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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

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

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