For 2022, RawAssembly joined forces with Lenzing, Lenzing Luxe, Fibretrace, and Good Earth Cotton to amplify their impact through an industry-responsible textile sourcing event, and circular fashion design exhibition.
RawAssembly 2022 brought not only an industry B2B 3 day immersive sourcing event, with an international lineup of solution providers and esteemed speakers, but also a world-class curated exhibition.
RawAssembly creates the opportunity to craft new local & global relationships, learn from one another and establish new partnerships that help positively impact the world and transform the fashion industry around us.
RESPONSIBLE. REGENERATIVE. CIRCULAR TEXTILE SOURCING
THE CONVERSATION | CENTRE STAGE
By bringing discussion, debate and action centre stage, with globally renowned industry speakers alongside pioneering raw material growers, manufacturers, retailers and textile innovators. The sourcing event aims to help reduce the industry’s impact, addressing the complex question of reducing waste and balancing consumption with sustainability.
FEATURED EXHIBITORS & SHOWCASE
Fibres and Fabrics
Orange Fiber srl.
Orange Fiber create sustainable and innovative materials for fashion starting from citrus juice by-products, using an innovative and patented process and working with industry leaders. They are committed to bring sustainable practices to the fashion and textile industry, helping to shape a new concept of luxury based on ethical and sustainable lifestyle.
Fibres, Finished Fabrics & Garments
Celebrating our past, innovating for the future.
Since its inception, Orta has been weaving a denim heritage passed from generation to generation. Founded in 1953, Orta transformed from a spinning & weaving company to a denim manufacturer in 1985.
Today, Orta operates in Turkey with its 1000+ employees, creating a platform for leading manufacturers to step up and reclaim a denim industry where more aesthetics leads to more ethics…
United Kingdom/ Australia
Liberty Fabrics - original British design since 1875
Shortly after opening on Regent Street London in 1875, Arthur Liberty became renowned for his silks. By the 1890's Liberty Fabrics was a byword for the very best of avant-garde textile design. Today, every bolt of Liberty fabric is the product of a bespoke production process: hand-drawn or painted by the in-house design team in London, Soho. Transformed onto fabric at Liberty's own Italian printing mill, near Lake Como. Liberty Fabrics are created by skilled technicians who oversee the production of over 300 different designs every year.
Raw Materials - Cotton Fibres
Australian Super Cotton
Australian Super Cotton produce some of the longest, finest, softest, strongest threads of upland cotton in the world, all grown under Best Management Practices.
Rogan Pastoral Co has been growing upland cotton at St George for 34 years, one of Australia’s most highly regarded cotton producing areas. Over the past 7 years, they have been a dedicated grower of Australian Long Staple (ALS) premium cotton varieties. They have been a key grower in the Australian cotton industry's "Premuim Cotton Initiative" which started in 2007.
Circular Knit Manufacturing
The Victorian mill has been servicing the local and international industry for the past 87 years, with an assortment of clients from Dion Lee, Cue through to Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Tory Burch,
Zac Posen, Thakoon, Opening Ceremony, Vince and See by Chloe among many others.
A testament to the capability and quality of our local Australian textile industry
MYCOWORKS - Reishi
MycoWork's pioneering product, Reishi™, is Fine Mycelium™ finely tuned and finished to the highest standards for leather. The world's first made-to-order, natural material offering unprecedented performance and freedom to customize.
TESTEX on behalf of OEKO-TEX®
TESTEX is an international, independent Swiss testing and certification organisation that specialises in textile and leather testing. As a member institute of the OEKO-TEX® Association, TESTEX is its official representative on five continents.
UPW was established in 1984,producing design-led luxury and sustainable yarn collections focusing on fantastic colour,always held in stock for fast sampling.Our yarn collection comprises of woollen-spun, semi-worsted and fancy twisted yarns, all dyed and spun at our own facilities in Dongguan, China.
Finished Yarns, Fabrics and Products
Full Circle Fibres
Know the true bckstory of every fibre you use.
Full Circle fibres source and supply high quality yarns, knitted and woven fabrics that allow you to know the true origin of the materials you use. They take their customers on a ethical and sustainable journey through their supply chain, allowing each designer to design with conscience. Full Circle Fibres connects grower to the user, respecting the source all the way through to the finished product producer.
Circular Knit Manufacturing
ABMT is a global leader in natural fibre performance and circular knit manufacturing. With a diverse customer base covering local fashion retailers through to global sports and outdoor brands, such as Lululemon, Under Armour, Adidas, Country Road and Intimo. ABMT has fabric mills in both Melbourne and just outside of Ningbo, China.
Fibres, Finished Fabrics & Garments
Woolconsult International (WCI)
Woolconsult International (WCI) works with some of the world's largest manufacturers of Merino Wool & Merino Wool Blend Products, & can assist you throughout the entire supply chain.
Raw Materials - Wool Fibres
Fox & Lillie
Founded in 1948, the Fox & Lillie Group is a 100% Australian family-owned and operated agribusiness, with operations in wool, aquaculture and seafood.
The Fox & Lillie Group operates two core and integrated businesses in wool, Fox & Lillie and Fox & Lillie Rural, which provides important benefits to our woolgrower clients and export customers.
Fox & Lillie (FOXM) is the company’s wool trading, export and early stage processing business, and is one of the top three buyers and exporters of Australian wool. Fox & Lillie supplies all types of greasy wool and processed wool to all established and emerging wool consuming countries throughout the world.
Supporting and promoting Ethical Australian manufacturing.
Ethical Clothing Australia
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) exists to ensure that workers’ rights are protected, that they are receiving the correct award rates and entitlements, and that they are working in safe conditions. ECA works with local businesses to support and promote Australian manufacturing. ECA assists both factory workers and outworkers, who usually work from home or at a location not normally classified as a business premises. Many homeworkers in Australia are migrant women who come from non-English speaking backgrounds who experience unethical working conditions and unreasonable expectations.
Textile Mill - Recycled Silk
Mantero - RESILK®
Mantero RESILK® - Since 1902
First time RESILK® by Mantero will be exhibited in Australia. This exciting regenerated silk is a gamechanger for luxury fashion houses wanting to use exquisite fibres that already exist today.
Raw Materials - Cotton Fibres
Good Earth Cotton®
Good Earth Cotton® is the world's first third-party verified carbon-positive cotton. Grown by passionate farmers who are driven by the need to reduce the environmental footprint of the raw fibre. Good Earth Cotton® sequesters more carbon than it emits across its entire growth lifecycle. Good Earth Cotton® paves the way for cotton farming globally towards a conscious supply chain.
CHANGING THE INGREDIENTS:
FASHION'S FUTURE RECIPE
A new generation of designers are rethinking our relationship to everyday things, especially fashion and textiles. From fashion to food, agriculture to architecture and construction, from packaging to footwear - finding lost value in our waste and imagining a future of clean materials fit for a circular economy could be the pathway out of our linear system.
RawAssembly’s circular design exhibition showcases some of the visionary designers who are reinventing the way in which our products are designed today and takes visitors on a journey from our current linear system to a circular one. The exhibition highlights that, we all have a role to play in creating tomorrow together. The exhibition offers journeys, stories and resources to empower and equip the design and creative community to seize the opportunity of the circular economy as a framework for positive global impact.
This is not just a industry sourcing event and public exhibition, it is a campaign designed to share knowledge, inspire leadership, challenge today and drive action from industry through to our surrounding businesses and communities.
Access to the Exhibition is included in our 3 day Industry pass and is also accessible on its own during our public exhibition days.
FEATURED EVENTS | WORKSHOPS
Day 1 - 24th May
Written & Directed By DAMON GAMEAU
Produced By ANNA KAPLAN
Regenerating Australia is a 17-minute short film based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country's future. It is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.
Set on New Year's Eve of December 2029, a news anchor is ending the nightly bulletin with a look back
at the decade 'that could be’. A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community focused economy. The film is a construction of news reports and press conferences
featuring real journalists, politicians, business leaders and citizens.
Watch the trailor here
Day 2 & Day 3 | 12-3pm
FUTURE FROM WASTE LAB TOUR
IN COLLABORATION WITH KITX
Transforming the way clothes are made, sold, and used, The Future From Waste Lab lays down a blueprint for the disruptive approach to retail that will be realised in the STH BNK project. The Future from Waste Lab are determined to sow the seeds for a seismic shift in thinking, diverging from the traditional linear narrative of ‘buy, wear, dispose of’ into a fashion future that is sustainable, circular, and transparent.
Join KITX's team inside the Future from Waste Lab between 12-3pm and discuss and view the end to end process
Workshop - 40 people max
Day 2 - 25th May
FROM IDEAS TO ACTION: Grants, Funding & Investment to scale.
Hosted by: Sustainability Victoria’s Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre and Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub
Understand the help that's out there for your innovative product, business ventures and how to scale up. You’ll learn about funding and business support programs, hear tips from other businesses and get answers to your burning questions about bringing your ideas to life.
This workshop will enable participants to engage with representatives from various funding and support programs and understand their best options for pursuing their business venture.
Please help to fill out this workshop's questionnaire here when signing up for this session.
Limited spaces available
Workshop - 40 people max - 45 mins
Day 3 - 26th May
Hosted by: Julie Boulton, Monash University & Courtney Holm, A.BCH
A hands-on practical workshop for designers, producers and retailers who have heard the term "circularity" and are interested in the concept but are not sure where or how to start. In this workshop you will learn from designers who have already embedded circularity into their practice. What are the different decisions they are taking as a consequence of embedding circularity? What challenges have they faced and how have they dealt with them? What are the benefits that placing people and planet at the center of what they do brings to their business?
Spaces are limited to 40 people. Please sign up when purchasing your tickets for this session and help to fill out our pre-event questionaire here
To be confirmed
Changing the Ingredients:
Fashions Future Recipe
Individual and group tickets are both available