December 2011 Blog Posts (20)

New Name, Same Great Message!

Attention all animal lovers, the online store formerly known as Vegetarian Shoes and Bags has recently undergone an exciting revamp.  Appropriately renamed Vegan Chic, this e-store now also offers apparel and accessories for men, women and children that are both fashionable and cruelty-free!  ....…

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Added by Siyamin Shan on December 28, 2011 at 20:24 — No Comments

Happy Christmas from all at Ethical Fashion Forum

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

WE'LL BE KEEPING A GENTLE EYE ON THE NETWORK SO STAY IN TOUCH OVER THE HOLIDAY

WE'VE GOT LOTS OF EXCITING PLANS IN THE PIPE LINE FOR 2012 AND WE KNOW YOU…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 21, 2011 at 13:21 — No Comments

Do you know where your clothes come from?

By Rushanara Ali MP, Labour Shadow Minister for International Development, UK

Bangladesh is changing so rapidly – I see this every time I visit. Growth rates are at about 7% a year and it is now one of the countries identified by Goldman Sachs investment bank as ‘The Next Eleven’ (or N-11) - countries…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 19, 2011 at 16:27 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Stewart + Brown by Sass Brown

This weeks Eco Fashion Designer overview on Eco Fashion Talk is on Stewart + Brown's lovely, layered, quirky collection at http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2011/12/stewart-brown/  As always feel free to like, comment, post and Tweet…

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Added by Sass Brown on December 18, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on John Patrick Organic by Sass Brown



Check out this weeks Eco Fashion Designer overview on the exquisite collection of John Patrick Organic at …

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Added by Sass Brown on December 11, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

What can we all do to help wastage of old lines?

Somthing that is often on my mind, is what the fashion industry does with last season's lines.

Now I am a jeweller so we are quite lucky.  If we do ever end up with precious materials that haven't sold, we can melt them down and make them into something else!  Also as most of what we make is a bespoke design or a one-off design so we almost never need to do this.

However we also do have some lines of…

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Added by Harriet Kelsall on December 10, 2011 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Current concerns with the Kimberley Process

It is a worrying time for the Kimberley Process.  Many of us in the jewellery industry are baffled that Marange diamonds are available for export.

Simon has written a great blog about the current situation with the Kimberley Process explaining it all which is well worth a read.

I know our own diamonds…

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Added by Harriet Kelsall on December 10, 2011 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Merison/Hermes-OTTO International Launch “Wild Earth Cotton” Collection Featuring Cotton made in Africa

Dutch based housewares company Merison and Hermes-OTTO International, the trading and sourcing arm of the Otto Group, has announced the launch of the new sustainable fashion brand “Wild Earth Cotton” that will feature …

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Added by 3BL Media on December 9, 2011 at 3:10 — No Comments

Reliable Hosiery Joins Cotton made in Africa's Demand Alliance

Reliable Hosiery is the first Canadian company to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand alliance. The Aid by Trade Foundation, CmiA's supporting organization, and the Canadian hosiery manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding last week. This agreement further strengthens and expands CmiA's international demand alliance and will grow the distribution end of the initiative. Having…

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Added by 3BL Media on December 9, 2011 at 3:09 — No Comments

Green Baby Christmas Sale!

The lovely people at Green Baby are having a Childrenswear and accessories Christmas sale! See the banner above for full details. …

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 7, 2011 at 17:11 — No Comments

Welcome to the Fellowship 500 Rachel!

We'd like to introduce one of our new Fellows! Rachel from Funky Jewellery & Bags has recently joined the…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 7, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

AN ONLINE ETHICAL ONLINE STORE WITH GIFTS FOR EVERYONE!



As I begin to think about what gifts I will get my friends during the holidays, finding great deals on ethically sound merchandise is quite a challenge.  Many great Ethical designers in Europe don’t even ship to Canada!  Which I found quite shocking since part of being Ethical should be striving to have a unified global vision, no?  Luckily I found http://www.ethicalocean.com/. …

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Added by Siyamin Shan on December 6, 2011 at 18:17 — No Comments

LEONA LOOKING FOR CRUELTY FREE FASHION





 

Leona Lewis staying true to her love for animals is partnering up with Talenthouse.  …

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Added by Siyamin Shan on December 6, 2011 at 18:15 — No Comments

H&M IS SOON RELEASING A BEAUTIFUL ECO-CONCIOUS LINE





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Added by Siyamin Shan on December 6, 2011 at 18:09 — No Comments

SRI LANKA INSPIRES BOSTON GRAD STUDENT !





 

Rachel Weeks a graduate student spent time in Sri Lanka researching socially responsible apparel manufacturing.  Now she is the mastermind of School House, who has just recently made a deal with…

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Added by Siyamin Shan on December 6, 2011 at 18:06 — No Comments

World Footprints Radio Interview: Aidah Fontenot on being an ethical designer



Listen in as designer and artist Aidah Fontenot talks about being an ethical fashion designer and what inspires her work.



Tuesday December 6th at 6pm



CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE:…

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Added by Aidah Collection on December 6, 2011 at 3:49 — No Comments

GLOBAL MAMAS invite you to help them provide jobs for 23 women in Ghana

Global Mamas need our help to raise funds to purchase equipment needed to create 23 sustainable jobs for women in Ghana in their growing textile & sewing fair trade workshop…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 5, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Lily Marthe Ebener by Sass Brown



Todays Eco Fashion Designer overview is on the breathtaking collection of Lily Marthe Ebener, and her amazing hand knit collection in incredible textures and colors.  Check it out at …

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Added by Sass Brown on December 4, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Dressing With Ethnic Pride To Boost Happiness

Research finds that people who identify strongly with their racial ethnicity are generally happier. So, what better way of spreading joy and self confidence than with ethnic fashions?…



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Added by Urban Fashion Network on December 3, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Maiya launches debut collection for S/S ‘12

Maiya is launching an exciting new ethical fashion womenswear label with it’s debut collection for Spring/Summer 2012. Maiya use a range of organic, fair trade and…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on December 1, 2011 at 15:22 — No Comments

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