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Does anyone know where i can get hold of ethical silks (silk jersey, chiffon, georgette, silk satin and silk crepe de chine)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Salju Jose Apr 12, 2011. 5 Replies

I have recently co-founded a luxury brand called Beulah London. We are looking to find ethical silks as mentioned above (silk jersey, chiffon, georgette, silk satin and silk crepe de chine)...if…Continue

 

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Profession / role:
Director
Company / organisation:
Beulah London
Website (if you have one):
www.beulahlondon.com
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Designer, Retailer
I am looking to discover or buy
Ethically sourced silk and ethical production facilities, along with stockists and press.
About me / About business or organisation:
I have recently co-founded Beulah London with my business partner, Natasha Rufus Isaacs.

To give you a bit of background on the brand;

Natasha and I spent two months last year, working in an aftercare home in the slums of Delhi, with women who had come out of the sex trade. Having witnessed the harrowing effects of sex trafficking first hand, we were inspired to set up a business to employ the women and provide them with training skills to give them an alternative, sustainable livelihood. We are working alongside an organisation, 'Freeset', based in Kolkata, that employs circa 170 women from the biggest red light district there, Sonagacchi. Currently the girls are not yet skilled enough to make up the entirety of each piece so they are making up a bag which is given with every purchase, or sold separately for £10, with £1 of every sale going to 'Stop the Traffik' (a UK anti-trafficking charity). The vision is to set up training schemes and apprenticeships at 'Freeset', so that one day we will have the whole of production made by the girls.

We like to think of Beulah as part of the growing trend towards social impact ventures, which provide not only exceptional customer experience and high quality products, but also set about to make a difference in the world; 'Fashion with compassion'.

Our first Spring Summer'11 Collection is comprised of timeless styles, easy-to-wear, and the colours are vibrant, inspired by our trip to India.

You might be interested to note that we have recently been awarded a special commendation by the united nations for our efforts to combat human trafficking as a business.

To find out more please visit our website;
www.beulahlondon.com
Career history / Company history:
I graduated from Durham University in the summer of 2009. In October 2009 i went to India and that was where the inspiration for Beulah came about.

Between September-December 2008 i worked as a sales assistant at Office London.

During the Summer of 2009 i worked with Francesca Bartolucci, a top designer at 'Ulrich Engler Couture Bride'.

During this time i also attended a short course at the 'London College of Fashion' on the History of Fashion.

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At 3:13pm on July 25, 2011, Alma Erzhanova gave Beulah London a gift
At 15:13 on July 25, 2011, Alma Erzhanova said…

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Dear Beulah!

I would very much appreciate your help. I am studying for an MA in Marketing at Kingston Business School under the supervision of Professor Robert East. We are conducting research about Fairtrade goods and ethical fashion clothes, and ask you to complete the enclosed short questionnaire. 
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