The Ethical Fashion Forum is seeking commercial sponsors for the INNOVATION competition.
The goal of sponsor partnerships is to maximise promotion of sponsors to their target market, whilst aligning with cutting edge young ethical design talent. As well as enhancing the reach, effectiveness and longevity of the project as a whole.
So far the project has received a great deal of press and exposure for sponsors and partners, internationally resulting in applications coming… Continue
Pop-Ups; the latest trend to sweep our streets. Restaurants, bars, clubs and shops that appear in unexpected locations only to disappear just as you find out about them. It’s a perfect concept for our hype-heavy society. It means that the owners of these businesses can take risks, appearing in dangerous locations or with a… Continue
Macramè is a cultural project whose aim is to create connections and synergies that should generate a new network for the fashion-system. A network made of knowledge, improvement of micro-creativity, cooperation between small Italian and international realities.
We are currently looking for young fashion designers interested in taking part to the fashion show that will take place in Cascina Cuccagna, in via Muratori in Milano. The launch of the project will be in the end… Continue
Earlier this month the Ethical Fashion Forum held a seminar and marketplace in London on why Africa is becoming increasingly important in the apparel industry. According to EFF, in Kenya alone 30,000 people are employed in the apparel sector and for each of these jobs, another five are generated. As fashion is labour generated and requires limited capital input to fund, traditional skills such as hand-weaving, hand-embroidering, printing and tailoring offer a high premium.
Welcome to our first Blog. Organic Exchange is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2001. Since then we, in collaboration with our members have dramatically increased the world’s market of sustainable fibre, predominantly with organic cotton. We help farmers to make the change to organic cotton production, empowering them to eliminate agro-chemicals, enrich soil, manage water, increase yields and produce a wider variety of crops. We strive for a good deal for farmers and fair working… Continue
The following is an account of my own experience of a visit to The Association of Craft Producers, Nepal in April 2009
There are times when a person must see something in order to truly act upon it. Having travelled alongside decaying carcasses, abided with a corrupt road system and descending a beast defended drive way, I arrived at the Association of Craft Producers Nepal. In this haven we were greeted by Meera Bhattarai the executive director, and the drive behind the company with… Continue
Pure Pod creates contemporary, stylish, ethical clothing with an urban influence. Our innovative, versatile ranges are created for the design loving, conscious consumer. All ranges for women are made from high quality, eco friendly and sustainable fabrics including bamboo, organic cotton, hemp, soy, merino wool, bamboo denim, organic linen, silk hemp crepe and silk.
We are located in the picturesque town of Mullumbimby, in the hinterland of Byron Bay, N.S.W.… Continue
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‘Choolips dazzles with a catwalk of colourful designs’ says GreenMyStyle.com
OH oh– we love to dazzle! With a couple of successful ‘Exclusives’ for TOPSHOP under its belt, CHOOLIPS stepped out in the LFW spotlight to launch its S/S10 collection, the 3rd in the series of our ‘Golden Coast’ collections. The collection of girlish playful dresses dabbles in the Exotic Gardens of India and the soul of Ghana’s streets. A hint of 1930’s chique underlined with glowing colours and exotic… Continue
bibico was on Guardian online this morning and came across a photo of Green Knickers, environmentally-friendly underwear with a message. We found this article on The Ecologist's website:
They have a “range of ‘understatement’ knickers with ‘Stop Deforestation’ and ‘Cycle More’ embroidered on them, and ‘Love the World’ hearts on globes.” The photos on their website really made us giggle. It’s great to see… Continue
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Enamore www.enamore.co.uk will be presenting a diverse range of Enamore eco-friendly clothing and Fair Trade knitwear from Bibico at The Green Living Show October 3rd & 4th 2009.
The show is new to the Stourhead Uncovered weekend, which takes place every two… Continue
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A turning point in the italian fashion industry!
Yesterday has been presented to the public and the media the first results of the project Bio Ethical Sustainable Trend organized by Michelangelo Pistoletto (artist) and Franca Sozzani (Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia since 1988). Eleven young fashion designers presented the look they created from a selection of ethically sourced Italian textiles.
Franca Sozzani declared "A magazine, i believe, has a mission and Vogue, as 'the' fashion… Continue
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Short by Nick Sze for Junky Styling book launch. Short consists of fashions shows and images from the last 10+ years of Junky styling. All images appear in the book (available from all good bookshops and www.junkystyling.co.uk)
New York Fashion Week opens the fashion week ball each and every season. Fashion is one of the largest trades in the city, employing 175,000 people. Ethical fashion is quickly getting more support within the industry. Last June, US Vogue styled Cameron Diaz almost exclusively in, to quote Anna Wintour’s editorial, “clothes ethically produced from organic materials”. Lucie Goulet writes.
Happy birthday London Fashion Week! Congratulations on reaching your jubilee!
I didn’t think I’d be so excited at the demise of summer, but the great governors of fashion cleverly slipped the heady delights of the sun splattered S/S shows just as SAD is about to kick in. Yes, the sunshine is officially going to sleep for another 6 months. Although to be honest I don’t remember seeing much of it over the past few anyway.
I’ve managed to wangle my way in to see the great and… Continue