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Fashion - June 14, 2019

Slow style party

Have you idea about in which your garments come from and wherein they go when you are finished with them?

That is what Green Skills want you to do at its Slow Fashion Festival this weekend.

The competition will have fun sustainable fashion and train people approximately nearby home made and upcycled alternatives in Albany.

Green Skills venture officer Rachel Pontin said the idea got here from research by using Jane Milburn, a sustainability representative, who determined Australians bought 27kg of textiles every 12 months and threw 23kg into landfill — placing microplastics into the air, soil and water.

“Slow style is a go back to buying fine natural fibre garb that lasts for longer and maintaining existing clothes in stream as opposed to sending them to landfill as the ‘fast style’ industry does,” she said.

 

“This event goals to elevate humans’s attention approximately the impact of rapid style, empower human beings with data and realistic abilities, and show off the sustainable neighborhood options available to us within the Great Southern.”

The festival might be held at Fossicker’s Shed at the back of the Tip Shop, Hanrahan Road Tip Site.

Mr Chester collects 50 wool bales of 2nd-hand apparel from nearby op shops every week that would in any other case go to landfill and redistributes it to communities in need and different reuse tasks.

A row of bales could be left in area for the competition so network participants can see the scale of clothing waste in Albany.

On the day, there could be workshops and two fashion parades, food and espresso trucks, a clothing swap desk and local market stalls selling upcycled or sustainable garb and jewelry.

Attendees can deliver as much as 5 objects to the clothes change table to alternate.

A style parade will run at 1pm and 3pm, and will function domestically made clothing, along with upcycled coffee pod jewelry.