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Moral Fairground returns to Melbourne’s Federation Square with its annual Fair@Square Festival on May 5, 2018. Celebrating all aspects of an ethical, sustainable and morally responsible lifestyle, this festival is shaping up to be the biggest, busiest and best to date.

Conscious fashionistas will enjoy Fair Fashion of the Future, an exhibition highlighting issues arising from the different stages of textile and fashion-supply chains and showcasing design-led solutions from local designers and academics. Garments from local fashion labels and social enterprises are displayed to showcase some of the ethical and sustainable clothing options consumers can now access.

Of course, no festival is complete without great food and our Cooking Tent program, hosted by the Fair Food Forager, features cooking demonstrations by various ethical food brands, with discussions on issues such living a toxin-free lifestyle, using indigenous ingredients, and how promoting a vegan lifestyle can potentially lessen animal cruelty.

Free Events and Workshops
You can feed the mind as well as the body by attending some of the many free events and workshops, including insightful and educational talks. Hear RMIT academics discuss current research on sustainable textile development to gain an understanding of how fashion can be used for social and environmental progress.

Creative types anxious to learn new ethical-living skills should visit the Sustainable Lifestyle Tent where you can learn to make alternative yarns and jewellery from waste materials. And here everyone – creative nor not – can gather tips on how to reduce waste around the home, including advice on how to make simple repairs to your favourite garments.

Kids and adults alike will love the activation activity: “Little Disruptors.” Visitors can share their views by writing them on small placards to be pinned onto or held by little toy figurines lined up in an area fondly dubbed “Small Street.” This engages visitors to express their support in a playful and fun way.

Check here for more highlights of the upcoming 2018 event.

When: 5 May 2018, 11am – 9pm
Where: Federation Square
Check out how you can get involved Here