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‘Standing proud of who you are’: Africa Fashion celebrates queer storytelling and colonial rebellion

‘Standing proud of who you are’: Africa Fashion celebrates queer storytelling and colonial rebellion

Africa has long been overlooked in contemporary fashion. But, in the National Gallery of Victoria’s new exhibition Africa Fashion, Senior Curator Dr Christine Checinska wants to showcase “an abundance rather than a lack”, of African creativity. “It’s about showing the world we’ve always been cosmopolitan, we’ve always been creative, we’ve always created artwork and we’ve...

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Viktoria & Woods: an ode to the professional and the restful

Viktoria & Woods: an ode to the professional and the restful

“It shall be comfortable, it shall be solid, it shall stand up to the wear and tear, and delight, it should be a pleasure to be in and work in,” the modernist Harry Seidler said of his architecture. The sentiment is no doubt shared by Margie Woods, whose show at Australian Fashion Week was held...

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Australian fashion people show us their favourite flats

Australian fashion people show us their favourite flats

IMAGE VIA @TO.KA.YA/INSTAGRAM WORDS BY IZZY WIGHT Loafers, brogues, ballet flats and more. Fortunately for the health of our metatarsals, flats are having a moment. Spearheaded by the revival of the ballet flat (and more specifically, the Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2022 runway), flats of all kinds are being collectively embraced right now. And for good...

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Will Australia tax fast fashion anytime soon? – Ragtrader

Will Australia tax fast fashion anytime soon? – Ragtrader

RMIT professor Alice Payne has called the ultra-fast fashion tax that France is currently establishing a very progressive step but said Australia has a long way to go in making the same move. “The ultra-fast fashion tax that France is establishing is very progressive and recognises the urgency of the issue of overconsumption and textile...

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Shein cancels pop-up event weeks before start of new fast fashion tax

Shein cancels pop-up event weeks before start of new fast fashion tax

A Shein pop-up store that was to be opened in Perth has abruptly been cancelled weeks before the federal government is set to begin taxing fast fashion retailers. The three-day event was to reportedly include a live DJ, photo booth and giveaways and was pencilled in to launch on June 21 at the Lakeside Joondalup...

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Should Australia Follow France’s Ban on Fast Fashion Ads?

Should Australia Follow France’s Ban on Fast Fashion Ads?

Professor Alice Payne, Dean, School of Fashion & Textiles “The ultra-fast fashion tax that France is establishing is very progressive and recognises the urgency of the issue of overconsumption and textile waste. “However, France has had a mandatory extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme in place since 2007, with a levy per item. In terms of...

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Inside Melbourne Museums’ ‘Piinpi’ exhibition

Inside Melbourne Museums’ ‘Piinpi’ exhibition

Pictured dress by Maicie Lalara, 2018Courtesy of the artist and Anindilyakwa ArtsPhotography by Anna ReynoldsWORDS BY IZZY WIGHT “Woven into these garments is a shared vision for storytelling and continuation of cultural practices.” For thousands of years, Australia’s First Peoples have been creating art imbued with the colours, shapes and textures of Country. Brought to...

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Calls for Australia to follow France as it gets set to tax ultra-fast fashion

Calls for Australia to follow France as it gets set to tax ultra-fast fashion

In short: France will add a $16 tax to every ultra-fast fashion item sold. The legislation aims to slash the environmental impact of mass-produced clothing. What’s next? Sustainable fashion advocates say Australia should follow the trend. If you look at the label on the clothes you’re wearing right now, chances are they’re made from a synthetic fibre....

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Australia Joins Ranks in Push for Fast Fashion Tax

Australia Joins Ranks in Push for Fast Fashion Tax

An Australian research group has found that the country’s consumers purchase more apparel than any other nation in the world—and it’s recommending a tax on fast fashion to address the massive buildup of waste. According to the Australia Institute, the Land Down Under has officially surpassed the U.S. as the biggest consumer of textiles per...

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Smart logistics are enabling Australian fashion labels to thrive abroad

Smart logistics are enabling Australian fashion labels to thrive abroad

Australian fashion brands are gaining momentum in the UK and Europe, reflecting the growing diversity and dynamism of the global fashion industry.  But how can these brands optimise customer experience and delivery capabilities when they are based literally at the other end of the world? While design can be managed from anywhere, logistics can be...

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Report calls for Australian fast fashion tax

Report calls for Australian fast fashion tax

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