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Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award for service. Acceptance speech.

Kim was awarded the Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award for 2020, this is part of her acceptance speech. We hope this serves as a reminder that often in the finding of one's purpose, one will naturally lose things too. It’s an honour to be here today and accept the Catherine McAuley Alumnae award, what a privilege to have so many of my wonderful friends from the class of 1985 here too, we had so many laughs over our six years, on the way in I joked with Sister Maria (Lawton) that it was nice to be back and not be in trouble, she quickly quipped it was nice to not have to dob me in! Needless to say I was a...

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Fashion and mental health: It’s time to mend our mess.

Photo Credit: @india_stibilj x the syndicate A recent study conducted by the US Center for Disease Control, which compared suicide rates among occupations, confirmed a strong correlation between working in the fashion industry and developing mental illnesses (we see you nodding fashion friends). The fashion industry has a problem. But what we also need to talk about is the strong relationship between fashion consumption and mental health. All markets are two sides of the same coin, so let’s go beyond the business side for a moment and start talking how you, the consumer, can create greater wellbeing through your relationship with fashion.Our fashion habits may well be a mirror to our thoughts. I read a simple statement recently, ‘a resilient...

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Towards Zero. VIVID 2018. Fashioning for a Circular Economy

"It's a good time to be YOU" Clare Press The Possibility Project was deeply grateful for the opportunity to create a Future Fashion event for VIVID 2018. We were joined on stage with the talents of Clare Press, Tonia Bastyan and Jess Miller. This sold-out event was made possible by the collective efforts of so many, but we remain deeply appreciative of the VIVID organisers who generously supported our creative ideas to host this event and Jess Miller, Sydney's Deputy Lord Mayor and all round brilliant self-confessed 'ratbag activist'  Towards Zero is our attempt to open conversations that relate to the circular economy and encourage all players within the fashion supply chain to address waste. Click on audio link here....

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