June 1, 2019 — Western Australian slow fashion designers and university fashion design students will again be placing Australia’s iconic merino wool in the spotlight with Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) by celebrating the 55th annual Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days held August 28 and 29, 2019.
Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is located in the central wheat belt, serving as an optimal host site for EFWA to celebrate sustainable natural fibres, especially Merino wool as the champion of all sustainable fibres.
Western Australian eco fashion designers Green Embassy, Fabric of Nature , Skylark , Claudi Jvr, Gemini Kite , Regina Bochat, Curtin University and ECU fashion design students will present a fashion parade showcasing beautiful merino wool creations during the EFWA celebration on August 28, 29 with runway shows from 11 – 11.30 a.m. and 1:30 – 2 p.m. emceed by local Merino Wool farmer and Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Fields Days coordinator Tiffany Davey.
Wool is one of the most sustainable fibres on the planet, and Australia produces 90 percent of the world’s finest wool apparel suitable for the high-end fashion market. With Australian wool’s eco credentials, it makes it a perfect choice for sustainable clothing, and therefore a prominent component of Eco Fashion Week Australia.
Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days has continually expanded over the past 55 years to be become the largest and most successful event of its kind in Western Australia, with outstanding effort from members of the community who contribute time, energy, and expertise. Income generated is injected back into Dowerin and surrounding towns, contributing to the success and survival of the region.
‘’Our 3rd Annual Slow Fashion Show Days at Dowerin Field Days on August 28and 29 is our ode to Western Australian Merino wool growers, and shows our dedication to them into the future, ‘’ said Dr. Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, Founder of Eco Fashion Week Australia. “EFWA will always celebrate Merino wool as a sustainable fibre.”
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 of 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. Currently preparing for 2020 for International Slow Fashion Art exhibitions and Fashion Shows in Australian cities, Europe, North America and in Asia. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com