February 2009 Blog Posts (19)

Girl About Town - EFF at Estethica

Estethica, at London Fashion Week, is now well established in it's sixth year - and with it's launch on Friday 20th February being the opening event for the exhibition at the Natural History Museum, ethical fashion is clearly making the statement of being the most important and exciting part of the fashion industry today.

The Ethical Fashion Forum were proud to be showcasing the work of three fantastic designers: Izzy Lane, the New Designer of the Year winner from Novembers… Continue

Added by Julia Crew on February 26, 2009 at 17:31 — No Comments

Centre for Sustainable Fashion Launch Shared Talent India

Are you a designer interested in working with sustainable Indian textiles, working collaboratively and sharing skills and perspectives? Would you be interested in having this work showcased at London and Indian fashion week in September 2009?

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) are running Shared Talent India to recruit UK and Indian design talent to showcase fashion applications for sustainable Indian textiles. The CSF are seeking a team of 6 talented UK – based designers to… Continue

Added by Hannah Higginson on February 26, 2009 at 16:19 — 4 Comments

Ciel at London Fashion week 2009

Ciel showed its signature chunky knits at London Fashion week recently pioneering more cool green style and killer it peices for next winter - incredible knits, dripping with fringes of crystalised fire and ice in a pallate of silver, soft rose and rich wine and golds cool dresses and lounge wear for the considerably growing band of cool style led eco-fashionista's - to see whats available for SS09 check out the website at… Continue

Added by Ciel on February 25, 2009 at 20:12 — No Comments

London Fashion Week: Doubly Green

On Friday, February 20th, the British Fashion Council kicked off the 6th season of estethica—London Fashion Week's green initiative. Reputed as the world's leading showcase of sustainable designer fashion, estethica has grown from 13 to 37 designers, who adhere to one of three guiding principles: organic, fair trade, or recycled. From design to production onto retail and disposal, estethica aims at promoting sustainable life cycles in high end fashion. Encouragingly, several notable menswear… Continue

Added by Francesco Di Maio on February 25, 2009 at 19:37 — No Comments

PURE POD - Studio stock sale

Pure Pod is having a HUGE STUDIO STOCK SALE to make room for our new collection.
Please contact our studio for a list of items on SALE!

Added by Kelli on February 25, 2009 at 3:18 — No Comments

Eco textile standards

Hi ,

We are a textile testing and certification company based in the U.K.We currently offer two eco-textile schemes.

The first is Oekotex 100 and Oekotex 1000.We have been running this scheme for the last 14 years,oekotex 100 is a series of tests that we carryout on textiles to ensure that there are no harmful chemicals present in the textile.

The tests carriedout are determined by the type of textile.Over 8000 companies… Continue

Added by Asif Shah on February 24, 2009 at 10:47 — 1 Comment

Question for fashion designers ?

Hi There,

We are a textile testing and certification company based in the U.K.We currently run two eco schemes.Oeko tex 100 and "made in Green".

We are exploring a new and exciting sustainable project and I was hoping that if you are a designer reading this might you might be able to help with our research.

As a designer what influences your choice in choosing a fabric for a new design and in what priority,i,e,Price,design,material,ethics?I am trying to understand your influence… Continue

Added by Asif Shah on February 23, 2009 at 13:58 — No Comments

Style, Naturally Book Launch

Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty

I'm excited to announce the launch of this stunning new book by Summer Rayne Oakes. The focus is on environmentally-conscious fashion and beauty and it also helps us understand the connection between our fashion choices and the effects those choices have on the world around us.

I'm honored to be one of the featured eco-jewelers in this… Continue

Added by Kirsten Muenster on February 21, 2009 at 21:00 — No Comments

Girl About Town - Roll up, roll up! To London Fashion Week!

London Fashion Week is with us again, and despite the gloomy economic forecasts, there is a buzz of anticipation in the air. Ethical fashion offers designers the opportunity to create with innovation and consideration, something sorely needed in these times. Last night things kicked off with Ada Zanditon's first show for London Fashion Week, at Divo in Picadilly. Zanditon has already shown collections in China and at Paris Ethical Fashion Week,… Continue

Added by Julia Crew on February 20, 2009 at 9:58 — No Comments



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Added by Thierry Follain - Conseil éditorial, Rédaction, Contenus Web on February 17, 2009 at 19:02 — No Comments

CHOOLIPS & Its Ethical Relatives

CHOOLIPS & Its Ethical Relatives - “Ethical Fashions answer to ‘PARKINSON“

will be launched alongside the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s

Shared Talent India Competition with a celebration of ethical movers & shakers working in India.

CHOOLIPS’ Designer Annegret Affolderbach will be in conversation with ‘Bombay Electric’ founder & owner, Priya Kishore, Indian Fashion Designer, Samant Chauhan and Dilys Williams,… Continue

Added by Annegret Affolderbach on February 13, 2009 at 14:06 — No Comments

Girl About Town - EFF at Ethical Pure

The Ethical Fashion Forum partnered with Pure London at this years show, running from the 8th-10th of February, for the first ever Ethical Pure. Launched in response to the growing demand for fashion with a conscience, Ethical Pure brought together some of the best clothing, footwear and accessories brands in ethical fashion.

EFF was excited to showcase the work of their Innovation competition winners, shown below...

Beautiful Soul…


Added by Julia Crew on February 12, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

Sourcing Sustainable Fabrics and Components Seminar

Thanks to all of you who attended our last Fashion+ event, on the 20th January, the first in a series focusing on sourcing sustainable fabrics and components.

The evening’s speakers included Abi Rushton, head of sustainable and ethical sourcing at Tesco, Kirsten Samuel from MUMO, a sustainable materials supplier, and Ben Ramsden, founder of Pants to Poverty and Zameen.

The discussions highlighted the importance of supply chain traceability and accountability, and steps that are being… Continue

Added by Amisha Ghadiali on February 12, 2009 at 14:28 — 1 Comment

Girl About Town - DEFRA's Sustainable Clothing Roadmap

DEFRA, the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has been developing a sustainable clothing roadmap as part of their work on Sustainable Production and Consumption. The roadmap aims to reduce the environmental and social impacts across the lifecycle of textiles used in the manufacture of clothing.

Defra are holding a meeting on Friday the 20th February, to discuss the progress and current status of the Roadmap.… Continue

Added by Julia Crew on February 12, 2009 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Welcome to The Ethical Fashion Forum Social Network - How To Get The Most From This Site

Thank you for joining the Ethical Fashion Forum Social Network. We hope that you find this a useful space to find resources, connect with others and discuss the issues relating to sustainability in the fashion industry.

Just to walk you around the site -


Find out who has joined the network and what new events, discussions and groups have been posted.…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on February 12, 2009 at 11:45 — No Comments

Girl About Town - Let It Snow

For those of us in the UK, we saw much of the country transformed into a winter wonderland earlier this week. Inevitably there was an outcry at the country's inability to cope with a few inches of snow, as road, rail and airline travel ground to a halt. But I say we should embrace the occassional day when you can pause for a while, and join in the collective enthusiasm for something as simple as snow!

And speaking of transport...figures… Continue

Added by Julia Crew on February 5, 2009 at 16:54 — No Comments

Green Fashion... Sitll Just a Color?

The words that describe sustainable design within the garment industry are starting to abound, each laying emphasis on a specific aspect. We read of "green fashion," "organic fashion," "eco-fashion," "sustainable fashion," "ethical fashion," etc. So, I ask myself, "In menswear, where are all these fashions?"

A simple google search will show that "organo-men's" is actually in the early stages of the game, offering an assortment of eco-T's and other isolated green garments. What we… Continue

Added by Francesco Di Maio on February 5, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Green Fashion & Menswear... More Than Just a Color

When I walk into my favorite store and spot a nice pair of jeans, I basically begin considering the color, the style, the fit, the texture, the price, and any available discount of the garment. I rarely question much else. How about you?

Recent popularity of green technologies and practices has flooded us with new buzz words that we hear and read everyday: "green fashion," "eco-fashion," "organic fashion," "ethical fashion," and more. So what's going on? These are all categories… Continue

Added by Francesco Di Maio on February 3, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

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