Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost. Millions of workers around the world, mainly women, suffer poverty wages and exploitation producing cheap fashion for our shops. This can't go on. We demand a fashion industry that respects workers' rights. Our government must act now to protect the people who make our clothes.
About Log in SIGN UP FOR FREE news and business bulletins direct to your mailbox. EFF SOURCE Fashion business success without compromise 2 April 2014 VIDEO: What is the SOURCE? The Slow Fashion Movement Today’s mainstream fashion industry relies on globalised, mass production where garments are transformed from the design stage to the retail floor in only a few weeks. With retailers selling the latest fashion trends at very low prices, consumers are easily swayed to purchase more than they need. But this overconsumption comes with a hidden price tag, and it is the environment and workers in the supply chain that pay. The fashion industry is contributing to today’s sustainability challenge in a number of ways.
International Union League for Brand Responsibility With your support, organized workers are taking on transnational corporations to end the race-to-the-bottom once and for all. Below, sign up to make a monthly donation to the International Union League for Brand Responsibility, and check out what your donation will support on the ground. Instructions: Select an option, then you'll be sent to a secure online form to enter your information. (If you prefer to make a one-time donation, click here.) About us Here at Eco Bird we live, breathe, love sustainable and ethical style. Eco Bird is an Australian based online eco-fashion store passionate about connecting you with our favourite and most inspiring eco-conscious brands and labels from around the globe. Founded in 2012, Eco Bird was born with a purpose to share, support and enjoy the sustainable fashion industry with every fashion loving, earth loving person out there!
The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story - Canadian Fair Trade Campaign The Canadian Fair Trade Network and ReThink Communications have teamed up and launched the "The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story" campaign. This campaign is aimed at bringing awareness to and getting people thinking, talking and taking action on ongoing issues within garment and textile production and manufacturing. This series of thought-provoking clothing labels have been photographed in a bid to raise awareness of the horrific plight of those toiling in sweatshops around the world. We're hoping that these images will make people think about the garments they are wearing and just where they have come from. Teaming up with the advertising agency Rethink, the photographs feature clothing labels telling the tragic stories of factory workers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. Each label says that the product is 100 per cent cotton - but adds that is not the whole story and follows on with a snap shot of just who could have made the item.
Made in Brazil : Fashion Revolution by Fernanda Simon17/06/14 Brazil: home of the 2014 World Cup and birthplace of some great sustainable fashion brands! Created by François-Ghislain Morillion and Sébastien Kopp, childhood friends, who after traveling the world for a year studying sustainability projects undertaken by large enterprises, got disappointed with what they saw. Delighted with the idea of preserving the Amazon forest, they decided to create a different brand of shoes which seeks to respect both humans and nature.
World Architecture Festival awards 2015 day one winners World Architecture Festival 2015: a bamboo community centre in Vietnam, a concrete music school in Tokyo and a "vertical village" of apartment blocks in Singapore are among today's category winners at the World Architecture Festival. The second batch of category winners will be revealed tomorrow. Completed buildings will go on to compete for the World Building of the Year prize on Friday, while unrealised projects will be pitched against one another for the Future Project of the Year award.
Refugee camps are the "cities of tomorrow", says aid expert Governments should stop thinking about refugee camps as temporary places, says Kilian Kleinschmidt, one of the world's leading authorities on humanitarian aid (+ interview). "These are the cities of tomorrow," said Kleinschmidt of Europe's rapidly expanding refugee camps. "The average stay today in a camp is 17 years. That's a generation." "In the Middle East, we were building camps: storage facilities for people. But the refugees were building a city," he told Dezeen. 2013: The Year of Sustainable Fashion — Sustainable Fashion In less than 24 hours, we will be welcoming in the new year and saying goodbye 2013! But, before doing that, we thought it would be a great idea to look back at this year and see what 2013 brought to the sustainable fashion industry. So without further ado, here is our top 5 picks of 2013 sustainable fashion events! 1. SOURCE Summit 2013
Sliding doors connect a garden in John McLaughlin's timber Open House Irish architect John McLaughlin incorporated sliding glass doors into the timber frame of this suburban house in Dublin to improve the relationship between the interior and the garden. John McLaughlin designed the Open House for his own family. His aim was to create a bright, warm home that extends into the garden so his children can easily play inside or outside.
Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship Miguel Angel Gardetti, Ph.D has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002, and he also holds the same position at the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He is head professor in MBA and masters programs both in Argentina and abroad. He has provided training within frameworks of executive education and in house programmes to CEOs and Corporate Managers both from domestic and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. He has lectured at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain), one of the top business schools in Europe. Moreover, he was a speaker in Identidad Uruguay, an event organised by the Universidad de Empresa (Montevideo), with a lecture on Fashion, Luxury, and Sustainability.
Jakob + MacFarlane adds green skin to Euronews headquarters Built in Lyon's docklands, Jakob + MacFarlane's new headquarters for international news channel Euronews features an acid-green facade punctured by two huge egg-shaped holes (+ slideshow). Paris-based Jakob + MacFarlane collaborated with French artist Fabrice Hyber on the waterside building. Hyber was responsible for the building's green aluminium skin, which features a sinuous pattern of openings that allow light and air to filter inside.