Is there any fund to help me visit Africa to help me in sourcing makers and textiles in South africa for a range to be sold through an ethical brand out there .Some of it will be made by them.The sale of the products sends a high proportion of its profits to its charity.It also gives jobs and skills to those involved to improve their quality of life
About me / About business or organisation:
I have been involved in the invention and creation of textiles and fashion ranges for 30 years.My textile inventions have travelled the world in great numbers.My own Womenswear and textile brand was launched in Japan in the 90s.I lived there for 7 years
The clothing is developed from the fabrics I invent.At present I am in the early stages of creating a brand for a special project in South Africa .As I want to use my design skills to offer opportunities to bring sustainability to those who need help to rebuild their lives
Career history / Company history:
My career history is rather vast.So I will keep it simple
Graduated Royal College of Art in 80s
Invented a new stretch textile which was patented worldwide.
Worldwide success and established a name for myself in the textile industry.Went on to patent more textile ideas over time
Established my own brand of swimwear in the late 80s
Worked over seas after wining the international Textile Competition by Hanae Mori in the late 80s
Resulted in living there for 7 years , working with a major organisation in the textile industry having a licence agreement for clothing and textiles till late 90s
Launched another brand invention in the UK called STOWAWAY established our own manufacturing base for this set up concessions .
At start of 2000 worked as a consultant with various companies on a new form of knitting technology .Set up a RD unit with Du Pont to manage the ideas with a leading manufacturer of bodywear fashion.
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I would very much appreciate your help. I am studying for an MA in Marketing at Kingston Business School under the supervision of Professor Robert East. We are conducting research about Fairtrade goods and ethical fashion clothes, and ask you to complete the enclosed short questionnaire. I am also offering a £50 shopping gift voucher to the lucky prize draw winner!!!!
I really need to find social responsible persons who buy ethical fashion clothes. Any help in distributing my link among ethically concerned people will be very valuable.
Could you please complete this questionnaire, following the link
Hi rosemary, my apologies for not getting back to you earlier, I have been away. I am looking at about £3 per t-shirt, but this dependant on quality and volume purchased. What is the best price you can do for me, and I was just wondering what the quality and fitting like? Are they ethically made. Thank You, and Merry Christmas!