Handwoven, naturally dyed silk fabrics created by women's weaving groups in rural Thailand (fairly traded by TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles) will be available in April 2010. Many are hand-reeled and organic (produced without any chemical inputs at any stage of their making). Ask about custom orders: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a sneak preview of the fabrics, visit our … Continue
Added by Ellen Agger on January 30, 2010 at 1:30 —
EFF Social Event
inviting you and guests to the first Ethical Fashion Social Event in association with EFF (Ethical Fashion Forum Network).
What is Ethical Fashion Social Event about?
This social event is open to everyone interested to network about anything to do with being ethical A to Z. This is the first event and I believe it would be good to keep things open to all within the creative industries.
This Event is happening on Thursday 28th January… Continue
Added by Two Be Grand on January 29, 2010 at 19:00 —
Monday 22nd February 2010
Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre
Pop-up Boutique: 1pm-10pm
Catwalk Show: 7pm-8pm
After Show Soiree 8pm-10pm
Season VI and Untold is BAC bringing with it a theatrical ambience along with elements of quirky and quaint historics. As another chapter unfolds the Untold Boutique and catwalk show 'pops-up' again for one day only; specially invited press, industry and buyers will be welcomed to the stage as the curtain is… Continue
Added by Maame Baryeh on January 29, 2010 at 16:26 —
BY: Colvin English
To many of us, “needlework” conjures up images of grandmothers, maiden aunts, and war widows working on antimacassars and altar cloths. In Haiti, however, needlework means vivid visions of saints and devils, curses and prayers, even African goddesses transformed into colorful images of the Holy Virgin. Needlework and vodou go… Continue
Added by HAND/EYE Magazine on January 27, 2010 at 19:30 —
Spiral Wayuu weaving symbolizes the endless cycle of life
Fashionistas like Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren are just now discovering spiral-woven mochila bags and offering them in their boutiques. But the matriarchal Wayuu people of Colombia and Venezuela have been weaving them for generations – both for their bright, geometric beauty, and for the deep… Continue
Added by HAND/EYE Magazine on January 26, 2010 at 21:02 —
In a special initiative to celebrate Mother’s Day, Caipora Eco Jewellery is not only introducing new pieces of wearable art, it’s showcasing the skills of local artists in creating its Mother’s Day Greeting Card.
Caipora has specially selected 4 unique jewellery designs for the occasion. And to complete the perfect Mother’s Day gift package, Caipora has invited local artists to design a unique Greeting Card. The winning card… Continue
Added by Zel Albuquerque on January 23, 2010 at 22:40 —
Hello there Ethical Fashionistas,
Is anyone going to the Copenhagen Fashion Festival. I'm based in Sevilla (Spain) but I think I'm heading up the 9th of February. I'd love to stay with someone or check out the city and festival with someone. Either way I'll be there, but it would be great to trek around with someone ethically inclined. There is a special Green Walk that could be quite exciting. For more about CFF… Continue
Added by Ibada Wadud on January 22, 2010 at 20:52 —
Added by Naomi CR on January 22, 2010 at 20:35 —
Added by AYNI on January 21, 2010 at 17:01 —
MADE-BY is a not-for-profit organisation which works with fashion brands to improve the social and environmental aspects of their entire globalsupply chain.
The placement is for 3 months, 2-3 days/week. We are looking for someone who is available to start immediately.
The candidate must be outgoing, have great telephone manner and excellent written English. You will contribute creative ideas, contact clients directly and support at events such as Pure Womenswear under the… Continue
Added by Pamela Daniels on January 20, 2010 at 12:30 —
The start of a new year is a good time for reflection.
With a continually growing network it is hard to keep track so we have assessed our members to demonstrate who you could be connecting with. Through our Network we link with almost 2500 members and through our newsletter we connect with almost 7000 subscribers in 73 countries.
The network has a growing international membership with 45% of our members subscribing from outside the UK, demonstrating the Ethical Fashion… Continue
Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on January 20, 2010 at 4:30 —
2009 was a pivotal year for the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF)
I never thought that I would be inspired by an online social network- but this network inspires me every time I approve a new member.
It is incredible how many pioneering individuals – nearly 2500 in more than 70 countries- have joined this network. The combined body of your work can and will change the face of fashion- it already is changing lives for hundreds of people behind your companies and… Continue
Added by Tamsin Lejeune on January 20, 2010 at 4:26 —
Smartbags are UK-based specialists in eco-friendly woven and non-woven bags and accessories. All products are 100% recyclable, reusable and water-repellent, using the latest print and manufacturing technologies. Smartbags understand how important brand image is, and work with you to create a bag that enhances your campaign and showcases your designs. Customers range from large retailers to independent designers.
Smartbags are offering a special offer of 10% discount on all orders… Continue
Added by Smartbags on January 14, 2010 at 14:43 —
Investors are hoarding it to hedge against the dollar’s weakness. Consumers are buying it up in ever increasing volumes. Gold seemingly adds up to big opportunities wherever you look, with US gold jewelry sales representing a growing $17 billion market and China gold jewelry sales reaching nearly 260 billion yuan in 2009. But the fact is that this precious metal has a dark side, too. As gold’s prestige and value increases, so do the implications of the trade itself.
“Most consumers… Continue
Added by 3BL Media on January 13, 2010 at 17:01 —
Now in it’s fourth year, Clash of the Artists 2010 will once again raise the standard of artist competitions across the world! At Art For Progress, we inspire exceptional international talent to get involved and support art education while having the opportunity to win fantastic prizes geared for the career artist. Here’s your opportunity to show the art world, peers, and… Continue
Added by Art For Progress on January 13, 2010 at 16:40 —
So many questions….So many answers….
Added by Junky Styling on January 12, 2010 at 17:57 —
The ancient Bushmen enter the international jewelry market
The Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert are almost as old as humanity itself. Geneticists tell us that they are perhaps the oldest group still walking the earth. Sadly, like many ancient peoples, they are among the poorest and most disenfranchised in their southern African… Continue
Added by HAND/EYE Magazine on January 12, 2010 at 16:45 —
Here are the links
We would love you to pass on the links and comment on the site, we are very excited to bring you fabulous ETHICAL jewels
Added by Juliet Hutton-Squire on January 11, 2010 at 10:35 —
Does a work of art reveal the soul of its creator?
If so, the needlework of Kagoshima City’s Nui Project, an embroidery workshop for the mentally disabled, uncloaks souls whose workings are little understood.
Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and shirts, stitched by artists living with Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other mental and physical… Continue
Added by HAND/EYE Magazine on January 10, 2010 at 22:00 —
image courtesy of www.ecouterre.com
Happy New Year from all at EFF!!
Online Fashion Magazine Ecouterre asked me to share my prediction for Eco-Fashion in 2010. I was enjoying a peaceful week off from the internet and so didn't read the e-mail in time, but it got me thinking...
WHAT DO YOU PREDICT OR WISH FOR ETHICAL FASHION IN 2010?
Please add you… Continue
Added by Amisha Ghadiali on January 9, 2010 at 15:00 —