Thanks to all of you who attended our last Fashion+ event, on the 20th January, the first in a series focusing on sourcing sustainable fabrics and components.
The evening’s speakers included Abi Rushton, head of sustainable and ethical sourcing at Tesco, Kirsten Samuel from MUMO, a sustainable materials supplier, and Ben Ramsden, founder of Pants to Poverty and Zameen.
The discussions highlighted the importance of supply chain traceability and accountability, and steps that are being… Continue
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DEFRA, the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has been developing a sustainable clothing roadmap as part of their work on Sustainable Production and Consumption. The roadmap aims to reduce the environmental and social impacts across the lifecycle of textiles used in the manufacture of clothing.
Defra are holding a meeting on Friday the 20th February, to discuss the progress and current status of the Roadmap.… Continue
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Thank you for joining the Ethical Fashion Forum Social Network. We hope that you find this a useful space to find resources, connect with others and discuss the issues relating to sustainability in the fashion industry.
Just to walk you around the site -
Find out who has joined the network and what new events, discussions and groups have been posted.…
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For those of us in the UK, we saw much of the country transformed into a winter wonderland earlier this week. Inevitably there was an outcry at the country's inability to cope with a few inches of snow, as road, rail and airline travel ground to a halt. But I say we should embrace the occassional day when you can pause for a while, and join in the collective enthusiasm for something as simple as snow!
And speaking of transport...figures… Continue
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The words that describe sustainable design within the garment industry are starting to abound, each laying emphasis on a specific aspect. We read of "green fashion," "organic fashion," "eco-fashion," "sustainable fashion," "ethical fashion," etc. So, I ask myself, "In menswear, where are all these fashions?"
A simple google search will show that "organo-men's" is actually in the early stages of the game, offering an assortment of eco-T's and other isolated green garments. What we… Continue
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When I walk into my favorite store and spot a nice pair of jeans, I basically begin considering the color, the style, the fit, the texture, the price, and any available discount of the garment. I rarely question much else. How about you?
Recent popularity of green technologies and practices has flooded us with new buzz words that we hear and read everyday: "green fashion," "eco-fashion," "organic fashion," "ethical fashion," and more. So what's going on? These are all categories… Continue
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The twice yearly event which dominates the diary of anyone claiming an interest in fashion is almost upon us once again. That's right, London Fashion Week, running from the 20th to 24th of February . And for those of us who prefer our fashion greener than green, Esthetica has now established itself as an indispensible aspect of the event.
Labels featured in the Esthetica area must adhere to a set of criteria including ethical trade, organic,… Continue
Added by Julia Crew on January 29, 2009 at 15:14 —
Those of you who have attended recent EFF events, or read through the latest newsletter, may have heard about Jo Maiden's up-coming trip to Ukunda, Kenya.
Over a 12 month period she will be providing an alternative and creative solution to Kenya's economic crisis by promoting community-driven, ethical and environmentally aware trade in fashion. To find out more about the aims of the project, visit the website
Everyone at EFF wish her well, and… Continue
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Today it’s critical for any business to have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, not least because of legal requirements, that it attracts investment from shareholders (or discourages investment when things go wrong!), or because customers increasingly care about where and how their clothes are made. The bottom line is that smart organisations are run by smart individuals who understand the need to protect the people that work for them, whether they are an employee working in the… Continue
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Here at EFF HQ we are excited by the response we have had to this site- there are some amazing people and companies joining up. We want to make sure that the different parts of the site work as well as possible.
We would welcome input to the blog - if you have interesting, fun or funny news, stories or projects to tell people about- thats what its for. With all the inspiring people on this site its sure to make an interesting read.
We also have the forum which is… Continue
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With the growing awareness of sustainability and ethical fashion, people are more and more concerned whether retailers are sourcing their materials responsibly and whether they ensure that workers rights are being upheld.
With the recent accusations against Primark using sweat shop labour here in the UK, despite being a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, the trust between consumers and retailers is at an all time low.
If you're fed up of feeling powerless to change this… Continue
Added by Julia Crew on January 16, 2009 at 11:20 —
If you are reading this blog, the chances are you have a passing interest in sustainable, ethical and environmental fashion. So maybe you would be interested in getting ideas and inspiration for making other positive lifestyle changes...
UK AWARE is an event being held at London Olympia on the 17th and 18th of April. It brings under one roof a huge range of inspirational businesses, products and organisations which may help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.
You can take the… Continue
Added by Julia Crew on January 16, 2009 at 11:13 —
Keeping up with the theme of 'do it yourself', here's another event - where you can get involved in making something new from something old. The Fashion and Textiles Museum located in Bermondsey, London, is holding a winter warmer beanie workshop on the 14th of February.
With the expert advice of milliner Mary Jane Baxter you can learn how to recycle an old jumper into a unique and cosy beanie hat or turban!
For more info, and to book a place, visit… Continue
Added by Julia Crew on January 16, 2009 at 11:02 —
With the gloomy forecasts for the economy continuing for the foreseeable future, it's no surprise that consumer confidence is low and people are being more careful with their money. There is also a growing awareness of how unsustainable our culture of throw-away fashion is.
There's a feeling of thriftiness in the air, which harks back to the days of 'make do and mend' in the 1940s and 50s. Cottoning on to this is the gallery/boutique Fabrications based in Broadway Market.
Along with a… Continue
Added by Julia Crew on January 15, 2009 at 13:46 —
All of us, if we’re being totally honest, have clothes, shoes and accessories that we never wear or use.
Well the wonders of the web have come up with a ‘free, ethical and stylish way to upgrade your wardrobe’ at www.bigwardrobe.com
Through this site you can swap the things you don’t wear for something you will, or turn those unwanted clothes back into cash. It’s like freecycle and ebay combined - with fashion the centre of attention!
Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on January 13, 2009 at 23:57 —
Fairtrade Fortnight is the Fairtrade Foundations yearly campaign to raise awareness on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and the products that are available to consumers. This years theme is ‘Make it happen. Choose Fairtrade.’ The fortnight will run from the 23rd of February to the 8th of March, with a launch event in London is on Sunday the 22nd of Febuary. To find out more about this event and others across the fortnight, and how you can get involved,… Continue
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www.stylewillsaveus.com has long been an advocate of ethics and sustainability in fashion and beauty. Now they have launched the Style Will Save Us shop. By partnering with some of the best online ethical desitnations, it saves you the trouble of trawling through search engines and endless websites.
In their own words… ‘We’ve brought together a heady mix of uber-styish ethical fashion, eco-chic interiors, sexy sustainable lingerie, green gems for kiddie winkles, cool organic menswear,… Continue
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Welcome! To the all new Ethical Fashion Forum blog...
Bringing you all sorts of exciting news about everything sustainable, ethical and eco-fabulous in fashion!
I will be your 'Girl About Town', looking into the innovative and interesting, ground-breaking and gorgeous, faciniating and fun!
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