Over 150 people, from entrepreneurs to designers to philosophers, have signed The Copenhagen Letter this week calling for better practices in technology and design. The letter, which was published by Copenhagen’s Techfestival, calls for a “new Renaissance” in the future design of technology to put the human, and not just the “user”, ahead of business. […]Read more "The Copenhagen Letter calls for better practices in technology"
‘Changing our world a stitch at a time.’ With all the craziness of London Fashion Week and the amount of garments produced it is inspiring to hear about this soft activism. A peaceful group of activists has been putting hand-written notes in the pockets of garments on the high-street in the name of ethical […]Read more "London Fashion Week: Craftivists Are The Peaceful Sustainability Activists The World Needs To Know About"
Great to see that Katherine Hamnett is back, she was one of the first pioneers of the sustainable movement and a staunch activist, including the slogan T-shirts that are au courant. “Could there be a more apt juncture for the return of Katharine Hamnett? Back and firing on all red-hot political cylinders, Britain’s elegant […]Read more "Katharine Hamnett, London’s Activist Fashion Warrior, Is Back With a Sustainable Buy-Now Collection"
“As the fashion industry heads towards a future where textile resources are scarce, natural fibres such as cotton, which remains a resource-intensive material, and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex remain high in demand. But as the production of these fibres continues to do irreversible damage to the planet, more and more companies […]Read more "Sustainable Textile Innovations – Banana Fibre"
“This is an industry that is endemic with bad labour practices” If the price sounds to good to be true then it probably is, here is another article about the state of play in some areas of manufacturing fashion in the UK. As consumers we can put pressure on our favourite brand to be transparent […]Read more "Did You Know Sweatshops Exist In The UK?"
3rd October 2017 Grey Rebellion Workshop I don’t normally post workshops and classes here, but was really inspired by this agency. In response to an overwhelming interest in modelling Grey has devised Grey Rebellion Workshops to help people begin or establish a new career in the mature model market. Our seven hour intensive workshop […]Read more "Grey Rebellion Workshops"
A self-confessed cosmetics nerd, Pat McGrath creates the looks for 80 major fashion shows a year. As she launches her first line, she talks about race, Instagram, her best friend Edward Enninful (the new editor of Vogue) and the influence of her makeup-obsessed mother Jean. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/aug/06/beauty-queen-how-pat-mcgrath-revolutionised-makeup?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Fashion+Statement+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=238896&subid=1090544&CMP=fahion_collection Image: Dior, 2003. Photograph: Roxanne LowitRead more "Beauty queen: how Pat McGrath became the world’s most influential makeup artist"