April 2009 Blog Posts (19)

WASTE = FOOD

Please have a look at an inspiring documentary on the 'Cradle to Cradle' design concept of the chemist Michael Braungart and the architect William McDonough.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3058533428492266222

Added by Guna Dubrovska on April 30, 2009 at 12:26 — 1 Comment

Looking for Exhibitors for our Ethical Sourcing Marketplace

Many of you will have attended one of our Spotlight on Sourcing seminars that we have been running this year.



So far we have looked at Sustainable Fabrics, Sustainable Manufacture and Working with Co-Operatives.



Our plan for the summer months is to look at sourcing from different parts of the world.



ie. Asia, Latin America and Africa.



If your business or one that you know sources from any of these places, please let me know. (e-mail… Continue

Added by Amisha Ghadiali on April 29, 2009 at 14:45 — No Comments

Agrocel at Cotton On

We've just received news that Mr Dipesh Shroff of Excel Crop Care and his new MD of Agrocel Pure & Fair Indian Organic Cotton, will be attending Cotton On conference on May 9th. Agrocel are specialists in organic cotton agriculture, and were one of the first groups to be awarded Fairtrade certification for their cotton in 2005. They supply organic Fairtrade cotton to many of the major Fairtrade clothing companies, including People Tree, Gossypium,… Continue

Added by Anna on April 24, 2009 at 10:32 — No Comments

WHERE fashion

Hi,

I am the product designer for WHERE fashion.

We are quite a young brand and we make shoes, belts and handbags.

We offer fashion products with an added edge: we are committed to fair trade and sustainable design.

Please check our website, blog and shop.

http://www.wherefashion.co.uk/

Thanks

Laura

Added by Laura on April 23, 2009 at 19:11 — 2 Comments

Kool Kaftans

Please take a look at fantastic new website Kool Kaftans - www.koolkaftans.co.uk - ethical fair trade clothing as well as fantastic kaftans and beachwear - caters for all price ranges and ages.... dont miss out - stay Kool!

Added by Tiffany Moore on April 18, 2009 at 16:39 — No Comments

European Intern Wanted!

We're looking for an intern who speaks fluent English and at least 2 of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish. A great opportunity to learn about all aspects of a sustainable clothing manufacturer based in our Central London office. Knowledge of garments an advantage, positive can-do attitude essential. Travel expenses will be covered. Duration and start date is flexible. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please get in touch - prama@mantisworld.com

Added by Prama Bhardwaj on April 17, 2009 at 9:16 — 1 Comment

Prophetik Jeff Garner's Organic Revival

Several weeks ago I posted an article entitled, London Fashion Week: Doubly Green, in which I presented several eco-brands that debuted this year at estethica—London Fashion Week's green initiative.



One of the companies featured was Prophetik—an eco-friendly company based in Tennessee that manifests art, love, poetry, and internal freedom and supports numerous charities around the world.



After requesting an interview several weeks ago, designer and owner Jeff Garner… Continue

Added by Francesco Di Maio on April 14, 2009 at 4:00 — No Comments

Too Sustainable to Design for even the worlds most Sustainable retailer?????......

Well, what can I say? Whoever would have thought that in this time of heightened awareness, and even trendy street cred, of global issues such as climate change, peak oil, global warming and social responsibility that a Designer can be professionally discrimated against by the UK highstreets seemingly most progressive, sustainable retailer.....for being too Sustainable?!? That indeed was what happened to me this week. I am totally shocked, and honestly quite disgusted, that a company who won… Continue

Added by Emma Kidd on April 12, 2009 at 12:29 — No Comments

Scouts, Guides, Schools - various projects - please read. Looking for budding designers, helpers, textile suppliers or those who just wish to help out!

I have two themes here though they do slightly cross over.



I work with schools, businesses and individuals providing advice on sustainable procurement, sourcing, traceability (where I go through the whole path of a product or ingredient) setting up and working along side buying groups and running workshops/trainings.



Scouts and Guides Project:

I am a Green Champion for an International Scout and Guide camp that is being held in August. The camp is called… Continue

Added by Ngaire Takano on April 8, 2009 at 18:13 — 1 Comment

Book your place now! Upcoming events at EFF...

Many of you on this network may already be aware of, or have attended, the series of events called 'Spotlight on Sourcing'. So far the topics covered include sourcing sustainable fabrics and components, and sourcing sustainable manufacturing. If you'd like to download the notes from these events they are available through this link, in the 'discussion forum'… Continue

Added by Julia Crew on April 7, 2009 at 13:35 — No Comments

Pure Pod - eco luxury - Australia

Pure Pod creates contemporary, stylish and ethical clothing with an urban influence. Our innovative and versatile ranges, keep you looking hip and eco-wise. Providing a design based, high quality, Australian made product with sustainability as its backbone from conception, through production, studio recycling, packaging and to delivery



All our collections are made in Australia from high-quality eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, including bamboo,soya bean, silk, hemp, New Zealand… Continue

Added by Kelli on April 7, 2009 at 1:20 — No Comments

Pure Pod - Studio stock sale

Pure Pod is clearing it's studio shelves for our new seasons stock.

We have soya bean, bamboo, organic cotton, hemp, silk garments all hand printed

and made in Australia.



For a studio stock list please contact our head office -

info@podproductions.com.au



We look forward to hear from you soon :)



Pure Pod team…



Continue

Added by Kelli on April 7, 2009 at 1:13 — No Comments

2ND HAND LAPTOPS NEEDED FOR EFF HEADQUARTERS

We are about to expand several of our support programmes for the ethical fashion sector, and taking on interns to help us do this at the Ethical Fashion Forum's headquarters at RichMix (which we share with the inspirational Pants to Poverty, Worn Again and AntiApathy)



We urgently need laptops and computers so we can support you more, to do what you do better!



Do you have an old laptop you dont use any more, that you would be able to donate to the EFF? We dont mind how old… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on April 6, 2009 at 17:05 — No Comments

Read my feature and see other photos of my designs.

If you would like to see my most recent feature interview.

Go to:

Unik Apparel Store Blog Spot..
then throw in my full name or company name in their search:

Check it out...pass it on...I so appreciate it.
Ciao,
Mari Keating Schofield
Through Mari's Eyes
~an experience in adornment~
www.throughmariseyes.com

Added by Mari on April 6, 2009 at 13:35 — No Comments

Job Offer - Veja is looking for a UK Sales Manager

Veja is a French label of ecological trainers made in Brazil respecting the fundamental rights of workers. Veja was first launched in France in 2004. Since its creation, the brand has experienced rapid growth in Europe and has been endorsed by the most selective fashion stores and by numerous fashion magazines. Originally based in Paris, the company has recently opened a new office in London and is looking for a Sales Manager to complete the UK-based team.





Job… Continue

Added by Veja on April 6, 2009 at 10:53 — No Comments

The real costs of upcycling and manufacturing in the UK

We at Worn Again have set out the ambitious vision of encouraging a shift in manufacturing back to the UK by moving our production of upcycled products close to home after our beginnings in China and later to Portugal.



After an enlightening journey visiting what used to be a thriving hub of manufacturing in the UK, in Coventry and Manchester, I'm left musing the following and pondering solutions...



Fact number one. 'Upcycling' or making products out of disused materials… Continue

Added by Cyndi Rhoades on April 5, 2009 at 16:02 — No Comments

broken brolly : tent opening dress


broken brolly project:
I have started a local community project in Brighton to recycle and reclaim broken umbrellas and tents, making them into bags and clothes for sale. This is the first item. A dress made from the flap opening of a discarded tent.

Added by Lilia Yip on April 4, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Breakthrough in eco fashion --- DPOL ' Ecofriendly, sustainable and Green '





Over the last years there has been a relative rush of books on eco and ethical fashion published across the globe. We think this is an excellent indicator of the public’s awareness of how, what, where and whom produced the clothes in our closets.



Sustainable fashion is fashion that is designed to be environmentally friendly. Fashion designers have recently adopted the idea of sustainability, using more environmentally-friendly materials and methods in clothing… Continue

Added by siddhartha on April 3, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Work with us...Internships available at the Ethical Fashion Forum

INTERNSHIPS



The EFF has several internship opportunities, generally based at its offices at Rich Mix, although we also need external contributors on some projects. Travel and food costs are covered for interns based at RichMix. We endeavor where possible to progress interns towards paid positions, if not with the EFF, then with our partners and network.



If you are interested in any of the positions below please send you CV and a cover letter/ email to… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on April 2, 2009 at 12:19 — No Comments

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