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Linking for Fully Fashioned Knitwear in Australia: Fostering contemporary models, collaboration, skills development, and sustainable practices for premium knitwear manufacturing.

Fellow: 

Kirri-Mae Sampson

Fellowship Partner/Sponsor:

The George Alexander Foundation

Industry:

Fashion, Knitwear

Country:

The Netherlands

Fellowship Year:

2024

Synopsis

Focused on Australia's potential for premium knitwear manufacturing, the Fellowship tackled the significant skills gap in Linking for Fully Fashioned Knitwear. It underscored the necessity to alter perceptions of this vital skill and embrace contemporary business models that balance craftsmanship and technology. The opportunity for domestic knitwear production was also highlighted, demonstrated by Hatch+Make's approach to sustainable, high-quality design and manufacturing of fully fashioned knitwear. Recommendations include shifting perceptions, investing in crucial skills, broadening responsibilities, and educating stakeholders to collaboratively bolster Australia's premium knitwear sector.

Linking for Fully Fashioned Knitwear in Australia: Fostering contemporary models, collaboration, skills development, and sustainable practices for premium knitwear manufacturing.
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