Spotlight on Sourcing's Blog – May 2009 Archive (6)

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

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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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