Local Teen - Corethics
February 09, 2024
Contact: Mel Williams

Local Teen


Image: “Redial set” by Isi Martin

Local Teen Finalist in Sustainable Fashion Design Competition in Aid of Ending Chemical Pollution in Bali     

Local Coffs Coast teen, Isi Martin, 16, has been named as finalist in Corethics Sustainable Fashion Design Competition. Inspired by traditional balinese women’s outfits, Isi’s patchwork top and skirt ‘redial set’ is made from op shop clothes that would normally be going to landfill. “Op shops do not sell all the donations that they get if they have marks or a little old, however the material could still be used” - Isi explains in her submission.

She joins 3 other professional and amateur designers from Australia and the US in the hope to win $500 thanks to GPT Group. 

The competition asked entrants to create an original fashion item made from 100% recycled or sustainable materials that includes elements of Water, Balinese or Indigo theme. Finalists consent to donating their entry to Corethics to be auctioned off at their Charity Gala event in March. The fashion item to attract the highest bid will receive a $500 gift card to spend at Charlestown Square. Garments are on display for the month of February out front of Myer at the Newcastle shopping centre.

 “Right now Bali is facing a devastating reality of their water and environment overrun by chemical pollution. Our Waste 4 Wealth program has identified an opportunity to end chemical pollution through evidence based tailored water treatment solutions”. Says Founder, Melissa Williams. 

“It is heartwarming to receive such high quality garments, you can see the time, care, and energy that has poured into them, that will be donated to help communities in Bali”. 

To view and bid on your favourite original sustainable fashion item head to


Tickets to Corethics Charity Gala Event “Indigo” are now on sale from https://events.humanitix.com/corethics-inaugural-charity-gala-2024-indigo 

For interviews or more information, contact: Board Director & Water Engineer, Marnie Coates [email protected]  or Founder & Director of Gala Division, Melissa Williams [email protected]