A WAFTA member runs workshops in Eco Fashion Week Australia - Not Just High Fashion - by Marie Mitchell

June 12, 2018

23 - 27 November, 2017, Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA)

This event is not just about high fashion, it’s about giving back and involving the community in sustainable activities! There are a number of events to be held in conjunction with it throughout Perth. *EFWA Eco Fashion Runway show (Victoria Hall, Fremantle)– not just a fashion show, but a performance featuring music, dance, audience makeovers and much more….(tickets available online, $15 from each ticket purchased donated to Sea Shepherd Australia and Rainforest Rescue) *EFWA Textile Art Exhibition (Victoria Hall, Fremantle) – solo show of selected works from ‘Deforestation Series’ by Marie Mitchell, viewing in the bar area during Eco Fashion Runway show. *EFWA Eco Seminar, Disposable Planet (Curtin University) – free event, register online, 25 November *EFWA Eco Workshops – How To? (Taylors Art and Coffee House) – free event, register online – recycling, upcycling and sustainable skills workshops 23 – 26 November (Marie Mitchell is offering 2 workshops as are other volunteers artists and designers) *EFWA Designer Pop UP Shop (Reloved RSPCA Shop, 177 High Street, Fremantle) – fashion designer runway samples will be sold from 20th – 28th November, to raise funds for RSPCA WA https://www.weekendnotes.com/eco-fashion-week-australia/http://www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/

Photos from EFWA Textile Art Exhibition courtesy of David Mitchell by Marie Mitchell

Jan Holland

Jan moved from Sydney to Perth in the early 70’s drawn to the beaches, space and light. A wife, mother of two beautiful and talented daughters, grandmother of three equally wonderful grandchildren; classroom educator - Curriculum ICT leader, Professional Support, Policy developer & Research Analyst, Jan retired to her art. 

She nurtured her early love of textiles. As an apprentice dressmaker Jan refined stitching techniques on beautiful fabrics. Studying a textiles B.Ed major with the late Elsje van Keppel moved Jan into contemporary textiles work. Perth artists, Jan Mullen and Michele Eastwood inspired Jan’s contemporary quilting and surface design. Jan works in whites and loves contrasting heavy with light fabrics and softness with strength. Influences include Jan’s matriarchal heritage, her love of the beach and Japanese couture. 

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