CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...
GET TO KNOW THE SECOND BATCH OF CTF MEMBERS THAT YOU'LL FIND AT FEN 2017 THIS COMING AUGUST! THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN CTF AND FEN HAS SEEN US HANDPICK A SELECTION OF LABELS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK AT FASHION EXPOSED NOW, AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST FASHION TRADE EVENT!
The desire to involve herself in a fashion industry where transparency was not yet custom didn't interest the aspirational RMIT Honors graduate, so she decided to do one thing: be honest.
Launching her label, Lois Hazel in 2015, the designer is committed to sustainable and ethical practices, offering 100% transparency on sourcing and production for each element of garments with all craftsmanship completed either in house or by a network of local seamstresses. Collections incorporate dead stock textiles to minimise waste, and feature exclusive and small run pieces.
Scott Benedictine is the Melbourne based label by Warren Harrison. With a high focus on quality and craftsmanship, the designer brings his background in master tailoring to a modern market.
All of the Scott Benedictine Shirting is individually hand cut and machined in their Melbourne Studio 'Maison de Benedictine'. Here, fabrics are carefully selected and time taken to pre-wash and hand treat everything in order to obtain the perfect fit and feel.
Garments tend to be gender-fluid, with pieces designed to be worn how you will, fitted, loose, however you deem to be your choice of perfect 'fit'.
"We believe in 'slow fashion'. We also believe that 'fit' is a relative concept. Something that is personal to the wearer. By purchasing a Scott Benedictine piece, we enter into a kind of collaboration. We spent the time on every stitch, but its true form shows when you put it on. "
CLOTH & CO
Cloth & Co. is an Australian based luxury lifestyle brand founded with the primary objective of helping alleviate poverty through the utilisation of traditional artisan’s techniques, as well as providing capacity and skills development to those in need.
Cloth & Co. partners with women’s cooperatives and rural artisan communities to create luxurious collections using organic and natural fibres.
Every purchase is supporting sustainable development and ethical labour practices through grassroots projects in rural India.
ELVIE & LEO
Launched in May 2016, by sisters Nikki Metzner and Lizzie Gillies, Elvie & Leo bring beautifully designed, considered pieces that are carefully edited and curated to enhance the unique, intangible mix that is the Elvie woman.
Elvie & Leo is a curated styling portal, designing a range of fashion-led on-trend key pieces, personally curated to a bespoke membership-based audience. The label also collaborates with renowned Australian designers, innovating staple pieces that build the base of a seasonal wardrobe, tailored for women of today.
Elvie & Leo womenswear is a collection of modern, minimal, classic pieces that build the fundaments of a women's wardrobe. Built on classic design, the brand uses international fabrications sourced from Turkey, Japan and New Zealand and is manufactured locally in Melbourne.
Minnow Zola is a fashion label for the modest woman, whichever faith she belongs to, who wants to dress well.
The label focuses on designs that are easy wear and care without sacrificing style, creating timeless pieces that will survive the trends of tomorrow. Seeing clothing as the space between the public and the private, Minnow Zola pieces let you create your own story, a space where you can breathe.
100% Australian made and owned, ethical practice lies at the core of the business with a motto of 'people first'. Every touch point is designed with the respect and care. From minimising their environmental footprint through to ensuring that the workers who make their garments are paid fairly and work under safe conditions. The design team always considers the supply chain, where the fibres are grown, the impact on the growers, and the community.
"Most of all we’re here to serve, our our customer, community, and our people."
STAY TUNED AS WE CONTINUE TO PROFILE SOME OF THE AMAZING CTF MEMBERS THAT WILL BE TAKING PART IN FEN 2017, AND BE SURE TO STOP BY FOR YOURSELF THIS AUGUST!