Who Are We?

THE MOTIVATION TO ESTABLISH Australia’s only annual circular textiles conference came from the mounting body of research pointing to the negative environmental impacts caused by the fashion industry.
OUR PRIMARY AIM is to first and foremost educate and start important conversations with the biggest and most influential parties in the Australian and New Zealand retail fashion industry.
THE CONFERENCE IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED as a call to action for collaboration within the Australasian fashion retail industry.

The ACFC is a call to action to accelerate and expand sustainability efforts within the textile and apparel industry, in order to mitigate risk and establish actionable solutions.

The ACFC introduces innovative strategies and resources for creating economically viable businesses for the future.
We’ve brought together global experts excited to share their knowledge of how the apparel sector is tackling sustainability.
Discover what sustainability means and what responsible practice looks like.
The ACFC, here to ignite environmental awareness and stewardship right now!

Previous Events

The ACFC 2019 Melbourne Event at St Kilda Town Hall

The ACFC 2018 Sydney Event at The Sydney Masonic Centre

Second Edition Annual ACFC Magazine

Wendy Cameron, ACFC 2018 Keynote Presenter

International Guest Speaker Line-Up, ACFC 2019

Craig Reucassel, ABC War On Waste, Special Guest

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ACFC Conference

EVENT APP

Discover even more about the ACFC in 2021 by downloading the new Conference Event App online today.
You’ll have access to the agenda, speakers list, connectivity with fellow delegates and much more!
We want to enhance your networking experience when you attend the event in October.

ACFC Magazine

third edition

Every Delegate receives a copy of the official ACFC Event Magazine, Australia’s only industry publication on textiles sustainability across all verticals of the supply chain.
This magazine is dedicated to the new business of fashion: Fashion-Tech / Industry Developments / Editorials / Recycling Growth / Innovation…

Investor

speed-dating

Creating direct links between large positive impact funding groups and green-economy focussed startups.
We aim to create embedded partnerships and direct job opportunities. Hosting up to 15 capital venture firms and 15 local aspiring enterprises.
The ACFC is hosting an investor speed-dating session Sunday 17th October at Shaw Wines.

Enquire today for Investor Speed-Dating.

How it works:

1) Complete your expression of interest here

2) ACFC will select 15 startups, each will have 5 minutes 1:1 during the speed dating session.

2-Day Innovation

Trade show

Direct access to knowledge and technology, we’re hosting all local businesses.
We look to lead Australia by inviting consumers/students to start the conversation and build consumer comprehension about sustainable businesses.
With a B2B focus, exhibitors will build strong connections and forge new partnerships with local industry.

Meet the Growers

wool farm tour

In 2021 delegates can participate in an extraordinary experience visiting one of Australia’s best homegrown Merino Wool Farms in Regional New South Wales.
In Partnership with The Woolmark Company and Australian Wool Innovation, ACFC delegates will get up close and personal with a remarkable industry.
The tour will operate Sunday 17th October.

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