Pencil Saturday 3 June in your diaries, people, because The Slow Fashion Market is returning to Sydney for one day only at Marrickville Town Hall. A market dedicated to sustainable and ethical new clothing, this is a market event for people who care about how their fashion is made and who made it.

On the day, there will be 40 independent brands to browse, including Ruby Raisin, High Tea with Mrs Woo, Dragstar Clothing, Scoops Design, The Niki Tree and more. The event originated from the Fashion Revolution campaign, a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. The Slow Fashion Market is also held annually in Melbourne and Sydney.

Slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. The stallholders/participating brands are those that produce new fashion and accessories with an emphasis on quality and durability, and/or who use materials that are sustainable and non-toxic, and who either make the fashion themselves or pay their workers’ fair wages. 

  • When: Saturday 3 June
  • Where: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
  • Tickets: 10am – 4pm. Entry is $4
  • View the growing stallholder lineup here

About the Slow Fashion Market

The Slow Fashion Market is organised by Emma Morris and Lee Glezos, the team behind The Makers & Shakers Market and Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market. Round She Goes was established in 2008 and is Australia’s longest-running indoor preloved and vintage fashion market, and has proudly played its little part in the fight against the waste generated by fast fashion. 

Each year Australians send around $500 million worth of clothing to landfill, with around 85 per cent of the new textiles purchased sent to the tip. The idea behind the ethical and slow fashion movement is to put the brakes on the pace of overproduction, over-consumption and over-disposal of garments, by instilling awareness, appreciation and connection to the process of quality and ethical production.