Green Fabric weaves relationships between people and places, helping them to build, cooperatively, the houses and communities they would like to live in.
Green Fabric grew out of The Green Swing, a collaborative housing initiative co-founded by Eugenie Stockmann. In the past years, The Green Swing completed two multi-award winning sustainable, community-oriented developments in the inner-city suburb of Lathlain, 5km from Perth’s CBD.
With The Green Swing success, Eugenie kept hearing “we need more of this”. She decided to work as a catalyst and, in 2016, established Green Fabric to provide a platform to connect people wanting opportunity to lead their own co-housing schemes.
Through Green Fabric, she facilitates the formation of groups, researches development models for cooperative building projects and provides information, education and mentoring to interested parties and stakeholders.
If you are a landowner looking for others to develop together, or if you are searching for like-minded people to create a collaborative and sustainable living environment, we can help.
Green Fabric is also interested in working with government organisations to foster innovative building projects.
Green Fabric can facilitate small developments or large multiple-dwelling residential projects. Our passion is to grow a sustainable urbanism that delivers affordable housing and quality of life with social and environmental benefits.
GREEN FABRIC FOUNDER
Eugenie is a sustainability expert and founder of Green Fabric. She is passionate about creating and facilitating more sustainable and community oriented lifestyles. She co-founded The Green Swing initiative and lives in the group’s first co-operative housing project, Genesis, which has won multiple sustainability awards. Eugenie founded Green Fabric to facilitate and help others create co-operative housing projects. Eugenie has a diverse background in finance, project and office management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability from Murdoch University, focusing on Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning.
Housing Co-operative Consortium
Green Fabric has brought together a national consortium of people and organisations that have worked together developing a governance and funding model which delivers affordable home ownership for key workers and people on moderate incomes.
The consortium understands the issues of relying on a speculative model of development to deliver affordable, high quality housing in the medium and high density market. It has developed a model that enables buyers to access housing effectively at wholesale cost with an estimated saving of 20% – in perpetuity.
Pictured: Rebecca Hicks (Co-operation Housing), Melinda Marshall (townplanner), Sid Thoo (achitect), Eugenie Stockmann (Green Fabric) and Anthony Rizzacasa (senior development manager, North Point Property Group). Not pictured: Dr Elizabeth Cheong (researcher co-operatives) and Jenni Mattila (Mattila Advisory).
Green Fabric is supported by ‘The Weavers’. An advisory group passionate about facilitating and promoting sustainable community building and living, as well as working in collaborate with others to grow the movement.
The Weavers provide advice on the overall strategic direction of Green Fabric, raise awareness of Green Fabric in the community, conduct advocacy and outreach activities, encourage and facilitate collaboration between Green Fabric and other aligned initiatives, and support Green Fabric in achieving its strategic objectives.