Archive for the ‘Ethical Fashion Movement’ Category

Vivienne Westwood launches an Ethical Fashion Africa collection

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011


Vivienne Westwood launches an Ethical Fashion Africa collection. The collection features beautiful bag made from recycled materials & African inspiration, produced by women in Nairobi.

More on the Project – taken directly from – “Vivienne Westwood has once again partnered with the ITC (International Trade Centre) in the Ethical Fashion Programme. This programme now supports over 7,000 women, who have a strong desire to improve their lives. Through the Programme’s extensive network, some of the poorest people in the world now have access to a job. The income earned enables children to attend school. It pays for medical expenses. It ensures other basic needs can be met. All those involved in Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection are empowered by the pride they take in their work and the new skills learnt.The aim is that many will start their own companies and train the next generation of skilled workers, raising the standard of living in one of the world’s most fragile economies. NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK” 

Better Fashion Week 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

  better fashion Week

 Thanks to Kate, Kellie & Rosie at Re-Dress for putting on another great week of events

Some information on Better Fashion taken directly from the Re-Dress Website

The Re-dress Better Fashion Initiative is an organisation dedicated to promoting better fashion practice. 

Better Fashion is aesthetically and creatively inspiring. It is eloquent in its design, articulated by the skill and craftsmanship with which it is made.
Better Fashion is environmentally respectful. It acknowledges the limitations of our world’s resources and embraces the challenge to create within those boundries.
Better Fashion endeavours to be ethically manufactured, respectful of the rights of all involved in its creation.
Better Fashion is measured by its merits, not its profit margins and it starts with you.

Fashion Evolution – Ireland’s 3rd Ethical Fashion Week

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Fashion Evolution 2010
Fashion Evolution 2010

Today marks the start of Fashion Evolution – A week dedicated to Ethical Fashion Week. The event is organised by Re-Dess – a one stop shop for information on Ethical Fashion. Their mission is to provide the Irish fashion sector with the tools to promote more sustainable fashion choices. Visit for the full programme and more information. 


To Celebrate Belleetik is offering some FreeBIEs -


 With every order for €40 & over you will get a gorgeous & vibrant silk wallet  and if you order for over €100 you have a choice of our gorgeous Frou Frou bag

Fairtrade Fortnight – February 22nd – March 8th

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Let The Swap Begin

Sustainable Fashion – Mainstream !?!

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Actress Julia Stiles is poking fun at it, while Harry Potter star Emma Watson is launching a range  |  Jo Wood, designer Betty Jackson & Gael Garcia are camapigning for it – and at London Fashion Week, founder of Esthetica  – the ethical fashion section – said it will cause a revolution on the High Street In 2010 – Is Ethical Fashion Finally Becoming a Mainstream Idea

Maybe so… London Fashion Week is coming to a close today. Esthetica the “Ethical” section, instead of being a side show, held its own with the fashion crowd and stood out for passion, creativity and innovation. It seems fashion circles are seeing this as a new direction. This video gives a lovely overview of Esthetica Spring Summer 2010

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PeopleTree & Emma Watson team Up for Spring 2010

The rumour was confirmed in September that Emma Watson teamed up with PeopleTree to bring a teen collection to the market next February. More in a few months…

 The Telegraph had fun with a headline  “Emma Watson and her Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright are involved in an entertaining tussle to establish who has the most impressive ethical credentials.” 

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops

is a campaign launched by WarOnWant this September, to focus on real change to clean up the fashion industry, by addresses workers rights of companies supplying the UK high street and invariably the Irish high street. The campaign has attracted support from Jo Wood (ex wife of Rolling Stone – Ronnie Wood), Gael Garcia Bernal and fashion designer Betty Jackson. For more information  &  WarOnWant reports on the fashion industry go to

 Julia Stiles cares more about the environment than you do

Actress  Julia Stiles pokes fun at celebrity turned designers and being holier than thou green – a bit bananas but also funny. 

If Julia Stiles can bring this much publicity to an eco stunt – imagine what she could achieve by teaming up with a super, start up sustainable label. Applications to www.……   It would also be nice to see more fun and humour injected into fashion campaigns.

Certainly as designers, celebs and media come on board, ethical fashion is coming out into the mainstream and the future looks bright. The beauty of ethical fashion is the diversity – organic, fairtrade, socially responsible, recycled, locally made, cruelty free and on and on. Hopefully we will soon move from having to be defined by the “ETHICAL” term and move into promoting the diversity and stories behind the clothes and those who design and produce them.