Exclusive Design Exhibition featuring one-off designs by Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes, Bora Aksu and Preen

This week will see the first ever ethical sourcing marketplace, the event for retailers, buyers, designers and entrepreneurs looking to produce fashion collections in a sustainable way.

The Global Sourcing Marketplace is run in partnership with some of the most established global networks of suppliers and experts in the ethical, eco and fairtrade fashion fields, including the Fairtrade Foundation, the World Fair Trade Organisation, Made By and the Textiles Environment Design project at Chelsea College.

Exhibiting at the event will be ethical garment and textile manufacturers, suppliers of organic and fairtrade cotton, representatives of cooperatives and community groups , eco-colour dye and printing specialists, suppliers to leading retailers, designers and pioneering brands.

As part of the event, we will be showing how sustainable fabrics can become high fashion with an exclusive view of the iconic pieces designed for the RE:Fashion Awards 2008.

The designers including Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes worked with fabrics and components sourced from African manufactures and community groups. Alongside this designers worked with recycled and reclaimed materials to create the exclusive designs which were shown on the catwalk.

The pieces are being shown exclusively for the first time since they were modeled by Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof, Leah Wood and Leah Weller on the night.

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November 2009

Friday, 10am – 7pmSaturday, 10.30am – 5pm

Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street,
London, SW1P 4JU

£20 each

Find out more at:
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