August 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Promoting African Haute Couture

I was flipping through the pages of the internet in search of some inspiration when I came across a video on Fashion in Rome featuring African designers. This turned out to be just what I was looking for. The gist is that a group of African designers decided to make their debut at the Rome Haute Couture fashion week. These designers from Ghana, Cameroon and Uganda took part in a special show called Ethical Fashion, sponsored by Rome Haute Couture and the United Nations. The designers explained… Continue

Added by Edith Nkwocha on August 31, 2009 at 17:53 — 2 Comments

Is This Style's Sustainable Frontier?

On Design's Cutting Edge, Scandinavian Designers Aim for Eco-Friendliness and Fair Trade.ArticleComments.


Some Norwegian designers will go to great lengths to grab the attention of the socially conscious -- even if it means making a dress entirely out of milk.

Per Aage Sivertsen, winner of this spring's Oslo Fashion Week designer award… Continue

Added by Tone Skårdal Tobiasson on August 28, 2009 at 11:15 — 1 Comment

mija t. rosa a/w 09/10

mija t. rosa is presenting the collection autumn/winter 2009/2010 to the public. The Show will be on the 11th of September in Vienna. More Details on our website.

please feel free to download our current press kit with photogaphs in webquality:… Continue

Added by Julia Cepp on August 27, 2009 at 12:39 — No Comments

BBC Radio Derby Interview..

This morning I was invited into BBC Radio Derby for a live interview.

The main feature of the discussion was the Rachel Helen Designs Juniper Tree Collection.. Recycled vintage jewellery made from broken jewels and lost treasures..

The show is available on listen again here: (Ffwd 1hour 15mins)…


Added by Rachel Helen Designs on August 26, 2009 at 17:03 — No Comments

Help with Research Please

I am currently undertaking some due diligence on the provision of ethically sourced textiles. I am particularly keen to understand;

- the requirement for ethically sourced textiles

- the volumes currently being provided/made available

- the requirements by the fashion sector for both ethical/non-ethical textiles

- the current and potential usage by designers and clothing manufacturers (indicated demand) of levels of usage (of ethically sourced textiles)

- the… Continue

Added by Mark Batchelor on August 26, 2009 at 16:32 — No Comments

'Beautiful Soul's' Debut Collection and New Website.

Dear all,

It gives me *great* pleasure to introduce the launch of 'Beautiful Souls' debut collection, new website and online boutique.

‘Beautiful Soul’ is an eco luxury fashion label and has gained recognition for its creative, intelligent and open minded approach to design, winning the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Innovation award, in February 2009 and was a finalist at the Fashioning the Future Summit in November 2008. In addition, ‘Beautiful Soul’ has been selected to show… Continue

Added by Nicola Woods - Beautiful Soul on August 26, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Competition Features Amanda Searancke for NUI Organics

Published on Green Options Media, FeelGoodStyle:

I encourage all readers to submit a vote on behalf of Amanda Searancke as the Best Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Designer. Chic Eco contest votes are welcome until September.

Added by Delia on August 24, 2009 at 19:52 — No Comments

Best Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Designer Competition

Nominate your favorite, "green" high-end infant apparel designer.

The new poll is titled Best Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Designer. Third quarter nominations are honored through August 30th, 2009.


A Fun Infant Clothing "Sustainable Green" Fashion Contest


Global via Internet


Nominations Honored… Continue

Added by Delia on August 24, 2009 at 19:17 — No Comments

recycouture on youtube

Hi, i just sent this to youtube. This is the Species on the Verge video part of chapter one of the fashionRIP Project an installation piece that combines fashion/art and issues of sustainability.

Added by deborah joy barnes on August 23, 2009 at 18:54 — 3 Comments

The Guilt-Free Way of Shopping

Ethical clothing. Fair trade. Organic cotton. Sweatshop labour. All words we've heard strung together and often put in sentences to make us feel guilty about our consumption. The guilt is often swept aside once another cheap and disposable clothing purchase is made, and not thought of again in most cases.

Why is this? I spoke to a Fairtrade certified retailer in my hometown of Carlisle a couple of weeks ago, and she showed me some interesting statistics. The month of the Make Poverty… Continue

Added by Cindy Yau on August 23, 2009 at 16:43 — 1 Comment

Fashionably conscious

If you have lived an awfully privileged life, you will never know the value of anything because you have never needed to. That goes without saying. But if you have lived a moderately privileged lifestyle, nowadays, you can still never understand the value of anything.

By anything, I mean materialistically. A friend said to me upon returning from a trip from Kenya, "I could live there. You get so used to not having material possessions, it's like you never had them in the first… Continue

Added by Cindy Yau on August 21, 2009 at 12:09 — 2 Comments

The Accidental Environmentalist

I’ve been accepted onto the MA in Ethical Fashion!

Never thought I’d be running my own company and be a student at the same time. But it’s actually the best idea ever. I can literally learn on the job. It’s like starting a company up with backing from the whole Dragon’s Den, but without the snide-y comments and demands for 90% of your company for 10% of the investment you want.... I’m more excited than I can say!

I’ve spent years agonising over the future and now it seems… Continue

Added by Catherine Courtauld on August 21, 2009 at 6:30 — No Comments is featured on

Dear all,

I am thrilled to say BoBelle has been featured on Cosmopolitan at - please see the direct link at:… Continue

Added by Claire Watt-Smith on August 19, 2009 at 16:15 — 2 Comments

Junky book - wardrobe surger - launch party

thank you very much for coming to our event!

we now have uploaded pictures from the event please have a look

Find more photos like this on Ethical Fashion… Continue

Added by Junky Styling on August 18, 2009 at 17:02 — No Comments

Seminar and Marketplace: SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA


Expert Panel Includes:

Colin McDowell, The Chair

Cristina Cisilion, Founder of MADE

Rohit Kuthiala, Senior Consultant- Supply chain at Accenture

Jo Maiden, Founder of SOKO

Claire Hamer, former buyer at Topshop, supply chain consultant

Eric Manu, Founder of Clothes Show Live,… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on August 17, 2009 at 15:34 — No Comments

'Beau-Couture' making womenswear sustainably within the UK

First entry,

I have never written a blog before, but fancy the idea as i enjoy keeping a diary.

I guess it will be about me, An emerging designer based in the South West of England and my exciting career launching a sustainable womenswear business and the challenges and hopefully successes it presents.

Currently frantically sewing the last few garments to complete my 18 garment collection. better late than never, but the launch is September!!! cutting it fine!

I… Continue

Added by Natasha Postill on August 16, 2009 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Visualizing A Green Network

As a new member to this forum, I would like to share something that has been suspected by many but lay entirely hidden in plain sight. That something is the vast and growing network that supplies partners, support and a market for aspiring green brands – including sustainable fashion brands.

I discovered this network in the process of interviewing America’s top green business leaders for my new book. Very few of these… Continue

Added by Richard Seireeni on August 15, 2009 at 3:02 — No Comments

Does your Ethical Fashion Online Store have an affiliate program?

Affiliate systems are one of the best ways of increasing sales on you online store. They are systems that track "referrals' to your e-commerce website from other sites, and reward the sites that send you customers by giving them a percentage of the sales profit. IF you have great products, these systems have the potential to increase your sales many many times over.

Examples are and… Continue

Added by Eco Fashion World on August 14, 2009 at 17:26 — No Comments

Proposal for a 'Good for Development' company mark: consultation exercise

The Overseas Development Institute has proposed a new "Good for Development" Mark that recognises companies that are delivering development gains through their core business: creating jobs, bringing investment capital, training workers, using local suppliers and fostering small and medium enterprises.

ODI is interested in getting your views on the idea.

To find out more about the Good for Development Mark and to… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 12, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Andean Project Launch

Today, I am ecstatic to report that the non-profit wing of The Andean Collection, aptly named, "The Andean Project"** has decided on its first project. A little while ago I received a phone call from Sarah, our intern in Ecuador, who was concerned about a situation arising in Olga's family. Olga, one of our lead artisans, is the oldest of a very large family. Sandra, one of her younger sisters, is 13 and has just finished elementary school.…


Added by Amanda Judge: Andean Collection on August 12, 2009 at 0:43 — No Comments

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