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Waste Management Woes
Illegal dumping is a significant environmental problem in Australia, with the Commonwealth Government’s National Waste Report* estimating that the cost to the Australian economy is $635 million annually.

Now the rise in the cost of living is resulting in the increased consumption of cheap, imported furniture products that end up in landfill adding to the problem. The combined cost of waste management and a lack of knowledge and understanding in the wider community about the importance of circular economy leads the Australian Furniture Association to assume that Australia’s waste crisis will continue to grow exponentially.
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Australian Furniture Association
Australian Furniture Association Inc. is the state, peak representative body established to promote the profitable growth, competitiveness, innovation and export readiness of all Furnishing and Allied Industry participants. Embracing an extensive proportion of members, AFA Inc. is recognised as the voice of the Western Australian and Tasmanian Furnishing Industry by the State government, media and the general public.

Australian Institute of Architects
Established in 1930, the Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architecture profession in Australia. We represent over 11,500 members globally and are dedicated to improving our built environment and the communities we call home by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design.

Authentic Design Alliance (ADA)
The Authentic Design Alliance® was established in 2010 in response to cheaply made counterfeit designs that began to flood the Australian market. Founded by a group of concerned furniture distributors – Cult, Euroluce, Ke-zu, Living Edge, and Stylecraft – the campaign focussed on copies of famous iconic furniture and lighting, seeking industry support for original brands and products.

Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL)
The Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL) is the lead industry association for Australian’s $1.6 billion carpet industry. It is a non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of the Australian carpet industry. Formed in 1967, CIAL represents carpet manufacturers accounting for 95% of Australian carpet production, as well as retailers and suppliers of goods and services to industry.

Carriageworks is one of Australia’s most renowned and significant contemporary multi-arts organisations. We support artists and producers to develop and present major new works in performance, visual arts and related artforms. Reflecting the diverse communities of urban Sydney, our artist-led program is ambitious, radical and always inclusive.

Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)
The Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) has been successfully representing Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries since the 1940s. TFIA is a national body governed by a Board and Executive elected from the TFIA membership and administered from a head office based in Melbourne. The TFIA Executive meets a minimum four times a year to discuss issues facing the industry.

Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
As Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally.

Exhibition and Event Association of Australia
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the definitive association for the exhibition and event industry professional in Australia and New Zealand. It is the only association representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry.

Fashion Technicians Association of Australia (FTAA)
A non-profit association, FTAA exists to represent and promote the needs and training of technicians working in the Australian fashion industry.

Specialised Textiles Association
Specialised Textiles Association (previously known as Australian Canvas & Synthetics Products Association, ACASPA) has been representing the industrial fabrics/specialty fabric/ textile industry since the 1940’s. Our industry includes manufacturers, importers, suppliers of fabrics and equipment, manufacturers of finished product and services that support this industry.

Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC)
We are an event and networking organisation with over 35 National and State based team members, thousands of members and a list of incredible Sponsors – all of whom have helped us grow WIDAC (Women in Design and Construction) to what it is today.