It's three of Messe Frankfurt's apparel fabrics show that focus on sustainable textiles since a couple of years - Texworld in Paris, Interstoff Asia in Hong Kong and Texworld USA in New York. All shows are "normal" apparel fabric shows, but we highlight all manufacturers of sustainable textiles, e.g. fabrics made of certified organic material, using eco-friendly and / or socially responsible manufacturing processes, companies holding a certificate such as GOTS, OE, bluesign, SA 8000 etc. We do not organise special "eco trade shows" because we think that eco-friendly materials or manufacturing processes must be part of the conventional textile industry. Last Texworld we had 90 companies (out of 700) who could display something serious.
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We've "met" somehow i have created an alter ego here because of the email accounts and browsers i use, anyway yes to a form of collaboration tho locations may be obstacle as i am in USA .
Montana chapter of fashionRIP Project is all about plaids and Social Justice part of lecture highlighted the Tartans for Africa, the Andean Collection and the EFF -the Soc Justice and/or Fair Trade chapters of fashionRIP may have plaids too
The lecture snippet with your slide tossed over the talking head will be on youtube shortly if its ok by you. I received quotes and photos from designers etc but a few were used for education purposes only copyright leeway. Now its a different story. So will let you approve before i promo it at large.
Thanks for the contact and will be back with you soon....how nice and timely!!!!
Hi,David,been sending you emails but no reply so i just come here to leave you messages. I had my interview today,and thx to your stories,the professor seemed quite interested in my work.
Just want to ask if you would like to keep me update on your 'tartans for africa' project,because am really interested in it personally.
I have the exact same question as you! We are able to source some fabrics from within Kenya but getting basic good quality, preferable organic, cotton that we can have dyed to our specification is still being sourced. Some people have suggested that Uganda may be the place to look?
I anyone else has any clues I'd be happy to hear them!
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Hi David. Do you mean you have fabrics to make costumes? Thank's, but actually I,don't make costumes anymore, now I only make patterns to make theatrical costumes. I like very much yourorganization. I'm interested in sharing pattern of timeless fashion model to help developing areas to make profit.
Hiya David thanks for your email. I love the concept and the work you have done with it so far.
As a Kenyan, uniting the country with a Kenyan tartan cloth would be brillant. And wonder who you have approached with it in the country. I would also like to know where the fashion show was held and where.
Hi David, it is a very interesting initiative. Could you provide us with more information including photos so that we could mention it in our blog lfs3.wordpress.com (is in Spanish).
Hope to hearing from you soon.