Wednesday 22 October 2020: The inaugural #ECAWeek2020 for Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) Week is finally here! The first and only week focused on ethically accredited Australian manufacturers and locally-made textiles, clothing and footwear. It is our chance to celebrate the businesses, designers and importantly the skilled workers behind the garments made in Australia. This year is extra special as it is also ECA’s 20 year anniversary.
National Manager Angela Bell and Tatyana Anderson of Tatyana Design and Tatyana’s School of Couture talk about the role of ECA and the changes they’ve seen in the industry since ECA accreditation was established. Tatyana Designs has been ECA accredited for 8 years and Tatyana talks through her experience as an ECA accredited business.
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA®) is an accreditation body that works collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) businesses manufacturing in Australia. The ECA voluntary accreditation program offers practical and affordable assistance to these businesses, and ensures that their Australian supply chains are fully transparent and legally compliant.
Listen to Tatyana Anderson in Series 1 episode 5: Silk, lace and couture sewing. 42 minutes audio time.
We met Tatyana at her lovely Melbourne work studio and she talked us through her design aesthetic, couture heritage and how she’s keeping couture techniques alive in Australia through her sewing/couture workshops and Australian Sewing Guild leadership.
You’ll hear how her dedication to keeping these couture skills alive in Australia means that she does answer couture questions well into the night. Tatyana never stops supporting the sewing community.