‘Slow fashion’ movement gaining momentum with Eco Fashion Week planned for November

Shontaye Kickett, from Xpressions Models, is the face of the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia. Picture: David Collins
Shontaye Kickett, from Xpressions Models, is the face of the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia. Picture: David Collins

FASHION designers who create with organic, recycled or upcycled fabrics can take part in the 2017 Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) in November.

Organisers are also calling for those that use or create traditional hand-crafted textiles, use environmentally friendly fabrics, show evidence of zero waste in their collection and use locally produced products.

The week-long event will take place in WA from November 23 to 27 at Victoria Hall in Fremantle.

The festival will be packed with national and international designer runway shows, design and textile art exhibitions, pop-up shops, workshops, and seminars to promote sustainability.

It will also include the Anita Moon Awards of Excellence and the ‘Style it Green’ challenge.

EFWA has been founded by Perth eco fashion designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, of Green Embassy, Zuhal, who has taken her passion for slow fashion to a new level.

Kuvan-Mills is setting her sights on promoting and showcasing Australian and international sustainable artists and designers at home after travelling the globe with her own lines.

“The goal is to ignite and inspire attendees to change their perspective on fashion and take a good look at who makes their clothing and how it is manufactured,” Kuvan-Mills said.

The event will also present student designer shows and awards, collaborating with universities, Tafe and design schools addressing sustainability.

Kuvan-Mills aims to prove that eco fashion can be just as stylish as its fast fashion counterpart, while remaining socially and environmentally responsible.

For more or for designer registration, visit ecofashionweekaustralia.com.

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