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An expert panel from the fields of fashion, design and business discussed the rise in popularity of collaborative consumption and sustainability within fashion.  Designer Liane Rossler moderated the discussion, which focused on the economic and environmental advantages of consumers sharing and appropriating fashion products or services, rather than having individual ownership. The panel included Rachael Botsman, author of What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative ConsumptionNatalie Isaacs, founder of 1 Million Women; Andrew Valder, founder of Garage Sale Trail; Angela D'Alton, former community manager for Etsy Australia.

Rachel Botsman recently spoke at TED about collaborative consumption, view the talk here. 

Rachel Botsman is a global thought leader on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies to transform the way we live, work and consume. She has inspired a new consumer economy with her influential book Whats Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing The Way We Live. TIME Magazine recently called Collaborative Consumption one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change The World”
Rachel was recently named by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers to have at your conference. She has presented at high profile events including The Clinton Global Initiative, TED, Google and 10 Downing Street.
Rachel is currently the founder of Collaborative Lab, the leading sourece of expertise for businesses and governments that want to embrace the collaborative economy.

Natalie is the founder and CEO of the 1 MILLION WOMEN campaign which is committed to protecting our climate, our communities and our future, leading change for the better. The goal is to inspire 1 million women-daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers to take practical action on reducing global warning through re-thinking their consumer choices, including clothing.

Angela is Australian Community Manager for Etsy, the global marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.She produced Etsy Success Sydney, a conference for creatives as part of Vivid Sydney 2012 inspiring hundreds to join the revolution of the new economy. Before joining Etsy, Angela co-founded Twin Set, an online vintage and retro store which collaborated with up and coming photographers to showcase vintage clothing as wearable contemporary fashion.She also worked alongside various top interior and set stylists.   

Andrew Valder spent the first half of his career orbiting planets in the entertainment and popular-culture universe at record companies, outdoor cinema businesses and music TV channels. More recently Andrew co-founded with partner Daryl Nichols national sustainability, community and fund raising program Garage Sale Trail and local food production platform Grow It Local. Andrew is an avid fan of pop culture, politics and believes in inspiring people to make positive change through ideas that are fun and social. His favoiurite item purchased at a garage sale is his 1950s style school teacher vest. 

LIANE ROSSLER (moderator)
Liane co-founded iconic design company Dinosaur Designs. In 2010, after 25 years she left to work across a very long list of diverse projects, all with design and sustainability at their core. Projects include Supercyclers, where designers reinvent new products from existing materials. Liane is an advisor to businesses on sustainable design, creativity and retail as well as a mentor to emerging designers.

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More Dash Less Trash panel

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Designer Liane Rossler introduces the More Dash Less Trash panel

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(L-R) Natalie Isaacs, Angela D'Alton, Andrew Valder, Rachel Botsman and Liane Rossler.