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Vintage costumes reveal clues to combat modern textile waste

Researchers looking for ways to reduce textile waste have enlisted the knowledge of costume experts at one of Victoria’s best-known museums. Key points: Research project aims to use ancient textile techniques to reduce waste in the garment industry Sovereign Hill costumes are being studied as part of the project The average Australian consumes 15 kilograms …

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It’s “cool” to give another life to your clothes. That’s how people do

In a world of mass-produced fast fashion, Western Australians are increasingly turning to new initiatives to give their clothes a second life. Key points: West Australians increasingly supportive of clothing swaps, outfit rentals and recycling It comes amid concerns over the environmental impacts of fast fashion On average, each Australian throws away around 23kg of …

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Country kid turned catwalk king: How Ben Wright's career took off at Brisbane Fashion Week

Country kid turned catwalk king: How Ben Wright’s career took off at Brisbane Fashion Week

Backstage at the glitz and glamor of Brisbane Fashion Week 2022 (BFW22), Ben Wright will be far from the dusty, red streets of his rural Queensland hometown. It was there, in the corner of a quaint little news agency in Mount Isa, that he first opened the pages of a Vogue magazine and fell instantly …

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