May 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Working with Co-Operatives Masterclass - This Tuesday

Following on from last months seminar, we now have a more in depth look at working with small co-operatives.



(if you would like the notes from the seminar - you can download them here)



TUES 19TH MAY: AFTERNOON MASTERCLASS



FASHION: SOURCING FROM COOPERATIVES



2-5PM AT RICHMIX, LONDON E1



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Added by Amisha Ghadiali on May 13, 2009 at 9:28 — No Comments

THIS MONTHS EVENT: SOURCING FROM ASIA

19th May



Evening seminar: 6pm at RichMix, London E1 6LA



Garment workers all over Asia continue to suffer from poverty wages, unfair working conditions and limited rights.



As a fashion business or professional, what can you do to maximise benefits for people and minimise environmental impact in Asia? Don't miss this event- a chance to learn from inspirational best practice, meet and make links with pioneering brands and suppliers.



The panel on the… Continue

Added by Lucy Osborne on May 12, 2009 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Ecommerce site is LIVE!

It's been a labour of love but ....we are now fully up and ecommerce running!
If you like to view our beautiful Collection int's entirety, learn more about the people and places behind the brand, or find out about our forthcoming events and press, please pay us a visit and spread the word.
Thank-you!

Added by Naomi CR on May 12, 2009 at 13:40 — No Comments

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles: working with rural women weavers in Thailand and Laos

naturally dyed, handwoven silk scarf from Thailand TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles brings fairly traded, naturally dyed, handwoven textiles to Canada and beyond through our Online Shop. We work with rural women's weaving groups and development projects that work with village groups in Thailand and Laos. All this work is small scale, home-based work and produces an important secondary income to women who primarily work as rice… Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on May 12, 2009 at 10:31 — 4 Comments

Bochica Pop Up Shop

Bochica are teaming up with the wonderful eco designer Emmeline4Re in her Soho Boutique to bring you a week long ethical fashion extravaganza in our Pop Up Shop. There will be bargains galore, ethical stylists offering tips and advice and with ethical fashion items starting as low as £5 you can be sure to pick up steal or two! Hope to see you… Continue

Added by Bochica on May 12, 2009 at 9:14 — No Comments

Hot Male Models & Eco-Chic Designers—All at the University of Delaware Fashion Week

Tonight the Fashion Merchandising Club led by Rita Chang will kick off the first-ever-on-campus Fashion Week at... the University of Delaware!



What, what?! You got it!



These young style-conscious students at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies are gearing up for a 6-day series of exciting events, ranging from an eco-chic student designer competition to a sizzling-hot male model lionwalk! Woo hoo, go YoUDee!



This evening, 11 students will present their… Continue

Added by Francesco Di Maio on May 11, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

Book of Junky Styling

We are launching our book 'Junky Styling - Wardrobe surgery' in July!!!!



'Learn how to reconstruct stylish, individual clothing from clothes you no longer wear with beautiful book, chronicling the rise of two women with a passion for fabrics and a flair for design who built a thriving and successful business doing just that. Perfect for fashion students, hobby sewers, textile fanatics and anyone with an interest in ecological and recycling issues, this book will inspire everyone who… Continue

Added by Junky Styling on May 11, 2009 at 13:56 — No Comments

mygreenlipstick.com

There has long been a misconception that to be green women must wear sandals & long skirts & throw in the towel when it comes to elegance, be it casual or business like.......

Enter www.mygreenlipstick.com an ethical fashion site with style credentials & eco endorsements in equal measures.

The big names are there, from Hollywood eco darling Deborah Lindquist to ethical editors favorite Ciel

The Power book 2009 lists Adeela Wareley, the Communications Director of… Continue

Added by Naomi Chappell on May 10, 2009 at 16:29 — No Comments

Do you know about REACH ?

REACH is a new EU law which plans on banning certain chemicals that can be harmful to both humans and the environment.



This legislation is in force now and there is a list of substances(candidate list) which are under consideration.



Why am I telling you this ?



As consumers the REACH legislation has empowered us.



if you ask a retailer whether his product contains any harmful chemicals, he has to give you a written response within 45 days by law and if… Continue

Added by Asif Shah on May 8, 2009 at 15:11 — No Comments

Win A Personal Style Consultation With Equa And Think Style - 2 Days Left To Enter Competition!

Equa, London’s first ethical fashion boutique, have teamed up with Think Style to give you the chance to win a wardrobe consultation and personal shopping session worth £350 with stylist and Think Style founder Zoë Robinson.



The wardrobe consultation is a three hour session for women, in which Zoë will come to your house and review… Continue

Added by Thalia Warren on May 8, 2009 at 12:37 — No Comments

INNOVATION Competition Launches - Apply Now

INNOVATION Competition launches - apply now

Are you a new 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 to exhibit their S/S 2010 collections at either Pure or Estethica and receive business support from an expert consultancy team. Go to the APPLY NOW page to download an… Continue

Added by Amisha Ghadiali on May 6, 2009 at 18:34 — No Comments

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