Hoy-Scott Watershed Society President Speaks in Australia

 Seen left to right at Curtin University: Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia; writer Marilyn R. Wilson, Canada; Edwina Huang, CEO Vivify Textiles, UK; Dr. Anne Farren, Curtin University Fashion Dept., Australia; Jane Milburn, Textile Beat Australia; Ben Lazzaro, Deputy Chief Executive and Marketing and Communications Manager, Australian Made Campaign Ltd.; and Robbin Whachell, Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, Canada. Photo credit to Aidan Green for Eco Fashion Week Australia 

Seen left to right at Curtin University: Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia; writer Marilyn R. Wilson, Canada; Edwina Huang, CEO Vivify Textiles, UK; Dr. Anne Farren, Curtin University Fashion Dept., Australia; Jane Milburn, Textile Beat Australia; Ben Lazzaro, Deputy Chief Executive and Marketing and Communications Manager, Australian Made Campaign Ltd.; and Robbin Whachell, Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, Canada. Photo credit to Aidan Green for Eco Fashion Week Australia 

Hoy-Scott Watershed Society (HSWS) president, Robbin Whachell spoke on Salmon and Sustainablity in Perth, Western Australia on November 25.

The Disposable Planet Seminar at Curtin University was part of the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia which raises awareness for environmentally conscious fashion

While most speakers spoke on ethical fashion techniques like upcycling, recycling and reducing fashion consumption, as well as zero waste techniques, another conservation group was represented by Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia who spoke on the impact of fashion on the oceans;

 President of Hoy-Scott Watershed Society speaking in Perth, Australia on November 25, 2017 at Curtin University.  (Photo: Aiden Green for Eco Fashion Week Australia)

President of Hoy-Scott Watershed Society speaking in Perth, Australia on November 25, 2017 at Curtin University.  (Photo: Aiden Green for Eco Fashion Week Australia)

Ms. Whachell spoke about her personal experience of discovering salmon in her city stream, and how she became involved with the Society. She also spoke about the work HSWS does throughout the year. 

Other speakers included Edwina Huang, CEO Vivify Textiles, UK; Dr. Anne Farren, Curtin University Fashion Dept., Australia; Jane Milburn, Textile Beat Australia; Ben Lazzaro, Deputy Chief Executive and Marketing and Communications Manager, Australian Made Campaign Ltd.; and me, Robbin Whachell, Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, Canada. Photo credit to Aidan Green for Eco Fashion Week Australia.