Wear It – Recreate old fashion into new at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Event – March 19, 2011

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mucke, The Treasury, Emma Grace, Ellie Mucke, sustainable fashion, eco fashion, upcycled fashion

Do you keep your broken jewellery or hoard old shirts in the hope one day you will find the time to resurrect them into something new? Well you are in luck – Your chance to do something about it is coming up at the Wear It – L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival commencing 19 March 2011.

Jeweller, Emma Grace of  The Treasury, and sustainable fashion designer Ellie Mucke of fashion label Mucke, will be collaborating on an exhibition and conducting a series of workshops as part of the Wear It- L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.  Promoting a shift away from a throw away culture, Emma and Ellie will show you how to make new from old, and provide an environment where you can exchange skills, materials and inspiration!

To find out more about this great event, head on over to State of Green

Dames and Divas vintage kimono and organic denim shoes tread ever so lightly!

Dames and Divas, Amanda Fox, GOTS certified denim, vintage kimono shoes

If you are after a unique pair of shoes or accessories that will add that little extra zing (not to mention originality) to your outfit,  Dames and Divas is well worth checking out.

Melbourne based creator, Amanda Fox sources vintage silk kimono fabric direct from Japan and GOTS certified organic denims to adorn some very funky shoes which come in all shapes and sizes – wedges, kitten heels, sandals and ballet flats. State of Greenspoke to Amanda Fox to gleen more about her fashionable local business here.

What Ken Be Done? – good fashion for good

Can collecting Ken Done be good? What would it look like to wear a different piece of 1980s Australian fashion for one year? What Ken Be Done is Jackie Ruddock’s tribute to Ken Done and other 1980s Australian fashion icons. What Ken Be Done also raises money for The Social Studio – who work with young people from refugee backgrounds living in Melbourne. These young people develop their self-esteem, skills and employment prospects using fashion design as a starting point.

Harvest Textiles @ Finders Keepers Markets, Melbourne

October 9, 2010 to October 10, 2010

Harvest Textiles is a team of three women who share a passion for quality handmade textiles, the joy of learning, community and sustainability. They’ll be at Melbourne’s first Finders Keepers market on October 9th & 10th.
Finders Keepers support emerging designers, artists and musicians and focus on bringing new contemporary design to the forefront in Australia.