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. plugin not working on this platform Teens @ Newham Asian Women's Project War on Want's research on the sweatshop conditions facing the workers who make our clothes has made front page news and attracted attention nationwide. Sustainable change can only be achieved through legally binding regulation that protects the rights of workers supplying the UK high street. To get there, it is important we highlight how brands and retailers fail the workers who make our clothes - like the the 1,127 people, mainly female garment workers, who died in Bangladesh making clothes for the UK and high street - and hold them to account for their actions.
FASHIONmeGREEN - Where style goes green 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.) Sustainer $10/month $10.00 every month Bus fare for one local union activist to visit workers' communities to educate about labor rights. Sustainer $25/month $25.00 every month Phone minutes for one local unionist to keep in touch with fellow workers. Sustainer $50/month $50.00 every month Meeting space for workers to discuss problems on the job and to make strategies to defend their rights. Sustainer $100/month $100.00 every month Modest office space for workers to type up documents, e-mail with far-away allies, and make photocopies. Sustainer $200/month
Flavia Aranha Biografia Poesia, leveza e contemporaneidade resumem o trabalho de Flávia Aranha. Nascida em Campinas, veio para São Paulo para cursar a faculdade Santa Marcelina e adotou a cidade como sua primeira casa. Modelagens atemporais, tecidos de algodão puro e tingimento com corantes naturais [como folhas, cascas de árvores e chá] estão presentes em todas as coleções, complementadas por uma linha de acessórios em couro de tilápia e vidro soprado — gotas transparentes que compõem brincos ou pingentes em longas e sutis correntes de prata. Desenvolve suas coleções com a mesma sutileza com que troca experiências com as comunidades que visita, para compor suas referências, inspirações e parcerias. Destas comunidades que produzem diversos tipos de matéria-prima que Flavia usa em suas peças, ela quer resgatar um trabalho artesanal que se perdeu no tempo e na vida das pessoas, através de reinvenções, buscando uma nova valoração da brasilidade.
e c c o * e c o 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.
Vuelo The Slow Fashion Movement | Essay 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. As a result, some natural resources are in jeopardy and forests and ecosystems are being damaged or destroyed for such things as fibre production, leading to issues such as droughts, desertification and not least, climate change, that are affecting society at large. Using this metaphor we can draw the conclusion that if we do not want to ‘hit the narrowing walls of the funnel,’ we must re-design the current unsustainable practices in society, including the fashion industry. 1. 2.
Clean Clothes Campaign 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. Collection with the collaboration of model Lily Cole Designed in France and made in Brazil, sneakers from Veja are made with organic cotton and natural rubber from the Amazon. Flávia Aranha Timeless modeling, organic cotton and natural dyes (such as leaves, bark and herbs) are present in her collections, complemented by a line of accessories in tilapia leather and blown glass. Crochet pullover hand made by Mila Here is Flavia’s video made exclusively for Fashion Revolution Day.
About us | Eco Bird 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 sustainable fashion industry here in Australia, and around the world is bursting with passionate, crazy-talented, clever people. At Eco Bird we spend our time carefully selecting the brands and clothing we sell through our online store to ensure we are offering styles that are created as sustainably and ethically as possible. We look for supply chain transparency, brands and businesses that are ethical in every way, shape and form. Every brand and every piece of clothing has a story to tell you, and you play a huge part in the development of that story. Why? LOVE EB xx
Chiara Gadaleta – Ser Sustentável com Estilo A Comunidade de Paraisópolis em São Paulo convida para um dia de moda, beleza e claro muita dança e música. Veja a programação. Serviço: Dia 14 de Junho Das 10 às 16hs CEU Paraisópolis : Rua Dr José Augusto de Souza e Silva, s/n – Jardim Parque Morumbi Da Redação SSE O “Bordados de Passira” é um projeto colaborativo, feito a dez mãos amigas, que se juntaram em prol de uma boa causa: capacitar as artesãs da AMAP (Associação de Mulheres Artesãs de Passira), em Pernambuco, para que elas possam ganhar autonomia e vender seus produtos pela internet. Para aquecer a torcida da Copa do Mundo, uma parceria das boas acaba de ser firmada entre São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro. A Bioart, responsável pela beleza dos desfiles da ultima edição do SP.ECOERA, participa da 10* Natural Tech, Feira Internacional de Alimentos Saudáveis e Produtos Naturais e Saúde. Antropologia da moda, Consumo e Inovação. Abre hoje, sábado 31/05 a exposição “handMADE ” na Galeria Nuvem. O Manifesto ” E VOCÊ SE VESTE DE QUÊ?