Design

Fast fashion angst

06th December 2017

Design,Recycling / Sustainability,Sustainability,Uncategorized

Recently released reports by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Greenpeace demonstrate the global angst for the ecological footprint that fast fashion has managed to make in recent years, though both recommend step change that may take years.

Fast fashion is both speeding up and dumbing down, while eroding the value of the secondhand experience. Slow fashion, also known as sustainable fashion, ensures quality inputs and manufacturing to lengthen the life of the garment. Slow fashion has greater value, is designed for longevity and therefore more merchantable in the secondhand economy.

Rebirth of Melded Fabrics

16th May 2017

Advanced manufacturing,Design,Recycling / Sustainability,Technology,Uncategorized

A heartening confidence in manufacturing textiles in Australia is good reason for the owners of Melded Products to reinvest and reopen the iconic company.

The Silk Road extends to Australia

12th October 2015

Advanced manufacturing,Design,Export,Recycling / Sustainability,Sustainability,Technology,Uncategorized

Thanks to the efforts of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA), the Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Association (a client of Apical International), Deakin University and its Institute for Frontier Materials, the Silk Road is coming to Australia in November 2015!

The case for “greening” production

19th June 2014

Advanced manufacturing,Design,Sustainability,Uncategorized

This conference was a celebration of sustainability as an opportunity rather than an onerous obligation.