August 27, 2008 by nina
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has joined forces with ethical designer shoe company Georgette. At PETA Europe’s website you have the change to win a pair of designer shoes that are completely animal-free. Georgette have given PETA three pairs of shoes each worth around £600 to give away.
The ethical shoe brand is based in Belgium and features shoes that are kinder to animals and to the environment. To create soft durable leather alternatives, Georgette works together with small family-run companies in Italy and Spain. Georgette produces its collections made from non-leather and eco-friendly materials, including natural fabrics and Italian faux leathers. The online competition ends 10th September.
Image by Annie Sherburne
Textiles designer Annie Sherburne celebrates
London Fashion Week and London Design Week with
‘SOFT’ an informal exhibition of:
Contemporary ECO and SLOW-made Textiles
13th September to 23rd September
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 12.00 to 6.00
AT: Annie Sherburne Designs
Unit 1:10 Oxo Tower Wharf,
London SE1 9PH
August 20, 2008 by nina
LCF designers Tara and Emma have been working with Global Mamas in Ghana to develop designs for the online boutique Exclusive Roots. I’ll be travelling out to Durban South Africa tonight to meet with all ten designers and the producers they have been working with so check back next week for more images. Here are a few of Tara and Emma’s pics…
August 19, 2008 by nina
‘Ignes Bags is a stunning range of accessories from Uruguay, founded by sister and brother team – Maria and Ignacio Estrada, which fuses together the cosmopolitan styling of Europe with unique quality-led South American leathers and a social responsibility edge.’
So says the press release…I also think they’re lovely bags! Ignes was selected as winner of the ‘Most Socially Responsible brand’ at the Handbag Designer Awards in New York in 2007, for their strong commitment to craftsmen and women who work at the Ignes production facility. The brand also supports a children’s charity in Uruguay that houses kids up to 8 years old who suffer abandonment, mistreatment or illness.
The Re:Fashion Awards will take place on 13 November 08, celebrating people and organisations who have taken great strides in tackling poverty, healing the environment and changing consumer attitudes towards ethical fashion.
There are eleven awards in three categories and the deadline for entries is midnight on 20 August 2008. Judges include Katharine Hamnett, Hilary Alexander and Jane Shepherdson, plus our very own Dilys Williams and Sandy Black.
Find out more
LCF alumna Elena Garcia‘s A/W 08 Eco-Couture collection will be featured at London Fashion Week this September. Elena’s philosophy is to create beautiful clothes that are ‘pesticide free, fair trade, local, ethical, sustainable.’
Amana are looking for a PR/marketing intern who will help with contacting press and developing press material, build relationships with wholesale buyers and assist in the run-up to London Fashion Week and the On/Off event during London Fashion Week. This position would best suit a final year degree or MA student or recent graduate of a business or marketing based fashion degree, ideally with an understanding of public relations. The internship would last for 8/12 weeks, 3 days a week starting as soon as possible. Travel expenses within London will be covered.
August 18, 2008 by nina
Our Fashion & Sustainability: A snapshot analysis report has been reviewed by Impactt‘s Jo Buckley, citing the Centre for Sustainable Fashion to be ‘a welcome initiative for the industry.’
We agree Jo, thanks for your support!
Read Impactt’s blog
August 12, 2008 by nina
August 8, 2008 by nina
Just came across this online magazine after a ranting late night conversation with friend and fellow blogger Edith (Some Like it Fashion) about the merits of the unvogue. And they’ve gone and done a green issue! The page turning is a little bit fiddly but I’m sure you’ll soon get the hang of it!