Leyla Acaroglu of Eco Innovators and sometime judge on the ABC’s New Inventors is a finalist in the “Individual Contribution to Sustainability” category of The Melbourne Awards held tomorrow night. Leyla was nominated for her projects that encourage others to engage with Life Cycle Thinking including the Eco Innovators Showcase Shop, The Eco Innovators Sustainability Quiz iPhone Application, and her ongoing public and private Life Cycle Thinking training and workshops. Leyla will wear a dress made primarily from black kimono remnants that have been both hand and machine pieced together and embellished with silver threads. Good luck Leyla and enjoy the dress!
Getting ready for this weekend where I will be speaking alongside Ellie Mucke of Mucke and Alex Trimmer of SOSUME, facilitated by Karen Webster of RMIT in a panel discussion titled “Principles of Sustainable Fashion Design”, part of the [eco]logical evolution seminars, held by the TFIA and Sustainable Fashion Australia at the Fashion Exposed Trade Fair, August 28-30.
[eco]logical evolution consists of a fantastic array of speakers on topics covering a broad range of ethical, social and environmental issues faced by the fashion industry and I’ll be intrigued to see how it is received by the folk at the very very large commercial beast that is Fashion Exposed.