Dilys Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour programme today and shares her views on the synthetic fibre polyester. Marking 70 years since British chemists patented “polyethylene terephthalate”, the basis of the fibre, the programme examines how polyester has been used in the past and the ways in which it will be used in years to come. Check out the interview on BBC iPlayer
Dilys Williams talks to Radio 4
The Essence Ethical Event at Treasure took place last week as part of London Jewellery Week. This proved to be an exiting and stimulating event showcasing the work of some of London’s finest ethical jewellery designers and acting as forum for debate about ethical practices and sourcing in jewellery design and production.
The Guardian’s Kate Carter interrogates this subject in her ‘Fashion Statement’ article, chosing to feature CSF favourite Gaudion Bowerbank as a jewellery brand with ethical credentials to be proud of! Find out more at guardian.co.uk
The latest edition of The Times Luxx magazine focuses on design and features an article about the growing demand amongst consumers for luxury items that are both aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. Ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon, who is enrolled on the CSF Business Support programme, shares her views on making ethical fashion desirable. Read the full feature at: Times Online.
Great news for ethically-minded football fans across the globe yesterday as Nike unveiled their new innovative and eco-friendly shirts to be worn by the players and fans of the nine national teams Nike will be sponsoring throughout the World Cup.
In a move welcomed by sustainable fashion organisations and champions, Nike will produce shirts made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Nina Stevenson was interviewed by the Guardian yesterday to share her views on Nike’s latest green initiative. Visit the Guardian website for the full the article and to read her comments.
By Lucy Siegle
Over the next few months Livia Firth (who owns the Eco Age store in Chiswick and is married to Colin Firth) will do the entire Hollywood and European red carpet Awards Season wearing and promoting ethical fashion. She began at the Golden Globes last night.
I’m putting together the blog and short films on Vogue.co.uk and we’d love you to come and check it out.
The Vogue.com Twitter address is http://twitter.com/vogue_london <http://twitter.com/vogue_london> . Livia tweeted from LA throughout the day on Sunday and from the red carpet at the Globes.
Can we do this? Er, we think we can. But it will be a lot easier with your support/ guidance/ comments/ ‘constructive’ criticism and advice. Please join in at the blog!
We’ve only gone and blagged you all a discount for the amazing Sublime magazine.
Sublime is a bi-monthly international lifestyle magazine with ethical values and intelligent content. In this issue Dilys Williams has an article and the finalists from Fashioning the Future competition08 are also profiled. Dr Frances Corner also has a regular column.
To register for a discount click here. It’s free to register and is very straight forward. Once you’ve registered you can subscribe to the magazine. The promotional code for the discount is SS20-1, enter this for the discount.
What with this recession and all, there has been a surge in interest in the charity shop sector. At the beginning of the year The Guardian reported that due to the increasing popularity of trawling through the rails at the local charity shop the shops were appealing for more donations. It seems charity shops were one area of the economy experiencing a boom.
The Sunday Times Style also featured an article pin pointing all the best shops around the country, saving your leg work for you.
The next series of Mary Queen of Shops, will also see Mary Portas giving some charity shops top tips for pulling in the punters.
If you have a favourite charity shop that you don’t mind disclosing then let us know.
Friend of the CSF Sim Scavazza has been profiled in that super pink dress in the Guardian’s Close Up. Sim was spied wearing the Adili creation at the Fashioning the Future Show just a couple of weeks ago.
The Guardian has launched an online directory of retailers and designers who are producing ‘ethical’ clothing. There are a lot of organic t-shirts on there but it’s great to see some basic information available for the consumer. Highlights include Wildlifeworks and Beyond Skin.