Just found this video clip – love that the big brands are using creative ideas for upcycling – small steps towards our dream of a circular economy 🙂
We love the sales that come along as the seasons change. Its the perfect time to pick up some bargains which makes it much easier on the purse, allowing us to do abit more “investing” in our ethical wardrobes. UK ethical fashion brands have really solid offerings in terms of quality and style. You can now choose some great pieces that work equally well for the office and for “going out” occasions. We recommend subscribing to newsletters so you that you can keep an eye on sale times 🙂 People Tree ( a great range), Bibico (great jumpers & dresses, Nancy Dee (perfect dresses), Howies (for more a more sporty look, together with Finisterre (an eco outdoor /surf brand). And our long firm favourite Kuyichi, for great denim and organic tees.
This morning I checked my emails as usual – clicked on Zatoun’s newsletter and expected to hear about all their “meet the producer” activities during Fairtrade Fortnight this year. [Zatoun work with different Palestinian producers to export their goods to the UK and create demand for their artisianal goods.] Sadly all their well laid plans are out the window as the visas for Fairtrade producer Bassema Barahmeh and Canaan Fair Trade marketing assistant Lamis Zamzam were denied on the grounds of their insufficient personal income and the lack of family dependents that could prove sufficient “ties to their home country”. This would have been Bassema and Lamis’s first visit to the UK and they were attending events under a SUSY-funded project highlighting the social and solidarity economy, in partnership with Think Global, Waterford One World Centre and the Cooperative College. Despite having launched their application process before Christmas, and the decision having been made on 18th January, Bassema and Lamis were told they could not be informed of the final decision until 22 February, just two days before they were due to leave on their journey. This left them with no time to submit additional paperwork in support of their claim, and means they are […]