3things' Ethical Fashion Month

When: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2012

Where: All Over

Often our fashion sense has a flow-on effect that we don’t get to see. What are our clothes made of? Who makes them and under what conditions? Could we be making better choices- more eco or people-friendly choices?

These are the questions we’ve been asking ourselves lately, which is why we’ve declared this August (and due to popular demand we're extending it throughout September) ‘Ethical Fashion Month’. Over the next 2 months, we’ll be exploring this notion- learning more about the issues behind the ‘ethics’ of fashion through everyone from worker’s rights advocates to outworkers themselves. We’ll be exploring just how much of an impact our fashion footprint is having on the planet and opening our thinking to designers/innovators/change makers who are challenging the ‘Fast Fashion’ culture of mass production, mass consumption, mass disposal and how we view fashion. In line with being more eco-conscious, we’ve stitched together some DIY mending tips, the top places to buy vintage in your city, simple ways to reduce the environmental impact of caring for your clothes, plus a DIY Clothes Swap Kit with a step-by-step guide to hosting your own swap- including everything from invitation ideas, swing tags, recipes and ideas for creating the ‘clothes swap mood’.

So we’re inviting you to join us on this journey, which we’re viewing as an opportunity to give our wardrobes the ultimate makeover in time for Spring. Over the weeks we’ll be continually uploading blogs, videos, tips, photos, kits n' bits and all things that inspire us. So keep an eye on the Ethical Fashion hub and get ready to evolve your fashion sense.

While you're here, check out our photos from the MCA's Clothing Exchange held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and get inspired to host your own.

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