Oh-kay. So I’m fairly sure I’ve mentioned several times over the past few months that I, along with the fabulous Fabia, have been organising a fashion show for Fair@Square festival this weekend. If you’ve only just joined us or you weren’t paying attention – well, there’s a massive festival this weekend at Federation Square in Melbourne, where all manner of fair trade, sustainable, organic, recycled and eco-friendly goods and services will be on show and on sale, and we’re also showcasing about 40 designers in a fashion parade on both days from 2:45pm (that’s worthy of bold red font, right? Sorry, I’m not technologically advanced enough to make a flashing neon sign so bold red font will have to do).

You might remember I said I was doing a project with local blogger Lady Melbourne … well, she is our MC and has just posted about the dress that has been made specially for her for this event by Obus from Fairtrade certified organic cotton – looks cute in this pic, can’t wait to see it properly!

Last night we had final fittings for our lovely models from Cameron’s and also did a little bit of a dress rehearsal, but I was running around so much I didn’t really get great photos. I don’t want to give too much away, either! But here are a few looks from the show when we were working on the styling last week. These three are by First Born – fabulous fair trade knitted dresses in crazy colour combos.
And you can’t see them that well as I have snaplock bags hanging over the hangers (which is how you keep everything in order for a fashion show!) but here we have some things from New Model Beauty Queen, a Melbourne-based company which handles manufacturing and has their own label too which is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. The bags are by Dutzi, a fair trade label from Mexico which I read about on Shine by Three a while ago.
We’ve got plenty of other fabulous labels – clothes and accessories – so even if you can’t make it to the show, check out the Fair Fashion program guide via this link which lists the websites for all of the brands involved. As the organiser of this little shindig, I think I’m entitled to some shameless self promotion, so I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of the amazing Alana from Cameron’s, wearing one of my designs (recognise the hat??).