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28-29 MAY - Public 

The Attic | Hanover House | Melbourne

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An extended weekend of Inspiration, activations & workshops

& a first-of-its-kind in Australia

Circular Fashion Exhibition

For May  2022, RawAssembly has joined forces with global media powerhouse T Magazine and BETA By STH BNK at Hanover House to amplify their impact through an extended weekend event that is packed full of brand activations, workshops, future waste lab open studio tours and next generation leaders changing the way we care for our products.


Join us to hang out with the Melbourne Converse team who will be recreating their Converse 'Remake hub' at the heart of the event, where Converse fans can bring their much loved sneakers to have them laundered, up-cycled or repaired - or simply drop off a old pair that have some to the end of their life, so they can be recycled into new products.






Our weekend content program will hear from some of the leaders in sustainable fashion and brands who are changing the way they create their products.  Join us to learn about fashions textile waste issues and how we, as citizens can do our part to reduce the impact we are having on our planet.

Join us to watch Damon Gameau's Regenerating Australia film, which 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 and a must for everyone to see.




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 an 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.

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Film Screening

28th May - 10am + 12:30


Written & Directed By DAMON GAMEAU


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 

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Open Studio 

28th & 29th May - 10-4pm 


Founders Annabel and Sophie have had their eco-awakening . Both have worked for many years in the fashion industry and are equally aware that it is time to make a difference.

Fuelled with a deep desire to change how they view fashion, Annabel and Sophie set out to create a platform for the community to rent, lend, resell and buy timeless fashion pieces.

Mills & York was born from their love of fashion and their vision to see beautiful pieces shared sustainably.


Inspired by the streets where they live, Mills and York is a sustainable approach to fashion- from their street to your street. Open house on level 4 - in the 'workshop' hub within the Atelier space - to invite people to understand the resell and rental market, however they can work with pieces in their wardrobe. How to work with Mills & York to list their premium and luxury items to ensure we are keeping quality items in circulation, thereby helping to reduce more unwanted fashion items from landfill, one dress, jacket and sneaker at a time.


Every day & any time

All days


Converse will create its Renew lab at the heart of RAW TO A T – their hub is where everyone of all ages can come to customise, refresh and repair their old Chucks rather than throwing them away. Renew Labs also serves as a collection point for any kicks that can’t be mended so they can be recycled into products like gym flooring through national recycling initiatives.

The renew labs within RAW to a T is a space for sustainable self-expression. 
Where everyone collaborates and creativity is showcased. It is an inclusive space to continue to create a waste-less future. 

Renew Labs is about doing more with what you have because there’s always a way to renew what we do.

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Open Studio

Day 1   -  12:00-3:00 pm




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.

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Panel Discussion

Day 1 - 28th May - 11am

RETHINKING THE VALUE OF FASHION: Fashion’s style and substance

This panel discussion will focus on the urgent need to value fashion for both its style and its substance. Fashion’s value in helping us to express our style and communicate identity is well understood and publicised. What is often overlooked in our appreciation of fashion is the value held in the material creation of fashion and clothing. From the natural resources used in fibres and fabrics, dying and finishing, through to the time and skills of garment makers - the substance of fashion or its ‘material’ value is often unnoticed or seen as disposable.

The panel draws together a selection of industry professionals who are keenly aware of the neglected resources held in fashion - an oversight that results in enormous volumes of textile waste each year. These individuals use recycling and upcycling to release the creative potential of fashion’s abundant yet discarded resources. As part of the discussion, the panel will also discuss responsible approaches we can all adopt to rethink fashion’s value, and that promotes a greater appreciation for both its style and substance.


Main Stage - Video Footage

Saturday - 29th May - 2:00pm

Material Science & Future Fibres with PANGAIA

With Dr. Amanda Parkes

Dr. Amanda Parkes is a fashion scientist with over 15 years of experience in fashion innovation, sustainability, wearable technology, interaction design and smart materials spanning research, development, and product commercialisation for start ups and major tech and fashion companies.

​Amanda is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Pangaia, a material science brand and collective building a sustainable future in lifestyle products as well as the Chief Innovation Officer of Future Tech Lab, an investment company focused on high tech sustainable solutions in material science and biofabrication.


24-26 May 2022


Industry only

28-29 May 2022

Changing the Ingredients:

Fashions Future Recipe

Exhibition | open to the public


The Attic (Level 5),
Hanover House,

158 City Rd,
Southbank VIC 3006


24-26 May

Three day Industry tickets

Group tickets available

28-29 May

Changing the Ingredients: Fashions Future Recipe Exhibition

Public days

$3 from every ticket will go to

regenerating & greening Australia

is made possible through
its curated and
dedicated partners



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