The Slow Fashion Market
Time Out says
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 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 for one massive day of shopping.
What can you expect to see on the racks? You’ll find the limited edition slip dresses and chunky knits by Newtown’s Milk & Thistle Boutique, the bold prints of Made590, chic menswear by Irrelevant Society, and jewellery from Jika and Ayana jewellery.
The doors open on September 14 at 10am and a $2 donation will give you access to a new wardrobe of locally made, feel-good fashion.