The Fashion Advocate's Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Manufacturer and Supplier Directory is a trusted source of Australian, New Zealand and international suppliers for designers and emerging fashion labels.
If you're launching an ethical and sustainable fashion, beauty or lifestyle brand, a reliable supply chain is your most important asset. Now more than ever, shoppers want to know how their clothes are made and who’s making them, so ensuring your supply chain is ethical and sustainable – is your responsibility.
The numbers don't lie. Shoppers want ethical and sustainable products, and they want them now.
The industry is changing for the better, and The Fashion Advocate supports it. 66 percent of millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable brands, and 86 percent of shoppers prefer to buy from brands who are transparent about their supply chain. Building a transparent, ethical and sustainable supply chain can be difficult when you’re launching a new fashion label, but it's worth it.
Ethical and sustainable fashion starts here.
For over ten years, we’ve been working locally and internationally with ethical and sustainable pattern makers, fabric suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and partners, and we’ve built a reliable fashion supply chain network. Our Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Manufacturer and Supplier Directory will help you connect the dots within your supply chain, so you can work with ethical and sustainable partners who share your values.
OUR SUPPLIER NETWORK
Ethical and sustainable design, marketing and branding consultants.
Ethical and sustainable pattern makers, graders and samplers.
Ethical womenswear, menswear and kidswear clothing manufacturers.
Sustainable packaging, labelling and branding suppliers.
Organic, Fair Trade, circular and recycled fabric and material suppliers.
Industry organisations, resources and accrediation bodies.
IT'S KIND OF A BIG DEAL
Claire is such a true gem! She is living and breathing what she is teaching every day, and it helps you see how much potential your business has. She’s hands-on and approachable, and constantly encouraging me through every step. If you’re considering getting training from Claire, go for it! You’ll definitely get a lot from it. I will continue to work with Claire for a long time to come and I’m happy to recommend her to anyone needing help with social media.
Danielle - Everyday Lingerie Co.
Claire has been an amazing breath of fresh air! Social media was alien to me before this course, but having Claire break it down to more simpler terms has meant that I have been able to take on the responsibility of my own social media with confidence. What she demonstrates and how she teaches the power of social media has been so valuable. I would highly recommend working with Claire if you have the opportunity! She's great!
Kelly – Young Dahlia.
Claire is a fountain of knowledge and everything she teaches is from her own first-hand experience. She knows her stuff! She’s been an absolute pleasure to learn from and her warm, generous personality overflows into her classes. The course has helped me understand social media in a simple and easy-to-follow way, so that I can manage it myself. The Fashion Advocate Social Media Masterclass has been such a great investment.
Kimelyn – Quillan Studio.
I'LL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND
It might sound simple, but social media is about getting real, not being fake. When you get back to basics and work out your 'why', the rest will organically fall into place. Social media isn't about selling, it's about communicating, and that means stripping back the fancy stuff and getting real about what you stand for. Our first session is all about learning how to communicate your purpose in an authentic way, so you can connect personally with your followers and customers.
When you know your customer and what they really want, it’s easy to create content that appeals to them and connects with them. Our second session is all about your customers and what they want. Even if you're not a numbers person or a data lover, I will show you how to easily understand analytics, demographics, psychographics and customer behaviours. This session comes with all the workbooks and templates you’ll need to understand your customer and create a target market map.
My Social Media Masterclass is about communicating your purpose, not just about creating ‘pretty’ content. It takes less than a second for someone to judge your business based on the visual impression you give them through your social media profiles, so it's important to create both an appealing aesthetic and meaningful, engaging posts. You’ll learn how to write authentic copy and how to shoot great content so that your profiles not only look good but do good too. Creating a cohesive feed is easy when you know what apps to use, how to edit photos, and how to write great content.
You might be selling the world's best beauty range or the world's most ethical dress, but if no-one knows about you, you won't sell anything at all. I'll show you how to make the most of what you've learnt, and expand your reach through influencers and bloggers. You’ll also learn a few handy social media and blogging tips from my ten years' experience and practice, including hashtag strategies and collaborative plans. With the right influencer marketing plan in place, you'll create lasting social media partnerships to increase your reach and strengthen your brand.
I'LL SPEND ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH YOU
My Social Media Masterclass sessions are one-on-one and face-to-face.
You’ll be walked through each step and each session with practical advice tailored to your unique brand and business. My Social Media Masterclass is not a generic group-learning course. My sessions are private and personal, so you’ll get my full attention, support, advice and direction based on your business and your progress. My sessions can be booked at my office in Melbourne, or via video call if you’re interstate.
My Social Media Masterclass is packed with goodness, not jargon.
You’ll have all the workbooks, templates, documents, strategies and instruction manuals that you need to complete each session, and it’s all yours to keep. At any time you need guidance, I'll be with you to walk you through it. This is not about 'beating the algorithm' or anything else that no-one understands. It's easy, it's real, there's no complicated online systems or boring, long videos narrated by really annoying voices. I'm just a real human with a lot of social media love to give.
My Social Media Masterclass is not just a course. It's a community.
You’ll have the added goodness of my private Social Media Masterclass Facebook community, to connect with other like-minded businesses, share your experiences, find support, and ask questions at any time of the day. I post weekly handy tips and social media news too.
You’ll be learning from experience and authenticity.
I may be Australia’s #17 influencer with a decade of tried and tested experience, but I'm also just a real person with honest values and integrity. Any time you need help, have questions, need advice or need support, you’ll have access to me - an honest and super fun, friendly mentor.
WE'LL ALSO HAVE LOADS OF FUN
Yes, there's a little bit of learning involved, but there's also a lot of fun! I'm a super friendly and supportive person, just ask any of my past students. I also have a very strategic and creative mind, so if I can see that you're not making the most of your social media, I'll tell you and I'll show you what to do. This is not your average social media course, and besides a kick-arse strategy and a love for what you do, I'll also show you...
How to love social media, not loathe it.
How to set up professional business profiles that are easy to manage by yourself.
How to create a consistent theme and aesthetic for a really good looking social media feed.
How to find your social media confidence and write posts that increase your engagement and communicate your purpose.
How to create a content calendar so you can spend less time on social media and more time doing what you love.
How to increase your following and extend your social media reach.
How to understand hashtags and how to use them properly.
How to work with influencers and bloggers.
How to change the world for the better through your business.