Cotton Australia’s Brooke Summers last week joined a group of fashion and manufacturing industry representatives from Australia and Hong Kong, in a round table discussion about sustainable fashion and the circular economy.
Cotton Australia's Brooke Summers with delegates at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Sustainable Fashion Round Table.
Held in Melbourne by Creative Victoria, the group shared knowledge with the aim to uncover opportunities to connect both countries through common interests in sustainable fashion.
“The delegation from Hong Kong included its only spinning mill, government representatives, designers, brands and manufacturers. It was a great opportunity to ensure farmers and raw materials had a voice at the table, and it was clear that Australian cotton was held in high regard,” Brooke said.
“The event was also an opportunity to educate those with more limited knowledge of our sustainability story outside our usual range of stakeholders,” she said.