Learn about the world of design and sustainable fashion
  • Wednesday 04 July 2018
minimalista, carly willoughby-rolls

There is a wonderful array of events and workshops to enjoy during July and August as a part of the fabric – Slow Fashion, Artful Living program.

The fabric program provides an opportunity to be inspired, get creative or learn the essentials through an exciting variety of events that include hands-on workshops, author talks and professional development opportunities.

Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:

#FashCampUSC – 5, 9, 10 July

USC, Sippy Downs. Bookings required.

A three-day workshop for Year 11 and 12 students interested in exploring their career potential in the exciting world of high fashion. Try out fashion styling, direct a fashion photography shoot and illustrate your ideas while you create content for digital media just like a fashion influencer on social media. Presented by USC.


Re-styled trashion – Wednesday 11 July

CWA Hall, Eumundi. Free, bookings required.

Kerry Chave from The Trashy Artisan Cooperative will teach you how to make eclectic and practical accessories from would-be trash.

9.30 and 11.30am: Bicycle inner-tube jewellery

10.30am: Shopping bags from animal feed bags

Living better - by living with less – 16 July – 23 August

Sunshine Coast libraries. Free, bookings required.

Join the Minimalista, Carly Willoughby-Rolls (pictured), as she shares her story of de-owning and learning to live with less. Gain insight and tools that can help save you money and give you more time.

Beerwah Library                     25 July            1-2.30pm

Caloundra Library                   31 July            10-11.30am

Maroochydore Library            1 August          10.30am-noon

Kawana Library                       4 August          10-11.30am

Coolum Library                       14 August        10-11.30am

Nambour Library                     15 August        10-11.30am


Free arts law seminars - Wednesday 1 August

If you are a professional or emerging designer and want to learn more about the legal side of things, come along to a free Arts Law seminar geared to fashion businesses, presented by Suzanne Derry from Arts Law Australia.

USC, Building H2, Sippy Downs. Free, bookings required.

12pm - Know your Writes – Writing / Literature

2pm - Copyright 101 for artists

4pm - When law hits the catwalk: How fashion and law can look good together followed by networking and nibbles.


Workshops are booking out fast so visit council’s website to see the full program details and book your place.

The fabric – Slow Fashion, Artful Living program runs until November 2018.