Penny Cantle
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Penny Cantle commented on Ethical Fashion Forum's group Suppliers | Manufacturers
"Hi Anu, I manage a fair trade workshop in Lucknow, where we make by hand and in small numbers. Our stitching quality is high and we specialise in chikankari and beadwork. Have a look at my Australian website, www.zenanawomen.com.au. Penny Cantle."
Oct 1, 2015
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Nov 20, 2013
VISHAL TRIVEDI left a comment for Penny Cantle
"hellohii"
Nov 14, 2013
Praveen Varshnei left a comment for Penny Cantle
"hi Penny Below my FB page for you to see. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eco-friendly-sustainable-fair-trade-apparel-buttons/153861564624095 Thanks  Praven email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in"
Nov 11, 2013
Praveen Varshnei left a comment for Penny Cantle
"Hi  Penny, Well note that you run a small fair trade production unit in India, manufacturing for start-up labels who need small runs and therefore small quantities of fabrics and other components.We are suppliers of embellishment components…"
Nov 11, 2013
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Nov 11, 2013
Penny Cantle joined Ethical Fashion Forum's group
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Suppliers | Manufacturers

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Jun 7, 2013
Kelli and Penny Cantle are now friends
Aug 2, 2012
Rebecca Vernum left a comment for Penny Cantle
"Hi Penny, It's been a while since you commented... I've been off having a baby and just now trying to get things running and hopefully off the ground some time in the not too distant future. I had a look at your site. Your collections are…"
Jan 13, 2012
Lara McPherson left a comment for Penny Cantle
"Hey Penny, I'm the Director of Sustainable Fashion Australia - we have a very active facebook group I think you might get some value from. I notice you've been chatting to Kelly who is also a member. Hope to connect up with you - feel free…"
Nov 25, 2011
Kelly Elkin left a comment for Penny Cantle
"Hello! Sorry for the late reply, I am still getting use to how to use this network system! Yeah it is quite hard to have support here, however I am finding it has really expanded lately! Please check out my blog- there are a few ethical designers…"
Apr 26, 2011
Penny Cantle joined Julia Crew's group
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Fairtrade/ community suppliers

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Apr 8, 2011
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Apr 8, 2011
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Apr 8, 2011
Penny Cantle left a comment for Rebecca Vernum
"Hi Rebecca. Fair trade fashion certainly is limited here, isn't it? I have a tiny label maufacturing ethically in India, but it's so hard to get buyers to pick us up because our production costs are higher. Any contacts or suggestion you…"
Apr 8, 2011
Penny Cantle left a comment for Bhakti Talreja
"Hi, love what you're doing in Melbourne. Here in Newcastle it seems a bit of an ethical fashion wasteland - probably just a need for awareness but it feels lonely here trying to make an ethical label viable. So glad to have found EFF and now…"
Apr 8, 2011

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Profession / role:
Founder/designer/manager/younameit
Company / organisation:
Zenana Women
Website (if you have one):
www.zenanawomen.com.au
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Designer, Supplier, Manufacturer
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About me / About business or organisation:
I'm new to fashion, having arrived here through the 'back door' and later in life. A life-long interest in fashion/design/sewing has been dragged to the fore as I needed to become a designer as well as manager of a label to be the end-point of setting up an ethical workshop I set up after living in India.
Career history / Company history:
After teaching for 20 years I went to India, tagging along with my husband on an Aid job. We both loved India and I studied for a Masters in Development so I too could work in Aid, as a Gender Specialist. I learned heaps but when the next job came, involving 2 years living in Lucknow, north India, I realised I couldn't wait and started a social enterprise to employ poor women in the often exploited work of hand embroidery. So now I design and manage the production of garments for Zenana Women, which feature this beautiful handicraft.

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At 11:12 on November 14, 2013, VISHAL TRIVEDI said…

hellohii

At 9:42 on November 11, 2013, Praveen Varshnei said…

hi Penny

Below my FB page for you to see.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eco-friendly-sustainable-fair-trade-apparel-buttons/153861564624095

Thanks 

Praven

email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in

At 9:12 on November 11, 2013, Praveen Varshnei said…

Hi  Penny, Well note that you run a small fair trade production unit in India, manufacturing for start-up labels who need small runs and therefore small quantities of fabrics and other components.
We are suppliers of embellishment components such as beads, buttons, laces and other trims.
Praven

p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in

At 3:27 on January 13, 2012, Rebecca Vernum said…

Hi Penny,

It's been a while since you commented... I've been off having a baby and just now trying to get things running and hopefully off the ground some time in the not too distant future.

I had a look at your site. Your collections are beautiful.

Have you gotten anywhere in getting your label picked up?

I've not got much to suggest to help you as yet but will be in touch if I get anywhere with my research.

At 2:46 on November 25, 2011, Lara McPherson said…

Hey Penny, I'm the Director of Sustainable Fashion Australia - we have a very active facebook group I think you might get some value from. I notice you've been chatting to Kelly who is also a member. Hope to connect up with you - feel free to get in touch.

At 10:32 on April 26, 2011, Kelly Elkin said…
Hello! Sorry for the late reply, I am still getting use to how to use this network system!

Yeah it is quite hard to have support here, however I am finding it has really expanded lately! Please check out my blog- there are a few ethical designers from Australia on it.

I am also launching my own label which is also sourced from india!

All the best,

Kelly
 
 
 

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