April 20, 2011 by Hatty
The Environmental Justice Foundation are looking for enthusiastic, happy spirited and friendly volunteers with an passion for ethical fashion to help at the charity’s pop-up shop in Covent Garden.
Do you love talking about ethical fashion? Dream of changing the world one organic t-shirt at a time?
The EJF is a human rights and environmental charity making a direct link between environmental security, social justice and basic human rights. Top names in the fashion industry are gathering their might to support our cause, including Alice Temperley, Richard Nicoll, Jenny Packam, Ciel, Giles Deacon, Allegra Hicks, John Rocha, Zhandra Rhodes, Luella, Betty Jackson, Christian Lacroix and Katherine Hamnett.
This will be the fifth retail space the charity has taken over in the past 2 years bringing the issues to some of London’s most prestigious High Streets about ethical consumption, fair trade and solutions to environmental and human rights abuses from fisheries to fashion. Our t-shirts are designed on the theme of childhood, lost innocence and hope and represent more than a million children forced to work in cotton fields around the world.
As a volunteer you will be helping the general running of the shop to promote designer organic cotton t-shirts and other ethical fashion brands, talking to customers about ethical fashion, learning about EJF campaigns, flyer-ing for the shop around Covent Garden and helping to organise upcoming events for the shop.
Basic lunch costs will be reimbursed.
Can you help? Retail experience preferable but not essential. If you are interested in joining the team just email you CV and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop opening hours are 10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
We are looking for people immediately and for the next 6 weeks.
March 7, 2010 by Hatty
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) are on the look out for volunteers to help with their Cotton Campaign T-shirt Project on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th March, during office hours at EJF’s London office.
Why does EJF need extra help?
Over the past 5 weeks, EJF has taken the cotton campaign to many trade shows in London and Paris to raise awareness of the issues of forced child labour and environmental abuses in the cotton industry to industry and buyers. Just last week they launched their latest report supporting the campaign called Slave Nation. EJF raise awareness and funds for the project is by selling organic cotton campaign t-shirts through the EJF website and international stores. The Foundation’s latest t-shirts are being produced as I type, and when they arrive at the offices the team need help carrying out quality control and sending the t-shirts out to the boutiques and shops that will help the organisation sell them.
What will I be doing?
General admin – Writing up contact information from people the EJF team have met whilst campaigning at London Fashion Week – Quality control of EJF new campaign t-shirts – Folding, bagging and tagging the t-shirts so they can be delivered to stores. The EJF team need 6 people per day for both these days (15th/16th March) to commit to helping from 10 – 5pm (this can be flexible). If you have friends you’d like to invite to get involved they would be welcome too. The cost of getting the campaign t-shirts organised and sent out can be really high and without the help of dedicated volunteers EJF could not do it. You will be directly contributing to the success of the cotton campaign t-shirt project, which is a major fundraiser to support our projects defending the environment and human rights.
If you are able to help please email Kat Ross: email@example.com .
October 6, 2009 by amucklow
Here are a few behind the scenes interviews from LFW… check out some great sustainable brands showing in Estethica.
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September 9, 2009 by amucklow
The Environmental Justice Foundation is seeking interns:
The volunteer placement is to present EJF’s work and cotton campaign at
London Fashion Week (Friday 18th September – Tuesday 22nd September) and
London Fashion Weekend (Thursday 24th September – Sunday 27th September). EJF
will be engaging consumers/buyers in the work we do, and our new collection
of designer charity tees.
The event is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in Ethical
Fashion to participate in changing the way issues of fair trade and organic
are viewed in Britain.
Candidates will have the opportunity to attend the events, and will learn
key marketing, communication, fundraising and organisational skills from
tasks varying from promoting our ethical designer campaign t-shirts, to
explaining the principles behind EJFs work.
Key skills to be brought to the post include communication (in person),
confidence and approachability, as well as enthusiasm for the cause.
This unpaid position is for a minimum of 2 days for each event (either
London Fashion Week/Weekend), at the 180 The Strand, London, WC2. It is
ideal for enthusiastic candidates from London College of Fashion who are
particularly interested in sustainable fashion and would enjoy the success
of making a big difference in a short space of time.
If you could please request them to apply by sending a CV and cover letter
Kat Ross firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
0207 239 3312
July 22, 2009 by amucklow
TONIGHT! 8pm in Islington.
June 10, 2009 by nina
In what is surely an event to delight fashion-lovers everywhere, the rumour of a surprise POP-UP shop by Carnaby Street selling Luella, Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes, John Rocha, Betty Jackson, Christian Lacroix and Allegra Hicks exclusive organic t-shirts for charity, is TRUE.
On Friday 12th June for three days only ‘White Gold’ will open its doors at 13 Newburgh Street, London W1 and shoppers will be able to bag this summer’s must-have charity t-shirts.
Sported by models and celebs including Lily Cole, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Nic Hoult and Ashley Jensen, the t-shirts, created by sort-after designers including Luella, John Rocha, Giles Deacon and Allegra Hicks and produced by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) will be sold in aid of the charity’s work ending forced child labour and environmental abuses in cotton production.
Opening of the ‘peace out, summer love’ themed shop coincides with ‘World Day against Child Labour’ and is part of the “Swinging 60s” Carnaby Street celebrations making the iconic British destination famed for youth culture and fashion the perfect spot to mark the occasion.
Alongside the designer collection will be the UK preview of a new photo exhibition from the cotton campaign and regular screenings of award winning short film “White Gold the true cost of cotton”.
The exclusive T-shirts are produced on organic and fairly traded cotton and printed with organic certified inks. Mens and womens styles will be available on a first come first served basis – doors open on Friday at 10am and stock is limited.
In a fun environment shoppers will be invited to ‘feel the love’ and bag a bargain with credit-crunch defying prices of only £25 each for designer-chic t-shirts. It’s ‘must-have’ fashion that really doesn’t cost the earth!
White Gold, 13 Newburgh Street, London W1F MAP (parallel to Carnaby St)
Cash and Cards (not Amex) accepted
Friday 12th June 10am-7pm
Saturday 13th June 10am – 7pm
Sunday 14th June 12 – 6pm
May 18, 2009 by amucklow
As You Sow, Environmental Justice Foundation, Ethical Trading Initiative and Tesco plc will host a meeting highlighting key environmental and social risks associated with cotton production. The event will take place on Wednesday 27th of May.
The meeting will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please register online by May 22nd here.
April 16, 2009 by amucklow
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) have just announced three new summer internships with their Marketing, PR and Development team.
They are looking for a highly organised marketing assiastant, a media-savvy PR and a bright marketing web-wiz who will help EJF increase their income and membership goals and support their campaigns through effective fundraising events and initiatives. It is a great opportunity for 3 hardworkiing, motivative and enthusiastic individiuals to work with a well respected environmental and human rights charity on the main campaigns. The deadline is Sunday 3rd of May, click here for application form and more information.
January 26, 2009 by nina
The fab team over at the Environmental Justice Foundation are once again looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at London Fashion Week.
The volunteer placement is to present EJF’s work and cotton campaign at London Fashion Week (Friday 20th February – Tuesday 24th February) and London Fashion Weekend (Wednesday 4th March – Sunday 8th March). We will be engaging consumers/buyers in the work we do, and our new collection of designer charity tees.
The event is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in Ethical Fashion to participate in changing the way issues of fair trade and organic are viewed in Britain. Candidates will have the opportunity to attend the events, and will learn key marketing, communication, fundraising and organisational skills from tasks varying from promoting our ethical designer campaign t-shirts, to explaining the principles behind EJFs work. Key skills to be brought to the post include communication (in person), confidence and approachability, as well as enthusiasm for the cause. This unpaid position is for a minimum of 2 days for each event (either London Fashion Week/Weekend), at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.
It is ideal for enthusiastic candidates who are particularly interested in sustainable fashion and would enjoy the success of making a big difference in a short space of time.
If interested, please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Kat Ross
020 7359 0440
September 12, 2008 by nina
The Environmental Justice Foundation‘s ‘Pick Your Cotton Carefully‘ campaign will be showing at London Fashion Weekend (Wednesday 24th September – Sunday 28th September) where they will be engaging consumers in the work they do, and showcasing the new collection of designer charity tees.
The event is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in Ethical Fashion to participate in changing the way issues of fair trade and organic are viewed in Britain. (more…)