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Life Beyond Single Use: eco-crafternoon

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on February 15th, 2013

23 February , 2013
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

Pre-loved PET pig

A local Sustainable Living Festival event, hosted by Transition Port Phillip.

Join us for an afternoon of creative workshops and transform waste into art. Learn how to make preloved PETs – upcycled clothing & jewellery – fused plastic flowers, purses & flags –  knit with plastic yarn (plarn)

Date: Saturday 23 February, 12-4pm.

Location: Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55a Blessington St, St Kilda

Bookings essential $5 earlybird (by 14 Feb) or $10

Transition Port Phillip is part of the Transition Town Network – our vision is to inspire and enhance connectedness and sustainable living.

Commune 2 Festival + Ride to Work + Artland

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 11th, 2011

12 October , 2011
11:30 amto5:30 pm

Following the success of Commune in May 2011, we’ve decided to do it all again! Commune @ RMIT Brunswick is fusing Ride to Work + Artland + Commune into one big market and festival day and everyone is invited!  Download the event flyer for details, including the Moreart Spring Fashion Ride.

Date: 12 October, 2011 Time: 11:30am – 14:30 pm followed by drinks and music at 3pm

Location: Buildings 513 and 514, RMIT University, 25 Dawson Street Brunswick

>>Commune @ RMIT Brunswick

Celebrating Sustainable Fashion at RMIT Brunswick

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 11th, 2011

18 May , 2011
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Explore your creativity and learn how easy it is to be fashionably green at RMIT University’s inaugural sustainability festival and conference day, Commune@RMIT Brunswick, on Wednesday, 18 May.

Commune@RMIT Brunswick will feature speakers, creative workshops and exciting market stalls selling textiles, crafts, reworked garments and Fairtrade products, as well as organic and vegan food. Other activities will include a clothes and fabric swap, bike repair workshops and “Conversations over Tea Cosies”, a community project led by RMIT students that found novel uses for old jumpers.  Keith Cowlishaw, Head of RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles, said the event would engage students, staff and the community around Slow Craft and Design, local and global collaboration, and holistic approaches to creative practice. “This event is an opportunity for students and staff to come together with industry and the community to share and explore sustainability practice,” he said.

Popular Sydney based artist and director of Cloth Fabric, Julie Paterson, will conduct hands-on creative workshops at the festival. Other workshops will include heat transfer dyeing, Green Futuring, Zero-waste children’s clothing demonstrations and a Deconstruction/Reconstruction clothing workshop.  Festival guests will include Peppermint Magazine, Zero Carbon Moreland and Ethical Clothing Australia, with speakers including Cecilia Granadino (MINKA Fair Trade), Grace McQuilten (The Social Studio), Georgia McCorkill (The Red Carpet Project) and Swedish fashion “hacktivist”, Otto von Busch.

Patricia Brien, Creative Producer of Commune@RMIT Brunswick said: “Creativity is essential in commanding a more sustainable fashion and textiles industry, but by actively engaging with our local and global communities, our intention is to make change happen together.”

Wednesday, 18 May, 12pm–6pm
RMIT University Buildings 513 and 514, 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Free (NB. some workshops attract a participation fee)

Full event program: or download the activity poster.

Rid Australia of Bad Pants! Fair Trade Organic Underwear Giveaway

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on July 6th, 2009

Source: Zazie Tolmer Pants to Poverty Australia Campaign


In the fight against Bad Pants, Pants to Poverty Australia are holding an amnesty on Bad Pants. Every fifth person at the one-day-only event will receive their Good Pants FREE in exchange for their Bad Pants.

Tuesday 7th July between 10am and 6pm
Friends of the Earth shop, 312 Smith St, Collingwood.

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Seeking support for Pants to Poverty campaign

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on June 18th, 2009

Please see message below.

I am involved in a new campaign to have the chemical endosulphane present in pesticides used in the cultivation of cotton banned for its negative human and environmental side effects. The campaign is the brainchild of a UK group called Pants to Poverty. I am helping them to launch here in Australia.

I was wondering whether you would have any good ideas as to which groups would be good to approach. Also would you know of anyone working on these kinds of issues here in Melbourne?

Let me know,

Earth Made Me

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on May 21st, 2009

Earth Made me

Here at Earth Made Me, we are very much involved in sustainability. With our parent company having been in the fashion industry for 13 years and having been appalled by the amount of wastage, the Earth Made Me brand aims to both address and raise awareness about the issue, whilst still appealing to the fashion savvy demographic.

Earth Made Me is an eco-chic boutique, showcasing local and internationals labels with eco-friendly product ranging from casual wear and evening wear to accessories; an amazing selection in fashion and lifestyle for the eco-chic shopper. Earth Made Me is a proud supporter of Fair Trade practices and supports sustainability through the use of environmentally friendly processes.

Currently under development, our store will be unique by nature, encompassing an eco-friendly and sustainable fit-out with recycled and environmentally conscious fixtures. In the meantime, we have an online store at Earth Made Me.