Katie Lane
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What’s next?

So now you will follow me dear reader, through my final and toughest year of uni, when I try to be the best designer I can be while not forgetting the lessons Ihave learned of the importance of sustainability.See More
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Sep 28, 2010
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Sep 28, 2010
Hannah Warren replied to Katie Lane's discussion Fashion student looking for ethical fabric sponsorship in the group Fairtrade/ community suppliers
"Hi Katie. I work for Jhoole, a women's weavers cooperative in Madhya Pradesh, India. I am interested in getting to know more about you and your design work. Please get in touch."
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"Hi everyone, I am looking for ethical fashion companies based somewhere on the west coast of the US but am finding it difficult to find any, if you have suggestions please let me know! Thanks, Katie"
Sep 6, 2009
Katie Lane commented on Joey Instone's group USA
"Hi everyone, I am looking for ethical fashion companies based somewhere on the west coast of the US but am finding it difficult to find any, if you have suggestions please let me know! Thanks, Katie"
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"Hello Noble Gents! I'm a fashion design student and trying to decide between mens and womenswear for my graduate collection. Im really interested in creating clothes from organic and fairtrade materials and just really want to know some male…"
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Aug 18, 2009
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Aug 18, 2009
Katie Lane is attending Spotlight on Sourcing's event

PRODUCING OVERSEAS: Assessing & Improving Working Conditions - Masterclass at RichMix

August 18, 2009 from 2pm to 5pm
FASHION+ HOW FASHION CAN CHANGE LIVESMASTERCLASS: PRODUCING OVERSEAS: Assessing & Improving Working ConditionsRICHMIX, TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST 2009, 2pm-5pmThere is an increase in concern by the media and consumers over how our clothes are produced overseas. It has therefore become vital for a fashion business and its employees to have knowledge not only on how to assess factories working conditions but also be educated on how to improve working conditions.The ethical fashion forum will be…See More
Aug 11, 2009

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I grew up in Malawi, went to University in London and now work for Pachacuti in Derbyshire. I am fascinated by the world of ethical fashion and love my role as designer at a company which works with fair trade co-operatives in Ecuador to create beautiful Panama Hats while providing essential community development for our weavers.
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I am a graduate of BA (Hons) Fashion Design from the University of Westminster. I now work as a designer at Pachacuti, a fair trade Panama Hat specialist in Derbyshire.

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 15:30 0 Comments

So now you will follow me dear reader, through my final and toughest year of uni, when I try to be the best designer I can be while not forgetting the lessons I
have learned of the importance of sustainability.

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At 11:58 on July 22, 2009, jacqueline said…
hey katie

thanks for the info...i have contacted them
funny enough they may be able to assist me on my other business i am settin gup with africa...i think even more i need to just get out to africa on a big trip! How was living in Malawi and South Africa? Did you find an internship in the end? If you are still able to help with the set up of my business then let me know. I have a lot to organise and would appreciate the help. Let me know if you can meet up some time.
At 18:43 on July 14, 2009, kumvana gomani said…
- Hi Katie

Always great to meet a fellow Blantyre! What we are looking into is trying to set up a project similar to the want that is being set up in Bangalore India with an organization that I am working with called Ubuntu at work. Have a pick at there website www.ubuntuatwork.com. Ubuntu at Work is a global social networking community that connects women micro entrepreneurs across the developing world with coaches and collaborators who offer them encouragement and support to develop sound business ideas, funding assistance, and networking resources to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations.

The project I would like to work on in Malawi is continuing what I do designing accessories etc.. out of recycled, sustainable materials etc.. hope this helps with information .. about me I was born in Canada and moved and lived in Blantyre... Studied Industrial design from Emily Carr institute of art and Design... :)

Look forward to hearing from you.



I would love to find out more about you!

Best wishes,
At 9:04 on June 30, 2009, Kate Louise Hutchinson said…
Hi Katie,

I'm the Africa Group Administrator and I'm currently expanding this network as much as possible. I'll definitely let you know if I hear of any internship. I think Meaghan has contacted you too. Good luck with your search and welcome to the Africa group!
At 8:24 on June 30, 2009, jacqueline said…
hey katie.....ur background sounds fantastic!...my company is in the early stages at mo but i need as much help as possible so if you are interested in working with me in setting it up then pls let me know...but if you find a company already in place not to worry. But my company is working with Africa and is my aim to bring Africa on the map through the medium of fashion to help get it recognised and to change age old perceptions

either way all the best!
At 11:06 on June 8, 2009, David McGill said…
Hi Katie, Im a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership (we have our agm this Saturday) and designer of the Malawi tartan. It was created (amongst others) to generate greater awareness on Malawi, provide ngo's schools etc with a means of raising funds for their projects, and to create businesses in Malawi. It is made into some 20+ products including wrapping paper and has proved to be very popular. I work with World Women Trade Fair based in LA who provide equipment, traing and access to markets and hope to produce it in cotton very soon so that we can start up Malawian womens co-operatives.
Last November I had the opportunity to move into the fashion world at the Strathclyde University Malawi Millennium Fund fashion show and launched 'tartans for Africa'. It was an amazing spectacle and brought the house down. If you look at the pics on my profile you can see one of the outfits.
At tartans for Africa we are trying to set ever higher standards in ethical and sustainable fashion and I co-operate on a number of projects with organisations and individuals worldwide. I also work with students and have just completed a project with students at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen .
If you give me an e-mail address or mail me at davidmcgill61@yahoo.co.uk I'll be pleased to send you more info.
At 10:19 on June 8, 2009, David McGill said…
Hi Katie, would you like to be involved in a project that benefits Malawi/?

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