Ethical Fashion Forum's Blog – August 2011 Archive (9)

NETWORK MEMBER OF THE MONTH: CHARLIE ROSS

Charlie Ross is director of Offset Warehouse, the first ethical, fashion and interiors business of its kind.Having graduated with a Masters in Menswear design from the RCA Charlie has always featured ethics in his design work.  He has lived lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan and has an extensive knowledge of Asia drives his desire to make sourcing…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 30, 2011 at 14:16 — No Comments

M&S raw materials expert Mark Sumner – interview

Mark Sumner, raw materials specialist at M&S

 

The rising price of cotton has been just one of the ingredients contributing to a cocktail of despair for retailers over the last 12 months, impacting on many fashion companies’ margins or resulting in higher prices for already-stretched consumers.

Value fashion retailer Primark and global high…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 30, 2011 at 11:08 — 2 Comments

Why luxury goes hand in hand with sustainability

Exclusive goods and services with sound environmental and social credentials does not have to be a contradictory idea.

A NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR LUXURY BRADS? PHOTOGRAPH: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

 

Luxury and sustainability are two words you may not particularly expect to find in the same sentence. You may even think they are antithetical…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 26, 2011 at 10:53 — 1 Comment

Consumers Willing to Pay more for Apparel

Gargi Bhaduri, a doctoral student, and Jung Ha-Brookshire, an assistant professor of textile and apparel management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, surveyed apparel consumers to find out if they were willing to pay a premium for products produced using sustainable and ethical methods.

They found that consumers would be willing to pay 15%-20% more for such products. However, they also found that consumers are likely to remain skeptical…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 23, 2011 at 11:52 — No Comments

'Ethical Fashion Goes Global' Event at the Cinnamon Kitchen.

Tuesday we held our event 'Ethical Fashion Goes Global' at the Cinnamon Kitchen in Shoreditch, and ethical fashion truly went global for the few hours during the event! We had three contributors tweeting the event live and managed to share snippets of gold from our panel of guest speakers. Follow the event on twitter HERE to see what exactly we were tweeting, who we tweeted, and the live responses we received.  NB.…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 17, 2011 at 21:52 — No Comments

EFF at London PURE 2011

ETHICAL FASHION FORUM INNOVATION WINNER 2011, CHICHIA FOR MADE BY AFRICA. 

The Ethical Fashion Forum took part in the 30th season of the UK's largest fashion buying event, Pure and Pure Spirit.  This year was extremely successful and there was a huge presence from ethical and sustainable brands, as well as brands hoping to integrate sustainability into their…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 15, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Quickfire Q&A - extended version: Orsola de Castro

Our extended interview with Orsola de Castro, including Orsola's dreams and hopes for Estethica and her advice for long standing fashion brands looking for a new challenge.


How would you like to see ethical fashion develop in your home country, Italy, which is also one of the original homes of high fashion?

In Italy, things tend…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 12, 2011 at 16:51 — No Comments

Fairtrade and Fairmined gold at London Jewellery Week

June 2011 saw the Fairtrade Foundation team up with Essence at London Jewellery Week to create a bespoke exhibition of the world’s first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold jewellery collections. The exhibition was curated by ground-breaking ethical jeweller CRED and marks the start of a revolution in the way the jewellery industry sources materials. Victoria Waugh, Business…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 2, 2011 at 11:16 — No Comments

NETWORK MEMBER OF THE MONTH: JEM BENDELL

NETWORK MEMBER OF THE MONTH: JEM BENDELL

We are pleased to announce the return of our Member of the Month slot. This month we have invited Dr Jem Bendell to be featured and answer a few questions about his life and work.

 

Dr Jem Bendell is Director of…

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Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on August 1, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

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