July 2011 Blog Posts (43)

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Urban Zen by Sass Brown

This weeks Eco Designer overview is on the amazing collection of Donna Karan for Urban Zen. Part of the Urban Zen Wellness Foundation, the collection support Haitian Artisans through the store, as well as through a percentage of sales at http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/​2011/07/urban-zen/

Added by Sass Brown on July 31, 2011 at 21:17 — No Comments

RESOURCES | The Ethics of Wool

Wool is surrounded by a lot of ethical controversy - it's a natural fibre and a by-product, but is it really a by-product when we're importing it in and discarding our own?   Is it still environmentally friendly, even though it needs toxic chemicals to be cleaned?  How can it be cruelty-free when so many farmers still practice museling?




The processing of…


Added by Offset Warehouse on July 28, 2011 at 11:28 — No Comments

Organic/fair-trade t-shirt supplier in uk needed

hello everyone!

I am looking for fair trade/wholesale t-shirts suplliers in the UK. I'm just starting a little t-shirt line and am looking for a minimum of 10 but max of around 100 t-shirts, men's and womens.

I am looking to print them myself, but if there is a great deal I am also interested in getting them printed

I had a search online, but most t-shirts i found so far are either really expensive or just look like a strange cut.

Can anyone recommend a good…


Added by Stefanie Singer on July 26, 2011 at 12:53 — 5 Comments

Eco-artist Spanish duet


It's not an easy task for us to find ecofriendly labels in Spain. Therefore we´ve decided to promote the existing ones as far as we can. Our last post before the summer holidays gathers two top artists, but in different fields, though.


We asked our best Spanish nature photographer, Andoni Canela, to shoot a beautiful hand-printed dress following his personal style deeply connected to nature. The lovely dress belongs to the ethical internationally known brand La…


Added by naturoticas on July 26, 2011 at 11:37 — No Comments

Call for Submissions: UK Fashion Designer


The British Council, Philippine fashion magazine Look and the Philippine Daily Inquirer are offering a UK designer the opportunity showcase your collections at the Look of Style Fashion Awards and explore the…


Added by ADF on July 26, 2011 at 11:14 — No Comments

Ethical Fashion Label People Tree Launch Design Competition

Design a t-shirt graphic for the People Tree’s 2012 collection. 

Fancy yourself as a fashion designer? Well, fair trade fashion label, the People Tree is giving you the opportunity to design a t-shirt graphic as part of their…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 26, 2011 at 0:05 — No Comments

Drapers launches indie online directory

Drapers magazine has launched the UK’s first searchable online directory of UK fashion independents. Listings in the directory are free, and include links to the retailers’ websites.
The database already features details of almost 150 indies from across the country and Drapers subscribers can access it free of charge by visiting independents.drapersonline.com.
Drapers editor-in-chief Caroline Nodder said: “This is a fantastic resource for our…

Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 26, 2011 at 0:02 — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

Two calls open till Sept 2011 and Dec 2011


CfP: Research Journal of Textile and Apparel



Special Issue on

Fashion and Textile Strategies for Sustainable Design and Consumption

Guest Editor

Kirsi Niinimäki, School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland


Special Issue on



Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 25, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

UN to Promote Biodiversity in Fashion

The United Nations trade and development agency has set up three new partnerships with the fashion industry in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands in a bid to encourage designers to use recycled or natural materials.


In its first initiative, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has jointly created an award category within the Fashioning the Future Awards campaign based at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion of the London…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 25, 2011 at 22:39 — No Comments

The Green Fashion Competition Launches

The Green Fashion Competition is challenging you to:

Design three outfits and write a business plan, which explain how your fashion enterprise contributes to sustaining Biodiversity.


The Green Fashion Competition aims to facilitate talented fashion entrepreneurs in founding their ventures in the fashion industry and has…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 25, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Eco Fashion Designer Overview on Nau by Sass Brown

Check out this weeks Eco Fashion designer label overview on Portland Oregon brand Nau.  I covered them in my book Eco Fashion as a company that exemplify an ethical business model, not to mention design some kick ass performance sportswear for the urban athlete and aesthete!  http://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2011/07/nau/

Added by Sass Brown on July 25, 2011 at 22:21 — No Comments

NEW RESOURCE| Definitions of Clothing & Textiles Certifications

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/qppGaG

Understanding the different certifications for clothing and textiles production can be confusing, so we've…

Added by Offset Warehouse on July 25, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments

Jean Joaillerie Featured On Fashion Paparazzis !

Enter The Summer Giveaway Brought To You By Fashion Paparazzis to WIN One Of My Latest  Eco- Friendly Handcrafted Pieces : "ACHAT OR" ! You Tube Fashion Star Chiara Marandellas Of Fashion Paparazzis Has Done The Most Beautiful Video Feature On My Line and The Many Ways My Pieces Can be Worn !



Added by Jan Roberts on July 24, 2011 at 19:29 — No Comments

Disruptive Luxury - The Success of Elvis and Kresse is a Sign of the Times

The success of Elvis and Kresse is a sign of the times. After just 3 years it is booming and winning business awards for turning waste into luxury accessories.

The WWF report Deeper Luxury helped Kresse Wesling identify a market niche, turning waste firehose into high-end design. You can hear Kresse explain how she sees creative opportunities where others see trash, in her TED talk.… Continue

Added by Jem Bendell on July 22, 2011 at 22:42 — No Comments

Variety of Saree

Sari is one of the most wonderful dresses worn by Indian women. Infact, when one thinks of a typical Indian woman Indian saris maintain the very essence of our Indian culture. Indian saree come up in a variety of sari fabric, exquisite styles, beautiful prints, exclusive embroideries like Zari, Resham, beadwork and studded stones with a palette of rainbow colors. Sari is a…


Added by simran mundra on July 22, 2011 at 11:58 — No Comments




An exclusive preview of sustainable market and supply intelligence on EFF's recently launched SOURCE Magazine



Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 21, 2011 at 10:55 — No Comments

D.I.Y Thursday | Campaign To Save Unused Buttons Everywhere!

Why do we insist on collecting tubs and tins-worth of random (but beautiful!) buttons, that we're sure will one day be the perfect replacement for the button that pops off our cardy?


Well, today we're campaigning for these sad, disguarded buttons, desperate to show off their splendour again, by creating charming, unique bracelets, perfect for fun, personalised pressies! (Also, a great rainy day project, for those bored little…


Added by Offset Warehouse on July 21, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

Where Does Linen Come From?

As you've noticed, we've been adding to our range of eco fabrics suitable for digital printing.  One of our more popular ranges is our "linen" range, but since their arrival, we've been hearing the same questions:


"What is Linen" and "Why is Linen Ethical"?

So, being the helpful people we are, we thought we'd shed some light!




What is…


Added by Offset Warehouse on July 20, 2011 at 10:48 — No Comments

Mainstream press: Who features ethical fashion?


Format: Online

Launched: 2009

Hits: 800,000 unique visitors per month

In a nutshell: Owned by powerhouse publisher Condé Nast, the Vogue brand is the world’s style bible. With an international readership,…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 18, 2011 at 16:52 — No Comments

How government procurement can usher in a more ethical economy

Mention the word 'procurement' to most people and you will likely be met with an expression somewhere between boredom and indifference. Procurement (or 'buying') is not an exciting topic, like social innovation or social media. Yet, it is one of the most important tools in developing the market for social enterprises and remains a vast, largely…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on July 18, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

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