Spotlight on Sourcing's Blog (15)

Greenmystyle.com appoints new Editor

The UK's leading daily eco glossy magazine Greenmystyle.com has appointed Jen Marsden to the position of Editor. The appointment comes as the website celebrates its first birthday and parent company Delightful Media announces the launch of a new contract publishing division.



Jen Marsden is a highly respected author, journalist and expert on ethical living and is the chair of the Soil Association's Health Products Standards Committee. She has written three books and contributed to… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on September 15, 2009 at 12:14 — No Comments

Seminar and Marketplace: SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA



LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR TOMORROWS EVENT: 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

THIS MONTH'S THEME: AFRICA



Are you doing something interesting in AFRICA? We want to hear about it- promote yourself on the network by posting your inspirational story on the blog. Make sure you are a member of the Africa Group!



INSPIRATIONAL STORY: THE YAKAAR NIANI WULLI FEDERATION





There are many textile companies providing needed support to villages and communities across Africa.



A great example of how villages are being… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on July 29, 2009 at 11:30 — 13 Comments

EFF Are Excited to Announce that...

EFF are excited to announce that Jungle Drum Magazine and Moluche will be joining our list of exhibitors at tomorrow’s evening event!



Jungle Drum specialises in Brazilian culture in the UK. Their main objective is to represent Brazil on its many levels without resorting to the usual clichés, and emphasises on aspects that are usually not addressed by the general media.



I hope you will all agree it will be great to have a company… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on July 20, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Ethical Fashion Forum- RECRUITING NEW BOARD MEMBERS



Blue Sky Thinking



The Ethical Fashion Forum is currently looking to recruit 3-4 new Board Members* to help take the organisation into its next stage of development.



The ETHICAL FASHION FORUM (EFF) is a not for profit network focusing upon social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through its work the EFF has increased industry collaboration towards sustainability, supported and promoted… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on July 8, 2009 at 9:45 — No Comments

NEW MONTHLY THEME...LATIN AMERICA!



Ethical Fashion Forum’s new monthly theme… LATIN AMERICA



Are you doing something interesting in Latin America?



YES! Then please engage with us and share your interesting stories so we can Feature You On Our Network Home Page!



Join the Latin America Group and Post Your Story on the Forum....then look out for it on the home page.





Want to learn more about Latin America?… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on July 7, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

BECOME AND EFF BUSINESS MEMBER, FIRST CONSULTATIONS ON 14TH JULY

In response to high demand, EFF are re-launching Business Membership.



ABOUT BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP



Any business or organisation working in the fashion and textiles sector (including clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and jewellery), can apply to become an EFF business member from £200 per year dependent on turnover.



Benefits of Business Membership:



· Annual consultation

· Ethical policy document… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on June 24, 2009 at 17:37 — 1 Comment

Ethical Fashion Forum: Business Membership

EFF BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP: APPLY NOW

FIRST CONSULTATION ON 14TH JULY 2009.



Any business or organisation working in the fashion and textiles sector (including clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and jewellery), can apply to become an EFF business member.



The first consultation will be held 14th July 2009, places are limited and on a first come first serve… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on June 15, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

POSITION AT MADE-BY UK

COMPANY



MADE-BY provides a practical approach to improving social and environmental conditions within a brand’s supply chain. We work together on a realistic step by step strategy of improvement which is then communicated to the public via annually published scorecards and a variety of communication tools.





Please check www.MADE-BY.org for more information.





Keep up-to-date with MADE-BY events and discussions by joining the new MADE-BY fan page on… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on June 1, 2009 at 8:40 — No Comments

EFF CORRESPONDENT IN INDIA

Image: Samant Cauhan





EFF CORRESPONDENT SARAH MURPHY WRITES:



I met Samant Chauhan last Friday, on a hot afternoon in his South Delhi studio. Since 2004 he has been winning all sorts of awards and showcased at Esthetica, The Ethical Fashion Show Paris and Fashion Week in India and Singapore. We discussed a range of issues including his practice, certification,… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 30, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

NOTES FROM THE SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA EVENT NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spotlight on Asia event, 19th May. This was the first time we used the new speaker format and the feedback shows that it made the event more informative.



Speakers included:



Julia Hawkins from The Ethical Trading Initiative

Abigail Petit, Gossypium

Clare Lissaman, Ethical Supply chain consultant

Sury Bagenal, Head of Design at Adili…





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Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 22, 2009 at 12:53 — No Comments

EFF CORRESPONDENT IN INDIA

Image of a busy street in Delhi



EFF CORRESPONDENT WRITES:



Namaste Ladies and Gentlemen. I am on a mission to share some information with you about the future of Ethical and Sustainable Fashion in India



I have been in India for 2 months now, based in an incredibly hot Uttar Pradesh, on a guest teaching position at The Institute of Fine Art. I have been teaching creative thinking, experimental design development, draping… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 21, 2009 at 11:51 — 4 Comments

DESIGN BY ADILI

This image shows a design by Sury Bagenal, Head of Design at Adili and one of the speakers at the Spotlight on Asia event Tuesday 19th May.



At the Spotlight on Asia event, Sury spoke of how Asia can inspire designers. Sury often uses India for manufacturing, where she finds traditional and high quality skills. Such skills can develop her designs, e.g. stitching, re-adaptation of traditional wear. This is not the only influence for her… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 21, 2009 at 10:54 — No Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON....HATTI TRADING



Hatti Trading is an ethical handbag company, their bags are handmade by survivors of human trafficking or disadvantaged women in Nepal.



Hatti production is based in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. When women are rescued from trafficking by The Esther Benjamins Trust, and after a time a rehabilitation they can be employed by Hatti under fair trade conditions. The women (min age 17) are offered the opportunity to work full time where… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 13, 2009 at 16:24 — No Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON....SAWANG BORAN







‘Sawang Boran’ initiated when a group of weavers in 2007 asked Rosanne Trottier to find them a market. Since then Rosanne has worked to revitalise and honour a traditional way of life in Isan, an area in Northeast Thailand.



Isan’s traditional, complex textiles often do not qualify as ‘real work’, those who weave these traditional fabrics are often paid very little for their considerable amount of highly skilled work and… Continue

Added by Spotlight on Sourcing on May 13, 2009 at 11:45 — No Comments

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