustainability in the cmmunity

Details of the 2023 workshops will be available soon.

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Sign up for these workshops and Say NO to fast fashion

Dates to be confirmed

Bookings opening soon

Venue: Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

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