FairArtisan, Your Alternative, Ethical Online Gallery/Boutique

Your Alternative Ethical Gallery

FairArtisan is an Online Gallery/Boutique- Selling With a Social Conscience.

FairArtisan was devised with a desire to create a supportive and ethical platform for a selected number of local and international artisans. We choose these artisans by their quirkiness of design and their love of re-using and re-creating from eco-friendly materials.

We believe in the concept of Ethical trade and Artistic practices.

We are currently sourcing New Eco-Designers of Wearable Contemporary Art and Edgy Object Graffiti artists. Please take a look at our site, and we’d love to hear from You…

Sustainable Fashion – Melbourne’s Top 100

The Age newspapers Melbourne Magazine features 4 fashion designers who are making sustainable fashion.

ANISHA BHOYRO is a fashion designer who recently won the 2011 RMIT Student Prize as part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) Spotlight Emerging Designer Series.

EMMA GRACE is a contemporary jeweller and repairer. Emma’s goal is to be an international leader in sustainable jewellery design and she is well on her way to achieving that goal.

JULIETTE ANICH describes herself as a Locavore Explorer, with her most recent work on  Urban Food Maps (the reason she’s featured in The Age Top 100). However, her passion for keeping a local focus also transcends to clothing through a professional clothes swapping service that she co-founded. The Clothing Exchange is an organisation dedicated to holding professional clothes swapping events Australia-wide.

Nerida Lennon for making a documentary on sustainable fashion and the future of the fashion industry.

The Melbourne Magazine is out this week.

Melbourne shows us its eco with Fair@Square runway

Melbourne shows us its eco with Fair at Square runway

The Fair @ Square runway on last Friday night provided a stylish platform for some of Australia’s most committed sustainable fashion designers. The parade was opened by RMIT co-director of fashion, Karen Webster who gave an impassioned talk calling Australia’s fashion designers to be mindful of the environment, and urging shoppers to consider quality and longevity over quantity: “Let’s prevent fashion from imploding on itself to create a viable and vibrant community.”

The stage was then taken by some of the most innovative and mindful designers currently working in the Australian industry. To have a look at the amazing fashion on show click http://www.thevine.com.au/blog/tulliajack/melbourne-shows-us-its-eco-with-fair-at-square-runway20111205.aspx

Fair Fashion Show

December 2, 2011 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Fair@Square fashion show showcases a variety of approaches to sustainable, ethical fashion. The mix of fair trade, recycled, organic, and handmade items is just a small selection from the growing number of labels which are proving that fashion with a conscience isn’t just about organic cotton T-shirts any more – there’s plenty to choose from for more dressy occasions too. Stay tuned for more about the inspirational labels that will feature on the catwalk.

Date: Friday 2 December, 2011
Location: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Admission: $30 per ticket (Ticket includes Fashion Show & goody bag)

More details http://moralfairground.com.au/fairfashion.html

SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition

August 1, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Featuring projects that innovate and enquire, educate and inspire. All on show in a stunning new venue. See more info at www.srdchange.org

A thought provoking selection of well developed, innovative Graduate concepts that address issues of sustainability, social equity and community selected from across Australia’s leading tertiary institutions.

SRD CHANGE 11 National is a special project of the SRD and part of SYDNEY DESIGN 2011 presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

Also check out SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition ‘Cocktail Launch

Fundraiser: Get Rachael Cassar to New York Fashion Week – This Saturday

July 9, 2011 3:00 pm

Rachael has been selected by New York Fashion Week to show her collection on the catwalk in September. She is one of only seven emerging designers from around the world selected by the show’s organisers.

We love Rachael’s eco fashion so much we produced a feature on her that you can read here

Drinks, eats and entertainment will be provided and it is being held at Balmain Road Antiques Centre where you will also be able to browse through 50 shops crammed full of collectables, curios, vintage and antique furniture, decorative arts and more!! Discounts will also be on offer from many of the shops!

Book your ticket here