About Sustainable Couture

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

 

Members have been creating one-off, edgy fashion designs, accessories and 

homewares, as well as focusing community attention on 

sustainability through the endless possibilities of recycling, upcycling, repurposing and reducing textile waste, since 2009.

 

The collective energy of the group is refreshed annually by way of new designers being invited to participate in the parade and pop-up shop or the return of past designers - the ebb and flow is managed by a core group.  This group also shares the following overall responsibilities including, seeking funding, coordinating the various events’ program, social media activity, public relations, website management, producing the parade, coordinating designers and their models and hosting the various events referred to below.

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 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 when we used fly?  Well, do you know that Australians discarded clothing at the rate of 1 jumbo jet full every hour.

 

Click here for step-by-step to ways to reuse fabrics, and learn 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

Franca Frederiksen

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Galleries

All In The Same Boat

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Lost & Found

Surprising materials. Innovative objects. Topical themes.  Thought provoking.  And… just plain fabulous!

Worn to be Wild

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EVENTS

UPCOMING

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We  would like to thank  our sponsors

Alice Springs Convention Centre

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College

St Philip's College

Rotary Henley on Todd Inc

 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

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