M/FW is committed to making the event as sustainable as possible and each year we build on ways to reduce its footprint whether that be through carbon neutrality, offering designers with strong ethical foundations an opportunity to join our runways, or opening up dialogue on sustainability with talks and workshops featured throughout the program.
Melbourne Fashion Week is once again certified carbon neutral by the federal government’s Climate Active program. All carbon emissions produced from the event are reduced where possible and tracked – from our attendee’s travel and event catering to construction materials at runways and the flowers we use to decorate spaces. Any emissions that remain are offset and $1 from every ticket sale of M/FW produced events will go towards this. This year we are investing in a native forest regeneration project which restores vegetation to degraded agricultural land in central Queensland as well as an Aboriginal owned business managing bushfires by employing traditional patchwork burning in Cape York, which reduces carbon from wildfires.