Ethical Clothing Australia Week will make its debut in 2020 as the first and only Australian week-long event focussed on locally-made, ethically-manufactured clothing, textiles and footwear. #ECAweek2020 will run from 18-24 October.

It will be a chance to help educate consumers to make informed ethical choices, educate the wider Australian community and celebrate and promote local businesses, designers, and importantly the skilled workers behind the garments made in Australia.

Ethical Clothing Australia Week is a platform from which we can:
– Amplify the voice of the Australian ethical clothing industry.
– Showcase local businesses that are leading the way in ethical manufacturing.
– Celebrate ethical clothing manufacturing in Australia – the brands, the designers, and importantly the skilled workers behind the garments and their rights.
– Create and amplify conversations about ethical manufacturing and ethical fashion in Australia.

2020 is an extra-special year for us because it also marks the 20th anniversary of our accreditation program. For two decades the accreditation program has been protecting and advocating for the rights of Australian garment workers and working towards a more transparent garment industry. See more on our history here.

 

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How To Get Involved

If You Are An ECA-Accredited Business
By planning a digital or physical activity (current restrictions permitting) as part of Ethical Clothing Australia Week, you’ll be promoting your business to new and existing customers and identifying your business as one that stands for Australian worker’s rights.

ECA will be supporting accredited businesses to get involved with a range of resources to help you plan successful activities, attract media coverage and maximise your social media reach.

If You Are A Consumer
Sign-up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with all the events and activities happening during Ethical Clothing Australia Week and how you can be involved. We have some very exciting plans in the works that we can’t wait to share with you! Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ECAweek2020 and by following @ethicalclothingaustralia.

What’s happening in a snapshot?
Ethical Clothing Australia Week celebrates ethical clothing manufacturing in Australia through events and online activities during 18-24 October. For 20 years the Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation program has been protecting and advocating for the rights of Australian garment workers and working towards a more transparent garment industry. Garments that have the ECA certification trademark have been made by Australian workers who are receiving their minimum pay and entitlements and are working in safe conditions right across the supply chain.