South Australian fashion HOUSE Sunset Lover has teamed up with not-for-profit organisation KickStart for Kids to raise awareness for young women living without access to feminine hygiene products.
The local fashion brand, which uses compostable fabrics in its designs, will run a fashion parade showcasing its new collection at KickStart for Kids’ inaugural period poverty fundraiser at the Belgian Beer Café (27–29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide) on Friday, May 26, from 12.30pm.
The Sunset Lover collections are designed in collaboration with the South Australian Museum and
Botanic Gardens of South Australia, drawing inspiration from various species of flora
Featuring prints from South Australian botanical illustrator Gilbet Dashorst, Sunset Lover’s luxury pieces donning the runway are part of its latest mythological gardens collection.
Sunset Lover creative director and founder, Melanie Flintoft, said: “We love KickStart for Kids and all
they do for our state, so I didn’t think twice when considering partnering up for this incredibly
The fundraiser will include a silent auction, live music from DJ Ashie, and inspiring speeches from KickStart for Kids founder Ian Steel and KickStart for Kids ambassador and SAFM breakfast host Rebecca Morse.
Period poverty has been highlighted as a real issue in Australia after a 2020 report by the Commissioner for Children & Young People revealed more than half (51%) of school students reported not having access to feminine hygiene products. In fact, 26% had missed school because their families couldn’t afford sanitary items.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to KickStart for Kids’ period poverty cause. Guests are also encouraged to donate sanitary items.
Tickets are still available here.