Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is committed to supporting home-grown Australian talent – student and emerging designers, as well as community members who are interested in creating their own sustainable clothing.
The Anita Moon Awards of Excellence were established in loving memory of Perth artist, mother, wildlife and environment protector Anita Moon who was a strong supporter of sustainability, eco fashion, and protecting nature.
The October 1 deadline for submissions is fast approaching. There are three awards available, and six designers will show their designs on the runway at EFWA. Below is more information about each award and the submission criteria.
Best Australian Student Designer Award
Sponsored by Curtin Springs Paper, the winner will receive a 2 week designer in residence opportunity, which includes a return flight from any major city in Australia to Ayers Rock with accommodation (and meals) included at Curtin Springs, a fully operational pastoral cattle station. While there, the chosen designer will learn about paper making from native grasses, and other natural materials, as well as learn how to incorporate sustainability into business. Learn about the Central Australian landscape, which serves as great inspiration to design and create.
The top 3 student designs will be presented on the runway and the winning designer will also have their work displayed on a mannequin during the entire event.
Entry Criteria: One look created with eco-friendly fabric and sewn by the student personally. Please submit a photo of your garment, a description of your concept and the materials you used.
Best Australian Emerging Designer Award
Sponsored by Australia’s first internationally recognised eco fashion label, Green Embassy is the recipient of this award will receive a two week designer in residence opportunity including flights from any major city in Australia to Perth, Western Australia, room and board at Green Embassy’s organic alpaca farm studios.
You will have to opportunity to learn about raising alpacas, the processing and use of alpaca wool to create textiles and crafts by utilising techniques such as felt making, spinning and knitting.
The top 3 collections will be presented on the runway at EFWA with one winner chosen in this category. The winning collection will also be on display on mannequins during the entire event.
Entry Criteria: A mini collection of 4 looks created with eco friendly fabrics. Please submit photos of your 4 looks, a description of your concept and the materials used.
Best Australian Homemade Sustainable Garments (Sewer and Knitter) Awards
This category is for ‘non-professionals’ only, and features personally sewn or knitted garments created with eco friendly fabrics.
The winning design in each category will be displayed on a mannequin during the entire event.
Entry Criteria: Please submit a photo of your garment, a description of your concept and the materials you used.
Deadline for Submission (for all award categories): OCTOBER 1, 2018.
Please email entries on or before the deadline to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eco Fashion Week Australia proudly partners with Douglas Shire Council; Explore Tropical North Queensland; Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef; Eluxe Magazine; The Bahamas Weekly; luxiders; Be Global Fashion Network; tommie magazine; Olio by Marilyn; Textile Beat; Style Drama; Dowerin GWN Machinery Field Days; LOIG’S MUSIC LAB; Dene Selby: Model School, Agency & Image Maker; Xpression Models; Claire Hair Boutique; Notre Dame University; The Beauty Room; QT Port Douglas; Ethically Kate; Slow Down Style; A Small Wardrobe; Zuii Organic; Australian Made; Edith Cowan University; Curtin University; Eco Fashion Talk; Rainforest Rescue; Sea Shepherd; Reef Restoration Foundation, Indigo, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef; and Curtin Springs Paper.
About Eco-Fashion Week Australia:
Eco-Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) began in 2017 in Perth, Western Australia and was founded by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, artist, designer and earth ambassador for Green Embassy, Australia's first internationally recognised organic fashion label. The event draws like-minded fashion designers and speakers from around the world. In 2018 EFWA expands to two Australian states. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com