Published on 09/02/17

As part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017, Ethical Clothing Australia will present “A Good Evening: How Fashion Can Empower Women” in partnership with Well Made Clothes. The event will explore how the fashion industry can effect positive change.

Sigrid McCarthy, media and communications coordinator at Ethical Clothing Australia, will discuss how fair working conditions can empower women; Clare Press, renowned Australian fashion journalist, will discuss how the fashion media represents women today, and how it can be better; Kristy Barber, founder and designer of Kuwaii, will muse on her design and patternmaking process including the emphasis she places on the importance of designing for all women’s bodies; and Jeff Ward, co-founder of Freeset, will run us through what ethical production means, and how women can be empowered by fashion in the developing world.

A Good Evening is presented by Well Made Clothes and Ethical Clothing Australia, supported by Kuwaii, and sponsored by 42Below.

Tickets now on sale.