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Who made your pants?

wmyp logoBack in February 2012, I packed up a big blue suitcase and took our travelling pants off to The Good Fashion Show in London. By then, Who Made Your Pants? had existed for three years. We’d delivered a load of English, employability and basic sewing training to over forty women in Southampton, and created a handful of jobs. Read more »

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Fashion Revolution – Who made your clothes?

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On April the 24th last year, 1,133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh.

Today, people are still suffering as a direct result of our fashion supply chain. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough! Read more »

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The Great Liv Feeling

ethical fashionYou know that moment of browsing through a bazaar filled with crazy items alongside ordinary goods, piled high or laid out in displays and suddenly something catches your eye? There’s that leap in your tummy that tells you to go and take a closer look. Read more »

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The British Library – Inspiring fashion designers

ethical fashionThe British Library, the world’s largest library, based in London has unveiled a new online film which aims to inspire ethical fashion designers to use their resources to create something new.

In this film, ethical-fashion designer and ex-Central St Martins graduate Lucy Tammam takes inspiration from The British Library’s Asian and African collection to create one of her dresses, and uses their Business and IP Centre to help run her eco-friendly, sustainable and fairtrade couture label Tammam. Read more »

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What’s the time?

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It’s bamboo o’clock!   I’ve recently come across these great unisex watches.  The watch dial is made of bamboo, while the strap is 100 % leather. As a result, this stylish timepiece has a very natural look.

Bamboo Revolution uses a Japanese Miyota Quartz and long life batteries.  As a socially aware company, for every watch sold, R10 is donated to Project Rhino KZN. Read more »

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Beyond Skin / PETA footwear competition


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The True Cost


The True CostThe True Cost‘ is a documentary film exploring the impact of the global clothing industry on people and the planet.  While the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, human rights and environmental costs have grown dramatically. It is the goal  of this film to make those costs vividly clear as we explore how we got here, the damage being done, and the hope filled prospect of choosing a different future. Read more »

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My ethical fashion mission: parties, voluminous shorts and a year of second hand

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photo: Nick Cobbing

I used to be a pretty frivolous shopper. I hate to admit that, but there it is. I bought items of clothing with little thought for their origins –  for the people who made them or the environmental consequences attached to them. I vaguely recognised there were problems with the fast fashion industry, but it seemed too much like hard work to go looking for alternatives options when I could get what I needed so easily, and so cheaply. Read more »

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