October 2009 Blog Posts (19)

End of the road for endosulfan



Earlier this month, EJF were celebrating the wise decision made by Committee members at the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee in Geneva that endosulfan is sufficiently dangerous to humans and the environment so that global action is warranted.



Endosulfan has been banned from 62 countries around the world as exposure to the chemical has been linked to health conditions including physical deformities, cerebral palsy,… Continue

Added by Environmental Justice Foundation on October 30, 2009 at 11:49 — No Comments

Ecouterre Launch Party at Kaight this Thursday, 10/29!



CALLING ALL ECOUTERRE READERS IN NYC!



We’re celebrating the launch of Ecouterre and we want YOU to join us! Come sip organic cocktails, nosh on vegan cookies and snacks, browse through racks of sustainable fashion at KAIGHT (15 percent off everything for one night only), and chat about the future of eco-fashion with… Continue

Added by Abigail Doan on October 25, 2009 at 16:50 — No Comments

TAKE PART IN THE LONDON TO PARIS FASHION CYCLE FOR EJF



EJF are calling all adventure seeking style-savvy volunteers to embark on "The Great Fashion Cycle" from London to Paris in aid of our work addressing human rights and environmental abuses in the fashion industry.



Dates: 14-18 July 2010

Challenge days: 4 days cycling, 1 day in Paris

Registration: £99

Sponsorship: £1300

What’s included: Travel by ferry to France and return to London on Eurostar, accommodation (3*… Continue

Added by Environmental Justice Foundation on October 23, 2009 at 15:41 — No Comments

VOLUNTEER AT THE GLAM SHOW FOR EJF



The Environmental Justice Foundation [EJF] - a small human rights and environmental charity - are looking for volunteers to help at the up and coming GLAM show (www.glamlive.co.uk).



In order to make this event a successful one we are looking for motivated people who can help us backstage dressing our runway models and engage consumers in the work we do and our organic cotton designer t-shirt… Continue

Added by Environmental Justice Foundation on October 23, 2009 at 15:38 — No Comments

Clash! Creative collisions

Recently, I attended this seminar organised by Centre for Fashion science at London College of Fashion on October the 21st, 2009.



Clash! Creative Collisions in Fashion and Science

A series of sessions organised by the Centre for Fashion Science, LCF to learn how collaborations work and to spark ideas



Collision 1: Helen Storey and Dr. Phil Waywell – Catalytic Clothing




The Centre for Fashion Science helps in bridging the gap between the fashion-related… Continue

Added by Lavanya on October 22, 2009 at 23:18 — No Comments

Eco-Boudoir Sample Sale

I wanted to invite you at our end of year sample sale.
We have lots of stock to sell! Excess production stock from previous collections and current cancelled orders.
So lots of amazing items at bargain prices!

Please do bring friends and invite as many people as possible!!

27 Hoxton St (parallel to Hoxton Square).
Friday 23 October - from 12noon - 8pm

If any questions, please contact me on: 07824 825 895

Cheers,

Jenny

Added by Eco-Boudoir on October 16, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

'Knitted Knotted Netted' Features Recycled Fiber



Very thrilling that American craft curation is exploring the frontier of fiber recycling with this current exhibition at The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey (USA). Many of the fiber and textile pieces featured in Knitted, Knotted, Netted incorporate natural fibers or recycled… Continue

Added by Abigail Doan on October 14, 2009 at 18:47 — No Comments

Sustainable Fashion 2009 @ The Living Room, Bristol

bibico and Enamore on the catwalk







On October 11th The Living Room bar in Bristol held Sustainable Fashion 2009. bibico and Enamore were representing Bath-based ethical clothing companies. They joined companies with the same vision from across Britain.

Low energy lighting was used and the catwalk cover and red carpet were bio-degradable. Bristol-based break-dancers ‘Physical Jerks’… Continue

Added by Bibico on October 14, 2009 at 14:38 — No Comments

Free eBook: Social Network Marketing, 12 Steps for Success

I got this one from a friend last night and read it cover to cover. This should help us all get to the next level in regards to marketing on social networks and social media.



You can download it here:
http://tinyurl.com/ybbbdo9




Added by Kylie Martinez on October 9, 2009 at 22:02 — 2 Comments

Update 'Fashioning the Future international student awards for sustainability in fashion' - Centre for Sustainable Fashion

An update about the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s

'Fashioning the Future international student awards for sustainability in fashion'



You can download the briefing document and upload you applications on the Centre for Sustainable Fashion website: http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/?page_id=211



*THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS NOW… Continue

Added by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on October 9, 2009 at 14:21 — No Comments

Guardian review of 2009 update of Let's Clean Up Fashion



2009 update of Let's Clean Up Fashion



Many of the biggest brands have publicly accepted that garment workers' wages need to increase. But no company is yet paying workers a living wage. Let's Clean up Fashion 2009 surveys the state of pay on the UK high street.



Read the guardian review here:…

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Added by Fashioning an Ethical Industry on October 9, 2009 at 13:52 — No Comments

Business Support for Creative Industries - Brighton

The Brighton & Hove Business Forum and Creative Development supported by Business Link are launching a programme of support for creative industries. It is a programme that begins by asking clients what they want and goes on to deliver it.



The Ethical Fashion Forum will be delivering a workshop on Sustainability: Fashion business success without compromise



Workshops will be delivered over the next 3 months



Specialist creative industry consultants and… Continue

Added by Josie Nicholson on October 8, 2009 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

The Aran Knit, Helping People From the Beginning

This season knitwear is in big-time. Big chunky knits with cable patterns are everywhere on the catwalk and the high street. As bibico is ethical while on trend, we also have knits piled up at our HQ. We found it interesting, while researching the knit, that there's a link between the Aran Islands a century ago and Nepal now. That link is the alleviation of money issues through knitting. In the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland it's likely that women knitted the jumpers not just to… Continue

Added by Bibico on October 7, 2009 at 16:31 — No Comments

Brian Jungen's Recycled Sports Gear

Exciting news that Brian Jungen's exhibition, 'Strange Comfort' opens at the National Museum of the American Indian on October 16. "This major survey of Brian Jungen (Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss/Canadian) transforms the familiar and banal into exquisite objects that…

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Added by Abigail Doan on October 6, 2009 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

Subsidised out-sourcing: London Assembly members question Boris

China prices can be cheaper than other low-wage economies. Quotations are often for large quantities, the Chinese government has no pension, healthcare or democracy costs, and governments east and west have manipulated the exchange rate, but another surprising reason is that the UK taxpayer subsidises introductions and training, and hectors fashion designers to use China specifically. The money is paid from funds paid in London to reduce disparities in the Labour… Continue

Added by Veganline.com on October 4, 2009 at 9:30 — 7 Comments

Free Ebook on Social Networking and Leveraging Social Media

I ran across this free ebook yesterday on social networking and was very impressed by what I learned. The sections on Facebook and Twitter were by far the best.

Here is the location where you can download it from:
http://tinyurl.com/ya2xyqo


Added by Kylie Martinez on October 2, 2009 at 21:26 — No Comments

WEBSITE DESIGNER URGENTLY WANTED IN LONDON

IF YO ARE A FASHION WEB DESIGNER OR KNOW A FASHION WEB DESIGNER PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Added by Anrette Ngafor on October 2, 2009 at 16:42 — 4 Comments

CALL FOR APPLICANTS - Creative Residence Programme at The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club’s Philanthropic Department opens its call for applications for the second year of the Creatives in Residence Programme.



Creatives in Residence (CIR) is a cross-disciplinary initiative. Over the course of a year, we help the Residents develop their current projects, give them access to our studios and facilities, help build their business confidence and expand their networks. The Residents also get access to a Guidance Group, made up of Club members who specialise in… Continue

Added by Pamela Daniels on October 2, 2009 at 16:15 — No Comments

Field of (Recycled Shoe) Dreams



UK artist Dominic Wilcox recently created a grassy field from over four hundred eco-friendly shoes at The London Design Festival.



Sponsored by Terra Plana, the ethical shoe company, Wilcox applied a touch of gardening magic to the recycled shoe laces as… Continue

Added by Abigail Doan on October 2, 2009 at 1:54 — 2 Comments

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