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News in! Victoria Secret, Burkina Faso and Fairtrade cotton – Child Labour Allegations

December 19, 2011

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Some of you my have heard about this already about  recent article published by Bloomberg alleging that Victoria’s Secret has used Fairtrade and organic cotton from farms in Burkina Faso that use children to work on picking cotton. Please click to see the story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-15/victoria-s-secret-revealed-in-child-picking-burkina-faso-cotton.html. According to WFTO 10 principles that Fair Trade organisations must comply too […]

To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? – BOOK REVIEW + Interview With Author

December 15, 2011

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REVIEW by Donalea Scott – Founder of blog  Get A Perspective To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World by Lucy Siegle Publishers: Fourth Estate (12 May 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0007264094 Environmentalist writer and journalist for the Guardian, Lucy Siegle explores the effect our ‘throw away’ culture has had on our attitudes towards consuming fashion and […]

Future Fabrics Expo 2011 – EVENT REVIEW

December 12, 2011

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Held in London College of Fashion’s Oxford street campus on the 29th and 30th of November, the Future Fabrics Expo  organised by Sustainable Angle showcased a wide selection of fabrics with environmental sustainability at the centre of their design. With around 400 fabric samples from 53 production companies and suppliers, the Expo was one of the […]

Ethik-All PR & Fee Uhssi present FAIRETAIL and Bolo’no Mali

November 6, 2011

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FAIRETAIL is a new concept show, aiming to highlight upcoming creative & innovative talents in ethical fashion, arts, music and businesses. After a successful first edition in July 2011 at Open the Gate in East London, Fairetail returned with a very rich line up, an exciting blend of performances bursting with flavours with influences from […]

Source Expo 2011 – TRADESHOW Review

October 30, 2011

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The Ethical Fashion Forum Source Expo 2011 edition was held in Sadler’s Wells on the 17th and 18th of October and brought together suppliers, producers, designers, and industry professionals all working towards a more sustainable fashion industry. Source Expo is the worlds first and only fashion industry trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing and gives […]

Fairtrade Pioneers – soleRebels – Shoes for Heart and Soul

October 27, 2011

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This year, TEDx a non-profit events organisation devoted to “ideas worth sharing”, and bringing together Technology, Entertainment and Design, collaborated for the first time with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to bring a truly inspiring conference to Geneva on the 13th of October 2011. This conference brought together forward thinking individuals who “shared their endeavours and insights (scientific, adventurous, artistic or […]

Fashion & Design POP UP SHOP + Ethical Fashion Conference

October 20, 2011

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AFRICAN Fashion AND Ethical fashion event this weekend! Get on down to THE POP UP SHOP @ OPEN THE GATE to showcase a new generation of Designers from the Diaspora ▲ ALL AFTERNOON :: SHOWROOM + EXCLUSIVE SALES + STYLE & BEAUTY ADVICE ▲ 2PM ::  ECO-FRIENDLY & ETHICAL DESIGN TALK + Q&A by Fee Uhssi Not only can […]

‘Fashion Africa’ the book – Available – BUY NOW!!

October 3, 2011

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afr Launched in 2011, Jacqueline Shaw, Founder and Director of Africa Fashion Guide has released her book on African fashion entitled ‘Fashion Africa – a Visual Overview of Contemporary African Fashion’ with an aim to celebrate the fashion scene in Africa and the Diaspora through images, interviews, beautiful modern illustrations and critical analysis on sourcing, production as […]

MADE-BY’s 2011 Annual EVENT – Fashion with respect for People and Planet

September 25, 2011

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MADE-BY is a European not-for-profit organisation launched in 2004 committed to sustainability. It was founded as a response to growing consumer concern within Europe in relation to the fashion industry and its responsibility over social and environmental issues. Founded by leading Dutch International NGO Solidaridad it has a mission to further improve these environmental and […]

Ethical Textile Tradeshow – Continuum Show meets Textile Exchange

September 18, 2011

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CONTINUUM SHOW AND TEXTILE EXCHANGE CREATE PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES TRADESHOW HIGHLY FOCUSED EVENT WILL SHOWCASE INDUSTRY’S BEST SUSTAINABILITY OPTIONS. The Continuum Show is a boutique tradeshow that brings together the most progressive and innovative solutions to textile sustainability. Based on the highly successful Kingpins Denim show, Continuum will be launching its first show […]

Africa Fashion Guide and the Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2011

September 6, 2011

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The Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2011will be presented again by Clairvoyant also In the Bag. This 3 day event is due to be held Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30pm - December 17th at 11.30pm 2011, again in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as an exclusive one invitation event night with a selection of designers at a conservation lodge in […]

Trading on the Gold Coast since 1444 – Designer PROFILE

August 21, 2011

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Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company created by Nigerian born Emeka Alams which brings together traditional Africa cultures and the Western world. Emeka calls this label his ‘effort to get back to that time’ meaning that time when: “We would gather in large numbers to mourn with those who mourn and to rejoice with those […]

Berlin BREAD AND BUTTER – AFRICA report

July 16, 2011

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From the 6th to 8th July 2011 took place one of the biggest sports and street tradeshows in Europe if not the world – the infamous ‘Bread and Butter’ (BBB) tradeshow. Founded in 2001, 2011 marks the 10th year anniversary of this twice yearly show showcasing design companies in the areas of Street Fashion Denim, […]

Tees made in Africa by Africans – Mantisworld – FACTORY

June 10, 2011

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Mantisworld is a reputable company with a base in Tanzania, East Africa and producing and supplying basic tees, vests, hoodies etc for base style products ready for print and logo applications. With a London-based headquarters and showroom, and a strong professional knowledgable team they can provide to your company requirements in quick speed time. (AFG can […]

Designer Katharine Hamnett – from Mali Cotton to CBE

June 4, 2011

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Katharine Hamnett is one of the most notorious ‘Eco-designers’ from Great Britain and this week was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In the UK  this is recognised as one of the highest honors for any citizen of the U.K. (image source: marieclaire.co.uk) She received this as […]