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Missed the SOURCE Awards, the latest ethical pop up shop opening, a great Ethical fashion Show or the latest job opportunity in ethical fashion?
Don’t Panic! Here is a little list of things you can still see, buy, visit or talk about in the coming weeks!
POP-UP STORES AND ETHICAL FASHION SHOPPING
New Online Store: The beautiful think
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The Beautiful think was launched in early December and is a multi-brand sustainable fashion online store. The Beautiful Think is a place where you can source beautiful, high quality garments that are made in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
You can shop by garment type, philosophy or designer, with each product featuring a nifty eco/ethical checklist so you know exactly what it stands for.
New Pop-up Store: Pants to poverty pop-up shop in London
The PANTS Christmas Pop up shop has opened in London, Sloane Square.
PANTS are stylish, fairtrade, organic and beautiful ranges of cotton underwear for men, women and children.
PANTS helps to alleviate poverty by working with 12,000 cotton farmers, supporting fairtrade, organic crop ownership. Manufacturing at the same time empowers 600 garment workers to earn a real living wage.
True to its roots, the Pants pop up shop is like no other outlet and takes customers on a journey across the rolling mountains and fertile river basins of Orissa, India. Showcasing Junky Styling, Katcha Bilek, Bag it Don't Bin it, Veleco, Pachacuti, Arthur and Henry and Caipora as guest brands, Pants to Poverty are making ethical Christmas shopping easy at Sloane Square.
Discover the complete Pants range and find some great stocking fillers at the Pants Pop Up Shop, 261 Pavilion Road, off Sloane Square, London SW1 OBP from 12 December to 5 January 2013.
Open Monday to Saturday: 10am - 9pm | Sundays: 11am - 5pm.
New Store: Monkee Genes shop in London BOXPARK
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Designed in England by a team of fashion professionals with over 25 years experience of the fashion trade, Monkee Genes was born in 2006 out of a frustration and boredom with the jeans market and offers a fresh, vibrant and youthful direction.
Monkee Genes is a soil association certified, organic jeans brand (there's a good mouthful for you!), it offers innovative fits and style lines in top of the range fabrics, classic denims with a retro twist and luscious sateen in pop art inspired colours.
Monkee Genes' mission is resumed as:
NO SLAVE LABOURNO CHILD LABOURNO BLOOD NO SWEAT NO TEARS
Everyone involved is payed a living wage, right down to the cotton picker!
The Monkee Genes BOXPARK store openend in early Novemeber.
Constructed entirely of Shipping Containers, Boxpark is a revolutionary mall concept based at the heart of Shoreditch, East London.
How to get there
Right of the Shoreditch High Street Overground Station, Boxpark is located at:
BOXPARK, 2-4 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, SHOREDITCH
E1 6GY London, United Kingdom
Image courtesy of Boxpark.co.uk
SOME THINGS TO DO
From theory to practice Check out this Eco age article about "Sew it forward", a new initiative to get London sewing.
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More Stitching, less shopping was the message at the launch of Sew It Forward, the brainchild of Zoe Robinson, of sustainable fashion hub www.thegoodwardrobe.com. In the run up to UK’s busiest shopping day, some of the capital’s top fashion designers taught an audience of clothes lovers the secrets of the simple needle and thread, at the launch of a new initiative to get London sewing. We are starting to plan another event for the New Year. Henrietta Ludgate said she would love us to run another event at her workshop so hopefully we can arrange that. We would like to have an event for parents and children, encouraging them to teach one another, learn new skills together and encourage the younger generation to share their skills with their school friends...
SOURCE BRAND PREVIEW
Not in London? Attend the Ethical Fashion SOURCE Brand Preview on the 30th and the 31st of December 2013 Online!
Taking place ONLINE on the 30th and 31st January 2013, the SOURCE Brand Preview will break new ground as a platform for connecting sustainable brands and designers with buyers and press. Read on for full details of the event programme and participating brands.
Through two days of events tailored to the needs of trade buyers, SOURCE Brand Preview will showcase sustainable fashion brands, from womenswear to menswear, childrenswear, accessories and jewellery, footwear and more, including SOURCE Award winners, from all over the world.
If you are an ethical fashion beginner, this book might become your new “fashion bible”.
Professor Sandy Black's’ (Centre for Sustainable Fashion) one of the world’s pioneering authorities on sustainable fashion and author of Eco-chic : the fashion paradox, just released her new book The Sustainable Fashion Handbook. The book is the most comprehensive publication to date packed with facts, figures, features, images and interviews from leading ethically conscious designers including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Raeburn.
Preface by Hilary Alexander
Thames & Hudson, 2012
Another excellent read is Eco Fashion by SASS BROWN. The good news is that you can get an exclusive Holiday discount of 35% off the original price!!!
Check the details bellow.
Eco Fashion by Sass Brown, honors what ground-breakers are doing in the fashion industry to integrate their consciousness, lifestyle choices and concern for our planet and the people on it, into their business strategies. The designers and labels featured in Eco Fashion, overview a range of change in our industry from entirely new business models to recycle, reuse, redesign, sustainable fabrications, diversion of waste materials from landfill, fair trade and community development. This book is about good design that gives back.
Laurence King, 2010
For those who like to read and shop!
Image courtesy of Magnifeco.com
Discover “Magnifeco: where ethics meets aesthetics”, the premier digital magazine from magnifeco.com, written to provide gorgeous holiday fashion and gift ideas that include fair trade, vegan, organic, recycled, upcycled and more…you’ll find something for everyone on your list!
JOBS Jobs and internships opportunities
Fashion compassion is offering two internship positions in Design and Marketing.
Fashion ComPassion is an ethical fashion house that works with socially conscious luxury brands. These brands are distinctive and well-established abroad but new and unique to the UK market.
The company was launched in November 2010 in London and has been gaining momentum rapidly both internationally and in the UK. They are constantly expanding and adding new lines to their collection and taking part in shows and events in London.
To help with the work load they are looking for a PR and Marketing Intern.
They are also looking for a fashion design student with an interest in sustainability to help them create a line of eco-friendly handbags.
People Tree are hiring a Online Marketing Executive.
Online Marketing Executive: This web-based position involves supporting and developing the website and e-commerce platform in order to maximise sales in accordance with the People Tree brand values.
People Tree is a high profile Fair Trade fashion label with mail order, online, wholesale and retail operations in Britain and Japan. They work with 50 Fair Trade groups in 7 developing countries to produce a stylish collection that respects people and planet.
You can gain inside industry experience with an internship at the Ethical Fashion Forum.
The ETHICAL FASHION FORUM (EFF) is the industry body dedicated to a sustainable future for fashion. A not for profit organisation, the EFF works with the industry and consumers to reduce poverty, create sustainable livelihoods and reduce the impact of the industry on the environment.
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