RMIT Ethical Fashion Expo
Presented by RMIT Sustainability
Commemorating the 1129 garment workers who died during the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013, Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign ran each April calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.
This year RMIT will run an expo of events demonstrating different ways people can participate in Fashion Revolution Week.
RMIT Oxfam Clothes Swap:
Want to pass on your unwanted clothing to someone who'll love each piece the way it deserves? Bring your clean dresses, pants, shirts and skirts to RMIT Oxfam's Clothes Swap.
You must purchase a free 'swapper' ticket to receive swap tokens for your beloved items, so please RSVP and fill in your details. We will contact you with further information once you've registered!
To make this swap extra memorable, we encourage garments that are locally made, designer, vintage or fabulous, in one way or another. Just make sure you are emotionally detached from the item, as any items left over go to charity.
To qualify for swap tokens, items must be in as-new or gently used condition, without significant stains or faults.
Fitted For Work Thrift Pop Up
Fitted For work are a not for profit organisation that help women experiencing disadvantage get into work and keep it. Fitted For Work offer employment services which help women build their skills and develop their confidence in order to achieve meaningful work.
Fitted for Work are committed to becoming financially self-sustainable through establishing innovative and profitable social enterprises such as The Conscious Closet, their retail initiative. All proceeds from sales at The Conscious Closet go directly to supporting our Fitted for Work programs and services.
Guest Speakers (12:00pm-1:45pm)
The Conscious Closet
Emily Billing is a passionate thrifter, slow fashion advocate, and creative upcycler. She loves the thrill of finding those special pieces (without paying retail prices) and often looks for opportunities to convert her friends to the thrift life! You can follow her @blueumbrellalane or www.blueumbrellalane.com.
The Conscious Closet
As a stylist, using profiling I aim to discover your personal style to create the right formula for you, your lifestyle and personality. I love the process of discovering an individuals' energy and developing a look perfect for them, so they have the confidence to feel great each day. You can follow her at www.belindafaye.com.au.
Fairtrade Australia New Zealand
Amy is part of the Business Development team at Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. With a background in international relations and development, she has seen firsthand the positive impact that Fairtrade has on farmers and workers around the world. From coffee farmers in Indonesia, to tea pluckers in Tanzania and cotton farmers in India, the people behind the products are what motivates Amy day to day.