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3Fish to present at [eco]logical evolution seminar program
Aug '11
Award winning retailer 3Fish is one of many companies to be showcased at the Three day sustainability workshop and seminar series [eco]logical evolution at trade industry event Fashion Exposed. Woodend-­-based 3Fish recently won a UN World Environment Day award that recognized its efforts to establish an ethical supply chain. The company's founders will talk about How they have harnessed sustainability innovations to create a thriving local fashion business.

Fashion Exposed will take place during August 28 to 30 at Melbourne exhibition centre.

The three-­-day [eco]logical evolution seminar program is being hosted by the TFIA in partnership with Sustainable Fashion Australia. The event will harness the current groundswell of social and environmental innovation emerging among local industry thinkers, graduates and designers.

It will showcase examples business best practice and provide compelling case studies for sustainable business practice in the textile, clothing and footwear sector. The program will encourage a big picture perspective that includes holistic business, sustainability and transparency.

The event is timely, with cost reduction and efficiency high on the agenda as local retail endures a difficult period. Attendees with gain insights into how reducing their environmental impact can also reduce their expenses. Highlights of the program include:

• A discussion by Melbourne Fashion icon Karen Webster on “the New Luxury” asrecently presented at an International Fashion Institution Conference in Paris.

• A session exploring the potential of moving from a focus on fashion as a product to fashion as a service. Speakers Kate Luckins (The Clothing Exchange), Glen Rollason (3rd Time) and Yahav Ron (Paris 99 Boutique) will discuss innovative business models that enable this transition.

• An investigation on how the carbon tax will affect the textiles and fashion manufacturing industry thanks to sustainability strategy advisors NetBalance. This session will outline how the government's package may impact on your business.

The Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) has been successfully representing Textile Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries since the 1940s. From big business to small and medium enterprises, from senior executive to junior employee, from teacher to student... all are welcome as members of the TFIA.

The Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)

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