Diverting discarded or dead-stock materials for use in the work of our refugee and new migrant fashion students, The Social Studio works to correct the imbalance of textile waste which is emerging as a critical environmental issue both locally and overseas. With Australians sending thousands of tonnes of unwanted clothing to landfill each year, we are reconciling through the circular design of a ready-to-wear collection made from entirely zero waste pattern-making, where no fabric is left unused through the design process.
PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival Audiences will be guided through the design and development of the collection in our Collingwood Yards manufacturing studio, learning about the principles and inspirations our creative team drew on to create the collection. At 2 pm, a panel of design and sustainability experts will discuss industry approaches to reducing textile waste, drawing on early findings from research The Social Studio is conducting into the volume of textile waste in Victoria.
Perry Street Building
Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.
Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.