Category: News – Blog

Introducing Malawi Malota

Awakening the Heart of African Design, Dreams and Malawian Led Economic Development by Patti DeSante “What we love becomes our language. The things we love hold our experience of grace. They give voice to our heart and spirit. They provide tangible shapes for those things that,…

EFWA 2017 Artist Exhibition – Marie Mitchell, Deforestation Series

EFWA2017 is excited to announce that local artist Marie Mitchell, who uses textile as a medium, will be offering a solo exhibition titled ‘’ Deforestation’’ at our Victoria Hall venue November 23-27th with all proceeds from sales donated to the WWF Koala Crisis Campaign currency in…

Behind The Scenes With Designer Kerrie Richards of Merino Country

by Marilyn R. Wilson Designer image above courtesy of The Truth About Wool photographer and Wool Classer – Chantel McAllister. What drew you to become a fashion designer? I’ve from a Sheep Station in Western Qld and being from a very remote but social community where we dressed…

Behind The Scenes With Designer Azulant Mary Akora Of Azulant Akora

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? My mother. I grew up watching her create beautiful garments for herself. She loves couture, so everything was hand sewn. It was incredible to watch the care and time she took to create her…

Behind The Scenes interview With Designer Kirsten Ley

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? Fashion had always been a part of my life, even if I wasn’t always aware of it! I started off as a model when I was about 15 years old. I think my interest…

The World’s Eyes Are Now On Perth!

Aerial Photograph above by Garry Norris Photography by Marilyn R. Wilson After more than two years of planning, the first ever Eco Fashion Week Australia is now a reality! This is the only INTERNATiONAL Eco fashion week to be held in Australia and it has drawn the…

Meet Photographer Ekari Orama Chiwaya of Orama Photography

By Patti DeSante Meet Photographer Ekari Orama Chiwaya of Orama Photography, who has generously offered to partner in photography with me as I seek out 6 Malawian eco-fashion designers and their five chosen looks to showcase at Eco Fashion Week Australia this November. “People are paranoid…

Behind The Scenes Interview With Designer Vanda Smith of Gemini Kite

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? My love of sewing, making and being creative convinced me to study art. I explored recycling and upcycling in different mediums, which led to repurposing  pre loved clothes and fabric into one of a…

Meet The EFWA 2017 Team – Patti DeSante

by Marilyn R. Wilson Patti DeSante – Eco-Fashion Blogger and Zen Buddhist Chaplain Focus: How to Develop the Three Minds of the Buddha through Eco-Fashion Devotion At what point did you begin to learn about the issue of sustainability in every area of daily life? It wasn’t…