May 2009 Blog Posts (31)

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Added by Chelsea on May 30, 2009 at 19:28 — No Comments

EFF CORRESPONDENT IN INDIA

Image: Samant Cauhan





EFF CORRESPONDENT SARAH MURPHY WRITES:



I met Samant Chauhan last Friday, on a hot afternoon in his South Delhi studio. Since 2004 he has been winning all sorts of awards and showcased at Esthetica, The Ethical Fashion Show Paris and Fashion Week in India and Singapore. We discussed a range of issues including his practice, certification,… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 30, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

USA Road Trip July 20th - August 17th

I will be visiting the US between July 20th - August 17th 2009 along with international model / actress Brit Lee and during This period we are seeking designers who may wish to have us shoot for them. US states we intend working in during this trip are Nevada, California and Arizona. Brit and I have worked extensively together in the past and have previously completed an around the world trip when we shot for twelve different designers. November of last year also saw us shooting together again… Continue

Added by Nick Vidler on May 27, 2009 at 15:13 — No Comments

FAIR TRADE FAIR in Islip Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May from 12 to 6 pm

Trading for Development is organising a special sale event just for you.



Come to Islip and celebrate Fair Trade

The whole world in one single event



Beautiful designed garments in the finest Organic natural fibres.

Accessories and jewellery made from seeds and recycled materials.

This is a special clearance sale.

There are unique pieces available at bargain prices.



Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May

12am – 6 pm

The Old Rectory…
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Added by Rosa Arias-Yague on May 27, 2009 at 13:33 — No Comments

INNOVATION competition deadline this FRIDAY 29th May

3 days to go - applications close 29th May... Are you a cutting edge designer or run a fashion business in the ethical fashion arena and would like to win the opportunity to show case your work in London? Winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges including Roland Mouret (Fashion Designer) and Hilary Alexander (Fashion Director, The Daily Telegraph) to exhibit at either Pure or Estethica and receive business support from an expert consultancy team. Go to the… Continue

Added by Josie Nicholson on May 27, 2009 at 10:15 — No Comments

Cutting Edge Ethical fashion in Asia

Hi, I have a design, sourcing & sales business creating products lines for Brands.

The new website www.katieyoungdesign.com is newly launched and we have some great success stories from our collaborations.

We have recently designed and delivered the manufacture of a raincoat made from recycled plastic bottles and we are about start selling it here. We would love to hear from you if you would like to buy one, could reccomend a stockist or… Continue

Added by Katie Young on May 23, 2009 at 14:42 — 2 Comments

NOTES FROM THE SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA EVENT NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spotlight on Asia event, 19th May. This was the first time we used the new speaker format and the feedback shows that it made the event more informative.



Speakers included:



Julia Hawkins from The Ethical Trading Initiative

Abigail Petit, Gossypium

Clare Lissaman, Ethical Supply chain consultant

Sury Bagenal, Head of Design at Adili…





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Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 22, 2009 at 12:53 — No Comments

EFF CORRESPONDENT IN INDIA

Image of a busy street in Delhi



EFF CORRESPONDENT WRITES:



Namaste Ladies and Gentlemen. I am on a mission to share some information with you about the future of Ethical and Sustainable Fashion in India



I have been in India for 2 months now, based in an incredibly hot Uttar Pradesh, on a guest teaching position at The Institute of Fine Art. I have been teaching creative thinking, experimental design development, draping… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 21, 2009 at 11:51 — 4 Comments

DESIGN BY ADILI

This image shows a design by Sury Bagenal, Head of Design at Adili and one of the speakers at the Spotlight on Asia event Tuesday 19th May.



At the Spotlight on Asia event, Sury spoke of how Asia can inspire designers. Sury often uses India for manufacturing, where she finds traditional and high quality skills. Such skills can develop her designs, e.g. stitching, re-adaptation of traditional wear. This is not the only influence for her… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 21, 2009 at 10:54 — No Comments

Panchachuli Women Weavers Co-operative - Ethical fabrics and accessories from the Himalayas of Northern India

“Transforming womens lives, one loom at a time”



Panchachuli UK is an exciting new ethical company which has just launched in the UK to support the Panchachuli Women Weavers Co-operative from Northern India. Founded in 2005 the co-operative is a truly inspiring story of womens empowerment and enterprise in a rural and remote region of the Himalayas.



Inspired by the craftmanship of… Continue

Added by Leonie on May 20, 2009 at 9:19 — 2 Comments

INNOVATION competition deadline 29th May

2 weeks to go - applications close 29th May... Are you a cutting edge designer or run a fashion business in the ethical fashion arena and would like to win the opportunity to show case your work in London? Winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges including Roland Mouret (Fashion Designer) and Hilary Alexander (Fashion Director, The Daily Telegraph) to exhibit at either Pure or Estethica and receive business support from an expert consultancy team. Go to the INNOVATION page for more… Continue

Added by Josie Nicholson on May 19, 2009 at 11:27 — No Comments

Men's Tuxedos



The men's tuxedos is a man dress suit of garments in the semi-formal, black bind evening dress caucus. A traditional tuxedo covering is woolen and single-breasted. The jacket has peaked, shawl, nick, or trick lapel usually covered with satin, and more recent styles are trimmed in grosgrain or wool. The knob should be satin-covered.



Tuxedo for Short & broad men:… Continue

Added by Daniele Johnson on May 18, 2009 at 20:00 — No Comments

Point Collar Dress Shirts

Description: Indulging into fashion is not really expensive. You just need to learn simple ways to look stylish without spending luxuriously.

Point Collar Dress Shirts

Added by descalzo jess on May 18, 2009 at 15:06 — No Comments

Fair Trade

Indecent wages, unfair working practices & depriving children of a childhood is not fashionable at all - http://www.mygreenlipstick.com/products/ethics/fairtrade/

Added by Naomi Chappell on May 17, 2009 at 19:16 — No Comments

Cape Gem brings Mielie handbags into the UK - An ethical handbag range with a fashion conscience

Spring/Summer fashion 2009 promises to herald a splash of colour as well as embracing the trend for all things “homemade”. The perfect accessory to tie these trends together comes in the form of a brand new range of handbags from South Africa. MIELIE HANDBAGS provide a wonderful collection of handcrafted boho chic bags, each one unique. Handwoven from recycled materials by women of the… Continue

Added by Louise Lynch on May 15, 2009 at 16:58 — No Comments

Introducing - The new Eco-fi collection from Clever Togs....



These hand-appliqued designs are made using Eco-fi; a fantastic and innovative felt fabric made from recycled plastic bottles!



We bring you an exciting array of bright and vibrant designs using this gorgeous, eco- friendly fabric. Appliqued, as ever, onto 100% certified organic… Continue

Added by Robin Li on May 14, 2009 at 22:39 — No Comments

Copenhagen Artificial Fur

Hi,

I´m happy to have found this wonderfull forum where I hope to get lots of inspiration and feedback . Let me know what you think about my work and our cruelty free fashion!

Added by Carsten Juhl on May 14, 2009 at 16:52 — 1 Comment

SPOTLIGHT ON....HATTI TRADING



Hatti Trading is an ethical handbag company, their bags are handmade by survivors of human trafficking or disadvantaged women in Nepal.



Hatti production is based in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. When women are rescued from trafficking by The Esther Benjamins Trust, and after a time a rehabilitation they can be employed by Hatti under fair trade conditions. The women (min age 17) are offered the opportunity to work full time where… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 13, 2009 at 16:24 — No Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON....SAWANG BORAN







‘Sawang Boran’ initiated when a group of weavers in 2007 asked Rosanne Trottier to find them a market. Since then Rosanne has worked to revitalise and honour a traditional way of life in Isan, an area in Northeast Thailand.



Isan’s traditional, complex textiles often do not qualify as ‘real work’, those who weave these traditional fabrics are often paid very little for their considerable amount of highly skilled work and… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 13, 2009 at 11:45 — No Comments

Join the EFF Group on Facebook

For those of you on Facebook, please join our group and invite your friends that are interested in Ethical Fashion.





To join - click here…




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Added by Amisha Ghadiali on May 13, 2009 at 10:46 — No Comments

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