Panel Discussion Change-Making Beyond the Catwalk

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Fri, 21.07.2017

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street
3000 Melbourne

with Ina Budde, Melinda Tually, David Giles-Kaye & Clare Press

Join this exciting panel of speakers that intend to steer the fashion industry in new, more sustainable directions. How can we make changes with what we have – as designers, consumers or policy-makers?

Ina Budde, MA Sustainability in Fashion, is a future-thinking designer, lecturer and entrepreneur of sustainable fashion. As founder of Design for Circularity, a sustainable design lab, she initiates recyclable product and system innovations for fashion labels with the aim to close the loop for textiles. Developing the Extended Closed Loop platform as system for an interconnected circular industry structure, she received the Next Economy Award 2015 and was selected as one of the sustainable innovators 2014 by LAUNCH Nordic. Ina lectures Sustainable Design Strategies at universities in Hamburg, Copenhagen and London and teaches at ESMOD Berlin. For Fast Fashion | Slow Fashion she has been conducting workshops on Circular Design with students at RMIT School of Fashion & Textiles.

Melinda Tually is the Director of NDLESS: The New Normal and the Coordinator for Fashion Revolution Australia and New Zealand. Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks, communications, partnerships and sourcing. Melinda was Deputy Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, the body responsible for advocacy of the Fair Trade movement from 2014 –2016. Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry.

David Giles-Kaye has been a Board member at The Council of Textile and Fashion since 2011 and CEO for the past 18 months. Dave is also involved with the technology company Imagine Intelligent Materials, which is using graphene to develop applications in smart clothing. His industry background lies in sports apparel with global company WL Gore (Gore-Tex), in business development and R&D, and with a start-up European sports fashion brand. Dave has also had experience in performance apparel and equipment for defense, and as a consultant with the government’s Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia.

This event is hosted by journalist, author and slow fashion expert Clare Press. Her book "Wardrobe Crisis - How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion" was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and will be published in China and the US next year. Ex-Vogue, she is currently Marie Claire's fashion editor-at-large, and Daily Life’s 'Sustainable Style' columnist. She recently launched Wardrobe Crisis, The Podcast. Throughout her long career as a fashion insider she has reported on shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, and interviewed everyone from Beyoncé and Pharrell to Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard. Clare is a passionate advocate for responsible fashion, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.

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Event series: Fast Fashion | Slow Fashion