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Are you based in Scotland and a fashion tutor, student, desginer, supplier? Fashioning an Ethical Industry has been funded by DFID to support the development of a Scottish Ethical Fashion Education Network. This is the project group - join us!

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Participate in Las Vegas Fashion Week - Special opportunities for designers to show their collections.

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Bel Esprit and Showroom International are partnering with Las Vegas Fashion Week to give designers a number of opportunities to put their collections in front of buyers and press.  Whether you want…Continue

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Scottish-based Ethical Fashion companies or designers?

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Hi, I'm a student and am looking to find out more about ethical fashion companies or designers based in Scotland which I can contact for possible internships and potential gradute work to…Continue

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Comment by Victoria McQuillan on February 3, 2011 at 15:31

If you're in Glasgow in February, please join us for the first ever Say No To Plastic Vintage, Charity & Craft Sale of the new decade.

Embrace your inner ( or outer! ) bargainista and enjoy some superb finds - affordable, unique, quirky and not what you'd find on the high street.

Vintage, mintage & second hand clothing, recycled & upcycled accessories, fair trade and eco goodies of every shape, size, texture & colour for you, your other half, your children or your home!

Children friendly.

A great afternoon's shopping which doesn't cost the earth!

Say No To Plastic Vintage, Charity & Craft Sale
Sunday 6th February
12.30 til 5.30pm
£1 entry
For more information : vintage@saynotoplastic.co.uk

http://www.saynotoplastic.co.uk

Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on January 24, 2011 at 14:24
FEI Student Workshops and Staff Training across the UK - Over 75% of fashion businesses think it is important for graduates to have knowledge regarding social, environmental and ethical issues. FEI student workshops will equip your students with information and skills in this important emerging area. Staff training sessions will give teaching staff the resources and confidence to effectively deliver the subject area.

http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/newsandevents/workshops/

Events:

EXHIBITION:Trash Fashion (Designing Out Waste), London - Millions of tonnes of textiles end up in landfill each year. This new exhibition at the Science Museum in London examines whether fashion designers can use new technology to create style without waste?
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/newsandevents/key+dates/tras...

EXHIBITION: Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches, Bristol - This exhibition explores the idea of fashion and textiles acting as an interface between humankind and the environment. It aims to highlight the major environmental and social impacts that result from the fashion and textile industries. The exhibition will be at Create Centre in Bristol from the 12th January to the 31st March 2011.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/newsandevents/key+dates/fash...

WORKSHOPS: Slow Textile Group, London - The Slow Textiles Group is a platform for design, community, dialogue and textile methodologies that are sustaining as well as sustainable. Throughout the year they run workshops at their Fashion and Textiles studio in West Hampsted London. There new programme for 2011 is now available.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/newsandevents/key+dates/slow...

WORKSHOPS: Re-dress, Ireland – Re-dress are the one stop shop for sustainable fashion based in Dublin. They are running all sorts of workshops for 2011 from creative crochet to bow ties and bellinis.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/newsandevents/key+dates/redr...

Resources:

SUPPLIER DIRECTORY: Shared Talent India - We have recently updated the textile sourcing section of our website with links to the London College of Fashion online sourcing toolkit – Shared Talent India – that includes a database of Indian suppliers addressing sustainability.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/context/textiles/sourcingfab...

REPORT: Taking Liberties – The Story Behind the UK Highstreet - A new report by Labour Behind the Label and War on Want investigates the lives of workers from Gurgaon, India producing for respected highstreet brands M&S, Debenhams and Next. The report reveals that these workers still toil for very low pay and face terrible working conditions.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/resources/reports/takinglibe...

Opportunities:

INTERNSHIP: Quazi Design - Are you passionate about handcraft and eco fashion and want to work in Africa? Quazi Design is seeking a creative, hands-on energetic intern for a product development design internship. This exciting opportunity involves working alongside artisan women in Swaziland, Southern Africa.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/otheropportunities/quazidesign/

COMPETITION: Fashioning the Future Awards - Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion (LCF) have launched their annual Fashioning the Future Awards Competition. Fashioning the Future 2011 seeks the unique. They are calling for talent that is radically distinctive in its exploration and expression of the complex dimensions of design for future living. Fashioning the Future is an awards programme open to all current students and recent graduates.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/fashioninternships/competiti...

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Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on January 6, 2011 at 10:00
Happy New Year!

I thought you might be interested in the Global Cool jumper customization session happening at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th January. For more info: http://www.globalcool.org/fashion/regional-fashion-events-leeds-bri...

Also check out the Tinker Tailor sessions at Out of the Blue....take your old jewellery, leather bags and clothes down to be fixed by skilled crafts people and learn some fixing skills in the process. http://www.outoftheblue.org.uk/
Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on January 4, 2011 at 11:08

Please spread the word about the Scottish Network and send our new flyer to all your friends!

 

Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on October 29, 2010 at 15:59
INTERNSHIP: People Tree are looking for fashion design interns. This exciting opportunity involves working alongside People Tree's design and technical team to develop new ranges.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/otheropportunities/peopletre...

COMPETITION: Fashioning the Future Awards - Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion (LCF) have launched their annual Fashioning the Future Awards Competition. Fashioning the Future 2011 seeks the unique. They are calling for talent that is radically distinctive in its exploration and expression of the complex dimensions of design for future living. Fashioning the Future is an awards programme open to all current students and recent graduates.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/fashioninternships/competiti...

COMPETITION: Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) International Design Competition - SDC are looking for the creative, imaginative and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles. This year's theme is Reduce, Reuse Recycle, so the design should also incorporate an innovative approach to this area. The overall winner will receive the SDC Colour Design Award 2011, £1000 in cash and the Veronica Bell Trophy.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/fashioninternships/competiti...

RESOURCE: Integrating Sustainability into Design Education: A toolkit - In October 2009, the Designers Accord convened over 100 progressive individuals from academic and professional institutions all over the world for two days of highly participatory discussion, planning and action around the topic of design education and sustainability. An outcome of this process has been the development of a toolkit that it is hoped will help influence design education so that the next generation of designers will be able to practice sustainably.
http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org/resources/teachingmaterials/...

INTRODUCING: The NEW Clothes Swap Guide - Want to do something to make the fashion industry more ethical? Why not raise money for Labour Behind the Label who support garment workers around the world.
The NEW Clothes Swap pack has all the info you need to host clothes swapping parties and events from an intimate girls' evening to a super jumble hall jamboree, plus extras such as a beautiful illustrated poster with space for your event details, a cute recipe card, essential forms to organise your event and attractive signage to decorate your space.
http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/support-us/item/845-clothes-swa...
Comment by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on October 21, 2010 at 9:41
Check out the exciting new Tinker Tailor sessions happening at OUT OF THE BLUE:http://www.creativeboom.co.uk/edinburgh/2010/10/06/menders-needed-f...
Comment by Sian Toon on August 17, 2010 at 16:31
Hi, I'm going into my final year at University and am looking for organic / fairtrade fabrics which are made and produced here in the UK. I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any shops or websites, this would be a great help.
Many thanks
Sian
Comment by Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear on August 3, 2010 at 22:35
Hi , im looking to market My Bamboo eyewear in Scotland
so if there are any retailer's or online store's interested please contact me ..
regards
colin
Comment by Sam Roger on June 9, 2010 at 10:04
went to a fashion show at che camille - a really good venue plus they have really great contacts.
Comment by Patsy Perry on June 9, 2010 at 9:13
Hello, we run a Masters degree in International Fashion Marketing and would be happy to host an event here at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
You could try Che Camille in Glasgow, which is a very cool, arty concept store/workshop in the city centre www.checamille.com
In Edinburgh, try Dovecot Studios which is a tapestry workshop and exhibition space www.dovecotstudios.com
 

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