July 2011 Blog Posts (43)

Sass Brown, Eco Fashion, Isabell de Hellerin

Check out this weeks Eco Fashion Designer overview on the work of Berlin based designer  Isabell de Hillerin at my website at www.ecofashiontalk.com/2011/07/isabell-de-hillerin/.  There is now the option to like, share, FaceBook and Tweet my postings as well as make comments, and I love to hear what you think of the work! 

Added by Sass Brown on July 18, 2011 at 12:07 — No Comments

Nasty Nasty Chemical Leather…

There are principally two types of leather tanning: Vegetable and chrome.  Chrome is known to be nasty nasty, and here’s why…

 

Vegetable tanning refers to the use of natural tannins to create usable leather from hides. Natural tannins are present in bark, wood, leaves and fruits of chestnut, oak and hemlock trees. This process is time intensive, as it can take up to three weeks for the tannins to fully penetrate a hide. From an ecological perspective,…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 15, 2011 at 10:04 — No Comments

D.I.Y Thursday | Edgy T-Shirts (fringes in this case) Inspired By Kate Hudson

With summer in full swing (perhaps if you’re not in the UK), all the celebrities and models are getting their summer gear out and on!  And what’s the verdict?  Celebs say "fringe t-shirts, leather boots ‘n bags baby"!

 

With celebrities such as Nicky Hilton, Vanessa Hudgen and Kate Hudson on the band wagon – we’re all hopping on!

 

 

Besides, making your own couldn't be easier.  All you…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 14, 2011 at 10:20 — No Comments

Volcom Wants Your Unwanted Clothes & Shoes for Recycling

Volcom’s I:CO Recycling Program: Recycle, Redeem, Renew

The concept is simple…keep it out of the landfills! Bring in your unwanted clothing and/or shoes to any participating Volcom Retail store and we’ll reward you! While you’re at it, check the …

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Added by 3BL Media on July 13, 2011 at 15:53 — No Comments

Volcom’s V.Co-logical Series: A 1% for the Planet Partner

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 7, 2011 - It was 2005-2006 and the team at Volcom was pushing for a small part of their line to be a little something different. Back then, they weren’t referring to it as New Future (a nod to the combination of their Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts combined), and they definitely weren’t using the word “Sustainability,” says Derek Sabori, head of the Sustainability program there, but they were sure…

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Added by 3BL Media on July 13, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments

Volcom’s V.Co-logical Series: A 1% for the Planet Partner

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 7, 2011 - It was 2005-2006 and the team at Volcom was pushing for a small part of their line to be a little something different. Back then, they weren’t referring to it as New Future (a nod to the combination of their Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts combined), and they definitely weren’t using the word “Sustainability,” says Derek Sabori, head of the Sustainability program there, but they were sure…

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Added by 3BL Media on July 13, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments

Shop Vintage, Save a Mint(age) – Avoiding Let Down Purchases

Last Tuesday we explored how vintage is better than buying new clothes, today, we’re going to give you some insider tips on making the right choice!

 

 

Learn the lingo:

 

-    Mint – As good as new

-    Near Mint – Slightest signs of wear

-    Excellent – Typical signs of wear due to occasional use

-    Very Good – Considerably wearable but has some flaws (staining,…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 12, 2011 at 10:50 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Silent People by Sass Brown

This weeks Eco Fashion designer overview is on Italian artisanal bag makers - Silent People.  Check out thier amazing line of bags from such iconic materials as discarded and damaged Burburry trenchcoats, Moncler shiny jackets, Austrian army spats and Italian army inflatable matressess! at http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2011/07/silent-people/

Added by Sass Brown on July 11, 2011 at 19:12 — No Comments

RESOURCES | The Ins & Outs of Waterproof Finishings …

Waterproof fabrics resist liquid water passing through, but allow water vapour to pass through. Their ability to block out rain and snow while allowing vapour from sweat to evaporate makes them perfect for rainwear, outdoors sports clothing, tents, and other applications.

 

But HOW are waterproof fabrics made?

 

Waterproof fabrics are treated with special material such as, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU),…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 11, 2011 at 10:25 — No Comments

SOURCE EXPO 2011: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END 15TH JULY

Don't miss out on major discounts on stands and tickets

SOURCE EXPO 2011, the only fashion industry trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing, will take place on the 17th and 18th October at Sadler's Wells, Rosebury Avenue, London…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 11, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

RESOURCES | We're Eco - BUT NO HEMP ALLOWED!

Hemp's developed a pretty bad rep over the last decade or so within the fashion scene - "No Hemp Allowed" scrawled all over the front page of eco-fashion business plans.  But is it really still as bad as they think?

 

 

Hemp is said to be the most eco-fibre of all.  The cellulose fibre from hemp is used to make not just clothing products, including jeans, shirts, dresses, hats, bags, ropes and canvas, but…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 8, 2011 at 11:02 — No Comments

the perfect summer weekend means…

....…time to relax and celebrate.

Time to have fun!

 

This is summer and we all deserve a break and a chance to enjoy the beautiful blue sky! Let’s go wild and have fun with friends and loved ones.

Once, I heard that life is a constant waiting game. And, that is so true – we are always waiting for something:…

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Added by Zel Albuquerque on July 7, 2011 at 20:22 — No Comments

rare indigenous group of tribal people…

….amazon rainforest rare tribes

After the first breaking news few months ago, the rare indigenous group of tribal people are still under the spot light.

Sheltered in thick vegetation, the tribe may have been left undisturbed for hundreds of years.

Meirelles, the Brazil’s Indian Affairs department (FUNAI) representative, states to be monitoring this…

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Added by Zel Albuquerque on July 7, 2011 at 20:04 — No Comments

D.I.Y Thursday | Feel Good Felt Good...

Make your own felt to become a wall hanging, coasters or even place mats!

 

 

About Felt:

 

Felt is the oldest textile known to man.  It is made without sewing or weaving and is a non-constructed fabric. The story goes:

 

A man was walking across a desert in the dim and distant past and as his footwear was rubbing he grabbed a handful of wool from the flock he was walking with and placed it into his sandals for comfort. The constant…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 7, 2011 at 9:55 — No Comments

Crochet is getting popular again in the world of fashion

Almost every girl face the same question during summer that what type of dress is going to trend this season you will be happy to know that dresses this summer are adverse in design. Additional to maxis and miniskirts a new type of chic dress available in market this year are crochet one. Therefore go through the high streets crochet costumes, carry bags, purses, footwear etc.

An ideal dress that is usually worn in summer is…

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Added by simran mundra on July 6, 2011 at 8:05 — No Comments

How To Shop Without Over Consuming AND Over Spending?

We favour organic, sustainable and fairtrade fabrics and clothing, and of course using natural dyes.  Buying these environmentally and socially beneficial clothing, however, still does not address that our over-buying is a major detriment to our environment, and also has social implications for those that manufacture them, such as garment workers forced into slave labour, in order to make…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 5, 2011 at 10:03 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Roark by Sass Brown

Check out this weeks Eco Fashion designer overview on LA based menswear label Roark, who's wonderful comfy, sloppy, slouchy knits are as big a hit with the women as the men!  http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2011/07/roark/

Added by Sass Brown on July 4, 2011 at 20:05 — No Comments

THE SLOW SUMMIT - THIS FRIDAY 8TH JULY 2011

The Slow Summit 2011

a TFRC/Craftspace event

 

Open Lecture with Prof.Alastair Fuad-Luke (author of 'Design Activism') and Prof. Helen Carnac (curator of 'Taking Time; Craft and the Slow Revolution')

 

The fourth event from the 2011 TFRC Open Lecture series, run in…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 4, 2011 at 11:17 — No Comments

Offset Warehouse at the RCA Show 2011

Last week we popped along to the RCA Show 2011 exhibition to see the newest, emerging designers. Here are three of our favourites - watch out for them in the future (because they will be big!)

 

We thought we'd done well with our sustainable, bamboo sunglasses, but we discovered the ‘Hair Glasses’, created by Alexander Groves in collaboration with Studio Swine.  Together they've created glasses that are totally biodegradable using natural resin and human…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 4, 2011 at 9:55 — No Comments

FABRIC AVAILABLE FOR GOOD CAUSE!

Hi All,

 

I'm having a clear out (as i'm going away in August) and getting rid of loads of fabric which includes many different fabrics/colours/patterns there are mostly large pieces over a few metres as well as some smaller pieces. It so far comes to 4 large plastic boxes but i haven't finished yet.

 

I would like to see it go to a good cause rather than try to sell it as I know there are so many worthwhile projects going on who could do something amazing with…

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Added by emma mcginn on July 3, 2011 at 16:06 — No Comments

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