Jane Milburn is at the cutting edge of the slow clothing movement in Australia, after earlier work in journalism and rural communications. As an agricultural scientist, Jane’s focus is the substance, not just the style, of the clothing we wear every day for protection and as a statement about who we are. Her premise is that clothes do for us on the outside what food does on the inside – nourish, warm, and engage body and soul.
Following graduation from the Australian Rural Leadership Program in 2010, Jane stepped out as a natural-fibre champion – linking the everyday action of dressing to health, wellbeing and sustainability. Jane established Textile Beat in 2013 and leads The Slow Clothing Project as a conversation about ethical ways of dressing that are good for ourselves, society and the planet. Through presentations and workshops, Jane’s goal is to inspire a more sustainable clothing culture.