The Slow Fashion Market

Shopping, Markets
Women shop at clothing stalls.
Photograph: Alana Dimou

Fight fast fashion at a market dedicated to sustainable and ethical new clothing

Purchasing pre-loved and secondhand clothes is a fabulous step towards reducing waste and changing our alarming consumption practices. But the Slow Fashion Market is taking ecological fashion in another direction.

While reusing and repurposing has its place in the life-cycle of goods, this new market focuses on creating garments and accessories that are durable, made with sustainable materials and ethical production. This reduces the negative impact of producing each item and means they’ll last longer as they become hand-me-downs or pass through op-shops.

This new addition to Sydney’s scene of socially conscious shopping is the brainchild of the folks behind the Makers and Shakers Market and Round She Goes Fashion Market, so expect vintage flair and unusual hand-made designs. It’ll bring together more than 40 independent brands at Petersham Town Hall on September 1. The doors open at 10am and a $2 donation will give you access to a new wardrobe of locally made, feel-good fashion.

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