Monday, June 17, 2024

Sustainable Fashion Showcase


In response to consumer demand, Australian footwear, clothing and textile brands are gearing up to become more sustainable. Now lovers of sustainable fashion can see the latest from local fashion labels that are at the forefront of sustainable fashion in Australia. The showcase is happening when the South Australian Fashion Industry presents the SUSTAIN runway at the SA Fashion Weekend on Saturday 25 March, at Adelaide’s Festival Plaza.

Sustainability champion Sunset Lover is gaining international attention for its use of compostable fabrics. The resort wear label will feature in SUSTAIN  along with other local labels, including amongst others, award winning autark and Naomi Murrell.

Based on taking responsibility for society and environment, Sunset Lover has a strong commitment to ethical production.  The brand’s Instagram handle @sunsetlover_rise invokes its core principles: Responsible, Impact, Society, Environment. At its core, Sunset Lover is about responsible business practices based on ethical conduct, collective action, transparency, diversity and inclusion, animal welfare, protecting and preserving the environment.

Autark, a National Designer Awards finalist, is a much loved slow fashion local favourite. Carefully and thoughtfully made from from all natural fibres, it’s been featured on the runways of The Melbourne Fashion Festival and Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.

Local Designer Naomi Murrell is all about thoughtful production, respect for the artisans and craftspeople with whom they collaborate and attention to minimising environmental impact. From earrings to bucket hats, jeans to swimwear, it’s slow fashion label that’s ensconced in gingham, polka dots, rose pinks and high waisted denim.

Naomi Murrell
Adelaide’s Naomi Murrell modelling her own designs. Image Dimitra Koriozos

Also included in the line-up of local labels is the latest from local HEMP based brands HAB and Solomon Street. These are among the dozen or so local labels that are expected to participate in the SUSTAIN runway.

First Nations Fashion Design

An added bonus for the sustainably minded is a compostable RCYCL bag thats included in the the SA Fashion Weekend gift bags. RCYCL is revolutionising the fashion industry through their clothes recycling program.  They collect unwanted clothing in these compostable bags that can be deposited at numerous outlets around Adelaide. The bags of clothing are then sent for  sorting, deconstruction and collection of reusable fibres that can then be used to make “new” clothing. Visit their website at :

Get Tickets – Sustainable Fashion Australia: SUSTAIN

See more Runways and read about what’s in store on the night at: New Adelaide Event

Featured Image: @sunsetlover_rise

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