The Makers

Ballarat Ethical Fashion Week

Clothes are an everyday necessity. They can be utilitarian in nature for some, but for others they are also an important aspect of self-expression. It is not just the look of the clothes and whether they are the latest fashion or designer label, but also how we acquire them. For many years, the path of least resistance has been to shop for new clothes at chain or department stores, unless you have the good fortune to be able to afford higher end exclusive designers.

But it has not always been this way. Today’s purchasing habits developed with the creation of industrial scale production of textiles both in terms

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