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It's heart warming how huge the Fashion Revolution movement has become. It honors those within the fashion industry whom have been exploited, especially those who suffered due to the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. It was that day the the Fashion Revolution was born. This year our Fashion Revolution stand has been focusing on slowing everything down; to make higher quality, hand made and more sustainable items. We have been radical enough to even try and close the loop. For example, making up-cycled items (our "Marjas" label), using unsold stock or with...

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As the attached picture highlights, the circular model is the most sustainable method of fashion consumption. We know you (our customers) are all about the pursuit of sustainability, so this year we want to cater completely for you (our circular fashion conscious consumers). Up-cycled and GORGEOUS  pre-loved items will become our rallying cry, to say "No more throwaway fashion!" . Together, we will pressure the fashion industry to change how fashion is made and inspire our peers (because you look totally fabulous) on how it should be consumed.  To check out the up-cycled and pre-loved items added so far, go to the Marjas  section on our home...

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I had an epiphany. It was an “AAAAAAAA” the sun dapples through cloud moment. The event occurred when I read a peppermint poster pull-out that said.....

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Our goal for 2018 for ‘Aware… social design project’ is to highlight how waste is a design flaw. Unfortunately, many materials are wasted during the production process. Over the past two years myself and many of the designers that I work with have discovered that waste can be a resource. We have made use of discarded and remnant materials by making purses, bags, accessories and bears. Our focus on timeless styles, and quality construction is very much a part of our goal to minimise fashion waste. This is because most of post – consumer waste is created by poor design...

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Today I had a customer at my shop tell me they loved the clothes, but it was just too expensive. This was for a $79 hand embroidered tunic that would have taken at least 40+ hours to embroider. In the modern age this work could be done by machine and sold for $40 (which would make me more profit than the hand embroidered version). But in my opinion producing such a garment is perhaps, although still beautiful, it's lacking something, something that gives the owner the pleasure of wearing art and culture. The pleasure derived from an artisan made garment...

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