Fashion Revolution Round Up

This week is Fashion Revolution Week and here at Ethical Fashion Bloggers we are all joining the revolution by sharing some of our favourite ethical and sustainable outfits in a little round up.

This haulternative video by Verena of My Green Closet features second hand clothes for her spring capsule wardrobe.

Marisa at My Fair Ladies describes her outfit

“This is an outfit post focusing on the beautiful sweater Philo made by Jan’n June a fair fashion label based in Hamburg. This outfit and the post was made as a part of a little #wardroberevolution that we, a group of german bloggers, started to have an outfit countdown towards Fashion Revolution Day.”

Jean at Jean of All Trades, describes her Fashion Revolution outfit
“I put together an outfit that is my favorite combination: a US-made sustainable investment pieces (my handmade shoes); an imported fair-trade, organic piece (my dress); a thrifted items (my jacket); and a DIY piece (my scarf).

I like combining the qualities of these pieces. together, they represent the things I value in clothing (treating people, animals and the environment well, and recycling/upcycling).”
Patricia of Project Minima ensures that she knows exactly who made her clothes, by making them herself.
Franca of Oranges and Apples knows exactly where her clothes were made, she made this dress herself.
In her post about Fashion Revolution, Noorin of Outsider Fashion, tells the story behind her clothes.

For my Fashion Revolution Outfit I am wearing a charity shop jacket, organic cotton dress by Nancy Dee, Shoes by Dream in Green and Bag by What Daisy Did. You can see the whole post here.

You can also check out another post about Fashion Revolution on Sustaining Life.

Fashion Revolution Week runs until 24th April. There are lots ways that you can get involved from asking your favourite brand #WhoMadeMyClothes to making your own haulternative video. Wouldn’t it be amazing to know more about who has made you clothes? Find out more at fashionrevolution.org

Ceri writes at Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog. You can find her on twitter @StyleEyes.

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Fashion Revolution Day

Fashion Revolution

April 24th is Fashion Revolution Day, a worldwide event that brings together a movement of people, all working to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, showing the world that change is possible and celebrating all those involved in creating a sustainable future. Are you in?

Getting involved is simple. All you have to do is
Start a conversation by asking brands ‘who made your clothes?’
Share a photo of you wearing your clothes inside out and ask ‘who made my clothes?’ on social media with the hashtag #FASHREV.
Check out the events happening in your local area on the website fashionrevolution.org/
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Here at Ethical Fashion Bloggers, we would like to post our biggest round up ever, featuring your Fashion Revolution blog posts about any of the above actions that you have taken. Please email me a link to your posts or share with Ethical Fashion Bloggers on Facebook or Google+ by end of 23rd April to be included in the round up which will be posted on 24th April.

Ceri writes at Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog. You can find her on twitter @StyleEyes.

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UK Ethical Fashion Events

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London and the UK are buzzing about ethical and sustainable fashion lately. There are plenty of events going on over the next month if you would like to get involved, so I thought I would share some of them with you. If any Ethical Fashion Bloggers are going along and would like to cover an event for this blog, please let me know.

8-26th October – Pure Thread - Shopping Event
British shoppers with a conscience and an eye for fashion get the opportunity to touch, feel and buy into the world’s hottest sustainable style brands. Jocelyn Whipple, leading light of Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge™ joins with Jill Heller, owner of New York’s legendary Pure Thread to host this exclusive event. Finally British shoppers get a chance to try exquisite ethical brands from Kami Organic to Stewart & Brown, Henrietta Ludgate to Beautiful Soul, brought together for the first time in the UK. These are the brands proving to the world that ethics and chic go together. These brands are helping to redefine ethical fashion across the world.

This retail event runs from 8-26 October, daily from 10am – 6pm at 67 Old Street, London EC1V 9HW, Sunday by appointment.

26th October ‘Spark’A creative fundraising event by Mayamiko Trust in collaboration with Slaves of the Extraordinary

A creatively charged night of up-and-coming ethical designers, musicians, performers and artists, all coming together to raise money and promote the works of Mayamiko Trust, as well as showcase their amazing artistic talents. The fashion showcase will include, Mayamiko Designed, African Fashion Week rising star MIA by Mia Nisbet , Fair & True, AFOL Milan Fashion School with shoes by Beyond Skin. Musicians include State of Bengal, Bam Bam Drum Band, Randolph Matthews and Michelle Cade, with performances from Slum Civilians with music by Stephen Thomas Clarke and illustrations by Lisa Hawthorn

Spark will be held at Corbet Place Elys Yard 15 Hanbury Street E1 6QR (Off Brick Lane) on Friday 26th October. Tickets for the event are £15 per person including a drink on arrival. Tickets available from http://www.mayamiko.org/sparkevent/

8th November – Oxford Fashion Week – Ethical Fashion Fair

A variety of pop up stalls, catwalk shows, workshops and speaker events.

The Town Hall, Oxford, 12-5pm, admission free

For further info go to http://oxfordfashionweek.co.uk/ethical-fashion-fair

12th November – Fashioned for Freedom

Fashioned For Freedom hosted by online marketplace House of Beth and  is the ethical fashion event of the year on the 12th November at the striking St Mary’s Church using high fashion to raise funds for those directly involved in the prevention, rescue and reintegration of victims of human trafficking. The event will premiere the innovative fashion film ‘Flight’ directed by the well-known Tamzin Haughton as well as acts
and brief talks from the sustainable fashion expert Amisha Ghadiali and Vice
Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation Baroness- Butler Sloss. There will also an auction of the ethical designer dresses from the film and an open wine bar and music.

St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Place, York Street, London W1H 1PQ,  7-10pm

Purchase tickets here: http://www.houseofbeth.com/collections/frontpage/products/fashioned-for-freedom-ticket

EJF Popup Shop – Until 20th November

‘Just by EJF’at 46, Carnaby Street is the new home for EJF’s exclusive Vivienne Westwood War/Peace t-shirt which has been designed to raise awareness of EJF’s No Place Like Home campaign for climate refugees.

Shop with a guilt-free conscience and green your wardrobe this autumn with designer, organic, fairly traded, climate-neutral cotton t-shirts. All profits from the t-shirts go to UK charity Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).

Shop with a guilt-free conscience and green your wardrobe this autumn with designer, organic, fairly traded, climate-neutral cotton t-shirts. All profits from the t-shirts go to UK charity Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). ‘Just by EJF’ will also be selling ‘new’ exclusive designer organic t-shirts by From Somewhere, Martina Spetlova
and Eley Kishimoto as well as styles from previous collections including Katharine Hamnett, John Rocha, Allegra  Hicks, Alice Temperley and Christian Lacroix. The t-shirts have been worn by a host of EJF celebrity supporters  including Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell, Emilia Fox, Gemma Kidd, James Blunt, Gillian Anderson and many more.
 

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Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Events

It is not long now until London Fashion Week and I know many bloggers will be receiving invites to many different shows and events that will be going on in the capital. I would just like to share with you some of the events that are focusing on sustainability / ethics in the fashion industry that I thought may be of interest.

THE ECOLUXURY FASHION EXHIBITION

ECO can definitely be LUXE and is being proved through ECOLUXE LONDON exhibitors’ work.Ecoluxe London, launched by Miriam González Durántez – in September 2010, is a not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable luxury . It has managed to become the leading ethical fashion platform in the UK .

EcoLuxe London, the bi-annual ethical luxury fashion exhibition, opens on the 16th/17th of September 2012 (Sunday 12:30pm-8pm and Monday 9am-8pm) at London’s Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Queen Anne Street Covent Garden.

Created by ethical designers for ethical designers, EcoLuxe London promotes high end, sustainable fashion designers and brands and is open to press and fashion buyers who are looking for high quality and exclusive brands with a conscience.

London Fashion Weeks First Vintage Show

Retrospective is an exciting new London Fashion Week show and party that explores the past to predict next season’s trends. Taking place at Bloomsbury Ballroom on Saturday 15 September 2012, Retrospective will feature catwalk shows exhibiting beautiful one-off pieces from the world’s finest design houses and collections.

Founded by Bourne & Hollingsworth, the creators of the hugely popular Blitz and Prohibition parties Retrospective will be the first event during London Fashion Week to show the cyclical nature of styles and trends, whilst offering the fashion industry the chance to indulge their love of vintage and period design.

Retrospective has teamed up with the best vintage experts in London to create a show that features fashions from the 1920s right through to the 1980s. From shops like

Peekaboo Vintage and costumiers Violet’s Box, the brands involved in Retrospective are all well respected within the fashion industry and well known in the public consciousness.

Retrospective will be open to the public, allowing ticket holders a glimpse into one of the most exciting events in the capital’s calendar, and offering high fashion for all. The evening begins with a reception of cocktails and canapés. Then guests will be seated to enjoy catwalk shows featuring designs from names such as Mary Quant, Givenchy, Ossie Clark, Chanel and Dior. Mixing gowns, accessories and casual wear from over 50 years of fashion, each look will be selected and styled to reflect the current and future trends being showcased during London Fashion Week.

For further information and to buy tickets visit www.fashionretrospective.com

Conscious Swap Shopping Event

This is no ordinary shwop-shopping event, ‘Conscious Swap Shopping’ is an initiative created by the behavioural change social enterprise Wakeup Campaign.

Launching for part of London’s Design Festival, the events will be an exploration of our consciousness through the way we consume, behave, shop and feel by introspectively debating on identity, habits, behavioural patterns and the psychoanalysis of our shopping rituals.

Not only will you have the opportunity to bring your clothes and swap them for new ones, there will be a Q&A session where influential guest speakers from the sustainable fashion, lifestyle & academic sphere will be discussing their work.

Further details and tickets http://wakeupcampaign.eventbrite.com/

There is of course also Estethica exhibition, you can find more details here www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

Image from www.fashionretrospective.com

 

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