December 15, 2008 by nina
As discount fashion stores flourish, second-hand clothes sellers and charities are drowning in cheap, low-quality textiles, so says Hannah Fletcher of The Times.
In his textile recycling factory on the industrial outskirts of East London, Lawrence Barry wades across a floor feet-deep in other people’s discarded clothing. Above him, precarious fabric dunes lean against the walls and reach up to the corrugated iron roof. The air is heavy with mothballs and the sweet, cloying stench of stale sweat.
December 8, 2008 by nina
The gals over at Katharine Hamnett are looking for presenters for a new series for VBS.tv/Vice broadcast, for an environmental series in collaboration with Katharine Hamnett.
They are looking for someone who cares about the issues.. and is young, smart, funny and gorgeous, just like this dude!
If you are the one or know someone who would be suitable email a link with footage of you in action to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends at EDUN LIVE not only take pride in the quality of their tees but also take great pride in where they are made. As a mission based company they want to bring the mission to their consumers as best they can.So this past summer, EDUN LIVE joined forces with VBS.tv (the online video station run by Spike Jonze, in conjunction with VICE Magazine) and traveled to Uganda (where the Organic EDUN LIVE tees are manufactured) to experience the New and Changing Africa that people don’t often get to see.
During the trip, they not only bring you to see the fabric factories where EDUN LIVE’s Organic tees are made, but also managed to capture some amazing footage of Bwindi’s Gorillas who are, if not protected, soon to be extinct. There’s great footage which showcases the magnificence and vibrancy of Africa as well as the cool factor inherent in their culture including the Ugandan Break Dance Project, the Ugandan Skateboard Union Kids and the 2007 National Champions; the Ugandan KCC Football Club.
If you are interested in following the adventures, check out http://www.edun-live.com/made.aspx
The project LENY was launched by Mariel Gamboa with its main goal to mobilise the fashion industry to take part in a project dedicated for a good cause. LENY is a gathering of celebrities, fashion icons and designers that donate their design to support the project. These designs are then interpreted and made into various fashion products with its label being a numbered limited edition series sold in the most prestigious multi-brand boutiques and department stores world-wide. The net proceeds of these special creations will be forwarded to the charity.
December 4, 2008 by nina
December 3, 2008 by nina
New Look chairman Phil Wrigley is profiled in this week’s Drapers (29 November 2008) discussing ethics in high street retail. The fast fashion guru spoke at last week’s Drapers Fashion Summit on the subject and this piece summarises his arguments. In the piece, Wrigley discusses the role of government, the ETI and retailers themselves, with particular reference to how the current recession is in fact the perfect time to be acting in a more ethical fashion.
Read the article
London College of Fashion is conducting a Design Competition for the students of IFFTI (INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES) member institutions at the 2009 IFFTI Annual Conference scheduled to be held at London College of Fashion, UK from 1-4 April, 2009. The theme of the conference is “Fashion and Well – Being?” (more…)
Ada Zanditon, Hangzhou Grand Theatre China
LCF graduate Ada Zanditon was showcased at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre in China for the INTIME 10th Anniversary Show on 12 November, where her show stopping full length red dress was worn by China’s premier supermodel. Ada was selected along with four other UK designers to showcase new trends from the European market.
Ada, who has worked with both Alexander McQueen and Gareth Pugh, was also awarded the Prize for Creativity at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris in October of this year. Profiled in our Fashioning the Future Show, Ada is well and truly one to watch.
December 2, 2008 by nina
XHIBIT is an annual exhibition run by the Students’ Union at University of the Arts London giving you the chance to exhibit your work at the University’s flagship gallery, the Arts Gallery.
Now in its 12th successful year, XHIBIT is going green!
This year’s exhibition will explore the theme Sustainability and welcomes submissions of both a sustainable, and more traditionally non-sustainable nature.
Submissions are being accepted now, and the closing date for entry is 20 January 2009. Work will be judged by a panel including alumni from the University.
The exhibition will run from the 5 March to 3 April 2009. You must be a student of University of the Arts London to be eligible.