SUSTAINABLE NATURAL FIBRES STORIES

Local solutions are emerging as society seeks to reduce pollution from textile waste and synthetic fibres in a climate-changing world. Hear the stories of three initiatives supported by this Convention and engage in an interactive session to bring local, natural cloth into your every day.

Gen Robey tells the story of Boomerang Bags made by local volunteers using rescued and dormant textiles in support of the Bulimba Creek Environment Fund, Meriel Chamberlin shares the journey to developing a local cotton supply chain in Full Circle Fibres, and Delvene Cockatoo-Collins brings a local First Nations design perspective to light.

This session is led by natural fibre champion and Slow Clothing author Jane Milburn (2019, untravelled) who explores ways that hands-on engagement with what we wear can help reduce textile waste and enhance wellbeing.