In this panel discussion, moderated by Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) National Manager Angela Bell, Australian designers and industry figures will share stories about their journey to create a responsible and sustainable label, and explore changing consumer interest in ethics and sustainability. We will tease out what Australian businesses are doing to produce ethically and sustainable clothing and why they remain committed to making in Australia.
ECA is an accreditation body working towards a more transparent and accountable fashion industry in Australia—one that values ethical business practices and the welfare of garment workers. Melbourne Museum is proud to present these contemporary stories and exchange ideas for a thriving, sustainable future.
The ECA program protects Australia’s hardworking and skilled people who are an integral part of local industry by ensuring that they work in safe conditions and receive the appropriate pay and entitlements. The organisation also helps connect brands with local makers as a way of strengthening Australian fashion and supporting local skills.