Fair Trade and Sustainable Market Program 2017

Sunday 6th & Sunday 13th of August 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm each Sunday, Preston City Hall, Gower Street, Preston

Workshops and Activities Timetable

Spend the day getting creative with the many workshops all day long.
bats of leisure workshop

Bats of Leisure

Artists: Aoife Billings and Aaron Billings
Duration: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Bats of Leisure is a sibling art collective with a focus on the handmade and hand embellished. We are interested in making the clothes you already own more beautiful and spreading the joy of creating. We see this as a radical political art form of taking back the means of production for yourself. Our workshops involve tutorials on embroidery, painting and sewing but also lots of time sitting around together, talking to other textile obsessed people.

projector craft workshop

Projector Craft

Artist : Suzy Yek
Duration: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Broken items, unused fabrics and plastics are common household materials that are often wasted in not being usable and unappealing. This workshop encourages the method of recycling and reusing found objects and other common household materials into crafts that can be used for installation art, ornaments or furniture. The materials used will be purely white or painted white as an effective canvas for light image projection. The method of using a projector is to manifest light as an aesthetic as it is readily available in enhancing objects. This workshop can also  inspire the making of furniture from recycled materials.

unpredictable earrings workshop

Unpredictable Earrings

Fashionista: Vivian Qiu
Duration: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Unpredictable Earrings: None of the earrings in one pair is the same in terms of its appearance, hand or color. Even the same materials will perform differently. Recycled materials such as wires, which are collected from renovation site and then turned into a form of organic art after being twisted, peeled, cut and folded. Any sort of recycled materials have the potential to be transformed and given a brand new life. Join fashion student Vivian Qiu to make you own unique and unpredictable pair of earrings.

kids corner

Kids’ Corner

Art, Craft and Recycled Activities
Duration: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Repurpose Upcycle and repurpose that old shirt or jumper that you no longer wear or fit. Join to learn the process of transforming unwanted fabrics into accessories like brooches, necklaces, hair clips and much more.

fashion workshop

Conscious Fashion

Presented by creative ethical fashionistas Acacia Armstrong; Eve Maxwell and Natalie Rose MacDougall
Duration: 12.00pm to 2.00pm

This interactive workshop aims to equip participants with fun and practical tools for being a conscious fashion consumer. In addition to this we will explore ways of sharing knowledge in a way that is empowering for participants and their communities.



Duration: 3.15pm to 4.00pm • Sunday 6th August only

Isadoré is the moniker of singer, songwriter and producer Isabelle Reynaud. A familiar face in Melbourne’s live music scene, Isabelle decided to venture on an electronic singer-songwriter solo project; Isadoré. Isadoré’s influences come from all over the world.

“I listen to everything and anything, and I hope that this shows in my music. I love layers, hooks and big sounds.”

‘Strangers’ was the first track to emerge from this exciting new direction, and after locking herself away to hone her craft, she is now ready with her debut EP, Fight or Flight. The four-track concept will take you deep into your subconscious but also inspire you to dance.

Leo Strange workshop

Leo Strange Sustainable Fashion Production Workshop

Duration: 3.15pm to 4.00pm • Sunday 13th August only

This workshop will give an insight into sustainable Indian productions. It will explain the power of working closely with artisans to reignite the once revered and admired crafts industry of India. The benefits of promoting non-conventional fabric productions like banana fabric, and how they will have positive effects on women empowerment and modern fashion techniques with natural dyes and traditional methods. You will have the chance to examine different fabrics and weaving techniques and how they can be used to make high end, quality, sustainable, garments. You will also be given an insight into the challenges associated with this industry and how we can all work together to be catalysts of change.

The Ethical Fashion Show Program


Performance (3min)


Duration: Starting 2.30pm

Frequent traffic jam in the city impacts on people’s emotion, social behaviour and lifestyle. Are there too much consumption of cars causing a large amount of CO2 emission? How can we consume sustainably and wisely, and letting things go, rather than having things all ‘congested’ in our life and our mind. Fashion student Vivian Qiu has partner up with theatre director Sarah Vickery and Romi Kupfer to present this short but punchy performance. You will see model ripping pieces off garment to express her emotion and rejection to congestion. As garment becomes thinner and simpler, the model feels brighter, happier and fresher.

Fashion parade

Fashion Parade: Selvedge to Selveddge

Duration: 2:35pm-2:55pm and 3:00pm-3:15pm

Why is fair trade fashion? Why do you approach fashion in an ethical way? Words have become powerless and unnecessary when fair trade fashion can be felt, seen, and touched. Textile materials are too sustainable and attractive to be true. In order to minimise the negative impact on human beings and planets, leading fair trade fashion brands put effort into each  stage of supply chain. With attention to precise details and techniques, the garments are made with love, and bring delight to your life. You feel good and look good in fair trade clothes. Join us and explore the fancy fairtrade fashion.

the sense crew dance

Dance Performance (5min)

The Sense Crew

Duration: 2:55pm-3:00pm

The Sense crew aims to express different individualities through one common love in dancing. Each of four members has different sense in dance, fashion and opinions but a unity is created when they are together and that is what The Sense is about. The Sense crew have attended various of performance such as Melbourne 2017 K-Pop World festival. Check out their K-Pop dance covers uploaded on YouTube channel “The Sense Crew”.

What can you buy  • What can you learn • Meet the stalls

Animal Justice Party
Aloe Vera of Australia
Crepe Collective
Dr Bronners
fine little things
fair food forager
for Dignity
henna art by Savita
Servi Store
Why Wires
Northcote natural therapies
Free Styling - Possibility Project
Land of Welcome
Edgar’s Mission
The Rainforest Project


Project Selvage

Yia Yias Rustic Foods

new mode

Zeds Threads

Chic & More

The people's fabric

Travel Counsellors

Seven Women