Is sustainability the future of fashion in Australia?
19 Sep 2023
Is sustainability the future of fashion in Australia?

In Australia, collaborative research, industrial patents, and sustainable practices are shaping the fashion industry's future. Brands could lean into the shifting attitudes of consumers worldwide who are hungry to buy products that align with their values and don’t make them feel guilty.

Marcus Crook

Marcus Crook is the co-founder and creative director of HoMie, a Melbourne-based social enterprise and streetwear label that’s dedicated to providing clothing, training, and job opportunities to over 2,100 young people affected by homelessness or hardship. REBORN by HoMie is a label that repurposes and upcycles deadstock clothing from major brands, which has so far saved over 4,000 items from landfills.

Rosanna Iacono

Rosanna Iacono is the CEO of strategy consultancy The Growth Activists and Independent Chair of Seamless (Australia's national Clothing Product Stewardship scheme). She spent 16 years in global leadership roles at Nike and Levi's and then in C-Suite roles in Australia before co-founding The Growth Activists in 2018.

Rosanna and her team specialise in ESG transformation, B Corp certification, stakeholder engagement, and circular economy strategy, and work with some of the region's leading fashion, beauty, and luxury brands as well as across broader sectors like FMCG, financial services, and health.

Sarah Wei

Sarah Wei is a journalist and producer based in Melbourne and Hong Kong, with a focus on the travel, lifestyle, and arts and culture sectors. She has produced over 35 talks and workshops with 120 speakers, three large-scale 5-day events, over 20 community events,  one VR/AR exhibition, and more than 150 published features and stories across the region.