Ethical Practice

Recap | AFC x ECA Afternoon Session

Recap | AFC x ECA Afternoon Session

A big thank you to designer Bianca Spender, Kate Bielenberg (Cue), Melinda Tually (Ndless) and Angela Bell (ECA) for taking part in an engaging conversation on ethical practice and local manufacturing at our Sydney Afternoon Session earlier this week! For those who couldn't make it along to the session, here is a quick recap...

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

We’re excited to partner up with Moral Fairground — an organisation that promotes fair, ethical, and sustainable business practices — for their Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival happening on December 2 (Saturday) from 11am to 9pm at Federation Square. This is a fantastic opportunity for the best ethical brands to make their products available to an anticipated walk-thru crowd of 50,000 right in time for Christmas!

Meet | Testex

Meet | Testex

Get to know CTF Members TESTEX, the independent Swiss testing and certification organisation operating worldwide with the focus on textile testing since 1846! Sustainability, transparency and ethical standards are core principles to which TESTEX is committed. Through their expertise and services, TESTEX supports manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, brands and end-users alike.

Member Spotlight | Artisans of Fashion

Member Spotlight | Artisans of Fashion

Meet Artisans of Fashion (AOF), a social enterprise founded by Sydney based Creative, Caroline Poiner with the aim to promote cultural sustainability, authenticity and social change for village artisans in India. AOF has a specific focus on empowering women & marginalised communities, working with them to preserve traditional craft skills and connect these techniques to designers and retail brands in the international market...

MEET | Melinda Tually

MEET | Melinda Tually

This month we catch up with Melinda Tually, the driving force behind Fashion Revolution Au/NZ and Nndless - The New Normal. In her role a as a Responsible Retail Strategist, Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks and develop systems understanding and policies to guide best practice...

Member Spotlight | The Ark Clothing Co.

Member Spotlight | The Ark Clothing Co.

More than just a fashion brand, The Ark Clothing Co. exercise a culture of design with integrity. From their work with local community groups and manufacturers through to ethical accreditation, the growing team of 70 are intent on making a difference. "We exercise socially responsible practices knowing we have the potential to not only transform the way in which we view and understand fashion, but also the opportunity to change people's lives." As members of the Council of Textile & Fashion, The Ark Clothing Co. play an active role in supporting the future growth of the Australian fashion industry and the people behind it.

Member Spotlight | The Dress Collective

Member Spotlight | The Dress Collective

Ever tried to shop Australian made fashion online? Or, sought an e-commerce platform for your brand amongst other local designers? Meet The Dress Collective, home to 100% Australian made fashion, and the newest member addition here at the Council of Textile & Fashion. Founded by Claire Goldsworthy, what sets The Dress Collective apart from other online stores is the focus on supporting the local community of Australian designers and makers, and the sharing of their stories. The collective values the 'slow fashion' ethos, promoting transparency, ethical practice and quality over quantity.