June 2009 Blog Posts (24)

EFF ARE ON DRAPERS!

Check out the EFF's weekly blog on Drapers, launched today! Let us know what you think...


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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 30, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

July's Spotlight on Sourcing event: BRAZIL AND LATIN AMERICA

SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL AND LATIN AMERICA SEMINAR

21st July 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Rich Mix





When it comes to how fashion can change lives, Brazil is a pretty inspirational model. Brazil is currently the world’s second largest denim fabric producer, third largest knitted fabrics producer and fifth largest apparel producer. Brazil is also becoming an important market for designer fashion. At the same time Brazil is taking… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 30, 2009 at 11:56 — No Comments

Marianne Kemp's Horse Hair Weaving





I was really floored recently when dear friend Annouk Post of Hiphonest turned me on to the amazing textile work of Dutch artist and designer Marianne Kemp. Seeing beyond the texture and strands of fiber is inherent in Marianne's exquisitely crafted work. Why? Because she… Continue

Added by Abigail Doan on June 29, 2009 at 15:02 — 2 Comments

EFF India Correspondent- Sarah Murphy. Blog 5

The Dhankuta Sisters Handicrafts Nepal:



I had heard so much about Kathmandu, and its reputation for banana, hemp, and organic production, so was eager to see some fibre processing in action. But, I was out of luck, it turns out production season was over and I had missed the chance…this time!



On a very positive note wondering in Kupondel, in the district of Lalitpur, Kathmandu we came across an ace shop called The Dhankuta Sisters Handicrafts, Nepal. A Personal and… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 29, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

WANT TO WRITE FOR THE EFF?

We are currently looking for budding new writers to contribute regularly to our blog. So, please get in touch if you are an enthusiastic blogger and would like to share with us your knowledge and ideas in ethical fashion.



We are looking for writers with a passion for ethical fashion, whose expertise may range anything from consumer to business level. We would especially like to hear from you if you are outside of the UK or if you are able to commentate on fashion news and… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 29, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

THTC Sale- Up to 60% off!

From Adverts and Fliers


Shop online at:… Continue

Added by Gav THTC on June 29, 2009 at 11:47 — No Comments

Style Expert Naseeba Sacranie takes to International runway shows for Luxury Brands and Couture French Designers

Naseeba Sacranie, UK’s ultimate Asian Style Diva, was recently appointed to style and produce high profile fashion shows with International designers and luxury couture brands

Etoile ‘‘La boutique’’, the multi-brand luxury couture concept recently hosted a… Continue

Added by Naseeba Sacranie on June 26, 2009 at 10:15 — No Comments

Introduction - BoBelle Fairly Traded Fashion Accessories

Dear all,



I just wanted to introduce myself to you all!



My name is Claire Watt-Smith and I am the founder of BoBelle, www.bobelle.co.uk, the supplier of fairly traded fashion accessories, all of which are hand made using eel skin leather. Eel skin leather is a by-product of the food industry in Korea where eels are extensively farmed for their meat and the skin is discarded. Please have a look at our photos to see our current ranges of handbags, purses, wallets and… Continue

Added by Claire Watt-Smith on June 25, 2009 at 9:04 — No Comments

BECOME AND EFF BUSINESS MEMBER, FIRST CONSULTATIONS ON 14TH JULY

In response to high demand, EFF are re-launching Business Membership.



ABOUT BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP



Any business or organisation working in the fashion and textiles sector (including clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and jewellery), can apply to become an EFF business member from £200 per year dependent on turnover.



Benefits of Business Membership:



· Annual consultation

· Ethical policy document… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on June 24, 2009 at 17:37 — 1 Comment

Fairtrade Cotton Creations

This year during Fairtrade Fortnight, Bristol Cathedral hosted its first Fairtrade Fashion Show. With an audience of over 500, speeches from Secretary of State Douglas Alexander, FiveG man Sir Steve Redgrave and Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana, it was a great showcase of how far Fair Trade Fashion has come in recent years. However, the highlight of the evening… Continue

Added by Anna on June 24, 2009 at 12:50 — 1 Comment

Slaughtering the Amazon/ from Greenpeace UK











"Boots and training shoes are not the first things that spring to mind when you think about the causes of rainforest destruction and climate change..." But check out this new report!



http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/slaughtering-amazon-20090529



Its really quick to sign up and write to the CEOs of leading shoe companies and explain to them that their dependence on Amazon leather is supporting… Continue

Added by Sven Segal on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Beating Hearts: wear what you are, wear your rights





From the love of design as a form of expression and ethics as a way of living, comes Beating Hearts, the socially-aware fashion label which has created the first unique specific tee shirts collection dedicated entirely to the Universal declaration of Human Rights, as stated by the United Nations in 1948.



What we wear speaks volumes about who we are, our style, the way we are and what we… Continue

Added by Beating Hearts on June 24, 2009 at 11:13 — No Comments

Calling all designers and creatives!

Fashion Diversity returns to Museum of London- 6 workshops, 5 catwalk shows, 3 days!!!



After the resounding success of last years launch, Fashion Diversity returns with a programme of exciting and inspirational workshops, catwalk shows and awards.



This years' Honorary designers Gisella Boutique, Junky Styling & Nico Didonna play testament to the creativity and individuality which has led to their longevity within the fashion industry whilst inspiring the next… Continue

Added by Maame Baryeh on June 23, 2009 at 12:29 — No Comments

Eco Art Shoes - Not Just Shoes

** The Aware Network ***



These shoes have vision. compassion. and character.



And we're trying to spread the word ad-free...



Our shoes are 100% animal-friendly vegan, fair trade, using reclaimed textile art by Kuna Indian women indigenous to Colombia, South America. Each pair is unique. We give 10% profits to charity.



We are currently distributing wholesale and sell retail online. Take a look at our wholesale catalogue (prices in Australian… Continue

Added by Jasmine Wallace on June 22, 2009 at 5:06 — No Comments

junky sale!!

we are holding one day only sale this sat 20th June.



everything is on sale up to 75% off!!!



the shop address is 12 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RF



let's celebrate summer solstice with us and sangria!!…





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Added by Junky Styling on June 18, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

EFF India correspondent- Sarah Murphy. Blog 4



When Samant Chauhan told me there was a handloom in every household in Bhagalpur, I took it rather lightly. Then I went into Manali, North India where tradition and tourism seem to sit comfortably side by side. Watching Himachal women prepare their handloom for the day, proceeding to climb into to it and begin weaving. They really are everywhere, most of the women I witnessed spent around 30 minutes working before having a break chatting,… Continue

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 17, 2009 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Ethical Fashion Forum: Internships available

Do you have a passion for fashion and a drive for journalism? The Ethical Fashion Forum is looking for talented interns to research reports and write articles for a new website focusing on ethical fashion.



The website will be a subscription online magazine for anyone really interested in fashion, and will include insider interviews; international news; key industry information and statistics; brand/retailer of the month; sourcing information; event and trade show reports etc.-… Continue

Added by Victoria Waugh on June 15, 2009 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Ethical Fashion Forum: Business Membership

EFF BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP: APPLY NOW

FIRST CONSULTATION ON 14TH JULY 2009.



Any business or organisation working in the fashion and textiles sector (including clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and jewellery), can apply to become an EFF business member.



The first consultation will be held 14th July 2009, places are limited and on a first come first serve… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on June 15, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

EFF On Twitter!

The EFF is now on twitter.....

Follow us at https://twitter.com/EthicalFashionF

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on June 10, 2009 at 17:23 — No Comments

Updated Online Shop: fairly traded, handwoven, naturally dyed textiles

fairly traded silk scarf from Laos



fairly traded silk scarf from Thailand

Just updated...beautiful, new textiles in TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles' Online Shop: silk scarves, fun bags, silk squares for quilters and other fibre artists. All fairly traded and crafted by hand by women's weaving groups and development projects that work with village groups in rural Thailand and Laos. Visit our Artisans page and Travel… Continue

Added by Ellen Agger on June 5, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

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