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Free Event for Ethical Designers - Next Thursday 25th October!

OFFSET COLLECTIVE EVENT | Free event for ethical designers next Thursday!



From fibre sourcing problems to customs & duties solutions, great marketing ideas and precious PR & sales contacts, the Offset Warehouse Collective event is the perf
ect opportunity to meet and talk with other ethical designers.

We'll be bringing along a range of fabrics that you can purchase in a group, so you can meet…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on October 17, 2012 at 7:03 — No Comments

Join The Offset Collective: Where Ethical Designers Meet

The Offset Collective is a free and exclusive social environment where ethical designers can connect both online and offline, to discuss fashion related topics and problems.  It is a place to share experiences, ideas and submit possible solutions to others' problems.  It is not a place for businesses to promote themselves.   It's about getting honest opinions from your ethical fashion peers and answers to all those sourcing nightmares.





The Offset Collective…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 2, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

Send Us Your Unwanted Textiles

Fabrics piling up in your cupboards?

About to throw them away?

STOP!

Send them to Offset Warehouse and

we'll find them a wonderful new home!

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 31, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

It’s time to re-evaluate your wardrobe!





Around 30% of clothes in the household wardrobe have been unused for at least a year. This is worth over £1,000 per household or £30 billion across the UK!



The average lifetime for a garment is 2.2 years. Extending the life of clothing by an extra nine months of active use would reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by around 20-30% each. It could save £5 billion a year from the costs of resources used in clothing…
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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 25, 2012 at 9:17 — 1 Comment

Discussion on Ethical Fabrics with A Master Consultant

Back by popular demand, we are now taking bookings for our Discussion on Ethical Fabrics.

Date: Thursday, 26 July 2012: 11am-12am

Venue: THECUBE, Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ

Offset Warehouse Ahimsa Silk



The session is ideal for those who want to learn more about ethical textiles,…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on June 29, 2012 at 10:55 — No Comments

New Eco Fabrics!

New Resources    New Fabric

(Left) New Resources: …

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Added by Offset Warehouse on November 14, 2011 at 15:03 — No Comments

What Happened At The Fashioning The Future Awards 2011...

As you may know, we were thrilled to have been shortlisted for the "Unique Enterprise" prize, for the Fashioning the Future Awards 2011.  Last night, we attended the ceremony at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, to bask in some runner-up glory.

 

The third annual ceremony was inspired by the UN's International Decade on Biodiversity, and saw applications from all over the globe submit projects for sustainability in fashion, to compete for…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on November 11, 2011 at 13:44 — 2 Comments

Trends Without Spends ... 40's Glam!



Trends Without Spends ... 40's Glam!…
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Added by Offset Warehouse on October 3, 2011 at 7:10 — No Comments

This Month's New Eco Fabrics

New Organic Silk

Organic Silk - Butter:…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on September 30, 2011 at 8:24 — No Comments

NEW Certified Organic Silks - From Offset Warehouse



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Added by Offset Warehouse on September 21, 2011 at 12:31 — No Comments

NEW | Eco Colours To Dye & Paint Fabrics...

New this week - Even more colours added to the fabric paints & finishes area. Have even more control in creating your designs ethically, by creating the colours you really want!



Check out our new colours here!…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 25, 2011 at 9:59 — No Comments

New - Eco Leathers & Reduced Shipping Cost

New This Week...…
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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 22, 2011 at 14:51 — No Comments

Zara Caught In 'Slave Labour' Scandal

On Tuesday night, Zara, the Spanish-based, global clothing giant was implicated in a slave labour scandal, reported on Brazilian television.

 

The case was made public during a show called "The League" on the Bandeirantes TV network, and claimed that the company had bought items made by Bolivian and Peruvian immigrants in illegal working conditions.  The reporters, accompanied…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 20, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

NEW ECO FABRICS | Leathers



We've added some amazing new leathers to the shop - so take advantage of the lowered shipping costs before the end of August! http://bit.ly/pT1gdx…
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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 19, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

New Eco Fabrics & Paints

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Added by Offset Warehouse on August 5, 2011 at 16:12 — No Comments

RESOURCES | The Ethics of Wool

Wool is surrounded by a lot of ethical controversy - it's a natural fibre and a by-product, but is it really a by-product when we're importing it in and discarding our own?   Is it still environmentally friendly, even though it needs toxic chemicals to be cleaned?  How can it be cruelty-free when so many farmers still practice museling?

 

 

 

The processing of…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 28, 2011 at 11:28 — No Comments

NEW RESOURCE| Definitions of Clothing & Textiles Certifications

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/qppGaG



Understanding the different certifications for clothing and textiles production can be confusing, so we've…
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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 25, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments

D.I.Y Thursday | Campaign To Save Unused Buttons Everywhere!

Why do we insist on collecting tubs and tins-worth of random (but beautiful!) buttons, that we're sure will one day be the perfect replacement for the button that pops off our cardy?

 

Well, today we're campaigning for these sad, disguarded buttons, desperate to show off their splendour again, by creating charming, unique bracelets, perfect for fun, personalised pressies! (Also, a great rainy day project, for those bored little…

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Added by Offset Warehouse on July 21, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

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