City Of Melbourne

Sustainability

Since Melbourne Fashion Week’s inception 25 years ago, we’ve recognised that conversations on fashion and the practices that follow are leaning towards longevity, mindful purchases and transparency. As a result, we’re making moves to be the change and encourage smarter decisions around fashion’s next frontier.

From being the first certified carbon neutral fashion event in Australia to our zero plastic straw policy, we’re supporting this shift in the industry by taking steps to reduce our environmental impact and be more sustainable every Melbourne Fashion Week.

As well as our initiatives, we’ve partnered with artists, designers, industry experts and curators to include events in our program that have a sustainable fashion focus. View our full offering of sustainable events below.

Events

Wear for Success

  • Free event:
  • 2 – 5 SEPT
Give your new or lightly-worn workwear to those in need

Sustainable Design Thinking

  • Talk:
  • 29 Aug
Join sustainable designer Tess Whitfort for an in-depth talk on mindful fashion production in collaboration with Box Hill Institute

Ethical Clothing Australia on Tour

  • Sustainability:
  • 30 AUG – 31 AUG
Get an insider's view on some of Melbourne's most-loved ethical clothing brands

Up-cycling Techniques

  • Sustainability:
  • 31 Aug
Learn how to turn a pre-loved garment into a new piece

Mod Markit – Thrift Edition

  • Retail event:
  • 31 Aug
Join your community of modest clothing lovers for a clothing swap

PENDULUM Studios Launch Party

  • Retail event:
  • 31 Aug
A launch party for sustainable clothing label PENDULUM Studios

The Fashion Forum

  • Talk:
  • 2 SEPT
M/FW's industry event featuring talks from retail and fashion experts

Eco Luxe Fashion Show

  • Runway:
  • 2 SEPT
A collaboration with the Australian Red Cross highlighting the art of up-cycling

Revive Your Old Hat

  • Free event:
  • Tue 3 Sept
Transform your hat with the help of an expert

Town Hall Runway 6

  • Runway:
  • 4 SEPT
A runway dedicated to the slow fashion movement

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