Change the way you buy, take part in a fashion tree-change

A fashion parade highlighting sustainable fashion designers will raise funds for Treehenge.
A fashion parade highlighting sustainable fashion designers will raise funds for Treehenge. Picasa

HOW was it made and where did it come from are rarely considered questions when most people buy clothes.

But Maryanne Thomson from the Toowoomba organisation Treehenge is hoping to change that attitude.

The organisation aims to repair habitats across Australia by planting and managing trees.

Its first reforestation site is at Gladfield in the Condamine River Basin. To raise funds for the planting project and to kick-start other sites, a sustainable fashion parade will be held in Brisbane on July 5.

Treehenge senior project manager Maryanne Thomson said "sustainable fashion" was designed and made with both the environment and the welfare of its makers in mind.

"Some designers might use fabric or materials that have been made sustainably," she said.

"For example one designer works with bamboo (fabric).

"Other designers might 'up-cycle' material that might have just previously been thrown away.

"It also might mean the fashions have been produced in a factory that looks after its workers properly and pays them accordingly."

Treehenge is part of the broader group, Condamine Alliance, which aims to repair and conserve the Condamine catchment.

 

Forest meets fashion

  • An evening of sustainable and ethical fashions
  • To raise funds for Treehenge reforestation program
  • Held at Cloudland, Brisbane on July 5
  • Tickets are $30 or $50 which includes transport to and from Toowoomba
  • To book tickets visit www.treehenge.com.au or contact Maryanne Thompson on 0402 580 681

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