Telling stories of natural fibres and slow clothing is part of what we do.
Slow clothing in a material world – Jane Milburn at TEDxQUT 2017
Yours magazine featured Textile Beat and other craftivists in September 2017.
Ruth Magazine slow clothing column (Spring 2017 edition) featured Emma Williamson
Ruth Magazine (Winter 2017 edition) gets slow clothing and plans for a regular column
West End Magazine featured slow clothing in the Winter 2017 issue
Creative over Capital – ABC online interviewed Jane Milburn about valuing our creativity
Jane Milburn talked with ABC Capricornia’s Jacquie Mackay ahead of a Women as Leaders talk and Slow Clothing workshop series in Isaac Regional Council in March 2017
Seven Sunrise interviewed Jane Milburn about the environmental footprint of clothing
The environmental impact of clothing – Jane Milburn was interviewed by ABCNews24
Our clothing habits are hurting the environment – Jane Milburn spoke with ABC Online News
Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia published paper by Jane Milburn Valuing old skills in a new world milburn-j-heia_vol23no2
Jane Milburn talked slow clothing with Alex Sloan on ABC 666 Canberra 13 September 2016
Jane Milburn interviewed on recycled fashion in the Newcastle Herald, 9 September 2016
Textile Beat talked about natural fibres in the September 2016 issue of National Geographic Kids Wild Cities article National Geographic Kids
Jane Milburn was invited to write a comment piece for SBS The Feed’s report on Slow Fashion.
Jane Milburn chatted with Mel Kettle on A Great Recipe for Life podcast
Jane Milburn spoke with ABC 702 Sydney’s Wendy Harmer about slow clothing
Jane Milburn chatted to Emma Griffiths ABC612 about slow clothing and Fashion Fix-Up
Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate featured slow clothing on April 15 2016
Fibreline published Jane Milburn’s story dress with creativity in March 2016 issue
The Parkes Champion-Post wrote about upcycling workshops in Parkes NSW on March 22 2016
Peppermint Magazine linked into The Slow Clothing Project on March 1 2016
Jane Milburn spoke with Kerry Harris from ABC Online about The Slow Clothing Project.
ABC Sunshine Coast’s Jasmin Midgley talked with Jane Milburn about slow clothing.
In this 2UE interview, Jane Milburn talked about a more mindful approach to clothing.
Jane Milburn’s story featured in Down Under Textiles Issue 22 downunder textiles article
Jane shared her wardrobe story with The Sunday Mail’s U on Sunday magazine Jane Milburn U on Sunday Q&A 3 January 2016
We loved working with students at Fairholme Fashion Week, as reported in Toowoomba’s The Chronicle newspaper.
This ABC onine story 9 September 2015 reported on the global movement to slow clothing.
Turning trash into flash was a recent story on 7 Local News
Mackay Mercury reported how Clothing with conscience takes little more than creativity
Grass Roots Magazine features Sew it Again: read Grass Roots June July FINAL with cover
- Listen to Jane with ABC Rockhampton‘s Breakfast announcer Jacquie Mackay
- Read ABC Online and the Morning Bulletin‘s stories from Yeppoon workshops
- Ahead of Fashion Revolution Day on April 24, Jane spoke with ABC Drive’s Rebecca Levingston
Clothes have stories and hold memories
The genesis of Textile Beat is a History Skirt with a story to tell.The skirt was created as a way to use a collection of lace remnants (including white cotton bobbles) leftover from childhood clothing made by Elizabeth Capon for her daughter Jane Milburn.
After holding on to these off-cuts for decades after her mother passed away, Jane conceived an idea to put them to good use – by sewing them as frills on two panels of a gored skirt, with the other panels created from a number of unworn garments (linen jacket and shorts, silk dress etc).
This History Skirt, right, demonstrated the potential for using existing unworn clothing to refashion and repurpose ‘new’ clothing for pleasure, reward and sustainability – and so Textile Beat and the 365-day Sew it Again campaign arrived.
Among other slow fashion projects, Jane Milburn writes a column for Fairfax Agricultural Media.
Stitch in Time column by Jane Milburn in Smart Farmer magazine, December 2014