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Upcoming Event

Many Hands: The Making Of A Garment

Come along and follow the journey of a garment – from creation through to the final product when it’s ready for the runway – or delivery to you! From fabric artists and printers, to patternmakers and machinists, this will be a visually compelling story of the many hands that make our clothes. Join us for the launch of Many Hands: The Making of a Garment which will include a discussion about the importance of highlighting the people and the skills behind Australia’s local industry. Expect to meet some other ethical makers at the event, learn more about brands that are made in Melbourne and about the importance of protecting the rights garment workers. The launch event will include a discussion about the importance of highlighting the people and the skills behind Australia’s local industry. This is a great chance for you to network with other ethical makers at the event and celebrate your fellow garment workers and business owners. The installation is delivered in partnership with The Ark Clothing Co and the launch event is also delivered in partnership and The Social Studio.

When: March 11 - 20th, 8am - 6pm daily
Launch Event: March 16th, 6pm
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