Throughout the year we will hold events and workshops in an effort to meet outside the digital world, re-connect with one another and create a community for creative women with a conscience. Through education, discussion and connection, these events will help us lead more thoughtful and meaningful lives.
We believe it is through open communication where change happens, and we aim to facilitate and curate these gatherings to provide an inclusive environment where all individuals are welcome to attend, no matter what stage of their journey.
Through a multidisciplinary approach we will broach the issues of sustainable and ethical fashion, slow living, entrepreneurship, story telling and more.
Stay tuned for more information!
WHERE YOU WILL FIND US IN THE COMING MONTHS:
We are super excited to announce that we’ve been invited to take part in TURN OUT a two day ‘fete for grown ups’. As part of this one off event being held at The Australian Technology Park, we’re gathering leaders on ethical and sustainable fashion + living to speak on our all female panel.
Our discussion will look at some of the issues and topics that are often not talked about in traditional media. Here at tommie we’re all about addressing some of the more difficult questions that you might not know where to look for answers. We believe through collaboration, consciousness and connection we can work together to learn, grow and evolve to ultimately create a community where we are all celebrated!
Our April community event earlier this year was a complete sell out, so we hope to see some familiar faces and meet new ladies at this event, too! But get in quick, as tickets sell very quickly!
We’ll be discussing conscious consumerism and how to be an activist through your shopping behaviour, the future of fashion - the circular fashion economy and how businesses with a share economy approach are crucial, we’ll chat about ethical designers and what is involved by choosing to produce locally vs offshore and we’ll look at some of the more political, cultural and societal issues of fashion like representation, accessibility and inclusivity.
Our guest speakers include:
Dusk Devi - Photographer, writer + theorist on representation and race relations in fashion, media + culture.
Annie Hamilton - Founder + Designer of ‘Annie Hamilton’ womenswear brand; specialising in locally made ‘maximalist prints and minimalist shapes’.
Emily Kate Symes - Ecopreneuer + founder of ‘Ekoluv’ Australia’s first Zero Waste Sustainable, Dress Hire + Consignment boutique.
Rachel Rutt - An advocate + ambassador of the handmade revolution. Mender, weaver, knitter + slow maker.
Stephanie Devine - Ecopreneur, founder + designer of ‘The Very Good Bra’, the worlds first zero waste, compostable bra.
DATE: Saturday 27th October
WHERE: The Australian Technology Park - Locomotive Workshop
TIME: 12.20PM - 2.20PM
MODERATED BY: tommie magazine founder, editor + eco stylist, Natalie Shehata
For the second year in a row, we are official Media Partner for Eco Fashion Week Australia taking place in Perth + Port Douglas. Our founder + editor will also be presenting a talk at the Eco Seminar as part of this event in both Port Douglas + Perth.
You can book tickets via the above links for each location.
We are hosting our very own fashion festival here in Sydney next year. We hope you will join us for this. More details to come shortly.
an evening celebrating ethical fashion designers
in support of fashion revolution week
Moderated + hosted by: Natalie Shehata
Panelists: Jenny Leong (Greens MP for Newtown), Jackie Ruddock (The Social Outfit), Christina Kelly (Made590), Danielle Atkinson (Milk + Thistle) and Luisa Franco (Madge Goods).
Photos + story telling by tommie resident photographer: Laura Marii.
Artwork + illustrations: Elizabeth Kruchkoff
Space: The Sheds
blue the film screening + guest speaker panel discussion
A visual story of our very first tommie community gathering featuring a private screening of Blue the Film followed by a 'creative women with a conscience' in conversation panel discussion.
Thank you to the lovely Laura Wells, Mel Tually and Kirsten Lee for volunteering their time to take part in the discussion and to all the tommie community for coming out to support the work we are doing and the gathering we are cultivating in the name of consciousness, collaboration and creativity.
ALL PHOTOS BY: LAURA MARII - who also generously volunteered her time and craft to document the evening.
Moderated and hosted by tommie magazine founder: Natalie Shehata