Circular Styling 

Planet Ark estimates that every Australian purchases an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing annually, with an average of 23 kilograms sent to landfill. The Australian Fashion Council research found that Australians bought 383,000 tonnes of new clothing in 2018-19. Only 210,000 tonnes of clothing are donated or reused annually, with 7% recycled (National Waste Report p45). 

The Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle and the City of Melville are working together to encourage residents to apply circular economy principles over landfill by shopping sustainably, mending, repairing, making do, altering, donating and recycling their clothing.

A series of events, workshops and guides are listed below to provide skills and information for residents to keep their clothing in circulation for longer:

Events

Winter Edition - Clothing Swap

Saturday 27 July | 11am - 1.30pm | $10

Walyaup Civic Centre, 151 High Street Fremantle 


About this Event
Embrace the winter season with style and sustainability! Join us for a winter edition clothing swap and sustainable styling session with the Feelgood Fashionista. Replace those winter items you don't wear with pieces you will love, all for $10 per person. Includes a light morning tea.


Booking essential

    Positive Mindset for Wardrobe Decluttering Workshop 

    Sunday 18 August | 10am - 11.30am | $10

    Walyaup Civic Centre, 151 High Street Fremantle 


    About this Event

    If you struggle to manage the chaos caused by clothing, this workshop is for you.

    Kerry "the Clutter Whisperer" from Homes Revamped, will teach you how to declutter your clothing and live sustainability.

    This is not your average wardrobe decluttering workshop. Delve into the how, what, 'wear', and why to help you achieve your sustainably sorted wardrobe.


    Booking essential

    In Fashion - Conscious Consumerism Workshop

    Saturday 24 August | 10am - 11.30am | $6.50

    Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, 555 Leach Hwy Winthrop


    About this Event

    Clothing is worn by everyone, every day. So we all have the power to make a positive impact with the choices we make around our clothing. In Fashion: Conscious Consumerism is a fun, interactive workshop focused on teaching you how to become a more conscious consumer when it comes to fashion and your wardrobe.

    Shannon and Molly from Fibre Economy will give you the rundown on the textile waste crisis and teach you ways of reducing your wardrobe footprint.


    Booking essential

    Summer Edition - Clothing Swap

    Saturday 14 September | 1pm - 3.30pm | $10

    East Fremantle Community Park, 44 Hamilton Street East Fremantle


    About this Event 

    Embrace the summer season with style and sustainability! Join us for a summer edition clothing swap and sustainable styling session with the Feelgood Fashionista. Replace those winter items you don't wear with pieces you will love, all for $10 per person. Includes a light morning tea.


    Booking essential

    Basic Mending Workshop

    Wednesday 16 October | 10.30am - pm | $6.50

    East Fremantle Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway East Fremantle 


    About this Event 

    In this hands-on workshop, we will explore appliqué and embroidery techniques emphasizing repair and mending.

    The workshop will start by taking a look at examples of visible mending and discussing the different techniques and terminology.

    From there, Elise from Hoop Hoop Hooray will provide a demonstration of Sashiko Japanese embroidery ‘how to’ and encourage others to try skill building exercises. Participants will then discuss mending ideas one on one and work on their garments to repair or embellish.


    Booking Essential

    Kids/Spring Edition - Clothes Swap 

    Sunday 17 November 11am - 1.30pm | $10

    Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, 555 Leach Hwy Winthrop


    About this Event
    Embrace the spring season with style and sustainability! Join us for a kids/spring edition clothing swap and sustainable styling session with the Feelgood Fashionista. Replace those winter items you don't wear with pieces you will love, all for $10 per person. Includes a light morning tea.


    Coming Soon.

     Circular Styling Guides 

    How to Set up a Clothing Swap

    How to Care for Clothing - Guide

    How to Sustainably Disposal of Clothing

    Gifting to Charity Guide - Good Sammys and Waste Sorted