Published on 14/10/20
We are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Ethical Clothing Australia Week 2020. Ethical Clothing Australia Week, (18-24 October) will make its debut in 2020 as the first and only week focused on ethically accredited Australian manufacturers and locally-made textiles, clothing and footwear. It will be a chance to celebration of the businesses, designers, and importantly the skilled workers behind your garments made in Australia.
As part of the week our ECA-accredited businesses have been busy planning many different events for you to participate in during the week. Due to COVID-19 these may look a little different in each state, but you can be guaranteed they will be full of industry insight and give you a peek behind the scenes of our Australian manufacturers. Check out our guide below and tap on the links to register for the events!
Ethical Clothing Australia Week 2020 Event Guide
To celebrate #ECAWeek2020 the A.BCH team are taking over their Instagram. Tune in to meet the team and some of A.BCH’s manufacturers and get a glimpse into how A.BCH products are made.
Each day for the duration of #ECAWeek2020 Bianca Spender will be highlighting the importance of being an ethically accredited business on their Instagram. Sharing invaluable insights into the business and the local industry.
Bruck Textiles will be hosting a digital tour of their Victorian based mill, hosted on their Facebook during ECA Week. Tap the link below to follow along and gain insight into what happens behind the scenes at a manufacturer of high performance protective gear supplied to the Australian Military, Defence Force, Fire Fighting, Emergency Services and more!
Join Citizen Wolf for morning tea (in person) and learn how technology is creating the future of fashion today: on demand, local, ethical and sustainable. Come chat with the makers, see how tailored T-shirts are made from start, and even create your own perfect Tee! Citizen Wolf are hosting a factory and store tour on Thursday 22nd October at 11am.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD WOOLLEN MILLS
The Great Ocean Road Woollen Mills are hosting two virtual tours of their Victorian based Woollen Mills. You won’t want to miss this exclusive behind the scenes look at one of Australia’s greenest mills, run by owners Isabel & Nick Renters. The mill tours will be hosted live on Instagram on 21st October at 10am and 2pm on Facebook.
To celebrate #ECAWeek2020 Queensland based Merino Country will be releasing a video showcasing their entire supply chain, sharing valuable insights into the manufacturing of merino garments in Australia and meeting the talented makers behind these garments.
Melbourne based business Organic Crew will be hosting a tour of their Melbourne factory on their Instagram. Tap the link below to follow along, see how Organic Crew garments are made and meet the makers behind the garments.
As part of #ECAWeek2020 and The We the Makers Create/2020 We the Makers Design Festival, REMUSE will be hosting an intimate studio tour and workshop series celebrating textile design and natural dyeing. Meet the maker behind REMUSE while creating alongside with the team!
When? Thursday October 22nd. The series will be hosted in 6-10 parts where REMUSE invite you to dye alongside the team using only food based, natural dyes that can be easily found in your local grocery store or cupboard. While the workshop will invite you to use fabrics, sheets or drapes that you may already own and want to re-dye and up cycle, REMUSE will also have available a line of dyeable REMUSE pieces that will be available for purchase for the duration of the Festival.
VEGE THREADS & HUMPHREY LAW
In celebration of the launch of #ECAWeek2020 Vege Threads in collaboration with Humphrey Law will be releasing a Meet The Makers series on their social media channels. They will also be sharing insights into both businesses histories and facts about the industry throughout the week.